Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

OUTCOME AND FUTURE OF BMISTEC? & WHAT’S ON THE BALANCE?

The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of...

Tajikistan, China discuss security on Afghanistan border

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Colonel General Xu Qiliang, Deputy Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China (PRC) have announced at a meeting...

FBI FINDS NORTH KOREAN IN $81M BB HACK

A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in...

NO DECISION ON SANCTIONS WAIVER FOR INDIA FOR PURCHASE OF RUSSIAN S-400 – POMPEO

issile India has already made it clear that it plans to purchase the S-400 from Russia, and that this is not contingent to US sanctions waiver. However, efforts were...

IRAN TO HANDOVER CHABAHAR PORT TO INDIAN FIRM FOR OPERATION IN A MONTH: IRANIAN...

India and Iran have political goodwill to pursue infrastructure projects and continue energy trade overcoming challenges created by US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and subsequent sanctions, suggested Iran’s...

ICC SAYS IT CAN PROSECUTE MYANMAR FOR ALLEGED ROHINGYA CRIMES

The international criminal court has ruled it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged crimes against humanity against the Rohingya people, an unprecedented decision that could expose the country’s politicians and military leaders...

NEPAL-CHINA FINALISE TEXT ON TRANSIT PROTOCOL

Nepal and China have finalised the text of the much-awaited Protocol of Nepal-China Transit and Transportation that will allow Nepal to use Chinese ports for third-country trade. The agreement reached...

US DEFENCE SECRETARY JAMES MATTIS MAKES UNANNOUNCED VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN

US Defence Secretary James Mattis landed in Kabul on Friday (Sept 7) for an unannounced visit to war-torn Afghanistan, adding his weight to a flurry of diplomatic efforts to...

Pakistan could soon emerge as world’s 5th largest nuclear state

missile Pakistan currently has 140 to 150 nuclear warheads and the stockpile is expected to increase to 220 to 250 by 2025 if the current trend continues, according to...

How top-secret US system will allow India to track Chinese submarines

When a US warship or aircraft detects a Chinese warship or submarine, the warships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy operating in the region will get to know...

Pakistan seeks US help to ease tensions with India

Pakistan on Wednesday sought US help to ease tensions with India, saying it wanted peace on the eastern border in order to concentrate on the Western border with Afghanistan. "We...

Bangladesh arrests top road-safety campaigner

Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested a top road-safety campaigner weeks after the country was rocked by massive student protests demanding greater efforts to halt deaths caused by speeding. Dhaka police...

Indian Army contingent flies to Israel to take part in celebrations of liberation of...

A contingent of the Indian Army's 61 Cavalry based here flew to Israel on Tuesday to participate in the centenary celebrations of liberation of Haifa by the Indian troops. The...

Ta’ang National Liberation Army soldiers in Myanmar’s Shan state.

Representatives of ethnic armies based along the China-Myanmar border met briefly with Myanmar government peace negotiators on Wednesday in a get-together described as positive but yielding little in the...

Bangladesh to purchase 9,000 MW electricity from Nepal

Bangladesh has decided to purchase 9,000-megawatt electricity from Nepal. In a plan unveiled by the Power Division under the Energy Ministry of Bangladesh, Bagladesh has decided to import 9,000-megawatt electricity...

Seven reasons why COMCASA is so important for India

India will now be on a stronger footing in case of Doklam-type crisis in future as it will have access to superior intelligence and information about battle situations, thanks...

Is Beijing deploying PLA troops in Afghanistan?

A recent South China Morning Post report citing unnamed sources claimed that China will be stationing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in northern Afghanistan to boost counter-terrorism efforts. The...

Pompeo Visit: “Impasse in Pak-US relations broken”

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi asserted that an impasse in Pakistan-US relations had been broken during talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who visited Pakistan on Wednesday. U.S....

No end in sight for the Afghan conflict

The leader of the Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, along with 10 of his fighters, was killed in an air strike a few days back in...

Afghan troops to train in China, ambassador says

China will train Afghan troops on Chinese soil, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Beijing said, describing the military cooperation as an effort to fight al Qaeda and Islamic State militants bent...

Chinese foreign minister due in Pakistan on three-day visit

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will reach Pakistan on Friday to hold talks with the country’s new leadership to consolidate cooperation and elevate the all-weather bilateral strategic partnership. This is...