Daily Archives: June 19, 2018

Japanese expert urges Lanka to get P-3C Orion naval reconnaissance aircraft to meet “Chinese...

Dr. Satoru Nagao, a Japanese expert on maritime security who is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC, says that Sri Lanka should acquire the...

INDIAN SHARES FALL AS U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR ESCALATES

Indian shares fell on Tuesday (June 19), tracking Asian peers, as global trade tensions intensified after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200...

UN OFFICIAL SAYS HE TRIED TO ENGAGE WITH PAKISTAN, INDIA ON KASHMIR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, said that he has sought to engage substantively with both India and Pakistan over the past two...

NEPAL PM OLI LEAVES FOR CHINA

Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli has embarked on a six-day official visit to China upon the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Tuesday (June 19). Oli...

INDIA SABOTAGED MALDIVES BID FOR UNSC SEAT

Not only did India vote against the Maldives, but the south Asian giants had also worked to ensure that its Indian Ocean neighbour lost the recent elections for the...

India warned of zero-sum mentality as Napal PM to visit China

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was scheduled to visit China starting Tuesday with discussion focused on economic ties and infrastructure projects, and analysts said India should not worry...

OHCHR urges govt to deal with extrajudicial actions by security forces

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Monday urged for greater engagement from Bangladesh with respect to human rights. "I encourage greater engagement, particularly with respect...

WB to help develop Pak- Afghan  economic corridor project

The World Bank has said it will fund an economic corridor along the Khyber Pass between Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to boost trade between the two nations and...

Separatist group claims responsibility for attack in India’s NE

An insurgent separatist group has claimed responsibility for a weekend attack in India’s remote northeast that left four Indian paramilitary soldiers dead. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) emailed...

MNDF, Indian Navy conduct joint aerial surveillance of Maldives EEZ

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Coastguard, together with the Indian Navy, is carrying out a joint aerial surveillance of the Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone. MNDF said that the operation was...

Nepal, China to sign pact on Tibet-Kathmandu railway line

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's upcoming five-day visit to China, his first after re-election, will see the two countries sign a number of agreements including one on energy...

India plans defence equipment factories in Vietnam

Vietnam would become a prime destination for Indian businesses, especially in defense and military sectors, Sitharaman was quoted as saying by VN Express last Thursday. The minister had earlier opened...

India plans defence equipment factories in Vietnam

Vietnam would become a prime destination for Indian businesses, especially in defense and military sectors, Sitharaman was quoted as saying by VN Express last Thursday. The minister had earlier opened...

China, India & Pakistan adds to nuclear arsenal amid military modernisation drive

China is pushing ahead with modernising its nuclear weapon delivery systems and has added to its arsenal as it boosts military expenditure, according to a report released by an...

BD rights body readies sexual violence cases against Myanmar for ICC

In separate letters to each ministry on June 10, commission Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said the rights body firmly believed that — apart from ongoing bilateral initiatives between Bangladesh...

US team of experts in Delhi to discuss key military agreement

As part of preparations for the 2+2 dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the US in Washington next month, a team of specialists from the...

Indian cancellation of defense equipment orders hurts investor sentiment: Experts

The Indian government’s penchant for canceling or withdrawing tenders for defense equipment at the last minute is likely to hurt investor confidence in the country, experts said on Sunday. New...

China’s envoy to India bats for India-Pakistan-China summit at sidelines of SCO

"Some Indian friends suggested that India, China and Pakistan may have some kind of trilateral summit on the sidelines of SCO..it's a very constructive idea," said Luo on Monday,...

Arabia & Pakistan: Moving from the personal to the strategic domain

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the former head of the General Intelligence Directorate, Saudi Arabia’s main intelligence agency, once described the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as ‘probably one of...

Arabia & Pakistan: Moving from the personal to the strategic domain

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the former head of the General Intelligence Directorate, Saudi Arabia’s main intelligence agency, once described the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as ‘probably one of...

The Maldives is Modi’s Achilles heel

The “Wuhan consensus,” borne out of the informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hardly ten weeks ago may run into headwinds in...