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Sumit Kumar

Sumit Kumar

Author is Research Fellow, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata

India keeps off BRI, has US and Japan in the loop


India has refused to join BRI on the ground that the CPEC violates its sovereignty because it passes through the part of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir that belongs to India

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Putin-Kim summit could change equations, promote new axis

The Putin-Kim first ever meeting underscores their shared concerns about Trump’s unpredictable behaviour.

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How Netanyahu’s re-election impacts India-Israel relations

Israel can look forward to defence ties with India in view of the fact that New Delhi is supposed to spend $150 billion to modernise its military by 2027. It also needs India’s support on the…

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Narendra Modi government has been successful in dealing with major world powers

India under PM Narendra Modi has come out of its timid approach to assert its rightful place in international politics
 

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India-Maldives ties revived after a spell of uncertainty

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid reaffirming his government’s “India-First Policy and commitment to working together closely with India” is a big diplomatic relief for India.

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US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and its effects on India

In fact, ever since the Trump administration started peace talks with the Taliban, there were apprehensions in India and elsewhere that such efforts would only embolden the Taliban.
 

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South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa’s R-Day visit puts India on African radar

To boost ties with South Africa and other African countries, India's aim is to effectively develop a counter-balance against China.

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