Daily Archives: November 22, 2017

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US increases number of F-16s to 18 in Afghanistan

The United States Air Force has increased the number of F-16 multi task Fighting Falcons to 18 from 12, two generals, quoted by Military.com said Tuesday (Nov 21) at...

BJP received 82% of donations to national parties in Gujarat

A report from the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch has shown that between 2011-12 and 2015-16 in Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has received...

China’s development will benefit Nepal, the world: Nepali Ambassador

Nepali Ambassador to China Leela Mani Paudyal said Nepal rejoices over China’s development as the fruits of such development will be enjoyed by Nepal and the world at large. “A...

Indian commando, 3 suspected militants killed in gun fights in Indian Kashmir

At least three suspected militants and an army commando were killed on November 21 in two separate clashes in the India-held Kashmir following a surge in fighting between government...

Russia’s Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries

Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries after Russia fulfils the basic contract for the delivery of 200 such rotocraft to that country,...

US lawmakers raise concerns over China’s role in Hambantota

US lawmakers have raised concerns over China’s role in the Hambantota port. The port was discussed when the lawmakers expressed concerns over the ambitious ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR)...

Why Indian govt commented on a communal riot in Bangladesh

On November 10, a Hindu village was attacked in Bangladesh over a rumoured Facebook post, with more than 30 homes destroyed. The Bangladesh police reacted to the attack by...

Is India testing China out on their disputed border again?

Two months after China and India diffused tensions on the Doklam standoff, there seems to be a new risk looming over the two countries. On November 19, Indian President Shri...

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing ‘apartheid’ on Rohingya

Myanmar's suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday (Nov 21) in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has...

Why US, India strategic ties can’t sustain

Three months ago, the new South Asia policy that US President Donald Trump laid out was a cause of much optimism in New Delhi. It singled out Pakistan for...

Pakistan will always be important for US, say Indian experts

Pakistan will always be important to the US in its strategy towards containing Taliban and other terrorist organisations in Afghanistan even as India will continue to play a crucial...

Rahul Gandhi set to replace mum as Indian National Congress chief

India's main opposition Congress party is set to formally elevate Rahul Gandhi to the post of president in the first week of December, replacing his mother Sonia Gandhi. Congress on...

US Congress members decry ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday (Nov 21) operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had “all the hallmarks” of ethnic cleansing, while the country’s...

Pakistan rejects use of Chinese currency

Pakistan has turned down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, arguing any such move...

Pakistan will be a ‘priority’ in neighbourhood diplomacy: China

China said Pakistan will be a "priority" in its neighbourhood diplomacy as the two countries are all-weather strategic partners and lend firm support to each other's core interests. China and...

Speeding up projects and acquisition of Mattala airport to dominate Modi-Ranil talks

In the open-ended talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held in New Delhi on November 23, the main theme...