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China's Growing Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean

Written by Pradeep Taneja.

Since taking power as the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of its Central Military Commission in late 2012, Xi Jinping has taken bold steps to reform the Chinese military and demonstrated a willingness to project military power. 1,048 more words

China

Xi-Modi meet at Wuhan: Informality defines new engagement

Written by Parama Sinha Palit.

Formal bilateral summits between heads of governments have picked up momentum in recent years. These one-to-one meetings are parts of diplomacy aimed at building trust, limiting miscommunication and strengthening bilateral relationships in an international order fraught with challenges and threats. 977 more words

China

Does India need the quad?

Ann Maria Shibu

Research Scholar

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Bengaluru, India.

The Quad brings India its own opportunities and challenges. However the quad is yet to decide what its real objective is. 223 more words

South Asia

Do we need the Quad?

Lakshmi V Menon

Research Scholar

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Bengaluru, India.

Soon after the meeting of Quad (India, Japan, Australia, United States of America) in 2017, the spokesperson from the Indian foreign ministry said that “a free open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region serves the long-term interests of all countries in the region and the world at large.” Some nuances were observed. 735 more words

South Asia

Nestapa Nasabah BRI yang Jadi Korban Skimming

Puluhan nasabah Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Unit Ngadiluwih, Kediri, Jawa Timur, pada Senin (12/3/2018) lalu, dikejutkan dengan raibnya saldo rekening mereka secara misterius. Jumlah uang tabungan yang hilang bervariasi antara Rp500 ribu, Rp4 juta, bahkan mencapai Rp10 juta. 380 more words

India, like Japan, should be more flexible on BRI

Written by Tridivesh Singh Maini.

US President Donald Trump’s lukewarm approach to Japan has compelled Tokyo to explore the possibility of improving ties with Beijing. 919 more words

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