Growing trade and investment relations are a strong reason to study India-Israel relations on their own merit. 1. Bilateral merchandise trade increased from $200 million in 1992 to around $4 billion in 2016, an increase of 2,000% in 25 years. 2. In Cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to India, there is enormous potential for... Continued.
United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP-02) Commences at Manekshaw Centre (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II, III)
The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) is conducting jointly with the US, the second edition of United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP-02) in New Delhi from 17 July to 04 Aug 2017. About the course: The course is aimed to build and enhance the capacity of the African Troop Contributing Countries to... Continued.
On August 3, it will be two years since R.N. Ravi signed a framework agreement on behalf of the Union government with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) to end the decades-old Naga insurgency, details of which are still a well-kept secret. A joint intelligence chief (JIC) with the Government of India, he is... Continued.
Why was the Israel visit historic? When Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to Israel this month, it was hailed as the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister since the creation of Israel and India’s independence in 1947. Earlier stand of India on Palestinian Issue India, in the past, has supported the cause of Palestine,... Continued.
What the Chinese have to say about the base ? The state-run Global Times focused on the strategic importance of the new facility at the mouth of the Red Sea. “Certainly this is the People’s Liberation Army’s first overseas base and we will base troops there. It’s not a commercial resupply point… This base can... Continued.
Indian and Chinese troops have stood face-to-face on the Dolam plateau for nearly a month now. Neither side has seemed willing to back off. Where can things go from here? There are six possible scenarios. The standoff began on June 16, when Indian soldiers moved on to the Doklam plateau to prevent Chinese soldiers from... Continued.
Trade talks between India and China remained deadlocked with neither side willing to offer concessions to end the impasse. Recent bilateral talks on issues relating to farm products, which took place in the backdrop of the military standoff in the Doklam area of the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction, failed to make any headway. China deferred taking a... Continued.
LOGIN About the Doklam area of the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction standoff? (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS mains paper II)
The Doklam is witnessing a stand-off between detachments of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for the past few days. In recent days, the Chinese are believed to have destroyed temporary bunkers of the Indian Army, while the Indian Army is accused of objecting to a road construction by the Chinese side... Continued.
In a bid to boost bilateral investments between India and Bangladesh, the Cabinet gave its approval for the Joint Interpretative Notes (JIN) on the Agreement between both the nations for the Promotion and Protection of Investments. About Joint Interpretative Notes (JIN) The JIN would impart clarity to the interpretation... Continued.
Targeting trawling: the need for transition to deep sea fishing (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Bilateral Relations)
New law by Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s legislative amendment to prohibit bottom trawling, a destructive fishing practice, is a welcome move despite its likely near-term consequence of deepening the fisheries conflict in the Palk Bay region. Bottom trawling in the island nation’s territorial waters will now attract a possible two-year prison term and a fine... Continued.