As Russia’s war in Ukraine unfolds, India’s national interests have so far dictated a position of formal neutrality. Here are the factors New Delhi faces in balancing its foreign policy priorities.
A conversation on India’s strategic calculus around its relations with Russia amid the Russia-Ukraine war.
There may be merit in first creating the law, then addressing other concerns later.
Kathmandu has its own priorities on development and geopolitics.
On March 28, the government introduced the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill in the Lok Sabha, seeking to replace the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920 which regulates how the police can gather data from convicted or suspected criminals.
To get its air force up to speed, India needs to enhance its capacity to develop and produce fighter aircraft.
Unless the government can up its communications game, anti-vax movements could prolong India’s pandemic effects.
They have to be seen as being responsive to the employment woes and economic stagnation afflicting many young people.
The war in Ukraine has demonstrated that India needs to establish a strong domestic space economy in order to weather geopolitical storms.
The inability of the Modi government to deliver higher growth is its biggest Achilles' heel, in my view. The Opposition's challenge -- and it is a big one -- is to convince voters it could do better. Right now, the credibility gap is so large that many disappointed voters will continue voting for the BJP because they don't believe any of the alternatives are substantially better.