Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

INDIA MONITORING SITUATION IN THE MALDIVES: DEFENCE MINISTER

The government of India has been closely monitoring the evolving situation in the Maldives and keeping a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India's security, according...

Fewer foreign exhibitors for India’s DefExpo, China hasn’t responded to invitation

Fewer foreign exhibitors will take part in DefExpo-2018 and China has not responded to an invitation to the defence ministry’s military systems exhibition that will be inaugurated by Prime...

India readies for ‘active’ China front as winter ends

Months after the India-China standoff at Doklam, Indian forces are readying for another tense summer.Sovereignty over Doklam has been disputed between China and Bhutan since it was first declared...

Reviving Nepal’s independent foreign policy

The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as...

India-Maldives strain deepens as island nation steps up military ties with Pakistan

The Maldives stepped up counter-terrorism cooperation and military ties with Pakistan and defaulted on the mandatory payment to the South Asia University, an initiative led by New Delhi, increasing...

Lankan Prime Minister comfortably defeats No Confidence Motion

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demonstrated a clear victory Wednesday night getting a majority of votes to easily defeating the No Confidence Motion (NCM) bought against him by the Joint...

Lankan Prime Minister comfortably defeats No Confidence Motion

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demonstrated a clear victory Wednesday night getting a majority of votes to easily defeating the No Confidence Motion (NCM) bought against him by the Joint...

Indian foreign secretary to visit Bangladesh on April 8

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale will pay a two-day visit to Bangladesh from April 8 at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart. During the visit of Foreign Secretary Vijay...

Pakistan approaches WB after India builds Kishanganga on Neelum

Having confirmed that India has completed the controversial Kishanganga hydropower project, Pakistan has asked the World Bank to recognise its responsibility under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 to...

India’s FM, northeast CMs meeting to boost links to neighbouring countries

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet the Chief Ministers of all northeastern states on May 4 to discuss trade, connectivity and other issues vis-a-vis neighbouring countries, an...

Pakistan seeks bailout from China and Saudis, rather than the IMF

Pakistan plans to seek financial assistance from China and Saudi Arabia to get out of the grave financial crisis it faces to bridge the country’s external account deficit ahead...

India-Maldives strain deepens as island nation steps up military ties with Pakistan

The Maldives stepped up counter-terrorism cooperation and military ties with Pakistan and defaulted on the mandatory payment to the South Asia University, an initiative led by New Delhi, increasing...

Fewer foreign exhibitors for India’s DefExpo, China hasn’t responded to invitation

Fewer foreign exhibitors will take part in DefExpo-2018 and China has not responded to an invitation to the defence ministry’s military systems exhibition that will be inaugurated by Prime...

India readies for ‘active’ China front as winter ends

Months after the India-China standoff at Doklam, Indian forces are readying for another tense summer.Sovereignty over Doklam has been disputed between China and Bhutan since it was first declared...

Is Sheikh Hasina turning Bangladesh into a one-party state?

The controversial jailing of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the state persecution of dissent have raised fears that the next parliamentary election could turn into a violent...

Bangladesh to establish counter terrorism center

The government of Bangladesh has initiated a move to set up a center on Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) in Dhaka to further strengthen the anti-terrorism activities across...

Maldives declines India’s offer to participate in Defence Expo

Maldives has declined an invitation by India to send a ministerial-level delegation to the Defence Expo, a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware, which will be held in...

Nepal PM to press India for banned currency swap

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will press India to exchange millions of dollars held in Nepal in banned high-value Indian bank notes during a visit this week to...

India, US, Japan hold trilateral meet, call for open Indo-Pacific

In the backdrop of China's rising assertiveness in the region, India, the US and Japan on Wednesday (Apr 4) held a trilateral meeting in Delhi during which they agreed...

Pakistan has established peace on its side of Pak-Afghan border: DG ISPR

The chief of the army’s media wing on Tuesday (Apr 4) asserted that Pakistan has established peace on its side of the border with Afghanistan. Director General Inter Services Public...