OP-ED: Tough love – Bangladeshi foreign policy on China, India, and the US

File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in the sidelines of UNGA at Kennedy Room of Lotte New York Palace in New York, US on September 27, 2019 Focus Bangla What are the roles each country is playing? With rising tension between China and India, new Chinese investment deals in Bangladesh have stirred up a media storm all around India, roping the United States into the picture to grab Bangladesh’s attention. However, the harshest of criticisms regarding Chinese investments in Bangladesh overlooks…

South China Sea: India lashes out at Beijing for ‘eroding trust’ after aggressive policy | World | News

New Delhi’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar outlined India’s position on the disputed waterway at the East Asia Summit, which brings together the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) along with India, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand South Korea, Russia and the US. Mr Jaishankar pointed to the importance of adhering to international law, respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty, and promoting a rules-based global order. Without naming China, the minister said India was concerned about actions and incidents in the South China Sea that “erode trust”.…

Delhi protests as Beijing tries to turn South China Sea Code of Conduct into a barrier to keep US, India, others away from dispute

India on Saturday tacitly opposed China’s latest move to press the ASEAN hard to insert in the proposed Code of Conduct on the South China Sea certain clauses that would help the communist country to keep its rivals and other nations outside the region away from the disputed waters. The negotiation for the code “should not be prejudicial to the legitimate interests of the third parties and should be fully consistent with the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)”, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar while…

How These Elections Proved the ‘Republic of Bihar’ is a Metaphor for India

While penning an obituary for Arvind N Das, one of the best-known modern day intellectuals from Bihar, his mentor Dileep Padgaonkar wrote in 2000: “In his eyes, Bihar was a metaphor for India itself. At a pinch, he would have deemed it to be the very centre of the universe. While he loathed its venal, caste-ridden, ineffective governance, the violent nature of its society, its decrepit intellectual and cultural life and the slothful ways of its elite, he never missed an opportunity to recall its rich cultural and spiritual legacy,…

India expresses concern over South China Sea development & calls for respecting territorial integrity

New Delhi: India on Saturday expressed concerns over incidents and actions in the South China Sea (SCS) that erode trust in the region and emphasised on the importance of adhering to international law, respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty, and promoting a rules-based global order in what can be described as a veiled message to China following its aggressive posturing. These views were expressed by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar who represented India at the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS) on Saturday. The Summit was chaired by the Prime Minister of…

India opposes China’s move to set up Air Defence Identification Zone on South China Sea

India on Saturday tacitly opposed China’s latest move to press the ASEAN hard to insert in the proposed Code of Conduct on the South China Sea certain clauses that would help the communist country to keep its rivals and other nations outside the region away from the disputed waters. The negotiation for the code “should not be prejudicial to the legitimate interests of the third parties and should be fully consistent with the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)”, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar while…

India opposes China’s move to set up Air Defence Identification Zone at South China Sea

India on Saturday tacitly opposed China’s latest move to press the ASEAN hard to insert in the proposed Code of Conduct on the South China Sea certain clauses that would help the communist country to keep its rivals and other nations outside the region away from the disputed waters. The negotiation for the code “should not be prejudicial to the legitimate interests of the third parties and should be fully consistent with the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)”, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar while…

India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’ – india news

Against the backdrop of China’s assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn’t affect the legitimate interests of third parties. External affairs minister S Jaishankar outlined India’s position on the South China Sea while representing the country at the East Asia Summit, which brings together the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), India, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand South Korea, Russia and…

Times Has Come for India to Join Multilateral Condemnation of Uyghur Genocide

In 1949, as the People’s Liberation Army entered East Turkistan, Uyghur leaders and intellectuals prepared for a life in exile. These individuals, among them storied figures such as Isa Yusuf Alptekin and Muhammad Amin Bughra, knew their lives were in danger and advocacy for the Uyghur people would have to continue overseas. The arduous journey across the Himalayas led to Kashmir and ultimately safety. Upon arrival, Kashmiri politician Mohammed Abdullah Sheikh convinced Delhi to let the refugees stay. From India, Uyghurs requested international support for their self-determination and met with…

Why India, China want to disengage at LAC, & how standoff has changed the strategic picture

Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: In the backdrop of the eighth round of corps commanders meeting between India and China last week over the standoff in Eastern Ladakh, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains that to reach a favourable outcome in a negotiation, one should have some strengths — chips to put on the table. In episode 617 of ‘Cut The Clutter’, Gupta says that the Indian Army holds such chips. Gupta goes…