Pick-and-choose Indo-Pacific economic framework:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effects of policies of developed nations.   Context: The United States sees India’s participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) as “very important”. Therefore, Washington is designing the framework to prioritise “flexibility and inclusion”. Under this, participating countries can join IPEF without necessarily joining all the four pillars of the …

Indo-Pacific:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Context: The United States has said that it remains focused long-term on the Indo-Pacific region despite concerns over Russian aggression toward Ukraine. This highlights the importance of the region and the role that India has to play with regard to ensuring security of the …

Indo-Pacific:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Context: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the United States will expand its military and economic relationships with partners in Asia to push back against China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific.   What is Indo- Pacific? The idea of the Indo-Pacific …