The Election Commission of India (ECI) criticised the opacity of this financial mechanism and described it as “a retrograde step”.
India must treat recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to remedy long-standing problems with its economy. If left untreated, these problems could precipitate other crises.
As challenges from China increasingly threaten the United States and its partners in Asia, the Indo-Pacific has emerged as a theater of great power rivalry—with India playing a leading role.
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The rise of China has changed India’s security landscape, creating opportunities to deepen its partnerships and enhance its regional posture.
Lately, the behavior of India’s Supreme Court institution—once recognized as among the most prestigious judicial bodies in the world—has been seen as problematic on another count: The Court has ceased to confront the government.
Most anti-state revolts across the Indian subcontinent have now been crushed, demobilized, or contained. Yet beneath that surface, state coercive power remains contested.
It has also committed itself to increasing the share of non-fossil fuel-based electricity to 40% by 2030 and to create a cumulative carbon sink, by enhancing its forest cover in order to absorb 2.5-3 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2030.
While both countries may think the situation is under control, dismissive attitudes and misperceptions could end up fueling a dangerous competition.
From long-established democracies like India to newer ones like Indonesia, deep-seated sociopolitical divisions have become increasingly inflamed in recent years, fueling democratic erosion and societal discord.