Following its positive attendance at the SCO meeting last week, Indian premier Narendra Modi will display his effective statesmanship and India’s spirit of collaboration at the Brics and upcoming G20 summits.
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s space diplomacy means business and strategic opportunities for allies; a conundrum for foes, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. In 2014, within months of coming to power in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked out the next frontier for Indian diplomacy – outer space. But unlike the US and the erstwhile USSR, which used their space expertise and satellites to over-awe and impress allies and adversaries alike, the Indian thrust is based on Modi’s inclusive [...]
The self-defeating tariff war between the US and China comes at a time when India has adopted a more liberalised approach writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. US President Donald Trump has fired his opening salvos in what could escalate into a full blown trade war between the US and China, the world’s two largest economies. This is ironical and, in my opinion and in the opinions of millions of people around the world, self-defeating and, potentially, ruinous for the [...]
A foreign policy expert analyses the India-China relationship in the aftermath of the recent Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping summit in Wuhan. High-level meetings between India and other countries generally result in a list of memoranda of understand (MoUs) and, relatively, concrete action plans. This could not be said of the informal summit held in late-April between the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and China’s President, Xi Jinping. Whether the meeting reflected an Indian pivot to China; a reset of [...]
The Modi-Jinping summit breaks with the usual stuffy precedent and protocol of diplomacy. What do these two global giants want and what are they willing to give in return, analyses India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Writing about a summit meeting, even an informal one, between the leaders of any two countries whilst it's going on, is fraught with risk. The chances of things going horribly wrong increases manifold when the two leaders in question are Indian Prime Minister Narendra [...]
The comprehensive strategic partnership between New Delhi and Hanoi is playing an important role in ensuring balance of power in Asia
Rarely, if ever, does India weigh heavily on the minds of foreign leaders when they meet their counterparts from third countries. But when Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met Communist Party of Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Beijing, seasoned observers could sense that New Delhi was the invisible elephant in the room.
A foreign policy observer believes it is time for India to move towards a more flexible approach towards China. It has been suggested that New Delhi’s bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was an “extraordinary exercise in realpolitik”, that the Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi “is not easily rattled by disapproving noises at home or abroad”. One analyst referring to China’s opposition put it rather colourfully that Beijing behaved “not as an enlightened power but [...]