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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

China furthers its vaccines to profit from the pandemic

The world is in a race for vaccines to fight the Coronavirus pandemic engineered by China. Till April this year, India launched its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ drive, under which New Delhi provided 64.5 million doses of vaccines to 85 countries. However, with the advent of the second wave of the pandemic, India had to halt the deliveries from April onwards. Taking advantage of this situation, China furthered its ‘vaccine diplomacy’. China