December 15, 2020

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Space Matters #6

At a glance: In an eventful fortnight, the US has published a new National Space Policy. China is expecting its lunar sample retrieval mission to land back on Earth in a few days. The US military is rechristening its bases...

Is India really closer to achieving sanitation goals?

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. While the whole world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another public health issue which needs to be addressed with equal rigour and that is of sanitation....

Indians debate too much democracy. But there’s not a whimper for ‘too little republic’

The debate that Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant unwittingly triggered over the extent of democracy in India was passionate, lively and largely beside the point. What is of utmost and urgent importance at this time is the plummeting level of rule-of-law...

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in Vice on China setting up villages near the border with India

Manoj Kewalramani, Fellow, China Studies, at Takshashila, was quoted in VICE World News on China’s policy of creating settlements along areas disputed with Bhutan near the border with India. He said: “[Chinese President] Xi Jinping has been talking about creating...

Eye on China: Maldives Debt – No Niceties – EU & NATO – Xi on National Security – Antitrust Action – Annual Diplomacy Talk – Export Boost – LGFV Debt

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has made a number of public comments this week about...

All Things Policy: India-China Ties: The Strategic Dimension

 Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said this week that the relationship with China had been “significantly damaged” this year. In fact, as winter sets in, multiple rounds of talks at the Corps Commander level have failed to result in...