Why India doesn’t support Western sanctions on Russia

Author: Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide

Commentators have expressed surprise at India’s failure to criticise Russia for its incursion into Crimea. Not only did India abstain from voting on the UN General Assembly Resolution condemning Crimea’s annexation but it has also opposed the imposition of Western sanctions. Together with its fellow members in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) forum, India has rejected Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop’s suggestion that Russia be excluded from the G20 summit.

India to Provide Helicopters to Afghanistan

By IDR News Network

As per the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Salman Khurshid, India as agreed to provide helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan in the near future. Apparently, this decision of the Government of India comes in response to a request from the President of Afghanistan for the supply of lethal weapons.

External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid calls on President of Afghanistan HE Mr Hamid Karzai

Towards a shorter and faster Northern East Route

Tanker sails through Northeast Passage as Arctic ice caps melt

A gas tanker has powered its way across the top of the world and is set to enter Japanese waters after a west-to-east voyage through the Arctic ice lasting 25 days. It is a hugely symbolic moment: the melting of the ice caps has brought tantalisingly close the dream of 16th-century explorers to use the Northeast sea route all year round to link Europe to the riches of China and India.

Once again: seabed resources claims against territories definition

There Are 500 Trillion Cubic Feet Of Gas Under Those Disputed Islands In The South China Sea

While China’s leadership transition captured the world’s attention, it was away from that spotlight that the Chinese state revealed a crucial bit of information that says a lot about what motivates its foreign policy.