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Indian Navy officers stand on the flight deck of India's first home-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi, India, in September 2022.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 7, 2024
India opens new naval base near Maldives amid tense ties
India's navy has had a small presence on Minicoy Island for decades.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during a joint news conference in Moscow in December.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 28, 2024
India pivots away from Russian arms, but will retain strong ties
Russia supplied 65% of India's weapons purchases during the last two decades but the Ukraine war hastened New Delhi's impetus to diversify.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan. 10.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 23, 2024
India likely to keep close eye on Chinese research vessel in Maldives
A senior Indian security official has said that information gathered by China's research vessels can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
A banner with the image of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple, in Surrey, British Columbia, on Sept. 20
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 6, 2023
India-Canada diplomatic rift remains bitter despite some visa easing
Mutual recriminations over the murder of a Canadian Sikh separatist leader from Punjab state have strained ties between the two countries.
The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple where Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed in June in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 4, 2023
India's spies infiltrated West long before Canada's murder claim
Canada's recent allegations have thrust India's secretive Research and Analysis Wing into the global spotlight.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a picture during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 31, 2023
Xi likely to skip G20 summit in India: sources
The summit was considered an opportunity for Xi and U.S. President Joe Biden to smooth over recent trade and geopolitical tensions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2023
U.S. military deals unlikely to draw India away from Russian arms
The country’s multi-billion-dollar purchases of U.S. arms are more about developing its own domestic weapons industry, security officials and analysts say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 5, 2023
BBC raids show India's shrinking media freedom under Modi, some journalists say
The news network has said it is cooperating fully with authorities, adding that its journalists would continue to report 'without fear or favor.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 3, 2023
U.S. and Russian top diplomats meet for first time since Ukraine invasion
Early in the G20 meeting of foreign ministers, the United States and European allies urged the group of nations to keep up pressure on Moscow to end the conflict.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan