From Great Powers to Asia – India is raising its diplomatic game

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: The Indian PM’s decision to stop in Cairo (Egypt) on his way back from Washington and Abu Dhabi (UAE) as he came home from Paris suggests India is looking for greater engagement in Africa, Asia and the waters (Indo-Pacific) that connect them.   Other similar …

What do Russia-China and Saudi-Iran deals mean for India?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TH  Context: As Russia-China bolster ties, Saudi Arabia-Iran strike a deal (with China’s mediation), India’s tightrope walk gets tougher ahead of a number of crucial meetings – G7, G20, SCO and Quad.   Recent global developments:   Other developments: AUKUS: US, Australia and UK announced the 3-phase …

G20 meeting shows a deepening crisis in multilateralism

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Source: IE  Context: The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Delhi was unable to agree to a joint communique, over differences between Russia and the West on the war in Ukraine.   Issues that needed to be addressed  …

QUAD has become the focus of many initiatives between the four countries as they seek to keep the Indo-Pacific region free and open. Will conflicts outside the Indo-Pacific region, threaten the solidarity of the QUAD? Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. QUAD has become the focus of many initiatives between the four countries as they seek to keep the Indo-Pacific region free and open. Will conflicts outside the Indo-Pacific region, threaten the solidarity of the QUAD? Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- INDIA AUSTRALIA TIES

  Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held a virtual summit – the second one since June 2020 when the relationship between both countries was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Both leaders welcomed the substantial progress in deepening political, economic, security, cyber, technology and defence cooperation and laid the …

Quad:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Experts have said that increasing both the Quad’s membership and influence can serve as the basis of the Biden administration’s strategy to check China’s maximalist ambitions in Asia. For this, experts suggested inviting South Korea to join the Quadrilateral Security …

What is Quad?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: With China and Russia coming closer, the US has planned to “enhance cooperation, engagement, strategic and economic ties” with its Quad partners.   Focus areas: To further bolster ties between their countries at all levels of government while finding …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE – PM MODI’S US VISIT- KEY TAKEAWAYS

  Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has concluded his visit to USA during which he held bilateral meetings with his Australian and Japanese counterparts and US President Joe Biden and his deputy Vice President Kamala Harris. Prime Minister Modi also participated in the Quad Leaders Summit in Washington DC and addressed the United Nations General …

US, India, Israel and UAE to form a ‘New Quad’:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: First virtual summit of the foreign ministers of the US, India, Israel and UAE was recently held. At the end of the meet, the four nations agreed to form a new international economic forum to utilise …

Quad’s expanding agenda affirms a declared intention to promote greater prosperity and ensure stability in the Indo-Pacific. But the recent developments bring in opportunities and challenges which will test the Quad partners. Examine.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 5. Quad’s expanding agenda affirms a declared intention to promote greater prosperity and ensure stability in the Indo-Pacific. But the recent developments bring in opportunities and challenges which will test the Quad partners. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The …

What is Quad?

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: US President Joe Biden will be hosting the first in-person meeting of the Quad countries on September 24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga will be present at the meeting. At the meeting, …

The Malabar 2021 naval exercises with India’s Quad partners highlight the convergence of views among the participating countries on maritime security issues and their shared commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific. Discuss.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. The Malabar 2021 naval exercises with India’s Quad partners highlight the convergence of views among the participating countries on maritime security issues and their shared commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

The Relevance of QUAD:

GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday while stating that unexpected Paradigm shifts affects countries globally that the Quadrilateral grouping has been constituted keeping these things in mind. Facts for prelims: The quadrilateral security dialogue …

Insights into Editorial: Quad leaders: Committed to free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region

    Context: Leaders of the four-nation QUAD have reaffirmed that they are striving to ensure that the Indo-Pacific is accessible, dynamic and governed by international law and bedrock principles such as freedom of navigation and peaceful resolution of disputes, and free from coercion, sending a clear message to China which is flexing its muscles …

Insights into Editorial: On the Quad, define the idea, chart a path

  Introduction: It is reported that the second Ministerial meeting of the four countries under the Quad will be held in Japan. Mr. Abe was a strategic thinker who thought beyond the limited timeframe of Japanese revolving-door politics. In 2007, the Quad (the United States, Japan, India, and Australia) was an idea whose time had …