Daily Archives: December 31, 2017

Myanmar commissions new OPV, landing craft

The Myanmar Navy commissioned seven new vessels into service on 24 December 2017, the service’s 70th anniversary. The vessels included an offshore patrol vessel (OPV), named UMS Inlay (54), two...

Indian BSF shoots dead Bangladeshi, abducts another

The Indian Border Security Force shot dead a Bangladeshi trader and injured another along northern Lalmonirhat border in early Saturday (Dec 30) when a senior-level meeting between border guarding...

Response to US

A series  of sharply worded comments about Pakistan by officials in US President Donald Trump’s administration has elicited a sharp reaction from this country. On Thursday, DG ISPR Maj Gen...

Why China’s plan helps solve Rohingya crisis

The Rohingya crisis has developed into a grave issue in Myanmar's politics and diplomacy. It has caused a mass exodus of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh, who are living in...

No US GSP for SL, other countries from 2018

The United States declined to extend its global preferential tariff system, which will now expire on Sunday (Dec 31), but the development is likely to have a mixed impact...

Pakistan defends Palestinian envoy’s participation at Hafiz Saeed event

Hours after the Palestinian ambassador to Islamabad was recalled from his post, Pakistan came out in defence of the envoy, whose presence at a rally organised by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)...

Rise of China has led to militarization of the Indian Ocean

One of the fallouts of the rise of China as an economic and military power in recent times has been the militarization of the Indian Ocean and the Bay...