Mains Paper 2: IR | India and its neighborhood- relations.
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: Not much
Mains level: Complement this newscard with our previous newscards on the Indo-Sri Lanka relationship. Read the Attached story for it.
Top agenda of discussion
- The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and President Ram Nath Kovind
- Expediting decisions on joint projects and “solving the problems that have emerged” was at the top of the agenda(in the meeting)
- Among the projects discussed in particular were the plans for India to develop (1) the Trincomalee harbour, including the Oil Tank farms project, as well as the Indian bid to lease and manage (2) the Mattala airport in Hambantota
Case of pending projects
- The emphasis on speeding up joint ventures comes after months where there has been no movement on many of the pending decisions on joint ventures