Daily Archives: July 15, 2018

India faces tough choices as the US sanctions Iran

For the Indian policy makers, one of the crucial questions today is of how to walk a balancing act between the US, their prime strategic ally, and Iran, their...

Turkey equips Pakistan with vital technology to counter India

As Pakistan-Turkey relations continue to blossom, Pakistan will procure 30 T-129 ATAK gunship helicopters from Turkey. Pakistan and Turkey signed the deal of the T-129 ATAK helicopters on Friday...

Turkey equips Pakistan with vital technology to counter India

As Pakistan-Turkey relations continue to blossom, Pakistan will procure 30 T-129 ATAK gunship helicopters from Turkey. Pakistan and Turkey signed the deal of the T-129 ATAK helicopters on Friday...

Indian home minister, Bangladesh PM discuss ‘issues of mutual interest’

India’s home minister Rajnath Singh Saturday called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss issues of mutual concern, including the menace terrorism. Singh arrived in Dhaka Friday on a...

Iran’s Army Chief to visit Pakistan

The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces will start a three-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday. The visit of Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, accompanied by a high-level...

India’s trade deficit widens to 5-year record high in June

The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry said India’s merchandise trade deficit had increased to $16.6 billion (Rs 1,136 crore) in June 2018 from $12.96 billion (Rs 887 crore) the...

India-Iran ties under the American shadow

Recently, while addressing an audience in New Delhi, the US permanent representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, resorted to a familiar refrain and called Iran a major threat...

India-Iran ties under the American shadow

Recently, while addressing an audience in New Delhi, the US permanent representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, resorted to a familiar refrain and called Iran a major threat...

The India-Russia-US energy triangle

In early June 2018, India received its first consignment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s Gazprom. This followed the first ever arrival of an LNG cargo to Indian...

The India-Russia-US energy triangle

In early June 2018, India received its first consignment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s Gazprom. This followed the first ever arrival of an LNG cargo to Indian...

India’s attempts to control world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of...

Questions are now being raised in Sri Lanka over the seriousness of India's intent to set up a joint venture for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, which has...

India’s attempts to control world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of...

Questions are now being raised in Sri Lanka over the seriousness of India's intent to set up a joint venture for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, which has...

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp. In just two months, 20 people have been murdered in...

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp. In just two months, 20 people have been murdered in...

Rosatom begins construction of 2nd unit of Bangladesh’s first nuke power plant

The "First Concrete" ceremony marking the beginning of the construction of the second unit of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Project was held at Ishwardi, 160 km from Dhaka, the...

Indian govt gives nod to Iran bank before US sanctions

Just weeks before US sanctions on Iran begin, the Centre has approved a proposal from Iranian private lender Bank Pasargad to open a branch in Mumbai, it is learnt....

First land-based communication link between Pakistan and China open

An optical fibre cable project that would be the first land-based communication link between China and Pakistan has been launched. Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Friday inaugurated the...

Manipur, where incursions by Myanmar soldiers are on the rise

Border disputes in the northeast are usually associated with China’s claim on Arunachal Pradesh and alleged intrusion by Chinese soldiers. The 1,643-km border with Myanmar along Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland,...