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Political triangle: Prospects of US-India alliance amid China’s rise

A closer alliance with the US could bring India more harm than good, a professor of politics at the University of Westminster, Dibyesh Anand,...

Eye on China, top Navy commanders to deliberate on security challenges

Top Navy commanders will hold extensive deliberations during a four-day conference from Tuesday (Oct 24) on security challenges facing India on the sea front...

Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops...

Return of Rohingyas to restore normalcy, says Indian FM

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday (Oct 22) said it is clear that normalcy over the Rohingya issue will be restored only...

After a bloody week in Afghanistan, elected officials seek answers from...

Worried about eroding security, elected officials in Afghanistan sought answers this weekend from President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, asking why more was not done to...

India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Speaking ahead of a visit to India next week, Tillerson on Wednesday called for deeper cooperation with India in the face of growing Chinese...

China looks at Nepal as potential gateway to South Asia

With an investment of $ 8.3 billion this year alone in Nepal, the Chinese are coming in a big way to the Himalayan country...

Pakistan builds Afghan border fence in bid to stem terrorist attacks

Pakistan’s military is installing a robust fence along its largely porous 2,600-kilometer border with Afghanistan and establishing new forts as well as outposts on...

Stronger, more powerful Xi Jinping will bring foreign policy challenges for...

One aspect of the Communist Party of China’s congress that is certain is that at the end of it on October 24, President Xi...

7 killed in blast targeting police vehicle in Pakistan’s Quetta

At least seven people, including six policemen, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion targeting a truck carrying police officials in the...

Delay and hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal’s cost of trade

Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if the transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, says...

Indian Air Force worried about future of fifth generation fighter deal...

The Narendra Modi government now has a problem on its hands. The Indo-Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Programme (FGFA) was planned about a decade ago...

China speeds up work on $2 billion power project in Azad...

China is working to complete the Karot Hydropower Project in Azad Jammu and Kashmir ahead of schedule, and the sponsor of the China Three...

Breakthrough eludes QCG talks on Afghan peace in Oman

The four-nation talks on finding ways to revive peace process in Afghanistan, held in Oman on Monday (October 16), appeared to have ended without...

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks greater Indian role, warns ‘fire may engulf...

Bangladesh today pitched for a greater Indian role in containing the influx of Rohingya Muslims escaping violence in Myanmar, saying the issue may not...

India implants sub-regional motor pact excluding Bhutan

India has embarked on implementation of the BBIN motor pact with Bangladesh and Nepal, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday (Oct 15). India in...

Doklam derails India’s ambitious high speed train project!

An ambitious high-speed train project in south India has been delayed after Chinese railways did not respond, railway officials have said, suggesting that the...

Nepal parliament completes tenure, dissolved but grievances remain on board

Nepal's Parliament turned Constituent Assembly (CA) completed its tenure on Saturday as per the constitutional provision and has dissolved from midnight leaving grievances of...

Mystery surrounds deaths of Hindu villagers in Myanmar mass graves

Two weeks after the bodies of 45 men, women and children were unearthed in mass graves in Myanmar, the mystery over who carried out...

India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pakistan policy

US President Donald Trump's tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for...

Indian NE region calls for power link through Bangladesh

Power ministers of the Indian North East will urge the Centre to work on an alternative link through neighbouring Bangladesh for an uninterrupted power...