Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Scorpene-class sub joins Indian navy in June

Indian navy is expected to induct its first Scorpene-class submarine, named Kalvari, this June, sharpening its underwater warfare capabilities. This will be followed by the commissioning of the second French-designed...

BNP demands disclosure of possible military deal

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Secretary General of BNP, the largest opposition party of Bangladesh urged government to disclose the possible military agreement with India claiming people have the right...

Alternative narrative needed to counter violent extremism

It is not a counter narrative, but an alternative narrative that is required to counter violent extremism. The government must formulate polices for counter radicalisation. The law enforcement must...

US disburses $550 million under CSF to Pakistan

The United States has disbursed $550 million under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) grant to Pakistan, rekindling Islamabad’s hopes for a better external account position that had come under...

Over 20,000 People Flee Myanmar to China After Violence Erupted

More than 20,000 people crossed into China from neighboring Myanmar escaping violence between security forces and ethnic rebels, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Thursday. "Military conflict in...

India, Sri Lanka agree to release arrested fishermen

India and Sri Lanka Thursday jointly agreed to release all fishermen held in custody in the two countries in the wake of growing agitation in Tamil Nadu over the...

History of FATA reforms

In November 2015, the PM set up a six-member Fata reforms Committee “to propose a concrete way forward for the political mainstreaming of Fata areas.” At its very first...

CPEC becomes center-point of transit trade routes

With related major energy and infrastructure projects being in full swing, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become the center-point where transit trade routes converge linking Russia with Central Asia. Pakistan...

EXIT POLLS: Gain for BJP in UP and Uttarakhand

After a gruelling campaigning for over two months, the wait is about to end as the results for five states will be announced on 11 March. But before the...

India’s ‘diplomatic isolation’ of Pakistan hinders prospects for improved ties: US Centcom commander

Commander of the United States Central Command (Centcom) General Joseph Votel on Thursday said India’s policy of 'diplomatic isolation' of Pakistan may be a hindrance to improved ties between...

Eco Gamechanger

Founded in 1955 by Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq, Great Britain and Iran, the Baghdad Pact was a pro-Western defensive organisation meant primarily to prevent the expansion of the Soviet Union...