GS-II: International Relations

How India-EU relations are experiencing a transformative shift?

December 3, 2018

The EU has released its strategy on India which replaces 2004 EU-India declaration on building a bilateral strategic partnership. Bottlenecks in the relations: Both India and the EU had struggled to build a partnership that can be instrumental in shaping the geopolitics and geo-economics of the 21st century. Both had their own set of grievances and

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How India and Germany are cooperating in the areas of Clean Ganga Initiative, Energy sector and Green Mobility?

December 2, 2018

India and Germany are cooperating across a wide arena of opportunities. Some of the key engagements include: Clean Ganga initiative: Germany had a similar challenge in rejuvenating the river Rhine. Even Rhine, the lifeline of Germany had faced abuse for decades with untreated industrial and domestic waste flowing into them causing major pollution and the

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What is the significance of the internal security pact between India and China?

November 1, 2018

India and China have signed an internal security agreement as part of Wuhan summit. This is a step forward for achieving a strategic cooperation by India and China. The agreement signifies the commitment between the two countries to address the conflicts through collaboration. Significance of the internal security agreement The pact covers the areas such

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How trade, investment and infrastructure relations between India and Japan are mutually beneficial to each other?

October 31, 2018

The trade, investment and infrastructure relations form the foundation of the strategic relationship. Trade Primary exports of India to Japan have been petroleum products, chemicals, elements, compounds, non-metallic mineral ware, fish & fish preparations, metalliferous ores and scrap, clothing and accessories, iron and steel products, textile yarn, fabrics and machinery. The exports of Japan to

Why it is said that a great game is unfolding in Middle East in recent years in the backdrop of Turkey-Saudi Rivalry?

October 31, 2018

The assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey and its exposure by Turkey has brought into limelight the Turkish-Saudi rivalry that was largely hidden from public view. Great game of Middle East Turkey had an uneasy relationship with Riyadh for several years. Turkey fears that Saudis intend to dominate the Arab world

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