Modi's Indian Ocean Diplomacy

Modi's Indian Ocean Diplomacy

Indo-Lanka Relations: A new approach for India

Having made a breakthrough, Modi should now build a strong partnership with Sri Lanka in achieving long-term national interests of India. Such an approach will have to accommodate the voices and sentiments of its federating units, but not get blackmailed by the latter. 

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Making waves in Indian Ocean: Modi building bridges to island states

New Delhi accepts that India can less afford its past passivity regarding its maritime backyard. Tangible evidence is Narendra Modi's three-nation Indian Ocean tour. 

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Narendra Modi gives Sri Lanka the India example

Calling it his “bias” of empowering states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a forceful pitch Friday for devolution of powers and resources to provinces in Sri Lanka, a key demand of the island’s Tamil-dominated northern and eastern provinces. But in careful calibration, he underlined that the unity of Sri Lanka was “paramount”.

Modi's Indian Ocean Diplomacy

Sri Lanka’s friendship with China and partnership with India

The politico-legal construct is whether a previous government’s agreement can be disregarded by a later one.  The two statements together  result in an interesting cocktail of political and diplomatic confluence. The construct that follows Sino-Lankan relations make that beverage an ominous potable for Sri Lanka.

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With great power comes great responsibility

India has remained for long at the crossroads of the Indian Ocean and it cannot afford to be there forever. It should take the lead to change the way its maritime neighbours judge the country. That intent must be backed up with prompt time-bound action.

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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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