What it means? The embassy inauguration followed Trump’s December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. International consensus has been that the city’s status must be negotiated between the two sides, but Trump broke with that to global outrage. He has argued that it helps make peace possible by taking Jerusalem “off the table”, but … Continued
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Poor performance of PM Hariri Results of Lebanon’s May 6 parliamentary election point to the mounting frustration among voters with the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In recent years, Lebanon has had a host of administrative and regional challenges while the government remained largely ineffective in tackling them. There were protests in Beirut and … Continued
Foreign Minister Wang Yi is a rising star in the Chinese establishment. His predecessor, was Yang Jiechi. What is the India connect? It has now been confirmed that Mr. Wang will succeed Mr. Yang as China’s Special Representative (SR) in the border talks with India. Mr. Wang is an Asia specialist, with a deep knowledge … Continued
Indian and Malaysian armies conducted a joint military exercise, and this was the second phase of the exercise. Here are the major facts about the exercise. 1: The exercise was conducted in forests in Malaysia under tough and humid environment. 2: During the field training exercise, Indian army’s combat engineers defused the Improvised Explosive Device … Continued
Changes to reflect current realities The final report of a bilateral committee — appointed to advise governments in Delhi and Kathmandu — is likely to suggest that the 1950 India-Nepal Peace and Friendship Treaty should be revised. The committee, a member of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), was appointed in 2016 to suggest measures for … Continued
What is the problem? Whether U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to dismantle or at least undermine the H-1B visa programme remains an open question, but the debate on the issue has remained intense since the 2016 presidential election campaign. On the campaign trail, Mr. Trump made some appearances with American IT workers who lost … Continued
At the end of the two-day informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, India and China issued separate statements. At 903 words, the Indian statement was the longer of the two; the Chinese statement was 714 words long. This is what they said — the common themes they addressed, where they … Continued
First North Korean leader to visit South Korea The summit between the leaders of the two Koreas is perhaps the most significant step in decades towards securing peace on the peninsula. Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader since the 1953 armistice to step on South Korean soil. Rapid turn of events Not many … Continued
In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in war-torn Afghanistan at their first informal summit in Wuhan, official sources said on Saturday. The understanding was reached between the two leaders during the two-day informal summit which concluded … Continued
PM Narendra Modi visited the United Kingdom (UK) on 18 April 2018. Prime Minister Modi will also participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London from 19-20 April 2018. Technology Partnership UK-India Tech Hub The fund has been established as part of our growing bilateral Technology Partnership. The Tech Hub will bring together … Continued