March 23, 2017
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Grabbing opportunity
SEPTEMBER 2014: Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), if implemented in true spirit, will add a new dimension to India-US defence relations as it has the potentials of turning the buyer seller relationship into co-producer and co-developer of weapons systems.
Discreet ties
SEPTEMBER 2014: Qatar has been branded all over Arabian Peninsula as a country that secretly supports many fundamentalist and terror outfits operating in the region and elsewhere as a matter of state policy to buy peace in exchange of money.
Building hopes
SEPTEMBER 2014: Notwithstanding the tremendous strides made by Japan in the frontiers areas of scientific research and cutting edge futuristic technology, the island nation is yet to leave its imprint on the multi billion dollar global market for launching satellites of various categories on commercial terms.
Setting a trap
AUGUST 2014: A resurgent India is finding itself in an extremely enviable position as big powers from China to Japan to US are trying to court India and making advances unprecedented in India’s international relations. With Narendra Modi taking over as the Prime Minister in May 2014, India’s magnetic strength has increased a lot.
Sagging relations
AUGUST 2014: When protesters against a copper mine in central Myanmar recently took two Chinese contractors hostage, the incident sparked reports about growing anti-China sentiment in a country long reliant on investment from its giant neighbor.
Divided house
AUGUST 2014: The mid-July Sixth Summit of BRICS in Fortaleza has come out with some concrete results on economic front. Certainly, BRICS has moved beyond the rhetoric of cooperation, unity and mutual respect by taking a firm decision of setting up a BRICS New Development Bank, a move of far reaching significance
Lacking will
JULY 2014: Throughout history, Nigeria has been exposed to ethno religious violence and political discontent and has recently seen an escalation in associated violence threatening its sovereignty, territorial integrity, peace and stability.
Regional solidarity
JULY 2014: Recent years have witnessed renewed tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea. In response to Chinas encroaching military maneuvers - and the country’s (purported) designation of the whole area as part of its
Time to act
JULY 2014: The Indo-Pak situation is very much as it was when Narendra Modi’s icon Atal Behari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. The past year has been replete with shootings along the Line of Control and infiltrations.
Fresh avenues
JULY 2014: Though the Shinzo Abe government was little saddened over Modi’s postponement of Tokyo visit to late August, which was earlier scheduled for the first week of July, Japan would still be his first major bilateral visit, which would be preceded by his first multilateral engagement in Brazil, where he is scheduled to meet the Chinese President Xi Jin Ping in mid July.