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International Relations

India’s Foreign Policy

  • Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy

    • Panchsheel

    • NAM (Non-Aligned Movement)

    • Cold War Era in India

  • Post 1990 Scenario

    • The Gujral Doctrine

    • Nuclear Doctrine

    • Energy Diplomacy

  • Global Issues

    • Disarmament

    • Climate Change

    • Terrorism

    • Global Governance

    • Indians Abroad

  • Key Debates

    • Does India have the Ability to Protect and Enforce Human Rights and Civil Rights?

    • Does India have the Ability to Safeguard Environment through Sustainable Development?

    • Does India have the Ability to Contribute to Global Economic Development?

    • Does India have the Ability to Secure its Trade Routes?

    • Does India have the Ability to Ensure its Energy Security?

    • Does India have the Ability to Ensure a Favourable International Information Order?

    • Does India have the Ability to Integrate its Diaspora?

  • Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Foreign Policy in its Emergence as a Great Power

    • What is the Strength of India’s Security Scheme?

South Asia

India – Nepal Relations

  • Issues and Concerns

  • Background of Relation

    • Political

    • Economic

    • The Issue of Water and Hydropower Cooperation

    • Social

    • Psychological

  • The Recent Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Recommendations to Improve Relations

India and Bhutan

  • Historical Perspective

  • Economy: A Broad Overview

  • India, Bhutan and  China: issues

  • The Recent Landmark visit by Indian Prime Minister

Indo-Afghan Bilateral Relations

  • India and Afghanistan: A Long History of Bilateral Relations

  • The India-Afghanistan  Development  Partnership

  • Strategic factors  undergirding  India’s  Partnership  with  Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan after  NATO Withdrawal

  • Options for India

India-Bangladesh Relations

  • Development Partnership

  • India-Bangladesh Relations in line with ‘Look East’ policy

  • Recent Boundary Agreements and their analysis

India-Maldives Relations

  • A Brief History

  • Geostrategic Importance of Maldives

  • Development Cooperation

  • Security Risks

India-Sri Lanka Relations

  • Commercial Relations

  • Developmental Cooperation

  • Fishermen Issue

  • Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka

India-Myanmar Relations

  • Introduction

  • Relation through ages

  • Recent change in policy

  • China Role

Indo-Pak Relations

  • Major Crisis

  • Water Dispute

  • Current Internal  Scenario

  • Impact on  India

  • Developments in Last One Year


  • Problems Besetting  the Organisation

  • Built in Contradictions

  • Conflicting Security Perceptions

  • Problem of Diverse Political Culture

  • Indo-Pak Conflict

  • Main Problem: Absence of Required Political Thrust

  • Problem of Resource Development

  • Prospects For  SAARC

  • Inherent Positive Points of the Region

Relevance of Non-Alignment in present India

  • What is NAM?

  • Relevance in  present  era

Central Asia

CIS Countries of Central Asia


  • Introduction

  • India-Turkmenistan

  • India-Kazakhstan

  • India Tajikistan

  • Recent Visit of the Prime Minister

  • China And Central Asia: issue

  • International North-South Transport Corridor

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation


  • India-Mongolia Bilateral Cooperation

  • Deal on Uranium Supply

  • PM Modi’s Mongolia Visit

West Asia

India – UAE Relations      

  • Background of the relation

  • Political and economic relation


  • Iran Nuclear Deal

  • India Iran Relations

  • US-Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Consideration in Iran

  • India’s Recent visit to Iran


  • Israel and Palestine

  • India – Israel Relations

India – Saudi Arabia

  • Areas of Cooperation

  • Challenges in relations

  • Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Asia – Pacific

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Zones of Activity

  • Regional Groupings

  • Geopolitics of Asia Pacific

India-South East Asia

  • Steps in Indo-ASEAN Relations

  • India-ASEAN Security Co-operation

India-Asean Economic Cooperation

  • Singapore

  • Vietnam

  • Indonesia

  • India ASEAN FTA in Services

Indo-Japan Bilateral Relationship

  • Historical Background

  • Economy Centric Relationship

  • Contemporary Perspective

  • Indian Diaspora

  • Implications of the Recent visit by Indian PM

Indo-Australia Relationship

  • Background

  • Immigration Issue and Indian Diaspora

  • Economic Relationship

  • Issue of Nuclear Cooperation

India – South Korea

  • India South Korea Relations: Brief Background

  • Economic Partnership in Recent Years

  • Recent Visit of The Prime Minister


  • Economic Cooperation

  • Strategic Cooperation

  • Geo-political Issues concerning India-Vietnam Energy Cooperation

  • China’s Response

  • India’s Response

 India & Africa

India and Africa

  • Historical Connections

  • Gandhi’s Role

  • Nehru’s Role

  • Strengthening of Ties

  • South-south Engagement

  • Current Dynamics

  • Economic Cooperation

  • Human resources development and capacity building

  • Energy Cooperation

  • Military Security Co-operation

  • Trade Policy under Modi

  • Afro-Indian Trade

  • Indian investment in Africa

  • African investment in India

  • Development cooperation and assistance

India & Europe

India-Russia Bilateral Relationship

  • Shanghai Co-operation Organization

  • Warming Relationship between Pakistan and Russia

The Ukraine Issue

  • About Crimea

  • The Issue

  • Eastern Ukraine

  • Eurasian Union


  • Strategic Partnership

  • Key Takeaway from Prime Minister’s Recent Visit to France


  • Key Takeaway from Recent Visit of the Prime Minister

United Kingdom

  • Ties in Current Context

  • Possible Developments

  • Scotland’s Referendum

  • Debate-Does Britain Owe Reparations to India?


India-USA Relations

  • History of India USA Relations

  • Area of Co-operation: Strategic Consultations

  • Area of Co-operation : Counter terrorism and Internal Security

  • Area of Co-operation : Trade and Economic

  • Area of Co-operation : Energy and Climate Change

  • Area of Co-operation : Science & Technology (S&T) and Space

  • Area of Co-operation : People to People Ties

  • Area of Co-operation : Defence Cooperation

  • Intellectual Property Issues

  • USA: Need For Gun Control

India-China Relations

  • Background of the Relationship

  • Economic Relation

  • China India Water Related Issue

  • “String of Pearls Strategy”

  • Key Takeaway from Prime Minister’s Visit to China

  • China’s Maritime Silk Route Implications for India

South China Sea Dispute

  • Main Disputes

  • Resources as a Driver of Competition

  • Attempts for Resolution

  • India and South China Dispute

Indian Ocean

Seychelles and Mauritius

  • India – Seychelles

  • India – Mauritius

Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region

  • The Pivot to Asia – US Policy Shift

  • South China Sea- Issues of Mistrust and CBM- ASEAN

  • Growing Economies in the Region and their Interplay

  • Tsunami

  • Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

  • Neighbourhood Issues and Terrorism

  • Energy Routes – SLOC Vulnerability; Malacca Straits/Straits of Hormuz dependence

  • Fisheries and Livelihood Issues

  • Environmental Security

  • Declaration of Indian Ocean as Zone of Peace

Indian Diaspora

Indian Diaspora

  • Role played by Indian Diaspora

  • Issue of safety of Indians abroad

  • Schemes for Welfare of Overseas Indian

  • Narendra Modi and Indian Diaspora

Indian Diaspora in Gulf

  • Status of Indian Diasporas

  • Issue faced by Diasporas

  • Nitaqat law and Present Status

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  1. Polity

  2. Governance