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Indian Ocean Rim Association

Recently Jakarta (Indonesia) hosted the first summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association  (IORA). IORA was previously known as Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) which was started in 1997 in Mauritius. 2017 marks the 20th year of formation of this organisation. Up till now IORA was focused more on economic integration and economic collaboration but the changing global …

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Indus Water Treaty | New Updates

Indus Waters Commissioners from India and Pakistan are likely to meet later this month for their routine annual meeting. The meeting had been postponed after India had declared that blood and water cannot flow together after the Uri attacks in September. The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 as a river sharing agreement between …

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India ASEAN – A 25 Year long Journey

In 2017, India ASEAN would observe 25 years of their dialogue partnership, 15 years of Summit Level Interaction and 5 years of strategic partnership. India ASEAN | Background As an important regional power, India had contacts with most of the South-East Asian countries from the earliest periods of history. The earliest attempts at building an …

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United States Policy Shift in Afgan-Pak Region

The United States under the Trump Administration seems to be undertaking a review of its Afghanistan-Pakistan policy. The top military commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Nicolson Jr. has called for a holistic policy review towards Pakistan. While President Obama had declared that the official combat mission in Afghanistan was over …

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Agreements/MOUs exchanged between India and Abu Dhabi | PIB Summary

List of Agreements/MOUs exchanged during the State visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to India  S. No Name of Agreement/MoU Details 1 Agreement on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the Republic of India and the UAE This is a general framework agreement which highlights the areas of bilateral cooperation identified under the comprehensive strategic partnership …

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The Aleppo War – Before and After

After 5 years of Aleppo War, the city of Aleppo has been recaptured by the Syrian Government forces. Since the civil war began, this marks the biggest victory for the government of President Bashar-al-Assad. With the fall of Aleppo, the hopes of anti-Assad forces of militarily capturing Damascus and overthrowing the Assad regime has been …

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Post Brexit India and UK Relations

Before we look into Post Brexit relations between India and United Kingdom we need to look at the background of the relations between these two countries. India and the United Kingdom have been close allies for a long time. The bilateral relationship between the two countries were upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2004, and …

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