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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson

In 2019, Boris Johnson assumed the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Many of his policies were and are considered conducive to India. However, some of the recent decisions by the United Kingdom government may create trouble for UK’s ties with India and may weaken the opposition to China. India’s Covishield Covishield vaccine is developed jointly by Serum Institute of India and AstraZeneca, a UK-Swedish multinational. The

India on a spree of Military Exercises worldwide

“The more you sweat during practice, the less you bleed in war”, is a famous military saying. Keeping with it, the militaries of the world have been conducting war drills for centuries. Over the last two months, particularly, the Indian Armed Forces have been on a spree of military exercises worldwide. These exercises are helping to augment interoperability with allies. Moreover, they are a part of Indian military diplomacy that

India-Australia hold first '2+2 Dialogue'

‘2+2 Dialogue’ or the joint bilateral meetings with the defence and foreign ministers of a highly close ally country has become a signature of Indian diplomacy. Today, India holds these dialogues only with the United States, Japan, Russia, and the recent entrant to it is Australia. First India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue The first India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held a couple of days back in New Delhi. Indian Defence Minister

Success of Indian diplomacy and intelligence agencies across the Indian Subcontinent

The continent of Asia, especially the Indian Subcontinent, is seeing subliminal diplomatic battles between India and China. The media is full of news from Afghanistan about how China and Pakistan have indirectly come to power in this highly strategic and mineral-rich country. Many are expressing worries about threats to Indian influence and investments here. However, Afghanistan is not the only diplomatic battlefield. Maldives A week back, India and Maldives inked

Baghdad conference for cooperation and partnership - 28 Aug 2021

Iraq hosted Baghdad Summit 2021, bringing together senior leadership from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, UAE, Qatar, Egypt and France together under one roof. All these nations have some or other contentious issues among them. However, the summit was the crucial first step towards regional reconciliation and has set the winds of change in the region. Iraq as a regional mediator Summit’s venue, the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, clearly highlighted the

Pakistani nukes, if accessible to Taliban, pose a grave global risk

Finally, the last American soldier has left Afghanistan. The strategic blunder unfolding before the entire world leaves even a naive person wondering why US President Biden did not stop Taliban when he had all the military and diplomatic resources at his disposal. Maybe the $85 billion worth of weapons he has ‘knowingly’ left behind for Taliban answers it. What has the US left behind? The US weapons cache includes over

Russia proposes India several military technologies

India and Russia have a grand-old and time-tested relationship independent of any geopolitical constraints. Recently, Russia has proposed several military technologies to India while some are nearing delivery. It shows that the two countries are successfully keeping contentious issues at bay while advancing their mutual ties. S-400 missile Defence system One of the most talked-about and anticipated deals between India and Russia is the S-400 missile defence system. This weapon

Panjshir Resistance challenges unhindered Taliban

Even a week after the takeover of Afghanistan, this country features at the top of discussions on geopolitics in the mainstream media, social media and people worldwide. The pace at which Taliban overwhelmed Afghan forces has left ordinary people shocked. However, after a swift victory Taliban is now facing some hardened resistance. Women demonstrations and flag marches Immediately after Taliban takeover of capital Kabul, local women held demonstrations denouncing Taliban

India widening its naval reach to tackle Chinese bullying in Indo-Pacific

Challenges posed by China in the Indo-Pacific region and the consequent foreign policy push under former US President Donald Trump played a crucial role in bringing India and Australia closer. Today, this cooperation is deepening. A pointer to it is the recent document signed by the navies of India and Australia titled ‘Joint Guidance for Australia-India Navy to Navy Relationship’. The document aims at ensuring a shared approach to regional

Taliban 2-0 is moving closer to global recognition

Videos and photographs of chaos in Kabul are going viral on social media. A painful video of a couple of locals remaining clung to a flying airplane but falling off from it mid-air is enough to underline the desperation in the common Afghans to escape the Taliban rule. Contrary to it, several nations are taking positions that are at variance with respect to ‘Taliban 1.0’. European Union Even while terming