Taking a ‘Far East’ turn to deepen a friendship

Context Some 48 years ago, when the U.S. and British Navies tried to threaten Indian security during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, the Soviet Union dispatched nuclear-armed flotilla from its Pacific Fleet in support of India. Ever since then, the city of Vladivostok, located in Russia’s Far East, has had Read More …

Pacific Ocean’s 11

Context: When Donald Trump abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in his very first week after being sworn in as U.S. President, there were doubts whether the trade agreement, painstakingly negotiated over more than a decade, would survive. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had termed the TPP without the United Read More …

First BRICS Trade Fair-PIB

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari Inaugurates First Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Trade Fair.  Some Take outs from the text of Vice President’s address: BRICS group represents a shift in the global political economy, global institutions and global governance issues, as emerging economies enhance their cooperation Read More …