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India Plays Hard Ball In Afghanistan

Though India’s ambassador to Afghanistan has rejected suggestions that New Delhi is heading for a strategic shift in relations with Kabul, India’s decision not to revive the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in 2011 is being viewed as a sign of New Delhi’s displeasure over the Afghan unity government’s outreach to Pakistan at the cost of Indian interests.

Read Here – The Diplomat

In Wickremesinghe Victory, New Delhi Hopes For Better Sri Lanka Ties

Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is poised to become the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is seen by New Delhi as a more trustworthy partner in the neighbourhood than former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Read Here – The Indian Express

China’s ‘Win-Win’ Diplomacy In Sri Lanka Riles India

The Sri Lankan government has cleared one more Chinese project – the expressway linking the southern port city of Hambantota with Matara, which will be the second phase of the previous Chinese-funded project that connects Matara with Colombo. This was one of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s pet projects – connecting his hometown with the capital.

Read Here – Asia Times

Russia And India: A 21st Century Decline

As strategic relations go, few countries can match the enduring partnership that India and Russia have shared since the 1960s. For close to half a century Russia has been New Delhi’s foremost military supplier. In fact, defense trade became the raison d’être for strategic relations between the two nations – particularly in the post-Cold War era. Yet Russia’s share of military sales to India is now in steady decline. In consonance with India’s enhanced geopolitical status and strategic rapprochement with the U.S., New Delhi has found new partners in the West.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Will Nagaland Ever Have Peace?

Ever since Independence, peace and stability have been treasured luxuries in the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur. In the last two decades, however, while peace talks may have produced little in the way of progress, ceasefire agreements with the various warring groups have at least provided a relative peace.

Read Here – The Diplomat

India Has Little Use For The United States

India offers America nothing of concrete strategic value that Washington cannot, currently, live without. Not only does it balk at an alliance of any kind, its political and intellectual elites are wedded still to nonalignment, that antediluvian credo from the years of the Cold War.

Read Here – Daily Beast

In India, A Prime Minster Aspirant Runs His Own Race

In Varanasi, where the BJP leader hopes to win his one of his seats in parliament, missed calls and unsolicited volunteers shape a crucial race.

Read Here – The Atlantic

More On Nannygate

There are complex historical reasons for India’s outrage over the recent arrest of one of its diplomats.

Read Here – The Diplomat

“China Won’t Like It”

China won’t like it.” That has been a consistent refrain of the UPA government and the Congress party in shaping India‘s recent foreign policy. New Delhi‘s self-induced fear of provoking China has restricted the pursuit of beneficial engagement with other major powers and Asian neighbours. India’s self-denial is hardly consistent with its proclamations on “strategic autonomy”. But it is no secret that the UPA and the Congress deploy the argument of “strategic autonomy” only against the United States.

Read Here – Carnegie Endowment For International Peace

When It Comes To China, India Should Learn From Russia

Clearly, India needs to follow the Russian example and develop better and all encompassing ties with China, the initiative for which has to come from the top. New Delhi needs to make a clear effort to promote diplomatic and cultural ties with Beijing even if there is opposition from the Sinophobes in the country, many of whom are backed by those that are clearly not well-wishers of India.

Read Here – Russia and India Report

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