Leveraging Ties at the time of Crisis

Leveraging Ties at the time of Crisis Context: Ranil Wickremesinghe’s election as the President of Sri Lanka in a crucial Parliament vote on July 20, 2022, gives India an opportunity to take the lead in the foreign aid game in its neighbourhood. Background: Sri Lanka […]

I2U2

I2U2 Context: PM Modi will be participating in an I2U2 Summit, along with Israel PM Yair Lapid, UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and US President Joseph R. Biden. The first Leaders’ Summit of I2U2 will be held virtually on 14 July 2022. Background: […]

Sri Lanka-South India Single Market Sub-Region

Sri Lanka-south India single market sub-region Context: In a recent interview with an Indian TV channel, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, touched upon a less-emphasised yet significant aspect of India-Sri Lanka relations — the commonality between Sri Lanka and the southern parts of […]

An Overlook into Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)

An Overlook into Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) Context: Recently, the 118th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) comprising the Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan was held in New Delhi. About the treaty: The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) was signed in the year 1960 […]

Indo – Bhutan Hydropower Cooperation

Indo – Bhutan Hydropower Cooperation   Context: India has been consistently supporting Bhutan in all aspects but has also supported significantly in the hydropower sector in the form of grants and technical aid. Recent visit of India’s External Affairs Minister to Bhutan has given room […]

Russia’s Gas Gamble

Russia’s Gas Gamble Context: • Russian energy company Gazprom has announced that it has “completely suspended gas supplies” to Poland’s PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz citing their failure to pay in roubles. What is the impact? • The gas restrictions do not put the two countries […]

India-UK Trade & Defence Pact

India-UK Trade & Defence Pact Context: • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson recently agreed on a new and expanded India-U.K. defence partnership and vowed to seal an ambitious free trade agreement by the end of the year.   Background: • […]