Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Brick By Brick, BRICS Building A New Bridge For A New World

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on how the BRICS are now a new bridge to a New World: Measuring BRICS in single decades, in 2001, BRIC started as an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, and China; Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill claimed that by 2050 the four BRIC economies would come to dominate the global […]

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China and India Compete for Influence in the Indian Ocean

Via The Strategist, commentary on how India and China’s rivalry is reshaping South Asia: Home to almost two billion people, some of the world’s most dynamic economies, and important shipping routes, South Asia is a crucial geopolitical arena and the site of increasing rivalry between two of Asia’s biggest powers—China and India. This growing competition […]

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India-Financed Sittwe Port Opens in Myanmar, Countering China’s Connectivity Projects

Via India Today, an article on the opening of Indian-financed Sittwe Port in Myanmar: The strategic Sittwe Port in Myanmar was jointly inaugurated by Indian Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal and Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Transport & Communications of Myanmar, Admiral Tin Aung San on Wednesday. At the […]

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U.S. Eyes Mideast-India Transport Network To Counter China

Courtesy Nikkei Asia, a report on U.S. talks with Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates about a massive transport infrastructure project as Washington steps up engagement with the Middle East to counter China’s influence: The U.S. is talks with Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates about a massive transport infrastructure project […]

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Taking The High Road: India’s Himalayan Infrastructure Drive Counters China

Via Terra Daily, a look at how India is taking on China in the race to build infrastructure in the Himalaya: Freshly laid roads, bridges, upgraded military camps, and new civilian infrastructure dot the winding high Himalayan route to the Indian frontier village of Zemithang — which China renamed last month to press its claim […]

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India’s Quest to Build the World’s Largest Solar Farms

Courtesy of The New Yorker, a report on India’s Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park, a clean-power plant the size of Manhattan, could be a model for the world—or a cautionary tale: Every morning in the Tumakuru District of Karnataka, a state in southern India, the sun tips over the horizon and lights up the green-and-brown […]

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