International Relation

Chinese Incursions in Taiwan

The USA has reaffirmed its support for Taiwan following China’s warplanes entering Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.These overflights were part of a long-standing pattern of incursions by China aimed at pressuring the present democratically elected government of Taiwan to accept China’s demand to recognize Taiwan as a part of Chinese territory. Taiwan Taiwan – the Republic of China (ROC), home to twenty-three …

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What does President-elect Joe Biden mean for India and its relationship with the USA?

Democrat Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 US presidential election. Is Donald Trump better for India or Joe Biden? Biden and India- Background: Much before he became Vice President in the Barack Obama administration, Biden had advocated a stronger relationship with India. Biden played an important role, both as Chairman of the Senate …

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UPSC 2020 (IAS) Prelims: Important Questions for Preparation of International Relations

Important questions of UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 from the IR (International Relations) section. The mentioned questions are after analysis of previous years’ papers and are important for the candidates preparing for UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims. Aspirants preparing for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 exam must go through the important set of questions from IR (International Relations). …

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Japan provides Rs 3,500 crores assistance to India to fight COVID-19

On August 31, 2020, the Japanese Government announced that it will provide loan assistance of Rs 3,500 crores to India as a response to COVID-19 crisis. This will also include implementation of health and medical policy. The loan is being received by India as an emergency fund. Highlights The loan agreement was signed by Japan …

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13th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting held virtually

On August 17, 2020, India and UAE held their 13th Joint Commission Meeting virtually. The five sub-committees from India and UAE participated in the meeting. This included the following Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Defence and Security Cooperation Education, Culture and Youth Cooperation Consular and Community Affairs Cooperation Overview and High-level Exchanges The countries also discussed …

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Pakistan’s new map

Context: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently unveiled a new political map that includes all of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Sir Creek and Junagadh. Pak Foreign Minister said that the new map reflects the aspirations of the people. India’s response: India has dismissed the map as an “exercise in absurdity” that made “untenable claims” to territories in India. These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor international …

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Pakistan’s new political map

Pakistan recently released a new political map claiming the entire territory of Jammu & Kashmir, and part of Gujarat including the erstwhile state of Junagadh as part of its territory. Background In recent times in the wake of the global pandemic when the whole world is fighting against the deadly virus in unison, our neighbours …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bhutan Visit

During the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Bhutan, both the countries reiterated their commitment to maintain close coordination on matters affecting each other’s security and national interests. The two countries inked 10 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the fields of space research, aviation, IT, power and education to infuse new energy in …

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