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.
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
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.
Rick Perry dismisses Texas secession talk
More than 60,000 people have now signed an online petition calling for President Obama to "peacefully grant" Texas to secede from the United States of America, but the state’s governor, Rick Perry, suggests he’s not about to give the online movement any more traction than it’s already ginned up.
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.