Prelude to the next big conflict?

Karabekir Akkoyunlu   Thanks to The Hindu, 5 Dec 2015 Two macho men with oversized egos, Erdogan and Putin see themselves as the heirs to the defunct Ottoman and Russian empires, driven by a sense of mission to restore their nations’ past imperial glory. Will the downing of the Russian fighter jet by the Turkish…

India and Iran: Challenges and Opportunity

The Diplomat, 11 September, 2015 The strategic map of Iran’s immediate neighborhood will change dramatically following the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. Given the tremendous geostrategic stakes involved, Iran has already begun to explore greater opportunities for economic and security cooperation in the region. This has implications for both India and Pakistan,…

India, Iran, and the West

The Diplomat, 9 November, 2014 Hrishabh Sandilya Snapshot The development of the Chabahar port could be a significant development for Asian security. Just like Gwadar provides another alternative to Pakistan and China; Chabahar fulfills similar ambitions for Iran and India. Chabahar will be an alternative channel to Bandar Abbas and its other major ports that…

India – Israel Relations

India and Israel established full diplomatic relations in 1992 and since then the bilateral relationship between the two countries has blossomed at the economic, military, agricultural and political levels. Both countries see themselves as isolated democracies threatened by neighbors that train, finance and encourage terrorism, therefore both countries also view their cooperative relationship as a strategic…

India’s Approach to West Asia

      Links –  Amb. Ranjit Gupta @ipcs.org – On potential role for India in West Asia Amb. Ranjit Gupta @ ipcs.org – West Asia in 2015 Amb. Ranjit Gupta @ ipcs.org – Bridging the gulf with GCC Amb. Ranjit Gupta @ ipcs.org – Modi finally begins his interaction with West Asia   Summary…