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Day 85 of Modi Sarkar

During his recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Narendra Modi had provided his opinion on what he thought was a proxy war being waged by Pakistan through militants and repeated violations of ceasefire. He had stated that the main reason of such acts was the fact that Pakistan knew it would be unable to engage India in a face-to-face fight. In fact, there had been a considerable amount of ceasefire violations in the last few [...]

Day 84 of Modi Sarkar

One of the highlights of the brief tenure in which Narendra Modi has adorned the position of India’s prime minister is that he has shown himself as someone who is not here to walk the path often taken. For starters he invited all the heads of state of the immediate neighbors of India when he was taking the oath to become India’s new PM. FDI in railways, defence are revolutionary steps One of the hallmarks [...]

Day 83 of Modi Sarkar

Modi commissions India’s largest indigenous warship INS Kolkata Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted INS Kolkata, India’s largest indigenously built warship into the naval fleet in Mumbai on Saturday. He was accompanied by Arun Jaitley, Union Defence Minister, Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of Naval Staff, K Sankaranarayanan, Governor of Maharashtra, and Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The warship was designed by the Naval Design Bureau and the construction was undertaken by Mazagon Docks Ltd (MDL), Mumbai. [...]

Day 82 of Modi Sarkar

One of the major hallmarks of Narendra Modi during the days when he was on the road to become the next prime minister of India was his immense capability to provide captivating speeches. When Modi delivered his first speech as India’s PM on the Independence Day he once again was able to wow everyone in attendance with lots of promises, all of which were made with one intent and one intent only – to make [...]

Day 81 of Modi Sarkar

It was only yesterday that India had professed its complete cooperation for Sri Lanka with regard to rehabilitating the country after the end of the 30-year old bloody war with LTTE that claimed thousands of lives and also led to the assassination of former prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. Lanka releases Indian fishermen on I-Day One of the major problem areas between both the countries has been the frequent arrest of Indian fishermen for [...]

Day 80 of Modi Sarkar

Sri Lanka is one country with which India has had a mixed bag of a relationship. Of late the arrest of fishermen from Tamil Nadu has been a frequently disturbing issue even as India is playing an important role in the reconstruction of the island following the civil war. Now India has decided to re-affirm its commitment to its southern neighbour, especially with regard to the process of settlement and rehabilitation after the 30-year long [...]

Day 79 of Modi Sarkar

The national administration under Narendra Modi has been trying to go against the trade facilitation agreement being pushed through by the advanced economies, which are members of the World Trade Organization such as the US and Australia. It has been saying that this opposition is to ensure that the critical issue of food security is properly addressed. However, it now seems that this could have an adverse effect on India as far as global trade [...]

Day 78 of Modi Sarkar

Myanmar’s assurance to India on north-east militants Myanmar’s President U Thein Sein assured External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj that the country would not foster the growth of any elements inimical to India’s interests. The assurance emerged over the course of Ms. Swaraj’s telephonic conversation with President Thein Sein. She had called him to discuss concerns over North Eastern militant outfits taking refuge in Myanmar. An External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said, “The President categorically said [...]

Day 77 of Modi Sarkar

Following the ascent of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India, there have been a whole lot of countries that have been looking for ways to improve their ties with India and New Zealand is the latest to join the bandwagon. Although New Zealand is not one of the global superpowers, one feels it is one country worth having good relations with. New Zealand looking for better relations with India Along with Australia, New [...]

Day 76 of Modi Sarkar

In a confirmation of how far India has progressed during Narendra Modi’s regime, Chuck Hagel, the US Secretary of Defence, has revived the American call for a tripartite military alliance of India, US and Japan. It has also advised that India does not need to make a choice between China and the US and should look to collaborate with both. US calls for military alliance with India, Japan  This proposal from perhaps the most powerful [...]