Mains-53: India’s Foreign Policy & Neighbourhood / International Relations

Kashmir Issue Takes Centre Stage In The US Congress

A resolution has been introduced by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in the US Congress for India to swiftly end the communication lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been in place since August 2019. What is the issue? On August 5, 2019, the central government decided to pursue the abrogation of section 370 in Kashmir, ..

How India’s Domestic Decisions Are Influencing Her Global Image

Towards the beginning of 2015, as a new government settled in, with a new administration at the helm, India saw a change in foreign policy. The US opened new chapters into its Indo-Pacific relations, while India, with renewed vigor, improved her relations with China. However, in the past year, much has changed. What went wrong? ..

Joint drill by Russia, Iran & China

Russia, China and Iran look to conduct a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and India Ocean region. China has close diplomatic ties in terms of trade and energy with Iran which has friendly ties with Russia. It is seen as a response to recent moves and manoeuvres in the region by the ..


Indo-US changing Strategic Scenario

President Obama was the first president to visit India twice (in 2010 and then in 2015), which highlighted the importance of the country. Obama was present at the 2015 Republic day, a show of India’s strength and presentation of its strategic intent. His visit laid the foundation for a lasting relationship with India , which ..

Refugee Crisis & India

According to the UN, there are around 70 million people around the world who left home countries because of conflict. Of these roughly 30 million are refugees. The UN defines refugees as individuals who have fled their own country because of persecution, war or violence. More than two-thirds of all refugees come from five countries ..