Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

China gains over India in Maldives, Lanka and Pak

The Maldives has extended the 15-day state of emergency imposed in that country on February 5 by another 30 days. It has done this in complete defiance of India's...

India, Pakistan would have to sit and talk on border tension: US

India and Pakistan need to sit and talk about their ongoing border tension, the Trump Administration said on Wednesday (Feb 28). “We think that both sides would certainly have to...

India to buy four upgraded Krivak III frigates for USD3 billion

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded price negotiations with Russia for the procurement of four upgraded Krivak III guided-missile frigates for the Indian Navy (IN) for INR200 billion...

Police seek charges against Gayoom, two top court judges

Maldives police on Wednesday (Feb 28) officially sought charges against former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed, top court judge Ali Hameed and chief judicial administrator Hassan...

Welcome to the New Indian Ocean

The strategic environment in the Indian Ocean is changing fast. In the last few years we have seen growing strategic rivalry between major powers such as China and India...

Oli’s cabinet decides to graduate Nepal from LDC by 2021

The government of Nepal has decided to step up its work so as to graduate the country from the category of Least Developed Country (LDC) by 2021. A Cabinet...

Sri Lanka shops, mosque damaged in Buddhist-Muslim clash

At least five people were wounded and several shops and a mosque damaged in a clash between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka, police said...

Bangladesh mutiny verdict ended case, but failed to reveal motives

The landmark verdict on the “Pilkhana tragedy” saw death sentences given to 139 army personnel for carrying out an infamous mutiny in 2009 that left 74 people dead. The...

Bangladesh mutiny verdict ended case, but failed to reveal motives

The landmark verdict on the “Pilkhana tragedy” saw death sentences given to 139 army personnel for carrying out an infamous mutiny in 2009 that left 74 people dead. The...

US expects fair polls in Bangladesh: Bernicat

Mentioning that they have no favourite party and political personality in Bangladesh, US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday (Feb 28) said they just expect fair polls here. “We...

Here’s why Maldives declined India’s invitation for Milan 2018 naval exercise

Maldives has declined India's invitation to participate in a naval exercise, in an apparent snub to New Delhi, even as the Maldivian envoy here said his country cannot participate...

Here’s why Maldives declined India’s invitation for Milan 2018 naval exercise

Maldives has declined India's invitation to participate in a naval exercise, in an apparent snub to New Delhi, even as the Maldivian envoy here said his country cannot participate...

India’s regional power status under a cloud

There is an interesting phenomenon in Indian strategic thinking: every time there is a crisis in which New Delhi is expected to play a role, a growing chorus arises,...

India’s regional power status under a cloud

There is an interesting phenomenon in Indian strategic thinking: every time there is a crisis in which New Delhi is expected to play a role, a growing chorus arises,...

US trying to ’embarrass’ Pakistan with terror financing list

Pakistan’s de facto finance minister, Miftah Ismail, has brushed off concerns that economic growth will suffer because of the country’s re-inclusion on a terrorist financing watch list, and lashed...

US trying to ’embarrass’ Pakistan with terror financing list

Pakistan’s de facto finance minister, Miftah Ismail, has brushed off concerns that economic growth will suffer because of the country’s re-inclusion on a terrorist financing watch list, and lashed...

Call to hit Army convoys in J&K as Qaida-IS struggle intensifies

Zakir Musa, the head of Al Qaeda-affiliated Kashmiri outfit Ghazwat-ul-Hind, has reportedly asked "able" Indian youth to attack military convoys with petrol bombs in order to make the Army's...

Pakistan to back fresh Afghan peace initiative

Pakistan has thrown its weight behind Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s fresh initiative seeking unconditional talks with the Taliban and said it would make all-out efforts to facilitate the peace...

Scheduled Tribes Are India’s Poorest People

Scheduled tribes are India’s poorest people, with five of 10 falling in the lowest wealth bracket, according to latest national data. The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) shows the...

US designates ‘IS-Bangladesh’ as Foreign Terrorist Organisation

The US Treasury Department has added two individuals and seven organizations including “ISIS-Bangladesh” to its sanctions list for global terrorism, it said on Tuesday (Feb 27). The Treasury's Office of...

Pakistan launches naval exercise as it aims to counter India, protect economy

Pakistan’s Navy kicked off a major exercise Saturday as it tries to modernize and expand to counter growing Indian naval power, as well as protect its maritime economy and...