Heading Towards A Conflict?


The recent war of words involving the US and its regional allies on the one hand and Iran on the other has led to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. While the problem between Washington and Tehran is long and complex, the recent escalation started with the US withdrawal from…

Polling For 17th Lok Sabha Concludes


The Seven phase Lok Sabha (lower House of Indian Parliament) elections concluded on a high note amidst overwhelming participation of the electorate. Overall, the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which had about 900 million electors, registered nearly 66 per cent voter turnout. India has once again demonstrated her intrinsic strength and…

Pakistan Bailed Out Amidst Terror Attacks


After prolonged discussions over several months, International Monetary Fund (IMF) has finally granted yet another financial bailout to Pakistan. Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Economic Affairs Dr.Hafeez Sheikh said that the bailout has been cleared in the final round of consultations between Pakistan and visiting IMF team.  IMF will…

WTO New Delhi Ministerial Meeting


A strident pitch for reinforcing the Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT) mechanism enabling the mostly poor and developing nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was made at the New Delhi Ministerial meeting. It called upon the developing countries to make use of the concessions and flexibilities of the various…

Javad Zarif’s Visit To New Delhi


Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit to New Delhi, came at a time of escalating conflict between the United States and Iran. It signifies India’s position in the Iranian foreign policy calculus. The Iranian Foreign Minister met India’s Minister for External Affairs and held constructive discussions on all bilateral issues…

India Deepens Engagement With Turkey


India and Turkey made quiet but definitive progress in the recent past to upgrade their partnership with two back to back meetings at the senior official level. Turkey is aiming to de-hyphenate its ties between emerging ally India and traditional ally Pakistan. Ankara sent its Presidential Adviser Dr. Ibrahim Kalin to…

India-Vietnam Ties On The Upswing


Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu paid a 4-day official visit to Vietnam, which aimed at enhancing India’s comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam. It is common knowledge that India-Vietnam partnership has stood the test of time. Besides interactions with top political leaders of Vietnam, Mr. Naidu took time to…

Escalation Of Conflict Between The Us And Iran


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that Iran is scaling back some of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. This announcement was in response to the recent military deployment in the Middle East by the United States under the command of its President Donald Trump,…