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India Expanding Options to Link with Central Asia, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation emerged as key regional organisation in Eurasian space .
India Foreign Policy Brief – Modi 2.0, India External Affairs Minister covered goals of India current foreign policy at Inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2020,
Iran’s Supreme Leader calls for eviction of the US from the region, thus despite President Trumps indication of a pullback gradual widening of conflict possible
Iran's retaliatory strike could lead to a counter response by the US as the Pentagon awaits confirmation of casualties from the Ayn Al Asad base in Iraq.
Geo-political and regional developments apart from disruptions and uncertainty denote that 2020 may not see the same level of commitment as in the previous years.
Taliban has demonstrated savviness in avoiding being embroiled in the tensions pertaining to US and Iran after the killing of the Iranian elite force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Fears of a WW 3 are however alarmist for now. We are not on that brink as none wants escalation possibly even Iran and the US. Yet limited conflagration cannot be ruled out.
Refuting claims of no outreach with foreign missions on Citizenship Amendment Act, MEA outlines efforts made, even as former NSA Menon lambasts government for moves that may isolate India.
The region is dependent on energy resources from West Asia while millions of migrants from the region are working in countries as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.
U.S. Department of State released progress report on implementation of whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region, here is a review of the same
Importantly the US and Iran engagements so far have been in the covert asymmetric domain, Soleimani is the first instance where the US has openly acknowledged an attack on Iran’s top military commanders.
Mahathir's New Forum, in tangible terms not much may have been achieved but what will be named as the Perdana Dialogue from 2020 could be the first step challenging OIC led by Saudi Arabia.
The Sultanate of Oman is a strategic partner of India and the two countries are linked closely by geography, history and culture and enjoy warm and cordial relations
India and Iran agreed to accelerate work on the strategic Chabahar project as external affairs minister S Jaishankar held talks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif
The Ministers noted that the deepening strategic partnership between India and the United States is rooted in shared values of freedom, justice, human rights and commitment to the rule of law.
Second Indo US 2 + 2 steady forward movement in pursuing common interests while outlining challenges and programmes in Indo Pacific, counter terrorism, disaster mgt and defence trade
Progress in multiple areas of engagement Indo Pacific, Defence trade, military interoperability and common regional perspectives while varied perspectives on Iran etc and trade continue
Managing response from key partners in the neighbourhood as Bangladesh and the Indo Pacific as Japan and the US and EU may be some of the key challenges faced by the MEA in the wake of CAA
Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas will continue to be a slow process in India as well as other countries in South Asia despite the improvements made in the medium to long term
Paris Normandie Summit hopes of ending Impasse in Ukraine, necessary to incorporate Steinmeier formula into Ukrainian legislation.
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