Search: South Asia (15 materials)

 

India and the SCO: A Vision for Expanding New Delhi’s Engagement

... provide better triangular relations between India, Russia and China to address new security challenges meaningfully, enhance infrastructural development projects, and create a network of regional oil and gas pipelines for the larger benefit of Central and South Asian region. This also blends in with PM Modi's agenda of sustainable development of the region. Notably, at the 2018 SCO summit, the Indian Prime Minister had articulated the foundational dimension of Eurasia being ' SECURE ’. The letters in ...

04.12.2019

International Relations in South Asia: Russia’s and Sri Lanka’s Views

... which has still not fully recovered following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the loss of its global stature. Moreover, its resources are limited, and the challenges are so numerous and varied that it cannot give the regions of the Indian Ocean and South Asia the attention they deserve. This means that Russia needs to pursue a balanced and cautious policy to help it regain as many of its former positions as possible which at the same time would not require excessive resources. Consequently, Russia’s ...

29.11.2019

Ksenia Kuzmina Makes a Speech at Sri Lanka Institute of National Security Studies

On March 19, 2019, Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka) hosted a round table on the interests of Russia in the Indian Ocean region. Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, made a keynote speech at the event. Kuzmina became the first Russian expert to speak at this analytical center. On March 19, 2019, Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka) hosted a round table on the interests of Russia in the Indian Ocean region. Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC...

20.03.2019

Meeting of the International Advisory Group for Indian Ocean Security

March 18, 2019, Colombo (Sri Lanka) hosted the meeting of the International Advisory Group for Indian Ocean Security. The event was organized by the Pathfinder Foundation. Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, took part in the event. March 18, 2019, Colombo (Sri Lanka) hosted the meeting of the International Advisory Group for Indian Ocean Security. The event was organized by the Pathfinder Foundation. Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, took part in the event. The opening was attended by Bernard...

19.03.2019

Afghanistan and the issue of Transnational Conspiracy

... air portals towards the passage of drug luggage and containers. Sources close to CIA say that transnational anti-crime and counter drug activities of South/West Asia depict the enormous drug cartels with tons of drugs making their way to Central Asia, South Asia, South West Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and Europe and America unimpeded. It also serves to resupply the organized crime groups with weapons of war coming into Afghan territories. Furthermore, the required chemicals for the heroin production ...

14.08.2018

Blow to International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable on both international and non-international armed conflicts. Given the Kashmir issue, this law, being the major component of international law, has a wider scope and germane applicability on India despite well-staged encounters and operations by its armed forces. The status of Kashmir and associated controversies cannot be amalgamated with power abuse and unabated human right violations of Kashmiri people. Abuse of power by Indian forces while treating...

04.06.2018

Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

The increasing defense co-operation between Pakistan and Russia imply that arrangement is essentially a paradigm shift in the defense policy framework of both countries. Former army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Moscow in the year 2015. The visit was significant because Indo-Pak tensions were particularly high at that time. India and Pakistan were engaged in intermittent border skirmishes on control line. The visit proved fruitful and resulted in the first ever mutual military venture between...

28.02.2018

Pakistan’s SCO membership: success with liabilities

A few months ago, Pakistan successfully managed to secure the membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) which is, undoubtedly, a significant accomplishment for the country. Credit must be given to the drivers of Pakistan’s foreign policy and owes to the multitude of reasons. However, Pakistan has much more to achieve via SCO platform because this membership has not only strengthened the regional position of Pakistan but at the same time has opened up various avenues of liabilities. Therefore...

14.11.2017

NSG conundrum and Strategic Stability in South Asia

Creation of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) was an attempt to carry the perennial fight against nuclear proliferation. Group was created in 1974 when India steadily carried out the nuclear explosion which irreversibly changed the strategic environment in South Asia. Now, Indian inclusion in this group is receiving the close review of analysts and strategists. Primarily, NSG was formed to prevent the nuclear proliferation by all means including overseeing the re-transfer, export and protection of all kind ...

26.10.2017

Banning Nuclear Tests in South Asia

... country’s proposal for simultaneous adherence to CTBT with India. This proposal of converting their respective unilateral moratorium into bilateral arrangement on non-testing of nuclear weapons is reflective of positive intent towards promoting restraint in South Asia.However, India still does not support the treaty and resolves to retain the option of nuclear testing, as stated in 2009 by the then Indian foreign minister. Two leading explanations for playing this double-game are New Delhi’s need to test ...

07.07.2017
 

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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