July 21, 2023

Chinese Intelligence : A Thousand Grains of Sand

“The Chinese intelligence network has now reached greater heights of expansion and professionalism under the leadership of Xi Jinping.” Sun Tzu, the most influential Chinese military writer of the 6 th century BC says that success in the realm of […]
July 21, 2023

AU’s Membership in the G20: Is it Time for Africa?

The inclusion of the African Union (AU) as a member of the G20 has been a subject of discussion and has received strong support from many G20 members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently wrote to the G20 leaders, calling for […]
July 21, 2023

Unresolved Vypin Bus Issue Continues to Plague Islanders

The issue of inadequate bus connectivity between Vypin and Kochi city has plagued the residents of Vypin for more than 18 years now. With the recent draft scheme notification dated  May 17, 2023, by the Kerala State Transport Department to […]
July 21, 2023

The world needs local policies to address the global refugee crisis

Disrupted lives deserve the relief of policies aimed at refugee well-being, welcoming host communities and local integration. Low and middle-income countries (LMCs) host 85% of all refugees The recent Greek coast shipwreck tragedy was another reminder that the lives of […]
July 20, 2023

India – SCO: Leveraging Soft Power for Enhancing Regional Ties with Central Asia

India’s Connect Central Asia (CAA) policy of 2012 is a broad-based framework involving political, economic, security and cultural connections. Reviving the cultural and civilizational linkages within the region will be a driving force to destabilise the existing peace and security […]
July 14, 2023

India-US Critical Technology Cooperation: The Hurdles and Way Forward

PM Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US in June 2023 has added further momentum to the critical technology cooperation between India and the US as the significant defence contracts, particularly the agreement for the production of jet engines in […]
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 30, 2023

Exploring Solutions for the Slow Implementation of Street Vending Laws in Kerala

In India, street vendors play an indispensable role in our daily lives, providing us with essential goods and food items. We appreciate their affordability and accessibility, as they bring convenience and a touch of local flavour to our cities. However, […]
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 […]
June 22, 2023

Evaluate Shakti scheme on its outcome, not intention

A clear objective needs to be set, and the scheme must be monitored to study whether it is achieving its intended impact. The Shakti scheme, implemented by the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government, has garnered attention due to its provision of free […]
June 22, 2023

The Modi Effect on India-US Defence Partnership

The dawn of the 21st century in India-US relations was marked by a series of significant events, with the inception of the historic visit by then-President Clinton to the Indian parliament in March 2000 acknowledging the emergence of India as […]
June 21, 2023

Manipur Imbroglio

Manipur, the strategically located state in the Northeast that has been considered the gateway to Southeast Asia with India’s renewed engagement with ASEAN through its Act East Policy, has been in the midst of chaos and confusion since May 3rd, […]
June 15, 2023

Climateflation and our future – The story of India’s food security and economic worry

Climateflation simply means inflation caused by global warming which impacts the climate and weather, both the words that are synonymous with agriculture. These three words and its impact, is crucial when discussing the survival of the planet and humans in […]
June 14, 2023

India and the South Pacific in climate cooperation

The official visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in May 2023 assumes noteworthy importance due to the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit, being convened after a seven-year hiatus. The primary impetus behind this […]
June 8, 2023

Bangladesh and India’s Perspectives on Indo Pacific Converge

There is clear evidence that the Indo-Pacific is resonating among smaller countries, too. They are deliberating how this new formulation fits into their national interests given that it is widely seen through the prism of QUAD or the Quadrilateral Security […]