India

November 8, 2020

Potential Consequences of the China-India Border Dispute

The border dispute that started on May 5, 2020, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the border of China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, cause the existing tensions in Beijing-New Delhi relations to increase again. In particular, on June 15, 2020, a clash […]
October 25, 2020

China-India Border Tensions: New Normal?

In April 2020, China and India marked the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. However, the plans to celebrate the anniversary by arranging 70 events within the India-China Year of Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges were overshadowed with renewed border clashes. Although face-offs and standoffs in border areas between China and […]
October 24, 2020

President Trump in India: Major Outcomes

On February 24-25, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump made his maiden visit to India. Traveling with First Lady Melania Trump, he visited Ahmedabad and Agra before heading to New Delhi. During the visit, the parties signed important agreements on defense, energy, and counterterrorism, but did not discuss a trade deal […]
December 27, 2019

India’s Citizenship Troubles

Since December 2019, India, the second most populous nation in the world with great diversity in religion, ethnicities, and language, has been facing large-scale  protests across the country. Mass protests swept when the parliament on December 11 approved the new Citizenship Amendment Act, which makes religion a criterion for receiving […]
March 21, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations amid the Conflict in Kashmir

The air skirmishes in Kashmir, which occurred in mid-February and early March 2019 attracted global attention, as India and Pakistan faced the risk of the incident flaring up into a full-scale war. Even though it is early to speak about the implications of this conflict due to the end of […]
January 15, 2019

India’s 2019 Elections: What to Expect?

In April-May 2019, India, the world’s largest democracy, will experience its 17th national elections, thus midway through the pre-election race it would be interesting to overview the ongoing competition of the major parties and expectations of the electorate. Given that India, with more than 815 million people eligible to vote, represents […]
December 4, 2018

Iran-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline: Implementation Issues

The Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project was first initiated by Iran in mid-1990s in order to transport the Iranian gas through Pakistan to India. However, the idea itself was first proposed in the late 1950s in a scientific article published by the Military College of Engineering, Pakistan. The idea came […]
November 19, 2018

India’s Interest in Central Asia: New Trends

In recent years, India’s relations with the Central Asian states that date back to antiquity have acquired strategic significance. At present, Delhi considers Central Asia as an “extended neighborhood” and promotes its interests in the region based on deep cultural and promising commercial linkages. Relying upon the Soviet-time strategic arrangement, […]
October 22, 2018

Geostrategic Games in the Indian Ocean: The Case of the Maldives

At the end of September 2018, the Maldives, a small islands state, linking through the sea lanes East Asia to the Middle East, played a key role in the geostrategic games taking place in the Indian Ocean. The reason was the presidential election held in the Maldives on September 23, […]
June 13, 2017

Indian Solar Power Prices Hit Record Low

Solar power prices in India hit the record low, becoming cheaper than conventional power generation prices. During the auction in Rajasthan, India, Indian power companies, Phelan Energy and Avaada Power, have made an offer to set a price of solar energy to 2.62 rupees per kWh which is a 40% […]