Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Trump’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of insults against Pakistan, an old American ally from...

Former R&AW chief in India’s national security team

No deputy to the National Security Advisor (NSA) in India has attracted so much attention in Delhi's policy making circles as Rajinder Khanna did when he was appointed deputy...

Our Trump Card

Because of US sanctions economic assistance has been suspended before, military sales terminated, etc. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's New Year tweet, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif vowed the...

Trump’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of insults against Pakistan, an old American ally from...

Pakistan conducts firing of cruise missile from Azmat-class boat

The Pakistan Navy has launched what appears to be a shipborne variant of an indigenously developed cruise missile from its latest Azmat-class patrol craft, PNS Himmat (1027). The weapon, which has been...

Hackers hit traders in Old Delhi, demand Bitcoin as ransom

At least three traders in Old Delhi were hit by hackers who encrypted files on their computers and demanded ransom in Bitcoins to release documents critical to their businesses,...

Nepal to use Chinese internet bandwidth from Jan 12

Nepal is set to receive internet bandwidth from China from today (Jan 12), ending the Himalayn nation's sole dependence on India for connecting to the cyber space. State-owned telecom company...

IS strengthening grip in Afghanistan could destabilize broader region

Militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been attempting to strengthen their grip and boost their presence in militancy-plagued Afghanistan, local analysts have warned. "Since the defeat...

Myanmar admission soldiers killed Rohingya ‘an important step’

Myanmar’s admission that soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 Muslims in September was an important step and the United States hoped it would be followed by more...

Pakistan food festival, single country exhibition opens in Colombo

The colorful Pakistan Food Festival and single country exhibition is underway for the third consecutive year. The food festival is being held at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo and...

‘Complex challenges’: will Pakistan become new Daesh hotspot?

The presence of Daesh in Pakistan has increased alarmingly over the past year according to a report released by the independent Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies. According to Pakistani...

Delhi confirms India, Pak NSAs meet in Bangkok, talks on terror can go ahead

India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that the National Security Advisors (NSAs) of both India and Pakistan met in Thailand’s capital Bangkok on December 26. Addressing a press conference...

Maldives reaffirms ‘India First’ after FTA with China

On a visit to India to soothe New Delhi that has been upset at Maldives signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China last month, foreign minister Mohamed Asim...

Pakistan mulls NATO offer to ship Afghan supplies through Gwadar

Pakistani officials say the US-led NATO military coalition in Afghanistan has offered to import vital supplies through Gwadar Port, calling it a much shorter and economically viable route into...

India may revive canceled $500 million deal for Israeli missiles

India is considering the possibility of reviving a $500 million anti-tank missile deal with Israel’s Rafael weapons manufacturer, a Delhi news agency reported Wednesday, days before Prime Minister Benjamin...

China objects to Vietnam’s call for Indian investment in South China Sea

China on Thursday (Jan 11) objected to Vietnam's invitation to India to invest in oil and natural gas sector in the disputed South China Sea (SCS), saying it is...

Netanyahu to visit India next week, to hold roadshow with Modi In Gujarat

A warm welcome awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu when the two visit the former's home state likely on January 17, Gujarat Chief Minister...

Working towards securing India’s membership in NSG, says US envoy

The United States sees India as a “leading power” in the Indo-Pacific region, Washington’s envoy to New Delhi Kenneth Juster said on January 11. “Now, India is celebrating its membership...

IAF Deploys Su-30MKI to Hasimara near China border

Due to ongoing tensions with China, the Indian Air Force has deployed a flight of at least four Su-30MKI Flanker multi-role fighter to Hasimara, the nearest Indian airbase to...

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