Kerch Bridge (Crimea)

  Source: BBC The Kerch Bridge (also called Crimean Bridge), opened in 2018, is a crucial transportation route between Russia and Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. It has come under attack twice in recent years. The bridge is a pair of parallel bridges, one for a four-lane road and one for a …

SANSAD TV: DIPLOMATIC DISPATCH- THE WAR IN UKRAINE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE INDO-PACIFIC

  Background of Ukraine issue Tensions between Ukraine and Russia, both former Soviet states, escalated in late 2013 over a landmark political and trade deal with the European Union.After the pro-Russian then-President, Viktor Yanukovych, suspended the talks, weeks of protests in Kiev erupted into violence. Then, in March 2014, Russia annexed Crimea,an autonomous peninsula in southern Ukraine with strong …

NATO enlargement:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions.   Context: Russia has warned Finland and Sweden against joining NATO, arguing that the move would not bring stability to Europe. Russia has said that if Sweden and Finland join NATO then it would have to strengthen its land, naval and air forces in the Baltic Sea. …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- RUSSIA-UKRAINE STANDOFF

  Introduction: In the latest development, Russia has started 10 days of joint military drills with close ally Belarus, which has a long border with Ukraine. The Ukrainian capital is located just about 75 miles south of the border with Belarus, and the West fears that Russia could use Belarusian territory to invade Ukraine. Ukraine …

G7:

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: G7 has sought to present a united front against Russian aggression toward Ukraine. This decision was taken at the recent G7 meeting, attended in person by the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his …

Ukraine Issue

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and neighbourhood relations.   Ukraine Issue Context: The United States, NATO and Ukrainian officials have been making statements for nearly two weeks, referring to what they say are unusual Russian troop movements in the proximity of Ukraine.   What is the conflict all about? Tensions between Ukraine and Russia, both …