Daily Archives: April 4, 2018

Male snubs Delhi again, returns gift

At a time when relations between India and the Maldives are clearly in a free fall, Male has asked the Indian government to take back one of the...

Pakistan balances foreign policy in response to tougher US approach

A lot is going on in Pakistani-US relations: There was US President Donald Trump's New Year's tweet and various American attempts to put Pakistan on the global terrorist-financing watch...

China to launch two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan in June

China is to launch two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan in June this year, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT) website on Tuesday Apr...

IAF’s Mi-17 helicopter crashes near the Himalayas

An Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has crash-landed in the Kedarnath valley of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning. Six people, including a crew...

Trial run of India-Bangladesh container train service begins

The first container train, carrying 60 containers (TEUs) with a maximum net weight of 27 tonnes in each TEU, from India to Bangladesh was flagged off on a...

Indian foreign secretary visits Bhutan, talks held on ties, Doklam issue

India’s foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale held extensive talks with the leadership of Bhutanese government on importantbilateral and regional issues during his two-day visit to Bhutan, India’s ministry of...

Myanmar agrees to UN Security Council visit

Myanmar has agreed to a visit by the UN Security Council after months of resistance, but it remains unclear whether ambassadors will be allowed to go to Rakhine...

Russia not keen to stop defence supplies to Pakistan

Russia’s former in-charge of India and Pakistan, Gleb Ivashentsov, has defended Moscow’s growing strategic ties with Islamabad, stating that “refusing dialogue with Pakistan would not be in the...

Nuclearisation of Indian Ocean pushing Pakistan, India closer to war: report

The acquirement of nuclear-armed submarines by Pakistan and India has increased the chances of a destructive war between the two countries, reported Vox. Islamabad has publicly stated that the decision...

Why do neighbours dislike India?

Major political shifts are taking place in India’s immediate neighbourhood — all of them inauspicious to India. In Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, local sentiments have...

Violence in Kashmir is a tempting prospect for ISIS

Indian-administered Kashmir is again in the grip of deadly violence, following a series of raids by Indian security forces against militant groups Sunday. At least twenty people have been...

No new accord with India that harms Nepal’s interest: PM Oli

Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that there will be no new agreements or understandings during his state visit to India that will humiliate Nepal or...

Pakistan mounts secret raids in hunt for Chinese militants

Pakistani spy agencies mounted clandestine raids for hunting militants of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as part of an operation in the border region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber...

Why is AL going after a weak BNP?

To be honest, almost everyone in Bangladesh thinks that almost all rich people are dishonest. Of course, not all are dishonest but they are considered extreme exceptions. Since almost...

Talks between NSAs helped defuse Indo-Pak standoff

An intervention by India’s NSA (National Security Advisor) Ajit Doval and his counterpart Nasir Janjua helped India and Pakistan arrive at the March 30 rapprochement which has ended -...