From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India

A tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in Russia's Yamal region in northwest Siberia has been delivered to India. According to first deputy chairman of Novatek’s management board, Lev Feodosyev, the shipment is in line with the company’s goal to expand its supply geography and increase the presence in key Asian markets. “The first … Continue reading From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India

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India slashes Monsanto’s GMO seed royalty, says US firm ‘free to leave’ anytime

India has cut royalties that local seed companies pay to US agrochemical giant Monsanto for the second time in two years. The producer of genetically modified seeds has previously threatened to pull out of the country. According to a government order released on Tuesday, the country’s farm ministry has decided to reduce royalties paid by … Continue reading India slashes Monsanto’s GMO seed royalty, says US firm ‘free to leave’ anytime

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

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