Daily Archives: June 11, 2018

China is Pakistan’s key qualitative driver

Today, the Armed Forces of Pakistan have at least three marquee and indispensable big-ticket weapon systems in the pipeline from China: in 2015, it inked a purchase of eight...

China is Pakistan’s key qualitative driver

Today, the Armed Forces of Pakistan have at least three marquee and indispensable big-ticket weapon systems in the pipeline from China: in 2015, it inked a purchase of eight...

RSS MAY PROPOSE PRANAB MUKHERJEE AS PM CANDIDATE IN 2019: SHIV SENA

Days after former President Pranab Mukherjee attended a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event in Nagpur, Shiv Sena said the RSS may propose Mukherjee’s name by consensus as the prime ministerial candidate after the...

AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN TO DEVELOP STRATEGY FOR PEACE: PAKISTAN

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday said that Islamabad and Kabul will be working together to draft a comprehensive strategy for establishing peace in Afghanistan. Hussain made the remarks at...

AFGHAN EID TRUCE ‘BACKED BY PAKISTAN, CHINA’

Pakistan and China have played a key role in brokering the ceasefire deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban on Eid, officials familiar with the development disclosed on...

MONSOON RAINS HIT ROHINGYA CAMPS

The first monsoon rains have hit camps in Bangladesh housing around a million Rohingya refugees, triggering floods and landslides but no casualties or major damage so far, officials said...

Questions over Sri Lanka’s aircraft purchase deals

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has ambitious plans to purchase helicopters of different makes and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at a staggering cost of more than Rs 64.8...

‘Can’t fight tomorrow’s war with yesterday’s weapons’, says India’s DG Artillery

“Tomorrow’s wars can’t be fought with yesterday’s technology,” said Lieutenant General P K Srivastava, Director General of the Artillery of the Indian Army, and urged the Armament scientists of...

‘Can’t fight tomorrow’s war with yesterday’s weapons’, says India’s DG Artillery

“Tomorrow’s wars can’t be fought with yesterday’s technology,” said Lieutenant General P K Srivastava, Director General of the Artillery of the Indian Army, and urged the Armament scientists of...

Questions over Sri Lanka’s aircraft purchase deals

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has ambitious plans to purchase helicopters of different makes and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at a staggering cost of more than Rs 64.8...

Rohingya upset UN agreement did not address citizenship

Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled attacks in Myanmar said they were disappointed that a UN agreement signed last week did not address one of their key demands: citizenship. Most refugees...

India, China agree deals on rice, river as relations continue to thaw

China and India on Saturday settled a dispute over the flood-prone Brahmaputra river that flows from Tibet to Bangladesh in a sign of growing cooperation between the two countries. Indian...

West Bengal CM now speaks of taking Sikkim on board for Teesta talks

The Teesta agreement may be delayed further as the chief minister of West Bengal has proposed to include the northeastern state Sikkim in the process, said officials who accompanied...

President Mamnoon at SCO urges development of fund to eliminate terrorism

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain at the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of States of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qindgao on Sunday urged member states to consider...

India refuses to endorse China’s BRI

India was the only country in the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation  (SCO) on Sunday which refused to endorse China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative for which Beijing has signed...

Afghan gov’t welcomes Taliban ceasefire

Hours after the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire, the Presidential Palace and High Peace Council were among the first to welcome the decision, saying the Kabul administration appreciates any...

India’s vote for Maldives ‘guaranteed’ at Security Council election

India’s vote for the Maldives in the UN Security Council’s election is guaranteed, diplomats said ahead of Friday’s vote, despite nosediving bilateral relations. The Maldives will win the Asia-Pacific seat...

India-led prelim study for Valley-Raxaul rail begins

A technical team from India has started initial study for construction of Kathmandu-Raxaul railway line. The team, which zeroed in on Chobhar on Friday to set up the railway...

CPEC opportunity for ‘convergence of global civilisations’

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) provides a rare opportunity for the ‘convergence of global civilisations’ with potential to transform lives of billions of people if the opportunities offered by...

Tightrope walk for India on South China Sea

A decision by the UK and France to send warships to the South China Sea has further muddied the already turbulent waters in the region. Caught in the cross-fire...

China and Russia see SCO as pivot for India-Pakistan entente

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao which got underway June 9 is likely to take the grouping’s focus on regional diplomacy and security to a higher level. China...