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“For The World’s Success, Necessary India Succeeds; Norway Sovereign Fund

NEW DELHI: Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund, Norway’s Envoy to India in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The “confidence in India’s economy is underscored by how big the investments of Norway’s Sovereign Fund are”, Ambassador Frydenlund says, “which translates to about $17 billion.” The Norwegian envoy specifies that “energy is the next […]Read More

Ties With India At High Point, Tech Cooperation Is The

NEW DELHI: Two ancient civilizations but two young nations—that summarises relations between India and Israel as establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries completes 30 years. A relationship that began on two legs—defence and agriculture—has now grown to be “multi-leg because we are cooperating on everything”, says Naor Gilon, Israel’s ambassador to India. As […]Read More

Central Asia Turning Point: Russia-Ukraine War, China Footprint, India Partnership,

NEW DELHI: On #TalkingPoint, Niva Yau, Senior Researcher at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Niva Yau discusses her testimony before the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission during its hearing this month on “China’s […]Read More

‘Next 12 Months Will Be Very Turbulent For The World

NEW DELHI: The Russia-Ukraine crisis has significantly brought down supply of energy, leading to a surge in prices. Russian oil supplies are lower than what they were before February; the fear is that the $1 million barrel shortfall a day now could become 3 million barrels a day by the end of this year, says […]Read More

Khalilzad Pitched ‘Participatory Govt’ To Afghan Leaders: Sources

NEW DELHI: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad reportedly discussed the formation of a participatory government in Afghanistan during his recent meetings with the Afghan political leaders in Kabul, including President Ashraf Ghani, sources familiar with the Afghan peace process said on Tuesday. Sources close to former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah […]Read More

Deadlines Squeezed, Ladakh Infrastructure Gets A Boost

HIMACHAL PRADESH & LADAKH: Chinese aggression on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh has compressed longer timelines that Indian military planners were working on to secure Ladakh by building infrastructure for dual use—civilian as well as military—in the high altitude areas. Roads, bridges and tunnels that were planned to be completed by 2025 […]Read More

India Set To Enter UN Security Council As Non-Permanent Member,

NEW DELHI: India’s set for smooth sail as the United Nations General Assembly votes today to elect five non-permanent members of the Security Council. It’s the only contender for the sole seat from the Asia Pacific grouping (China and Pakistan included) that has unanimously backed its candidature. This will be India’s eighth stint at the […]Read More

Russian Virologist Details Main Obstacle In Creation Of Vaccine Against

MOSCOW: The total number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-2019) worldwide equals 1,21,564. The World Health Organization (WHO) made the decisive step on Wednesday to declare a pandemic as more countries are rethinking travel or visa restrictions over the spread of coronavirus disease. Alexander Lukashev, director of the Martsinovsky Institute of Medical Parasitology, […]Read More