Modi Diplomacy- Xi's India Visit

Modi-Obama summit: Will it propel bilateral ties?

Personal relation between leaders has a long tradition in international diplomacy. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi readies to take part in his first summit with US President Barack Obama, pundits and the media have focused a good deal of attention on their encounter, billed to detangle the relationship and reenergize the strategic partnership.

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What’s at Stake in Xi Jinping’s Visit to India

China is India’s largest trading partner (although the trade deficit between the two countries has been widening), and trade and investment will undoubtedly be foremost on both leaders’ minds. 

Xi’s India visit highlights changing power dynamic

The visit is the latest sign of easing suspicions between the two huge countries - which between them have 2.6 billion people - dating from a month-long border war in 1962 that left around 2,000 soldiers dead. That conflict ended in a standoff with both sides accusing the other of occupying its territory.  

Neighbourly lessons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign has won some early backers. Japan has committed $34 billion of infrastructure and manufacturing investment over the next five years. Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit this week, it has been reported that Beijing could pledge another $100 billion over a similar timeframe.

Towards an Asian century of prosperity

The combination of the world’s factory and the world’s back office will produce the most competitive production base, writes Xi Jinping, President of China

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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