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John Kerry’s India visit and media blunder by Americans

John Kerry’s India visit and media blunder by Americans

Its been just two months that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assumed office with a massive mandate. Expectations of people in the country are high. On the other hand, US is struggling with Russia on the Ukraine front and has not succeeded in creating an Israel Gaza peace deal. Telegraph reported that John Kerry was…


WTO talks failure will not hurt India-US relationship: Hardeep Singh Puri

US Secretary of State John F Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visit to India for…


Narendra Modi’s Saffron Revolution catches American fancy

John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, made news earlier this evening at a joint press…


Kerry-Modi meet will help India, US despite WTO talks failure

India has refused to sign the TFA unless issues of foodgrain stockholding is addressed. Meanwhile as Secretary of State John Kerry is about to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speculations are rife whether the meeting will lose its shine. However,…





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John Kerry in India holds Strategic Dialogue with Sushma Swaraj

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in India on a three-day visit on strategic dialogue. While he is slated to meet the Prime Minister on Friday, he has already had a meeting with NSA chief Ajit Doval and Finance and Defence Minister Arun …

International Basketball eyes India, Indonesia’s Jokowi’s win resembles Narendra Modi

Amid not-so-high expectations and in a break from dynastic politics, Indonesia emerged victorious in the recent Presidential election when Jokowi Widodo won. This marks the win of a man with a modest background and self-made success. As someone who …

China against corruption or Power Struggle : Ex-security head Zhou Yongkang under investigation

China’s ruling Communist Party recently announced an investigation into much-feared ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was one of the nine most senior politicians in China until 2012. While this demonstrates President Xi Jinping’s …

Indian officials to meet Tamil asylum seekers

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison claimed that the 157 asylum seekers brought to Western Australia are economic migrants. After spending weeks being detained on the customs ship Ocean Protector, the 157 people were transferred by plane …

John Kerry’s India Speech – Quick Take

The Center for American Progress launched “India: 2020, a new initiative” focused on elevating the foreign policy debates on South Asia by. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the keynote address at this launch. His speech was …

Weekly Round Up: Red Terror, Smart Cities, and Nuclear Energy

From the successful culmination of the sixth BRICS Summit, to bringing out the New Development Bank, the week gone by had clutching news pieces for audiences across the …

India’s WTO veto – National Interest more important than international consensus

With a firm stand on resolving its internal food security issue, India said it won’t back World Trade Organisation’s protocol on Bali’s Trade Facilitation Agreement because what we need is immediate and intensive negotiations over …

India vetoes WTO’s new global customs rules

India's opposition to approve new global customs rules has triggered a new debate on liberalisation of global …

Crony capitalism a result of insecurity: Anantha Nageswaran

The license-permit-quota raj or ‘crony capitalism’ for for two decades has been the cause of corruption. It is a challenge for the Government to tackle. Ideological labels like crony capitalism are likely to mislead by taking the debate …

Israel rightly denounces UNHRC as kangaroo court: MD Nalapat

After the United Nations Human Rights Council, in a special Emergency Session in Geneva passed a resolution to probe against Israel’s ‘persumed’ war crimes in Gaza, the Prime Minister’s Office in Israel denounced UNHRC as a …

India’s WTO talks and Food Security – A Primer

Current standoff between India and Developed Nations at the World Trade Organization over India’s Food Security Programmes and the proposed Trade Facilitation Agreement has its roots in how WTO rules are framed. India's position from the very …

India and Middle-East: Complex Diplomatic Relations

During the recent political developments in the Middle-East, India has maintained its neutral stand in the complex diplomatic matrix. MEA has retained its closeness both with Iran and Saudi Arabia, despite certain degree of conflict among …

Global Innovation Index: Can India arrest its slide?

The data released by Global Innovation Index (GII) shows India at 76th position, sliding 10 places from last year. India was at 62nd rank in 2011, 64th in 2012, and 66th in 2013. India is the worst performer among BRICS nations. China is best among …

BRICS Summit 2014: Promise of the New Development Bank

The weekend after the sixth BRICS Summit, global media focused primarily on the New Development Bank that the forum finalised and also a successful multilateral engagement described as an early victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new bank …

G20 Ministerial meet: Narendra Modi’s decisive TFA consent can junk Subsidy-Raj

India must give clearance to TFA before July 31 to stand with international community. Food Subsidy and stockholding of food grain is a major hurdle. It is time, Prime minister Narendra Modi uses this as an opportunity to dump Nehruvian economics …

Kerry-Hagel strategic dialogue in India ahead of Modi-Obama talks

Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the United States in an annual session of Strategic Dialogue with India, scheduled for July 31, and his visit will be followed by the Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in early August to revitalise a …

Weekly round-up: BRICS Summit gets extensive global media coverage

The formation of BRICS Bank, bilateral talks between fellow nations, and domestic skepticism by Indian media over BRICS remained the highlights of the third day of the Summit. …

Narendra Modi’s positive impact at BRICS summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back after the successful completion of sixth BRICS Summit, where it was decided that the New Development Bank would be set up. The purpose of the bank is to provide financial assistance for infrastructure and …







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