Myanmar's army seized control of the nation after placing the National League for Democracy (NLD) Chairperson and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest on 1 February 2021. In this piece, the author reflects on India's position or rather a 'strategic' silence on the issue as a prominent power in the region.
Along side the COVID-19 outbreak last year, Xi’s China remained a major source of concern for its neighbors on both side; i.e. India and Taiwan. On one hand, India faced illegal Chinese intrusion along the western sector of disputed Line of Control, while on other, Taiwan witnessed the highest number of airspace intrusion since its democratic transition. Focused on these increased aggressive posturing of China around its neighborhood, this issue attempts to reflect on the changing perception of China under Xi’s leadership.
In the light of Farm Bills 2020, passed by the Indian Parliament, the author reflects on the state of agriculture sector in India and the adverse impact unregulated privatization can have on it. In his opinion, any agrarian reform made in haste and to profit private stakeholders will only worsen the farmers' conditions in India.