May 14, 2024

Vision 2030: India’s Potential in Saudi Arabia’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Landscape

Key Takeaways: The recent open forum hosted by the World Economic Forum in Riyadh, in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Planning of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, underscored Saudi Arabia’s ambitious vision for healthcare and tourism, emphasising the […]
December 28, 2023

Bolstering People-to-People Connectivity: A cornerstone for India-Maldives Relations

With the recent meeting of PM Modi with President Mohammed Muizzu on the sidelines of COP 28 in the UAE, the hard times have seemed to be getting better between both nations, with discussions revolving around diverse sectors, including the […]
September 22, 2023

The Rupee-Rouble Deal: What does Reinvestment look like for Russia and India?

The Rupee-Rouble deal between Russia and India is in jeopardy due to the presence of USD 147 billion worth of surplus Indian Rupees in Russia’s Indian bank accounts. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held discussions with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian […]
September 9, 2023

Shifting Political Tides in the Maldives: Implications for India

The upcoming Maldives Presidential election holds historical significance as it features seven candidates vying to challenge incumbent President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih. The presence of former President Abdulla Yameen, who is advocating for an India-out campaign while aligning with China, adds […]
August 26, 2023

The SCO’s Expansion Through Iran’s Membership

In a significant move aimed at further enhancing its scope and influence, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has extended its membership to accommodate a new entrant. Iran, a long-standing observer of the organisation since 2005, has now crossed a significant […]
July 5, 2023

Iran – Saudi Reconciliation: Implications for India

The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has never been more prudent. The well-known rivalry between both countries dates back to the pre-revolutionary era of Iran. Iran, a Shia state, and Saudi Arabia, a Sunni-Wahhabi state, have competing claims to […]
June 23, 2023

Fostering Bilateral Ties: India’s Soft Power Diplomacy Shines During PM Modi’s US Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his state visit to the United States from June 21 to 24, 2023, responding to an invitation extended by President Joe Biden. This state visit is distinguished by its ceremonial and symbolic significance and […]
May 16, 2023

A Green Growth for India: Special Focus on Mangrove Protection 

Green growth was featured as a key priority in the Union Budget 2023-24 with a focused allocation for augmenting mangrove vegetation as important carbon reservoirs. Along with other initiatives such as Green credit programme, PM-PRANAM, Gobardhan Scheme and Amrit Darohar, […]