The SCO represents 40 per cent of the world’s population and a third of its GDP, albeit due to China and India.
China has been watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States this week. There are many stakes for China in the emerging US-India strategic partnership. These range from the emerging power distribution at regional and global orders to addressing supply chain and technology disruptions caused by the Global Financial Crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and the current Ukraine conflict.
Wars reveal a nation's vulnerabilities in ways that are often striking as well as surprising. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a "special military operation" against Ukraine in February last year, he has exposed the strategic weakness of Russia as a nation, step by step. His strategic, operational and tactical miscalculations in launching frontal aggression against Ukraine will haunt Russia for years to come. But even he couldn't foresee that the greatest challenge to his authority since coming to power more than two decades ago would come from one of his closest associates - the Wagner Group's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Foreign policy is a strange terrain where even the best-laid plans of nations have to be moulded and remoulded, constructed and deconstructed, depending on the plans of other actors.
As America’s unipolar dominance draws to an end, it is vital for multicultural, democratic India to emerge as a focus of global power
China was at the forefront of imposing sanctions on India by moving the 1172 resolution in the UN Security Council, along with the US
On 28 April, New Delhi hosted a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries’ defence ministers conclave to discuss regional peace and security, counterterrorism efforts and effective multilateralism. The conclave, chaired by India’s defence minister Rajnath Singh, saw the in-person participation of his counterparts from Russia, China, Iran, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The special defence advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan joined virtually.