Category: International Affairs

  • APEC Forum, 2020: Addressing the pandemic and the road to recovery

    APEC Forum, 2020: Addressing the pandemic and the road to recovery

    The 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting was convened on the 20th of November, 2020 with the presence of all 21 members of the organization for the first time in two years, as the annual meeting in 2019 was canceled due to domestic unrest within the host country, Chile. Unlike all the previous sessions, this year’s […]

  • The Rivers of My Home: A take on the MoU Signing of Bangladesh and India, and what it may mean for the future of the two nations

    The Rivers of My Home: A take on the MoU Signing of Bangladesh and India, and what it may mean for the future of the two nations

    By Twinkle Jaspal, Amity Institute of Anthropology, NOIDA. (Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi) On October 5, 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the countries of Bangladesh and India which was a revision and sanctioning of the water ties between the two, including the most attention-drawing […]

  • The Land of Serendipity in Communal Trouble

    The Land of Serendipity in Communal Trouble

    By Samridhi Talwar, University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi. The land of serendipity, full of immense flora and fauna, enriched with history, an abode to multifarious ethnicities, cultures, and languages, sitting at the heart of Indian Ocean, is the island of Sri Lanka. However, amidst all its beauty and glory, this island nation […]

  • Rohingya Deportation Issue: Revamping the right to life?

    By Kaushiki Kar, South Calcutta Law College, Kolkata. Right to life is one of the basic human rights and not even the State has the authority to violate that right. Protection of life and personal liberty in India means: No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. […]

  • The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill: A Summary

    By Rabia Mohamed Ismail Abdul Rahim, NUALS, Kochi. It all went downhill for the “King of Good Times” in July 2015, when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against him, Vijay Mallya, Indian Businessman and Politician, for loan default based on a complaint by IDBI Bank. The 61 year-old Chief of the Kingfisher […]

  • The Google Tax in India: An Analysis

    By Somya Pahi Jena, NALSAR, Hyderabad The Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech in 2016, announced the imposition of an equalisation levy or the Indian version of a ‘google tax’ to be enforced from the 1st of June, 2016. In furtherance of the same, the Equalisation Levy Rules, 2016 were published in the […]

  • India Singapore Strategic Partnership: Where Are We Headed?

    By Vershika Sharma, National Law University, Jodhpur. The recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Singapore has once again highlighted the importance of the relations between the two countries. India’s connection with Singapore is not something which has come up very recently. In fact it dates back to the Cholas who are credited with naming the […]

  • Heart of Asia: An Initiative to Heal the Heart of Afghanistan

    By Sonal Srivastava, Amity Law School, Lucknow. The “Heart of Asia” provides a platform to discuss regional issues, particularly with a view to encourage security, and political and economic co-operation among Afghanistan and its neighbours. This region led dialogue was initiated on 2nd November, 2011, in the city of Istanbul of Turkey, to expand practical coordination between […]

  • India-Belgium MoU on Energy: Joining Hands for a Greener Environment

    By Shalvi Singh, WBNUJS, Kolkata. The diplomatic relations between India and Belgium were established in 1948. Of late, Belgium has acknowledged the importance of India’s global role in economic spheres. In the past, both the countries had co-operated in the field of trade, investment and education. The Union Cabinet on 5th November 2015, approved a Memorandum of […]

  • U.S. funds Pakistan’s Projects: A setback to India’s Relations with the Western Hegemony

    Yashika Jain, National Law University, Delhi. A recent move by the US to mobilise funds for the two major dams that Pakistan has been striving to build has left India unsettled. U.S. hailed this infrastructure project as Pakistan’s “smartest choice” for economic development and has pledged to extend its support in funding the same. The two dams, Diamer-Bhasha Dam […]