The whole world is keeping its finger crossed and watching the Ukraine-Russia conflict and its outcomes. Primarily, the intention to expand NATO all the way up to the borders of Russia has led to the present conflict. With Ukrainians losing battles and yet continuing to fight without any definite goal in sight highlights how Ukraine has become a pawn in the hands of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his so-called supporters.
Over the last few days, tensions between Russia and the United States-NATO have been rising over the Ukraine issue. Ukraine and the Western countries have alleged Russia of amassing 120,000 troops at the Ukraine border, a move that the Ukrainians look suspiciously at, fearing potential Russian aggression. However, Russia has consistently denied these charges of hostility while the West, especially the United States, has threatened Moscow to impose severe sanctions.
India is known worldwide for its peace-driven policies, strategies and diplomacy. However, India’s recent strategic strides in various fields are forcing adversaries like China and Pakistan to catch up with India rather than being the other way round. Some events in the past few days highlight this change. Developments in Africa A couple of weeks back, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Africa. Visit to Comoros was one
For the last 32 years, a Chinese Foreign Minister typically begins his new year with an official state visit to Africa. This year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also started 2022 with visits to Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros in Africa. This Chinese diplomatic custom for the new year highlights the importance Beijing attaches to the resource-rich continent of Africa. However, the latest tour of the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Around a month back, India declared that the state heads of the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan would be the chief guest at the Indian Republic day parade. As India and Central Asian states celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing their diplomatic ties, this declaration marks a significant foreign policy win for India in the resource-rich and strategically located region. Russia’s discomfort with the
In the recent past, Chinese illegal forays, activities and coercion in the Indo-Pacific are rising further. However, China is now facing active and open resistance from several countries across the Indo-Pacific region. Among all, India and its regional engagement are proving to be the pivot of the Indo-Pacific in the fight against China. Indonesia China has laid claims on Indonesia’s Natuna Islands in Borneo state and asked Jakarta to stop
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a quick 5-hour visit to India. However, considering it to be just his second foreign visit during the pandemic, it highlighted the importance Russia attaches to ties with India. Some of the most talking points about the deal were regarding the defence sector. Of course, majorly significant deals happened in this area. However, another industry caught less attention where both the grand-old friends entered into
“Our’s will not be the first bullet, but after the first bullet is fired, we won’t count our bullets”, this one line is enough to characterise the personality of India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat. The afternoon of the 8th of December 2021 brought the terrible news of the untimely and sad demise of Gen. Bipin Rawat, along with his wife and 11 brave warriors of the
World over, the name of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) is looked upon with respect and awe. This organisation reached Mars at a fuel cost per kilometre less than an autorickshaw, and it is not a joke. Nothing more needs to be said about the technological prowess and cost-effectiveness of ISRO. Moreover, ISRO has undertaken several projects and has planned many initiatives which will take it to new heights unknown
Over the last year and a half, China has taken several overt steps to undermine India at the Line of Control (LAC). These steps are in the form of passing new border laws, heavy deployment of troops and weaponry, using demographic changes to displace the local Tibetan population, etc. However, right since the Doklam standoff, India has responded to China proactively. A quick look at the actions initiated by India