Daily Archives: May 19, 2018

China unfazed by Modi’s refusal to endorse BRI

At the very first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit which it was attending as a full member, India stood out like a sore thumb. It was the only country...

‘1 LAKH ROHINGYAS TO BE RELOCATED TO BHASANCHAR WITHIN 2 MONTHS’

One lakh Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh amid persecution in Myanmar, will be relocated to Bhasanchar of Hatiya upazila in Noakhali within two months. Disaster Management and Relief...

MULTIPLE BLASTS AT NANGARHAR STADIUM LEAVE EIGHT DEAD

At least eight people were killed following three back to back explosions at a stadium in Jalalabad City, in the eastern Nangarhar province, local officials confirmed. The explosions happened when...

CHINA CALLS FOR CEASEFIRE IN MYANMAR BORDER FIGHTING

China's defence ministry has called on armed groups in northern Myanmar to show restraint and declare an immediate ceasefire after conflicts in the region killed three Chinese citizens. Three rockets...

Assam BJP MLA has to prove citizenship

An MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam has been served a notice to prove his citizenship amid the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens...

Nine years after end of Lankan war, chance of permanent peace further diminishes  

Nine years after the bloody civil war grinded to a halt Sri Lanka is moving further away from the permanent peace that its citizens want, with the chasm between...

China welcomes merger of Nepal Communist parties

China welcomed the merger of Nepal's two Communist parties, one headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the other by former premier Prachanda, saying it supports the...

A stable and strong Pakistan would be in India’s best interest

In a damning admission, the former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, in an interview given to a prominent newspaper, has tacitly admitted to Pakistan’s role in 26/11 attacks,...

A stable and strong Pakistan would be in India’s best interest

In a damning admission, the former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, in an interview given to a prominent newspaper, has tacitly admitted to Pakistan’s role in 26/11 attacks,...

New US sanctions pose dilemma for India’s defense

A request for proposal released this month to Russian Helicopters by India for co-producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters, a deal to be signed on two S-400 air defense systems,...

New US sanctions pose dilemma for India’s defense

A request for proposal released this month to Russian Helicopters by India for co-producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters, a deal to be signed on two S-400 air defense systems,...

Pakistan’s border fence: Keeping out the Taliban

Since the announcement in 2005, Pakistan has developed plans and made efforts toward building an approximate 1,500 mile fence running along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. This is an effort to...

Pakistan’s border fence: Keeping out the Taliban

Since the announcement in 2005, Pakistan has developed plans and made efforts toward building an approximate 1,500 mile fence running along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. This is an effort to...

Pakistan cries foul over India’s bid to inaugurate Kishenganga dam

Raising serious concerns over inauguration of Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP), scheduled for Saturday (May 19), Pakistan said on Friday that without the resolution of the dispute the attempt is...

India explores diplomatic channels for release of 7 abductees in Afghanistan

The government of India says it is in touch with Afghan authorities to secure the release of seven engineers abducted by the Taliban in the Baghlan province of Afghanistan. "We...

Taliban pledge not to target Afghan army, police

The Taliban says it will not target the Afghan police and military in the country any more due to the high number of casualties suffered by the security forces...

Bhutan-India trade grows

While India enjoys a favourable balance of trade, Bhutan’s export to India is growing faster than the growth of imports from India, the Indian commerce and industry secretary Rita...

Indonesia gives India military access to strategic island of Sabang

In an event hosted this week by New Delhi titled "Indonesia's Maritime Policy and Thinking of ways forward for India-Indonesia as Maritime Neighbours," it was informed that India would...

Indonesia gives India military access to strategic island of Sabang

In an event hosted this week by New Delhi titled "Indonesia's Maritime Policy and Thinking of ways forward for India-Indonesia as Maritime Neighbours," it was informed that India would...

Nine years after end of Lankan war, chance of permanent peace further diminishes  

Nine years after the bloody civil war grinded to a halt Sri Lanka is moving further away from the permanent peace that its citizens want, with the chasm between...

Dhaka wants stronger defence ties with Riyadh

Bangladesh plans to replicate the “Kuwaiti model” in developing its defence relations further with Saudi Arabia. The negotiation to conclude a Saudi proposed framework deal on defence cooperation is almost...