STORMY WEATHER AWAITS INDIA IN 2019

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-31 STORMY WEATHER AWAITS INDIA IN 2019 Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India’s Foreign Policy evolution and changes Nations are today working at cross-purposes across the globe. (Representational image) | Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto As India prepares for the general election this year, all signs point to 2019 being…

U.S. DECLARES IT HAS AGREED UPON PEACE FRAMEWORK WITH TALIBAN

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-29 U.S. DECLARES IT HAS AGREED UPON PEACE FRAMEWORK WITH TALIBAN Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Afghanistan The way forward:Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, centre, with U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad, top left, during a Cabinet meeting in Kabul on Monday.AFPHANDOUT American and Taliban officials have agreed to…

CHINA CARRIES OUT OVERHAUL OF MILITARY

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-23 CHINA CARRIES OUT OVERHAUL OF MILITARY Relevant for: Science & Technology | Topic: Defence related developments Lean and mean:The Army now absorbs less than half of the total personnel in the Chinese armed forces.Reuters China is on course to overhaul its military by pumping in technology and cutting down…

POWERING SOUTH ASIAN INTEGRATION

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-03 POWERING SOUTH ASIAN INTEGRATION Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: SAARC On December 18, the Union Ministry of Power issued a seemingly anodyne memo that set the rules for the flow of electricity across South Asian borders. Evaluated against the turbulent politics around the issue, the new guidelines are…

CHINA BUILDING ‘ADVANCED’ WARSHIPS FOR PAK : REPORT

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-03 CHINA BUILDING ‘ADVANCED’ WARSHIPS FOR PAK.: REPORT Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed & developing countries on India’s interests Type 054A is the best frigate in service with the PLANavy.Wikimedia Commons China is building the first of four “most advanced” naval warships…