Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

India, China to resume exercises

In an attempt to put behind tension at the boundary, the armies of India and China will resume more military engagements, including the annual military exercise. Top officials in the...

Top US official holds talks with Afghan leaders

US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan held meetings in Kabul on Tuesday to reaffirm the United States’ support for Afghanistan at this difficult time, the US Embassy...

Myanmar greenlights LNG-power plant plans

Myanmar has given the go-ahead on Wednesday (Jan 30) to French energy giant Total and other companies to build proposed power plants as the country faces insufficiencies in electricity. As...

Maldives’ CEC resigns

The Maldives’ Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has resigned, amid an ongoing dispute over the controversial removal of 12 parliamentarians and the failure to hold by-elections within the legally mandated...

Nepali airline’s team to take delivery of two more Chinese-made planes

A team of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier of the Himalayan nation, left for China to take delivery of two remaining Chinese-made Y-12e planes on Tuesday...

India misleading US on why it is failing in Afghanistan

Because of what they read and hear in the media, it may seem far-fetched to most US and other Western readers, but the fact is this – it is...

Pakistan, India extend rail link agreement for three years

Pakistan and India extended an agreement for the rail link between the two states — originating from Khokhrapar at Pakistan's southern border to Munabao — for an additional three...

Pakistan air force gears up to develop 5th-generation fighter jet

With the US delaying supply of spare parts to Pakistan for its F-16 fleet, the Pakistan Air Force has geared up efforts to commence development of a fifth-generation JF-17...

Afghan spy chief visits Pakistan in wake of Kabul attacks

Afghanistan’s intelligence chief visited Pakistan on Wednesday (Jan 31), officials said, at a time when tension between the neighbors is simmering over accusations that Pakistan offers a safe haven...

Bangladesh ranks lowest in democracy index in a decade

Bangladesh’s rank in the recently published Democracy Index 2017 has dropped to its lowest in the past decade. The Economist Intelligence Unit published the index on January 24. Bangladesh has ranked...

India boosts maritime reach with Seychelles pact to build naval facilities

India has signed a 20-year pact with the Seychelles to build an airstrip and a jetty for its navy in the island chain, the two countries said, as the...

Afghan govt losing control over its territory: US report

Historically, the number of districts controlled or influenced by the Afghan government has been declining since 2009 while the number controlled or influenced by the militants has been rising,...

Is India making missiles to counter military capability of China?

India’s military hardware shopping spree and advancing of nuclear weapons arsenal are increasing the security dilemma of the Asian nations. It is debatable whether India would be able to...

Ceasefire between India, Pakistan on verge of unraveling

The fragile peace between nuclear powers India and Pakistan that has been continuously tested over the past few years has begun to break down, as both nations reported record...

India’s push back in Nepal as outreach to Oli bears fruit

India has worked quietly over the past two months ever since re-election of KP Sharma Oli as the next probable PM of Nepal to regain its special position in...

Bangladesh’s proposed Digital Security Act may lend itself to gross misuse

Bangladesh’s proposed Digital Security Act (DSA) has sections which could be used by both the State and private individuals to throttle the freedom of expression guaranteed in the constitution. The...