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What geography and economics could mean for India’s China problem

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

In his book The Revenge of Geography, American scholar Robert Kaplan says the fact that China is blessed by geography is so basic that it is often overlooked in conversations about China’s growing economic and geo-strategic assertiveness. Quoting the British geographer Halford Mackinder, Kaplan writes, “who controls Eurasia, controls the world.” Today, as the world sits up …

Maldives: Sovereign guarantees & bonds for foreign investments

February 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

In a move purportedly aimed at facilitating and promoting industry and development, the Government of President Abdulla Yameen has offered ‘sovereign guarantees’ for public and private entities seeking foreign investments in select areas. In a separate move, also aimed at development-budgeting, the Government has decided to float bonds worth $ 200 m in the international …

India’s diplomatic moves on Tibet

February 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

India recently announced that it will welcome the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who has lived in exile in India since 1959, at an international conference on Buddhism in the state of Bihar in March. Ignoring protests from the Chinese government, India will also allow the Dalai Lama to visit the Indian state of …

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front

February 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

Silencing both critics and skeptics, Modi had categorically stated that “relations between the two countries cannot be determined or be even remotely influenced by incidents related to individuals.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the few foreign leaders whom the outgoing US President Barack Obama called up ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the …

February 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

If India’s foreign policy is confronted with a volatile moment in its neighbourhood and beyond, Narendra Modi’s inaugural speech at the 2017 Raisina Dialogue hardly reflected it. A few hours before him, China’s president Xi Jinping had held forth on the virtues of globalisation from the World Economic Forum’s perch at Davos. In contrast, Modi chose to …