The fact that the visit took place in between his visits to China and Pakistan may just be a normal scheduling decision, but the increasingly visible search for regaining momentum in the relationship between the two countries can be felt from the intensity of recent visits by the likes of India Foreign Secretary to Moscow earlier this year and the much-awaited and upcoming visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India. These visits are being looked forward to even more considering how the cancellation of the India-Russia annual summit due to the ongoing pandemic was viewed as a sign of reducing traction and increasing cracks between the two countries, especially by the Chinese media.
The joint presser which concluded the meetings between the foreign ministers showcases how the two ‘time-tested’ friends are looking at the post-Covid world for enhancing cooperation and collaboration in different fields. While the Indian Foreign Minister highlighted the fact that talks with the Russian counterpart were warm, comprehensive, and productive, and there will indeed by the annual summit later this year, it is yet to see whether a renewed zeal has awakened in the aftermath of the pandemic, as several proposals, projects and ideas have been in existence since the last half-decade. But what we now need is a reinvigorated push to pursue these goals.
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“WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO INDIA TO OPEN ITS MARKET”
The Summit is expected to focus on a more resilient global health system by strengthening the World Health Organisation in terms of future pandemic preparedness. After all, trade and economic activity can only thrive when health is restored, Finland’s envoy to India, H.E Ms. Ritva Koukku-Ronde, told Diplomatist’s Business Editor Kanchi BATRA in a written interview ahead of the High Level EU-India Leaders’ Meeting on 8th May.
INDIA-EU: A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ASSOCIATIONS
India is one of the very few countries that has established diplomatic relationships with Europe since the 1960s. The relationship between these two countries is continuously evolving and transforming for better. Currently, the relationship between India & EU is not fully taken advantage of its full potential.
INDIA-EU BROAD-BASED TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENT (BTIA)
India and the European Union (EU) are keen to encourage a model of growth with equity, which is socially inclusive and broad-based. Trade and investment continue to be the cornerstone of their multidimensional relationship. Both have a shared belief in the rules-based bilateral and multilateral trading systems and convinced that deepening bilateral trade relations should support, rather than undermine, the multilateral route. Even though bilateral trade and investment have risen dramatically, there are reasons to conclude that current levels are still below potential. Against this backdrop, attempts have been made to revive the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), negotiations that began in 2007 but stalled since 2013 due to divergence of views on crucial issues. If successfully concluded, BTIA has the potential to bring real substance to the India-EU Strategic Partnership.
THE FUTURE OF INDIA-EU FTA
Introduction India and European Union have shared a close affinity and bilateral ties since times immemorial. Being one of the first countries to establish ties with the European Economic Community in 1962, India cherishes its vital partner and believes that the multifaceted relationship that India and EU share holds immense potential for global change.
FORGING CLIMATE ACTION IN EU-INDIA RELATIONS IN TIMES OF GLOBAL (DIS)ORDER
THE TANGLED TRIUMVIRATE EU-INDIA AND THE INDO-PACIFIC
Identification of the problem and relevance to the EU-India strategic partnership
PROSPECTS FOR INDIA-EU SECURITY COOPERATION
India and the EU have been engaged with each other since the 1960s with India being one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the European Economic Community in 1962.
RECALIBRATING INDIA-EU COOPERATION IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION
We are witnessing an obvious manifestation of an Indo-Pacific decade as new actors are defining their strategic interests in the region. Moreover, the EU appears to be the latest entrant. Ahead of the 16th India-EU Summit, the EU has finally adopted a strategy on the Indo-Pacific region. While Brussels is keen to foster deeper engagement in the region with “like-minded partners”, it involves a multitude of challenges from a gamut of stakeholders. With the new strategic rollout and the EU entrenching itself as a dynamic pillar in the Indo-Pacific economic, political, and security architecture, one is coerced to ask what this could mean for India. Could it indeed set their relations on the track to realize the full potentials of the strategic partnership? This article while examining the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy sheds further light on the emerging opportunities for India and the EU to cooperate.
INDIA AND EU: NEXT STEPS IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
India and the European Union (EU) endorsed the India-EU Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025 at the 15th India-European Union Summit on 15th July 2020. Its objective is to have a common roadmap to guide joint action to strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership till 2025. This partnership aims to get together the values of democracy that both India and the EU uphold to preserve the rules-based international order. Both India and the EU feel that under this partnership they can contribute towards a safer, cleaner and more stable world which will be drastically different post-Covid-19.
EUROPE: A KEY ALLY FOR INDIA
India-EU both share a relationship dating back to the 1960’s. India’s rise as an economic, military and political power has led to it moving closer to other developed nations. These nations look at India as a South Asian superpower which is not only a market for the West but also one such power to counter the rise of China. This can be seen in 2018, where EU called India a geopolitical pillar in the multipolar world. Also, an important nation to maintain a balance of power in South Asia or Asia as a whole.
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