India-Sri lanka Relations: Sirisena's visit

India-Sri lanka Relations: Sirisena's visit

The return of ‘Big Brother

Modi did not have trump cards to play with Mahinda, other than offering him some carrots to dance to the Indian melody. The only trump card available to New Delhi to pressurize Colombo appeared lost due to the weak foreign policy of the previous congress government. 

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India may increase development aid to Sri Lanka

India is expected to announce increased development assistance to Sri Lanka during the first visit of its new President Maithripala Sirisena in a measure to strengthen ties with his month-old government. 

India-Sri lanka Relations: Sirisena's visit

Seeking new beginning, Sri Lankan President arrives in India

In his maiden foreign trip after assuming office, Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Delhi Sunday on a four-day visit seeking a new beginning in bilateral ties that took a hit during the rule of his predecessor.

India-Sri lanka Relations: Sirisena's visit

India-Sri Lanka Relations; A New Dawn

The entire India-Sri Lanka relationship, however, soured post-2009 when Sri Lanka went back on promises for devolution, and even more so, tilted heavily towards China. That tilt was not particularly nuanced and used quite brazenly as a bulwark against Indian hegemony. India hit back supporting the US-backed human rights resolution at the UNHRC in Geneva. 

India-Sri lanka Relations: Sirisena's visit

India should counter China's economic inroads into Sri Lanka

At the start of a new dawn in the island nation last month, the government of Sirisena gave every impression that it was keen on re-opening a new phase of ties with New Delhi that had certainly been ruptured during the days of president Mahinda Rajapaksa writes Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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