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India US Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD)

India and the United States are natural partners with shared values and our agenda encompasses all major pillars of our strategic priorities - including defence, security, energy, technology, education and healthcare The United States is to collaborate with India to work towards installing 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Currently, India’s installed power capacity is projected to be 476 GW by 2021-22, and is expected to rise to at least 817 GW by 2030. Mr. Kerry was speaking a

6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) session

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered a video-address during the plenary session of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held on 3 September 2021 in Vladivostok. It may be recalled that PM was the Chief Guest for the 5th EEF in 2019, the first by an Indian Prime Minister. In Indian history and civilization the word ‘Sangam’ has a special meaning. It means confluence or coming together of rivers, people or ideas. In my view, Vladivostok is truly a ‘Sangam’ o

China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean It is highly recommended by us to watch this lecture by Ankit Sir on OBOR of China and India’s strategy to Counter China, and then visit this lecture. This topic is just an extension of OBOR and India-China relations. The first shipments on a newly-launched railway line from the Myanmar border to the key commercial hub of Chengdu in western China, that provides China a new road-rail transportation channel to the India

Reciprocal Exchange of Logistics Agreement (RELOS) with Russia

India and Russia are expecting to conclude the bilateral logistics agreement, Reciprocal Exchange of Logistics Agreement (RELOS), and a Navy-to- Navy cooperation memorandum of understanding (MoU). The two sides are also looking at expanding cooperation in Central Asia and the possibility of supplementing bilateral exercises with trilateral and multilateral ones, Indian Envoy in Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma said. It will simplify interoperability and enable military platforms to receive suppo

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. UNHCR headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 17,300 staff working in 135 countries. Head of UNHCR is Filippo Grandi. Historical Background UNHCR was created in 1950 to address the refugee crisis that resul

Global Trends Report on Forced Displacements by UNHCR

The Global Trends Report is an annual report published by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). The report counts and tracks the numbers of refugees, internally displaced people. It also tracks people who have returned to their countries or areas of origin, asylum-seekers, stateless people, and other populations of concern. Features of the Report Around 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced, by the end of 2020. Reasons behind that were, persecution, conflic

Afghanistan Civil War 2021

Historical Background Afghanistan was never ruled by a Single ruler. It has had a history of conquests by Alexander (330 BC), Mongol Empire (13th Century), Mughal conquests, Three Anglo Afghan Wars (1839-1842; 1878 – 1880 and 1919 respectively), Panjdeh incident (which was an armed engagement between the Afghanistan and Russian Empire in 1885 and the first major incursion into Afghanistan by Russia), etc. During the Modern era, 1973 Afghan coup d’etat occurred.

Five principle framework for Maritime security

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will chair the High-level Open Debate on ‘Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation’ on 9th August. Shri Narendra Modi, would be the first Indian Prime Minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate. He outlined 5 Principle Framework for Maritime Security. These are: The first was removing barriers to maritime trade. In this context, Mr. Modi highlighted SAGAR (‘Security and Growth for all i

Maritime Security open debate at UNSC

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will chair the High-level Open Debate on ‘Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation’ on 9th August. Shri Narendra Modi, would be the first Indian Prime Minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate. The meeting is expected to be attended by several Heads of State & Government of member states of the United Nations Security Council, and highlevel briefers from the UN System and key Regional Organiza

Colombo Security Conclave among India, Sri Lanka and Maldives

India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have agreed to work on “four pillars” of security cooperation, covering areas of marine security, human trafficking, counter-terrorism, and cyber security, in a recent virtual meeting of top security officials of the three countries. The discussion comes nine months after National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Colombo for deliberations with Secretary to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence, Kamal Gunaratne, and Defence Minister of Maldive

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