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Bangladesh and Nuclear Power: Significance for India
Tarika Rastogi | 02 Jun , 2018 0 comments

The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh has the potential to re-energise India-Russia cooperation and significantly enhance India’s geopolitical clout and standing in the nuclear community.  The RNPP (whose construction began in 2013) will be Bangladesh’s first and is being constructed by Rosatom (State Atomic Energy Corporation,...

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Who is India’s real ally?
B.Z. Khasru | 01 Jun , 2018 9 comments
Who is India’s real ally?

During a heated debate in parliament before the 1962 Sino-Indian war, Prime Minister Nehru declared that he favored peace over war with China, making it clear that he was willing to negotiate with the Communist nation till the bitter end to resolve border disputes. Shortly thereafter, India’s pacifist founding leader got the shock of his...

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A Better but Bumpy Border Road Lies Ahead
Claude Arpi | 31 May , 2018 0 comments

The Indian media likes to publish ‘scoopy’ news. It was recently the case with an article in The South China Morning Post which spoke of “large-scale mining operations on the Chinese side of the border with India;” it argued that it “may create a new military flashpoint with India.” Though it sounded like fake news, it got large...

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Africa looms large now on India's foreign policy radar
Ranjana Narayan | 30 May , 2018 0 comments

India’s Africa policy, based on development partnership, has been growing steadily over the past few decades to envelop most parts of the continent. Since New Delhi hosted the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in 2015, there has been a marked upswing in the number of high-level visits to Africa, including by President Ram Nath Kovind who has...

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Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitics and Financial Unipolarity

On 8 May 2018, US President Donald Trump, true to his style and ‘America First’ philosophy, walked out of the Iran nuclear deal, technically known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A fortnight has elapsed and it would be pertinent to examine the geopolitical implications of Trump’s decision. The US’ Position By now it is...

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