An interfaith symposium in Ujjain highlights one of the unique features of the NDA government’s international relations—putting religion at the heart of India’s cultural diplomacy.
India must begin to take Trump seriously and assess the sources and consequences of America’s changing worldview.
The idea that India must unilaterally cede a veto to China over its partnership with America reveals an enduring strategic diffidence in Delhi. It also shows little awareness of either China’s geopolitical tradition or of modern India’s diplomatic practice.
The deeply fractured Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is more concerned with the situation in the Middle East than the status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Modi has turned the previous UPA government’s China policy on its head.
India’s regional, economic, and, increasingly, security interests are closely interlinked with events in the Middle East, and more particularly with the Gulf.
The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement would help Indian forces, especially its navy, to operate far from subcontinental shores at a moment when New Delhi has to secure its widely dispersed interests in the Indian Ocean and beyond.
Engagement with the U.S. defense establishment is only an important first step towards Delhi’s strategic appreciation of the stakes in the development of artificial intelligence and associated technologies.
In a rapidly evolving global landscape that is unforgiving of military misadventures, there is an urgent need for policymakers in both India and the United States to strengthen the instruments of economic diplomacy.
New Delhi will need to do more to increase its material capabilities if it wants to achieve the goal of becoming a great power by 2050.