Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

Political triangle: Prospects of US-India alliance amid China’s rise

A closer alliance with the US could bring India more harm than good, a professor of politics at the University of Westminster, Dibyesh Anand, told Radio Sputnik, commenting on...

Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity...

India, Bangladesh resolve to fight terror together

India and Bangladesh today discussed the common challenge of terrorism and resolved to fight the scourge together even as New Delhi reaffirmed its status as a reliable development partner...

Sri Lanka offers to play honest broker as SAARC on verge of collapse

Amidst heightening tensions between India and Pakistan and the future of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) being at stake, Sri Lanka has offered to play the role...

Pakistan is negotiating with Turkey to acquire T-129 attack helicopters: Pak PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Turkish Defence production industry is one of the best in the world and second to none. He said this while talking to Pakistani and...

Nepal Bhawan to be built in Kolkata

A building named Nepal Bhawan is to be built in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian State of West Bengal, at the initiative of the Nepali Welfare Trust established...

Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday (Oct 22) to urge Myanmar’s government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August...

Modi losing steam

Why is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he can drink poison for the 'good of the country'? Such a desperate pronouncement from someone claiming a 56-inch chest does suggest...

Afghans account for nearly half of all foreign military trainees gone AWOL in the...

Afghans account for nearly half of all foreign military trainees that have gone absent without leave (AWOL) since 2005 while training in the United States (152 of 320), according...

Drive to evict Bangladeshis from India

A few thousand Bangladeshis every year are being sent back from the border with India. They cross the border into India in search of work, to earn a living....

Eye on China, top Navy commanders to deliberate on security challenges

Top Navy commanders will hold extensive deliberations during a four-day conference from Tuesday (Oct 24) on security challenges facing India on the sea front with a focus on China's...

After a bloody week in Afghanistan, elected officials seek answers from Ghani

Worried about eroding security, elected officials in Afghanistan sought answers this weekend from President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, asking why more was not done to prevent suicide attacks that have...

Joint military operation out of question, Pakistan will tell Tillerson

Pakistani policymakers have put together their agenda for talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who will arrive in Islamabad on his maiden visit later this month to...

Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold...

Return of Rohingyas to restore normalcy, says Indian FM

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday (Oct 22) said it is clear that normalcy over the Rohingya issue will be restored only with the return of the...

Pakistan concerned over transfer of armaments in volatile South Asian regions

In a veiled reference to India, Pakistan has voiced concern over the growing transfer of conventional armaments in volatile regions, saying it has potential to jeopardise regional balance. This was...
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