Quitting BRICS is non-option, as India gains out of its membership — although it is hardly making any significant contribution to the advancement of the grouping.
In the U.S.-and-allied world, the publics constantly hear that their own country is a democracy but that China and Russia are dictatorships.
The Indian willingness to align with the US is more evident than ever before. The animus against China’s rise was palpable at the 2+2 meeting.
London holds onto its foreign territories. Now it’s being discussed the retaining authority over the Chagos Archipelago, known as the British Indian Ocean Territory.
There has been a strong global campaign to legalize drugs. This lobbying for global drug trade has taken on a truly international dimension.
India’s muscular diplomacy, an attribute of the present government, has run into heavy weather. Body blows from multiple sources.
Is Netanyahu mixing Islamophobia and terrorism into a heady cocktail that is seductive in its appeal in extraordinary times in Indian politics?
At this point, he’ll either cut his losses by dropping the issue even without a formal apology to India or turn it into an obsession.
The Indian reaction to the eruption of violence between Hamas and Israel belies ground realities and ignores the geopolitical environment in that region.
It is not only Maldives and Sri Lanka but all countries in the Indo-Pacific region, big and small, including most recently Pakistan too, which are today under Western pressure to take sides.
Far from being the liberal fairyland that it presents itself, this country was exposed as a liberal dystopia that harbors foreign terrorists.
The bottom line is, if the US-Canadian-Five Eyes agenda was to browbeat India’s strategic autonomy, Jaishankar rejected it.