Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

SRI LANKA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR 10 DAYS AFTER BUDDHIST-MUSLIM CLASH

Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists...

Lanka moves forward to criminalize enforced disappearances

In the backdrop of the Sri Lankan government appointing Commissioners for the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) to spearhead the task of looking into the issue of ‘missing persons’...

BANGLADESH MILITARY 57TH MOST-POWERFUL IN THE WORLD

Bangladesh has been ranked the 57th most powerful military power in the world in the Global Fire Power Index 2017. According to the index, US ranked first, followed by Russia,...

SAUDI GIVES AIR INDIA OVERFLIGHT RIGHTS FOR ITS ISRAEL ROUTES

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Saudi Arabia had granted Air India permission to fly over its territory on its new routes to and from Tel Aviv. There was...

MYANMAR’S ‘ETHNIC CLEANSING’ OF ROHINGYA CONTINUES: UN

Myanmar's ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims was continuing, a senior UN human rights official said on Tuesday (March 6), more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security...

India ready to showcase its defence manufacturing might at DefExpo 2018

India is all-set to showcase its capability as a major defence manufacturing hub at the DefExpo 2018 which is scheduled to be held in Chennai between April 11 and...

Why India is keeping a close eye on Pakistan PM’s visit to Nepal

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi begins a rare two-day visit to Nepal on Monday—one that India, Nepal’s giant southern neighbour—is keeping a close eye on. According to a...

The Pakistan Army and Iran: A new dawn or a message for the Saudis?

The Pakistan Army has been drawing closer to Iran under its new chief, General Qamar Bajwa. Is Pakistan moving out from under Saudi Arabia’s orbit? Something quite remarkable happened with...

Troops redeployed away from face-off site in Doklam, says Indian minister

Indian and Chinese troops have “redeployed” themselves away from the face-off site in Doklam, and China has undertaken construction of helipads, sentry posts and trenches for its army personnel...

Kashmir on boil again as security forces kill four youths in Shopian

The volatile south Kashmir area has been plunged into unrest again following the killing of four civilians by security forces in an encounter in Shopian, that saw two Lashkar-e-Taiba...

‘It’s an electoral dictatorship’

A former adviser of the caretaker government of Bangladesh, M Hafizuddin Khan, has compared the present political situation of Bangladesh with English writer Gorge Orwell's allegorical novel Animal Farm...

Pak Navy conducts successful firing of Anti-ship Cruise Missile

In an impressive demonstration of fire power and combat readiness, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force conducted long range anti-ship cruise missile firings. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar...

India, Vietnam to deepen defence trade ties

India and Vietnam have agreed to deepen defence trade ties through New Delhi’s provision of military aid to the Southeast Asian country. In a joint statement issued on 4 March...

Afghan govt working to form Territorial Army

Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry on Monday (March 5) said that an order by President Ashraf Ghani on the formation of a territorial army has been issued based on which over...

Nepal PM Oli and his Pakistani counterpart Abbasi agree to revitalize SAARC process

Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held bilateral meeting Monday (March 5). During the meeting, matters related to...

Maldives ruling party submits anti-defection law

Maldives ruling party on Monday (March 5) submitted the draft anti-defection law to the parliament which if passed would disqualify lawmakers elected on party tickets if they quit, change...

Myanmar arrests former Rohingya MP Aung Zaw Win

A former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar over allegation of financing the insurgent group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). Aung Zaw Win, who was MP for Maungdaw in...

Lessons from Tripura election

Ten years ago, in 2008, I was invited to speak at a colloquium in Rome regarding the war in Afghanistan, which was organized by the think tank affiliated with...

India’s Christians, Sikhs face discrimination, says Scottish lawmaker

The British government was asked to raise concerns on the treatment of Christian and Sikh minorities in India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits London for the Commonwealth Heads...

India ready to showcase its defence manufacturing might at DefExpo 2018

India is all-set to showcase its capability as a major defence manufacturing hub at the DefExpo 2018 which is scheduled to be held in Chennai between April 11 and...

China hikes defence budget to $175 billion,  three times that of India’s

China on Monday (March 5) announced a 8.1 per cent hike in its defence expenditure for this year to a whopping $175 billion, which is over three times higher...