Sri Lanka-South India Single Market Sub-Region

Sri Lanka-south India single market sub-region Context: In a recent interview with an Indian TV channel, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, touched upon a less-emphasised yet significant aspect of India-Sri Lanka relations — the commonality between Sri Lanka and the southern parts of […]

An Overlook into Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)

An Overlook into Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) Context: Recently, the 118th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) comprising the Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan was held in New Delhi. About the treaty: The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) was signed in the year 1960 […]

Indo – Bhutan Hydropower Cooperation

Indo – Bhutan Hydropower Cooperation   Context: India has been consistently supporting Bhutan in all aspects but has also supported significantly in the hydropower sector in the form of grants and technical aid. Recent visit of India’s External Affairs Minister to Bhutan has given room […]

Russia’s Gas Gamble

Russia’s Gas Gamble Context: • Russian energy company Gazprom has announced that it has “completely suspended gas supplies” to Poland’s PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz citing their failure to pay in roubles. What is the impact? • The gas restrictions do not put the two countries […]

India-UK Trade & Defence Pact

India-UK Trade & Defence Pact Context: • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson recently agreed on a new and expanded India-U.K. defence partnership and vowed to seal an ambitious free trade agreement by the end of the year.   Background: • […]

Complexities in India – Nepal Relations

Complexities in India – Nepal Relations Context: • The Nepal Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, paid a long-awaited visit to India last week this was his first bilateral visit abroad, in keeping with tradition. How is the relationship now? • India’s relations with Nepal have […]