Prospects for India-Japan Civil Nuclear Cooperation

Nuclear development in India for energy’s stakes

Madras HC gives nod for Kudankulam project

The Madras High Court on Friday gave the green signal for the commissioning of the units one and two of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli district. However, it made it clear that the regulatory authorities should periodically oversee the compliance and maintenance of standards of pollution.

Coal: The new political minefield?

The coal-gate has sparked a political fire with the standoff between the Congress and the BJP refusing to end. Parliament is left paralysed – three days and more than 40 hours of proceedings have been lost. We discuss what this has done to the India story.

Shaping the Future: Energy Security in India

India is looking for new markets and trade routes with its neighbours

India keen to expand exports to Iran

Existing and planned trade routes

Notwithstanding US pressure on it to reduce engagements with Iran, India today said it would like to expand India’s exports to Tehran and noted that bilateral trade relations have improved over the last few years.

India discusses Chahbahar port project with Iran, Afghanistan

« The objective of the meeting was to explore ways to expand trade and transit cooperation, including investment, among the three countries starting with the Chahbahar Port »

In a significant meet ahead of the NAM summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan today held a trilateral during which the regional security and economic situation was discussed, including ways to commercially exploit the Chahbahar port, a major venture in the sanction- hit country.

And in the meanwhile …

S&P downgrades India’s outlook

In yet another clear signal of India’s steadily weakening fiscal position, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) on April 25 slashed India’s longterm outlook from stable to negative and affirmed a BBB- rating.
S&P has also threatened to downgrade the country’s rating in the next two years if fiscal situation does not improve.

India positions as a military nuclear power

India is not a member of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), though it is a state party to the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT). New Delhi embarked on a nuclear energy program in 1948 and a nuclear explosives program in 1964.[1] The latter culminated in the May 1974 test of a « peaceful nuclear explosion. »[2] Following five nuclear tests in May 1998, India formally declared itself a nuclear weapon state.


April 20th, 2012

Is it how NATO would see Europe soon or later?

The Strategic Consequences Of The Euro-Crisis: Cracks In NATO, New Euro Map

« Europe is essentially on its own in a fundamental sense as the key nations of Europe seek to sort through the disaggregation of the Euro zone, and the shaping of a new political and economic map of Europe.

We see at least three key actors that will by their actions re-shape the European map.« 

Iran’s Nuclear Imbroglio: Policy Options for India

Egypt new diplomacy and non aligned movement

Morsi gives solution to Syrian crisis

I wrote yesterday for Asia Times that in Muslim politics such as the event of the summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference that was held in Jeddah last week over the Syrian crisis, it is invariably the case that the sub-texts turn out to be more important than the narrative.

The narrative in the present case is well-known; it is well-propagated by the Western (especially American) media and it inevitably trickles down to Indian discourses, namely, that the OIC summit in Jeddah was going to be all about the Saudi-Iranian ‘cold war’.

Seabed resources and fishing areas stakes behind « rocks’ game »

The Japan Coast Guard says at least 10 Japanese landed on one of the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday morning. The East China Sea islands are also claimed by China and Taiwan.

Turkey and the bomb

Carnegie Endownment for Peace paper by Siman Ülgen

« Though most states that want a nuclear weapon can get one through determined effort, the fact remains that most choose not to proliferate. Turkey is no exception. Not even the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is likely to push Ankara to develop its own nuclear weapons. The only circumstance where such a scenario would acquire a degree of likelihood is a breakdown in Turkey’s security relationship with the United States. »

The business of Ramadan: ‘fast’ food, fast bucks

NDTV: the business of Ramadan

Following some estimations, the Indian muslim population is equivalent to the total population of Pakistan, making India the second largest muslim country after Indonesia.

Oil & Gas projects map

The Iran Parkistan India (IPI) and Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India gas pipelines projects are a clear explanation for the India foreign and trade policies’ evolutions regarding Iran and Afghanistan.

India to offer fresh trade sops to Pakistan to strengthen ties

In a move to help promote trade and bilateral ties with Pakistan, the government is set to slash 30% items or 254 products from the sensitive list under the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (Safta) …

Oil & Gas pipelines projects

Oil and gas pipelines projects in Middle East: Iran, Irak, Syria axis to target the European market.

Iran to begin gas exports to Iraq by 2013

Press TV quoted Mr Rostam Qassemi oil minister of Iran as saying that Iran is expected to start exporting natural gas to Iraq by the end next year (to start March 21st 2013) upon the completion of the Iran Iraq gas pipeline project.

In 2011, oil ministers of Iran, Iraq and Syria agreed to construct a pipeline that transfers natural gas from Iran to Europe. Under the deal, natural gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field, Bushehr province, will be pumped through Iran, Iraq and Syria to Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea before reaching Europe.

Indian PM Urges Steps to Boost Economy

India’s national security is at risk if urgent steps are not taken to boost economic growth, attract new investment in infrastructure and legislate against corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.

China Is Running Out Of Money

Last week’s release of disappointing economic and trade data for July has, predictably, renewed calls for additional stimulus.  In May, Beijing ramped up its support for the economy, and observers had expected activity to pick up by last month.

Why has the economy so far failed to respond?  There are various reasons, but perhaps the most important is that the country is running out of money for stimulus.

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