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Spotlight On Terrorism At 11th BRICS Summit

NEW DELHI: The theme is “economic growth for an innovative future” but much of the official and media narrative on the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil, appears focused on terrorism. This could be a trend of some kind. Even the BIMSTEC summit in...

Mixed signals: EU continues to blow hot and cold on India relationship

NEW DELHI: A top EU official has raised eyebrows in the Capital with his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir. Christian Leffler, EU Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Global Issues says that while he respects the right of India to safeguard its ‘legitimate security concerns’, he also believes that...

‘Need To Evaluate If RCEP In India’s Best Interests’

Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—a mega trade deal involving the 10 ASEAN states and their six free trade agreement partners are at an advanced stage. India has not yet made it clear whether it will join the deal though Prime Minister...

RCEP Will Boost Regional Trade: Thai Envoy To India

Will it, won’t it? The pendulum has been swinging from one end to the other on the part of the Indian government in favour of and against signing the mega trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Until recently, it seemed almost certain...

‘Air India First Class Asset, Has To Be Sold 100 Per Cent’

In two to three years from now, India will have 200 airports—that’s double of what it has today, says Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri. In an exclusive interview with SNI’s Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, Puri also says India’s official airline...

‘I Sensed Pakistani Duplicity Ahead Of Kargil’

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has not grown as a nation; it remains deeply insecure and army-dominated. This was how G Parthasarathi, described that country where he was serving as high commissioner 20 years ago. As he observes today, little has changed. In this edition of...

RCEP Cost-Benefit Trade-Offs: Is India Ready?

Few debates have been as polarised as the debate on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the ASEAN plus six nation (India, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand) trade agreement that brings together 16 countries accounting for 25 per cent of global GDP,...

Korean Peace: Up In The Air?

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to dismantle a missile launching site and the Yongbyon nuclear site. So much has emerged from his summit in Pyongyang with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. SNI spoke to UK Yang, a Seoul based strategic analyst...