South Asia and Beyond

Changing Trends In Modern Warfare

NEW DELHI: The Agnipath recruitment scheme—violent and high-decibel protests against it notwithstanding—primarily aims at preparing India’s military for the future: building forces that are lean and mean, a judicious blend of youth and experience, soldiers trained to meet future challenges through adept use of technology, data analysis and artificial intelligence, in line with the changing […]Read More

Defence Important Pillar Of India-Australia Partnership: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy will take part in the Australian maritime exercise Endeavour in October. That was a key takeaway from Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles meeting with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh on Wednesday in Delhi. Earlier Marles had visited Goa Shipyard and was briefed on the autonomous boat project being developed there. […]Read More

When India Decides To Return To Afghanistan; Taliban Outreach &

NEW DELHI: On #TheGist, Dr Avinash Paliwal, Associate Professor in International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS), University of London, Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute and Author, ‘My Enemy’s Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. […]Read More

India Won’t Tolerate Any Transgression, Has Made It Clear To

NEW DELHI: As military talks between India and China continue to resolve the remaining friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, India has made its intentions very clear. Any transgression by China will not be tolerated, says National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval. In an exclusive interview to news agency […]Read More

WTO ‘Geneva Package’: India’s Gains, Losses, Future Negotiations At World

NEW DELHI: On #TheGist, Ambassador Jayant Dasgupta, India’s Former Envoy to the World Trade Organisation(WTO) and Ex Secretary, PM’s Economic Advisory Council in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ambassador Dasgupta discusses the World Trade Organisation’s 12th ministerial conference (#MC12) outcomes, India’s gains and losses, agriculture, fisheries subsidies, Trade Related Intellectual Property […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Singles’ Rights China’s population of singles is skyrocketing. The country’s marriage rate plunged 40% between 2013 and 2020, as millennials rejected traditional social mores that pressure young people to settle down early. According to government estimates, the number of people living alone touched 92 million in 2021 — more than Germany’s total population. Yet Chinese […]Read More

Pak Foreign Minister For Engagement With India

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has advocated engagement with other countries, especially India and the United States. In his first major foreign policy speech since taking office in April, he touched upon the country’s major relationships and questioned the conduct of foreign policy in the past. Speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, a […]Read More