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G7 Summit: Projecting India’s Heft To The Developed World

NEW DELHI: As Narendra Modi wings his way to Germany for the G7 summit beginning Sunday, some thoughts. At a Washington briefing, US National Security Coordinator John Kirby was keen to dispel the impression that G7 members intended to ‘encourage’ India to “splinter away from Russia.” But he also acknowledged: “We want as much pressure put […]Read More

BRICS Summit: Common Ground, Conflict, & Change

New Delhi: On #TalkingPoint, Ambassador P.S. Raghavan, Former Head, National Security Advisory Board and India’s Former Envoy to Russia and Jayadeva Ranade, President, Centre for China Analysis & Strategy, Former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and Author, ‘Xi Jinping’s China’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel discusses Prime Minister Narendra […]Read More

BRICS Summit: Putin, Xi Jinping Challenge West, Modi Pushes Digital

NEW DELHI: The first BRICS summit since Russia invaded Ukraine saw President Putin throw a few more challenges to the West: he called for alternative mechanisms to ensure international payments between BRICS nations. Pointing out that trade between Russia and the other BRICS nations has increased by 38% in the first three months of this […]Read More

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

Myanmar’s Armed Resistance Groups Ready To Go On Offensive: NUG

Myanmar’s parallel National Unity Government (NUG) says its armed wings, the People’s Defence Forces (PDF), have matured and are getting closer to the level of a professional army, over a year after they were first formed. “More than a year after they were formed, PDFs have achieved certain progress in training, grouping, command, arms and […]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