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What Modi And Xi Hope To Gain When They Meet In China This Week

China will be keen to woo India away from a US alliance against Beijing when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping for informal talks in Wuhan this week, diplomatic observers said. The two days of talks starting on Friday come as China faces threats of US trade action and India seeks to put its economic development on track ahead of an election next year.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

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India And China: Over To The Leaders

Leader-led engagement may not have come a day too soon for India and China. Few major bilateral relations in the world have been as bureaucratised as the one between Delhi and Beijing. A handful of professionals on both sides now speak in a code that few of their own foreign office colleagues can understand.

Read Here – The Indian Express

India’s Modi To Visit China For Summit Talks With President Xi Jinping

File photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping from an earlier meeting.

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China for an informal summit with President Xi Jinping from April 27 to 28 in Wuhan, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. “We will make sure that the informal summit will be a complete success and a milestone in China-India relations,” Wang Yi said while addressing a joint presser with India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Beijing.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Don’t Ignore External Affairs

Without a substantial increase in diplomatic capacity, expanding India’s engagements is nearly impossible. The MEA needs higher budgetary allotments, specifically for investing in capacity building in two areas. One, for increasing the number of Missions and Post abroad by enlarging the size of India’s diplomatic corps. Two, for investing in creating specialists who can present India’s case on global issues such as nuclear no-first use, climate change, data protection etc.  After all, an investment in diplomacy has the potential to deliver disproportionate benefits for the Indian national interest.

Read Here – Pragati

Beyond Modi-Netanyahu Bonhomie: India, Israel Struggle To Add Heft To Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcoming Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi on January 14, 2018. Photo/PIB

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu praised one another for “revolutionising” the bilateral relationship, the nine agreements signed – on subjects ranging from cyber security to homeopathic research – suggest the two countries are finding it hard to match the heady rhetoric with concrete outcomes in areas that matter.

Read Here – Business Standard

Is The Modi-Netanyahu Era Special for India and Israel?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to India is encouraging for the future of the India-Israel partnership. The level of maturity we are witnessing in India-Israel relations is unique in many ways. The potential of this partnership looks brighter than ever before. During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, we saw that the approach of both leaders is fresh and full of energy. Modi and Netanyahu both are setting the new rules of this partnership.

Read Here – The Jerusalem Post

Grading India’s Neighbourhood Diplomacy

India’s rise is taking place in the shadow of China’s even more dramatic rise. China’s assertive, and often aggressive, behaviour has been viewed as a huge challenge for India because it opens up the likelihood of China dominating India’s immediate neighbourhood. By focusing a great deal of energy in the neighbourhood, the Modi government is demonstrating that India has the capability to promote regional peace and economic integration.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Modi Government Can’t Afford To Repeat Foreign Policy Mistakes In 2018

When it comes to the Modi government’s foreign policy record, you can see it as a glass half full or a glass half empty. Full or empty, it was half. It did not meet its full potential and there were more misses than hits, especially in the neighbourhood, in 2017. But there was one significant achievement which has made up for this and has important portents for the future. This was facing down Beijing over Doklam which was done with verve and sophistication.

Read Here – Daily O

Making India Great Again?

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Malaysia.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is merely the champion of a larger movement that seeks to push India in a more nationalist direction.

Read Here – The National Interest

Ivanka Trump Heads To India Amid Criticism And Disappearing Beggars

Ivanka Trump is set to arrive in Hyderabad, India, on Nov. 28 for what is possibly her most significant appearance on the global stage since her father, Donald Trump, moved into the White House. During the three-day trip, Trump, officially a senior advisor to the US president, will be part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) event organised by the US government that sees participation from entrepreneurs and investors from across the world. This is the first time the GES is being held in south Asia, making India only the seventh country to host the event. India’s government think tank Niti Aayog has partnered the US government for this year’s edition.

Read Here – Quartz

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