Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

BD-India to sign defence MOUs, despite doubts in Dhaka 

Dhaka and New Delhi are set to sign a large-scale defence cooperation deal under the cover of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day visit...

India Nepal to rework bilateral agreements

India and Nepal on Thursday agreed for further studies and discussions on updating and reviewing some of the bilateral agreements including the crucial Peace and Friendship Treaty signed in...

India inks defence deals worth over $2 billion with Israel

India and Israel on Thursday inked mega defence deals worth over $2 billion for advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, which are designed to destroy hostile aircraft, missiles and drones...

Myanmar Ethnic delegations meet in Chiang Mai

A two-day meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, concludes on Thursday between two ethnic negotiating teams – the Delegation for Political Negotiations (DPN), which represents the United Nationalities Federal Council...

B&R getting attention from developed countries, China wants India to participate

There is great potential for developed economies, like the UK, to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other projects in China’s One Belt, One Road (B&R) initiative. India...

Babri demolition case: SC reserves order

The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on whether criminal conspiracy charges can be initiated against all the accused in the Babri demolition case. The apex court...

Modi and Hasina can restore Bengal’s regional centrality

The idea that India-Bangladesh relations can be changed, root and branch, took hold seven years ago when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to Delhi. Manmohan Singh agreed with her...

The Hambantota Port deal with China: To sign or not to sign is the...

Treading a tightrope of local criticism and Chinese pressure, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe insisted this week that the government has not got into an agreement with the Chinese company,...

Change in India’s nuclear strike policy ‘highly irresponsible and dangerous’, says Pak FO

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday termed the change in India’s nuclear arms usage policy as “highly irresponsible and dangerous” and said it will "not help in promoting...

Teesta hangs fire as Sheikh Hasina arrives

The West Bengal government is not yet fully on board on sharing of Teesta waters with Bangladesh, a senior official said on Thursday. Officials said India remained committed to dialogue...

Hasina-Mamata meeting likely today

The meeting between Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the India’s West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to take place today, Saturday evening. Sheikh Hasina intimated as...