India needs to consider the political and military consequences of a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and formulate a policy to support Taiwan's freedom
In this age when geopolitics is in an overdrive, several assumptions of the past about the global order’s evolving nature have fallen by the wayside. The world is grappling with multiple challenges and yet there is no framework in place as of now that allows us to assess the rapid change in any meaningful manner. Nations, big and small, are struggling to cope with this flux with extant institutions, both domestic and international, exposing their limitations with each passing day. New ideas and arguments are being tested in real time as new possibilities emerge for countries trying to retain their strategic space to manoeuvre.
Renewed proximity with India can help Sri Lanka reduce its dependence on foreign reserves, while giving Delhi the leverage to push for benefits.
President Wickremesinghe seems to have succeeded in conveying Sri Lanka's best intentions for India during his visit.
While the G20 has looked at cybersecurity issues from the digital economy viewpoint, cybersecurity and its linkages to law enforcement cannot be overlooked.
PM Modi's visit to France further strengthened India-France ties, with major defence announcements and cooperation in various domains.