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BRICS Summit October 2016 in India against Soured Background

Paper No. 6178                                Dated 03-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The 8th BRICS Summit is being hosted by India in Goa on October 15-16 2016 ordinarily would have passed off as an eventful diplomatic event, but it now takes place against a soured background due to adverse strategic postures against India by its member-nations in2016.

Russia’s Unfriendly Political Signalling to India on Pakistan

Paper No. 6173                                    Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s promiscuous relationship with Pakistan while at the same time professing enduring commitment to its long-standing ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ with India should no longer fool India. Contextually, Russian troops landing in Pakistan for joint exercises with Pakistan Army is an unfriendly act against India.

China’s Mythification as Superpower by United States Fades

Paper No. 6167                                     Dated 08-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly, United States mythification of China as a potential Superpower seems to have lasted as long as China confined itself to use of ‘Soft Power’ strategies to gain influence in Asia Pacific. The switch to ‘Hard Power’ under President Xi Jinping from 2012 signalled the end of America’s ‘China Dream’.

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi The Pivot?

Paper No. 6165                                Dated 29-Aug-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five- day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang.  She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic importance but also of great strategic interest.

Chinese Foreign Minister's Visit to India on 12th August- Significant

Paper No. 6159                                Dated 12- Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister’s forthcoming visits to Vietnam and Laos in early September 2016 on his way to attend the G-20 Meet in China, the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister to New Delhi on August 12 does not seem a regular dialogue, hence significant
 

China Maintains Quiet Pressure on India

Paper No. 6158                                 Dated 12 Aug 2016
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
China continued to exert quiet but sustained pressures on India on the South China Sea issue.  Beijing wants New Delhi to endorse its position on UN the International Tribunal award on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS).  
 

India-China Engagement- Disturbing Divergence

Paper No. 6156                                Dated 04 Aug 2016
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his tenure just over two years ago with a message of goodwill and partnership in development with India’s neighbours, including China.  Soon after, Chinese president XI Jinping made his maiden visit to India.
 

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