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Chinese research vessels such as Xiang Yang Hong 03 welcome but won’t conduct deep sea exploration research or indulge in oceanographic data collection while in the Maldivian waters, according to the Maldives government.
Chinese research vessels involved in deep sea exploration or oceanographic data collection in the Indian Ocean have often been looked
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar (left) met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran earlier this week.
Amid all the noise about Iran striking at sundry adversaries in Pakistan, Iraq and Syria, and backing armed proxies, the
PM Modi speaking at the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence summit
NEW DELHI: In a little over two weeks from now, India will kick off the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit, a two-day
A Shift In Policy As India Joins Multinational Force Not Led By UN
NEW DELHI: Buried 12 paragraphs deep in the joint statement issued at the end of the India-U.S. 2+2 dialogue earlier
China’s new ambassador to Afghanistan Zhao Sheng with Afghan foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Kabul earlier this month. (Photo: Afghan foreign ministry)
As the Taliban completed two years of rule in Afghanistan, the world witnessed experts cautiously divided on the issue of
IMEC: Geopolitics And Cost-Benefit Analysis
NEW DELHI: The clock is ticking on the 60-day deadline set for fleshing out the ambitious IMEC (India-Middle East-Europe Corridor)
G20 Impressions: India’s Digital Journey, AI-Powered Bhagwad Gita!
NEW DELHI: September 9, the day before the G20 summit formally began, and I had a bad toothache. The massive
Coercive economic tools strategic leverage
NEW DELHI: As the world becomes more economically integrated, a complex web of asymmetric interdependences has emerged, allowing some states
Henry Kissinger
Heinz Alfred Kissinger, better known to the world as Henry Kissinger, hit the headlines when he turned 100 on May
Center for Social and Economic Progress
NEW DELHI: The disruption of global supply chains due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent Ukraine crisis could derail India’s
India-EU trade
NEW DELHI: India-EU trade, currently at around $135 billion, could see a major boost if negotiators are able to wrap
RVC leader Denis Nikitin
NEW DELHI: Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive against Russian forces appears to be close at hand with the deputy defence minister confirming