Daily Archives: October 4, 2018

Maldives elections and China-India ties

afsan Neither China nor India are in any ideological conflict over any issues. Both are dedicated trading nations, and both have gained from globalisation. China has done better with...

KHALILZAD LEADS DELEGATION TO AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will lead an interagency delegation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia from October 4-14,...

Mayawati delivers body blow to opposition unity, but it’s not game over for opposition...

With slightly over two months left for elections to three politically crucial north Indian states and the parliamentary polls in May 2019, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s attack...

Chinese bunkers at Lhasa airport, just 1,350 km from Delhi, worry India

China’s construction of underground bomb-proof shelters to house fighters at Lhasa’s Gonggar airport in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has New Delhi concerned, said three officials familiar with the...

Maldives President-Elect Gains Control of Parliament

The president-elect of the Maldives has scored another victory by securing a majority in Parliament after the Elections Commission restored 12 lawmakers who were earlier deemed to have lost...

Visiting Pakistan Defence Secretary meets Lankan counterpart

The Defence Secretary of Pakistan, Lieutenant General (R) Ikram Ul Haq met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Defence Ministry, Wednesday, October 03,...

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN ARRIVES IN INDIA TODAY, LIKELY TO SIGN 20 AGREEMENTS

India and Russia are likely to sign about 20 pacts in areas ranging from defence, nuclear energy, space and economy during Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s two-day visit to India...

India risks US sanctions with $5-billion purchase of Russian missiles

The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putin’s visits New Delhi this week, saying such an acquisition...

Pakistan needs to raise $20b to avoid payment crisis

Pakistan has to initiate bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in addition to seeking investment from friendly countries. It needs to arrange a massive amount of up...

Myanmar should revise laws used for political aims: US panel

The US Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said Myanmar’s state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government “have failed to fulfill” its promise...

Building up Bhutan’s resilience to disasters and climate change

The 2016 monsoon was much heavier than usual affecting almost all of Bhutan, especially in the south. Landslides damaged most of the country’s major highways and smaller roads. Bridges were...

US THREATENS SANCTIONS AHEAD OF INDIA-RUSSIA MISSILE SYSTEMS DEAL

The US on Wednesday urged its allies not to enter into transactions with Russia and warned that it would trigger American sanctions, a day after it was reported that...

Can India control Pakistan’s airspace with S-400 missile defence systems?

India is fully prepared to buy extremely potent – the S-400 Missile Defense Systems. Russian President Vladimir Putin is reaching India this week and it is being speculated that...

CHILDREN OF FF DEMONSTRATE AT SHAHBAGH OVER QUOTA ABOLISHMENT

The children of freedom fighters block Shahbagh intersection on Wednesday night protesting the government decision to scrap the quota system in class I and II government jobs. Photo: Shuvra...

Why is India moving heavy weapons towards Pakistan border?

According to the Russian media, the Indian army is deploying extra troops and war machines along the Pakistani border. Gunship helicopters, battle tanks, military cargo choppers, medium to heavy...

Why Pakistan PM’s citizenship plan for refugees triggers row

"They are humans, how have we deprived them for 30, 40 years?", asked Prime Minister Imran Khan compassionately, while sharing his 'unprecedented' and 'brave' intentions of awarding citizenship to...

Asia’s rising demand for arms will boost China and US defence markets

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released its data on the global arms trade for 2017, and it is big news for Asia as a whole, and...

Will Modi-Putin meet boost strategic ties between the two giants?

The summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be their third meeting since the beginning of the year. The two leaders seem to have...

Afghanistan election faces major organizational challenges

Afghans will go to the polls on October 20 to elect representatives for the lower house of parliament. The lower house of parliament comprises 250 members that are directly elected...

INDIA TO DEPORT REFUGEES TO MYANMAR, DESPITE UN CONCERN

Indian police said Wednesday that seven Rohingya detained in the country's northeast will be deported to Myanmar. The United Nations had warned India that returning the men ignored the persecution...