Daily Archives: November 18, 2017

India lets Rohingya Muslims down cruelly for the third time in succession

India has let the hapless Rohingya Muslims down for the third time in succession. New Delhi’s sordid record began when it endorsed Myanmar’s brutal military action against lakhs of...

Pentagon forces US congress to drop linkage of Pakistan aid to LeT

The US Department of Defence (DoD) put pressure on key Congressional committees to drop a provision linking financial aid to Pakistan with Islamabad taking demonstrable action against Lashkar-e-Taiba. The DoD...

3,000 more US troops arrive in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

At least 3,000 additional American troops have been sent in to Afghanistan under US President Donald Trump's Afghan strategy, the Pentagon said on November 16. The Pentagon had previously put...

Indian Navy signs deal with Tata Power SED for Portable Diver Detection Sonar

Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division will supply the Indian Navy with Portable Diver Detection Sonar or the PDDS, which will enhance its underwater surveillance capability. Fitted on ships, the...

Ready to respond to threats on eastern border: Pak army chief

Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan Army is always ready to respond to any threats across the country’s eastern border with India, including the...

Lanka Army chief summoned by court over disappearance of 24 Tamils

A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army tomorrow over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996 by security forces during the...

Bangladesh releases RFP for standard light armoured vehicle platform

The Bangladesh Directorate General Defence Purchase (DGDP) released a request-for-proposal (RFP) for a standardized light armoured vehicle (LAV) platform for command (Comd), ambulance (AMB) and reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S)...

China calls for policy stability to bring more investment in Nepal

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong has called for policy stability in Nepal to further promote trade and investment between the two countries. Addressing a press conference organized in the...

China’s FM to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar to mediate in Rohingya crisis

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will head to Myanmar and Bangladesh this weekend in a bid to shore up Beijing’s influence in the region and mediate in the deepening...

India’s NHPC could bid for Nepal’s $2.5 bln power project

Indian power company NHPC Ltd could bid for a $2.5 billion hyrdropower project in Nepal, its chairman told Reuters, after Kathmandu cancelled a deal with China Gezhouba Group Corp. China...

Chinese envoy discusses Pak-Afghan border issue with Pak COAS

A day after a top American general met Pakistani military leadership, Chinese Special Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Deng Xijun called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa...

India, China hold first border mechanism talks after Doklam standoff ended

Officials from India and China have held their first meeting of the border affairs working mechanism after the 72-day Doklam stand-off, with civilian and military officials from the two...

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen Dunford to visit Pakistan next week

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford will visit Pakistan next week. He will meet the Pakistani military leadership as part of the preparations for US Defence Secretary...