Da diversi mesi gli agricoltori indiani protestano contro il governo. Le mobilitazioni sono iniziate dopo che, a settembre 2020, il parlamento ha approvato una riforma costituita da tre leggi - Empowerment and Protection Bill, Promotion and Facilitation Bill, Essential Commodities Bill - che liberalizza il mercato agricolo per incentivare lo sviluppo del settore.
“Fino ad ora solo l'1% della gente è venuta dai villaggi. Il giorno in cui mobiliteremo il 50% dei nostri, a Delhi non ci sarà più posto per muoversi”, diceva un contadino dell'Uttar Pradesh, lo stato più popoloso dell'India, durante una delle centinaia di manifestazioni che da novembre paralizzano la capitale e molte altre città del paese. Sebbene da decenni ci sia una continua e massiccia urbanizzazione, il 60% del miliardo e 300 milioni d'indiani continua a vivere nei circa 640mila villaggi agricoli del paese.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India. Earlier Dr Jaishankar was President of Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons Private Limited from May 2018. He was Foreign Secretary from 2015-18, Ambassador to United States from 2013-15, Ambassador to China from 2009-2013, High Commissioner to Singapore from 2007-2009 and Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2000-2004. He has also served in other diplomatic assignments in Embassies in Moscow, Colombo, Budapest and Tokyo, as well in the Ministry of External Affairs and the President’s Secretariat.
C'è un nuovo e inaspettato leader nella lotta globale contro la pandemia e nella distribuzione dei vaccini: l'India. Nonostante un sistema sanitario di non prima qualità, l'impossibilità di garantire un minimo distanziamento sociale in un Paese di 1,3 miliardi di abitanti, un sistema di trasporti e infrastrutture arretrati, l'India sta lentamente vincendo la sua battaglia.
The news that in November 2020 the Netherlands, a relatively small country of the European Union (EU), had issued its own official strategy on the Indo-Pacific region, generated much discussion around the world. The Netherlands was the third European country, after France (2018) and Germany (2020), to issue a comprehensive view of this new geography in strategic terms. These decisions underscore the increasing importance of the Indo-Pacific maritime geography over the next decades as the centre of gravity of global politics and economics.
Indian space policy is undergoing important changes. In the early decades, as a newly independent nation developing its space programme, India was very conscious of the resource constraints and therefore India’s space programme developed with a primary focus on social and economic development of its people.
The confrontation between China and India might seem to be a thing of the past. After violent border skirmishes last June resonated high and wide around the world, SARS-COV-2 and the US presidential campaign diluted most non-China-related news spreading from Asia.
Since early May, amidst the pandemic, thousands of Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter confrontation, lined up on positions opposite each other’s, in the rugged Himalayan heights of the Ladakh region.
Relations among South Asian countries after 1947 can be characterized as oscillating between Indian attempts to gain greater influence and counter-efforts by its neighbours to resist them. One of their successful counter-strategies has been to play the “China card” vis-à-vis India long before the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) was established.
Despite the unresolved territorial dispute and emerging challenges between the two Asian powers, Sino-Indian economic ties have witnessed significant expansion over the three decades since Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s historic visit to China in 1988.