Bilateral Relations

India-USA : 2+2 Dialogue

Context: India and US have established new two-by-two (2 by 2) ministerial dialogue to enhance strategic coordination between them and maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The new dialogue format will replace the earlier India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. It will be similar to the India-Japan 2+2 dialogue format between foreign and defence …

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The BRI : Analysis

  Why BRI is not good? The previous Chinese investments in the continent of Africa as well as in India’s neighbourhood in Sri Lanka and Myanmar have faced strong local backlash for several reasons Many of the projects have proved economically unviable, thus impeding the ability of recipient countries to service the loans A debt to equity swap leaves them …

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India-Japan Relations

Japan and India shares cordial relations since long Japan is one of the closest and most reliable trading partners of India Both countries bilateral ties were elevated to status of special strategic and global partnership during Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Japan in 2014 Democracy is the binding glue Both see China as potential …

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India-Africa : Overview

Background: India was a key partner of African nations in the 1950s and 1960s. However in the past decade, India lost influence in Africa to China and other Asian nations. In recent years, India is seeking to broaden its general outreach to resource-rich Africa and establish its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa. India has positioned itself …

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India-Maldives Relations

Facts about Maldives: 100% literacy Decent Health-care system Highest per-capita GDP in South Asia Developed Tourism sector It is a coral island Important because of its strategic location in Indian Ocean Recent problems in Maldives: Drug menace among youths Growing radicalization of youth A/C to one estimate- 200 Maldivian youth travelled to Syria to join …

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Nepal’s China tilt

Nepal in recent years has increased its closeness to China. During last year’s constitutional crisis, China has taken advantage of anti-India feeling among Nepalese government and citizens and has moved close to China.   List of important agreements/MOUs: The agreement on transit through China where China has agreed to provide the Tianjin seaport for transit …

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Indus Water Treaty

Basics: IWT is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan. It was brokered by the World Bank (then the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development). The treaty deals with sharing of water of six rivers — Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum between the two countries. It was signed by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal …

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Chabahar Port

  Where is Chabahar port? It is located on the Makran coast, Chabahar in southeastern Iran. Its location lies in the Gulf of Oman. This coast is a relatively underdeveloped free trade and industrial zone, especially when compared to the sprawling port of Bandar Abbas further west. Also, it is the only Iranian port with …

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India-Russia Relations

Important: India and Russia are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between them.   Background: India-Russia cooperation is based on the solid foundations of 1971 Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of India and the USSR, 1993 Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Russian …

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