India-And-World

India to ratify amended version of Kyoto Protocol

Move is aimed at putting pressure on developed nations


India rejects attempts by EU, Canada for global investment agreement

The ISDS mechanism has become contentious as it permits companies to drag governments to international arbitration without exhausting the local remedies


‘Madhesi parties should be flexible’

Nepal’s concern is that we need new Indian currency for daily transaction with India, for export-import and exchange with key economies


India, Sri Lanka in talks on port

Sri Lanka wants to maintain a neutral stand and provide equal access to ports to China and India


Respect sovereignty, India tells China

China and Pakistan have fast-tracked work on CPEC, a large part of which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir


The pragmatist’s pivot to India

While Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death comes as a blow to Iran’s reformists, the template ofTehran-New Delhi ties established during his presidency is likely to endure geopolitical shifts


It’s time to say ‘Irasshaimase’ to Japan

Between FY15 and FY16, while FDI from Singapore and the U.S. close to doubled, Japan’s FDI into India rose by only 30%


Strategic partnership. Really?

Bilateral relations coast on diplomatic niceties and joint statements invariably use flowery language to describe relationships in the best possible terms.


Missing the Asian tailwind?

India should review relations with neighbours, focus on the economy and join the One Belt, One Road to shape the ‘Asian Century’


Russian spares to support India

: Russia has amended its laws, allowing long-term contracts for spares and support for military equipment supplied to India. This will address long-standing concerns on the serviceability of the impor


Reaching out to Africa

India’s Africa policy is broadly in line with Agenda 2063. However, some recalibration in New Delhi’s approach may be needed


Taking ‘Cold Start’ out of the freezer?

General Bipin Rawat’s reference to Cold Start raises vital questions about what he means by the phrase and whether he was authorised to speak on the matter by the government


India opposed to inclusion of ‘new issues’ in WTO

Ahead of a special meeting of trade ministers on the sidelines of the forthcoming World Economic Forum at Davos, India opposed attempts by some developed nations to introduce ‘new issues’


The world at a crossroads

India may have to contend with a more aggressive Pakistan, feeling greatly buoyed by a deepening military entente with China and the new outreach to Russia


‘Nobody knows us in Bharat; we are a forgotten diaspora’

A stall from Réunion Island, at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Bengaluru on Sunday.


Identifying with the Indus

The issue of water-sharing between India and Pakistan is an important aspect in the ties between the two countries.


RBI to provide Nepal Rs. 1 billion in Rs. 100 notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide Rs. 1 billion in Rs. 100 notes to the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to ease the acute shortage of Rs. 100 notes faced by the Himalayan nation, a media r


China firm on Masood, refutes India’s charges

China on Thursday dismissed as “untrue” allegations of “double standards” by India for blocking its bid to list Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the U.N., claiming that


With gifts and goodwill, 218 fishermen return from Pak.

Pakistan on Thursday released 218 Indian fishermen detained over the past twelve months.


Running into the Chinese wall

The U.S., U.K. and France co-sponsored India’s resolution against Azhar, China vetoed it, but Russia, India’s traditional backer, did nothing at all