India takes fight to China via SE Asia

Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India's newly announced 'Delhi Declaration' puts maritime security at the forefront of relations By Richard Javad Heydarian In what has been described as “the most significant exposition of its ‘Act East’ policy,” India invited Southeast Asian heads of state as its chief guests during its recent 69th Republic Day … Continue reading India takes fight to China via SE Asia

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A man, a plan, a canal…Thailand?

Ex-top brass appeal to new King Vajiralongkorn to bless building the long-envisioned Kra canal; China is keen to start digging General Saiyud Kerdphol, the military engineer of Thailand’s winning Cold War-era anticommunism campaign, believes now is the time to build the Kra canal – a long-envisioned channel through the country’s southern isthmus that would connect … Continue reading A man, a plan, a canal…Thailand?

Modi resets India’s foreign-policy priorities

At Davos and an ASEAN-India summit, the prime minister put New Delhi's economic diplomacy back in the front seat By M.K. Bhadrakumar   India’s economic diplomacy bounced back to center stage this week after a prolonged absence of more than three years, when it made a robust appearance at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet … Continue reading Modi resets India’s foreign-policy priorities

India Will Be the Second Country in the World To Use a Novel Nuclear Technology

After 15 years of development and construction, India's Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is nearing completion. The project is a testament to India's resolve to rely on renewable sources of energy in the future FAST BREEDERS As a country with a huge demand for electricity, India is wise to step up its renewable energy game. The country recently announced … Continue reading India Will Be the Second Country in the World To Use a Novel Nuclear Technology

Tehran, New Delhi agree to sign $2b railway deals

TEHRAN- Iran and India agreed to sign railway deals worth $2 billion, Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced   In an interview with IRNA in New Delhi, the minister who visited India in a three-day trip from January 10 to 12, said in his meetings with the Indian officials three important issues have been discussed … Continue reading Tehran, New Delhi agree to sign $2b railway deals