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From the Global South to G20, with despair and concern
India at 75 is not what it was during the Cold War, striving to preserve autonomy of national action between two hostile politico-military blocs. Those blocs are gone. At the World Economic Forum in Davos recently, captains of industry and helmspersons of major economies were seeking silver linings in the overcast global economic scenario. But the dominant message from political leaders was that it is geopolitics that will shape the future course of globalisation.
India China Border Dispute Packets of Information to Continuous Spectrum
China Factor: A Seven Decades Old Dispute Debated on Packets of Information
In recent times - especially after the Galwan incident of 15 June 2020, Sino Indian border dispute is the most intensely debated topic in Indian media. The contents and the tone of media debates at times provide misleading perception due to digitised nature of information that forms the basis of debates in general.
Yudh Abhyas 22: Another Step Further in Deepening Indo-US Strategic Ties
Yudh Abhyas, a joint military exercise, held between the Indian Army and the US Army is one of the critical aspects of the defence cooperation between the two countries. This exercise takes place at the Battalion level with its joint planning at the Brigade level. It provides an opportunity for both armies to enhance interoperability through the exchange of some of each other’s best practices and techniques in combat, counter-terrorism, counter-ambush, rescue, and other missions.
Potentiality of India’s Services Sector: Current State of Play
The contribution of services sector[1] to the Indian economy is well-recognized. With a significant share of over 50% in gross domestic product (GDP) (Economic Survey, 2021-22, Ministry of Finance), and accounting for 36% of total exports (UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), 2017), and 40% in 2021-22 (The Economic Times, March21, 2022), the sector has demonstrated robustness and potential over the past 15 years.
India and Egypt – Finding Strategic Convergence
As the global churn is yet to spring some sense of stability New Delhi has been in an overdrive to identify and nurture key partnerships across geographies since its strategic autonomy and consistent principled policies in international discourse have provided it with a strategic niche to enhance the outreach in a constructive manner. Egypt the most populous country in North Africa and India the most populous country in the world enjoy a civilizational connect of several millennia.
Bhutan: Review of 2022 and the Way Forward
Bhutan, surrounded by rising powers and big players, stands out in its aspirations and achievements while being strongly connected with its religious and cultural roots. Despite being sandwiched between two significant giants, it has aimed to promote socio-economic development while maintaining its territorial integrity through strategic partnerships with its neighbours. The year 2022 saw some significant developments on the economic, environmental, travel, and on the neighbourhood front.
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