China is expected to propose to India the construction of a trans-Himalayan trilateral economic corridor, an ambitious plan that seeks to connect the two countries and Nepal. However, the idea is likely to have a... More
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently visiting the United Kingdom, has triggered a fresh round of diplomatic debates by commenting that the Rohingyas “returned to Bangladesh” from Myanmar.
It is evident that Modi’s... More
As many as 13,796 civilians and 5,123 security force personnel have been killed in Jammu & Kashmir since the advent of militancy in the 1990s. In fact, fatal civilian casualties in the state in... More
In less than two weeks from now, about 90 battle-hardened soldiers from the Indian Army will leave for the thick and lush jungles of Malaysia’s Selangor, a Maoist bastion in the 1950s, to exchange... More
Sitting in his dilapidated house in Assam State’s Dhubri District, Asif wonders what fate has in store for him and the hundreds of other Rohingya who live on the fringes of survival across India.... More
The Narendra Modi government has operationalised the country’s first ever comprehensive integrated border management system along the riverine stretch bordering Bangladesh in Assam. The smart fence is a project that is being implemented by... More
With reports of Malaysia and Pakistan discussing the export of the JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet, comparisons between Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder and the Indian HAL Tejas have surfaced again. Although the JF-17 Thunder and HAL... More
India has decided to create an overarching Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that will drive the country’s military and security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide (and accelerate)... More
China said its relations with India have seen "great strides" and that the upcoming visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will further enhance political trust between the two countries.
Swaraj will arrive in Beijing... More
Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday (Apr 18), demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home, including two particularly brutal rapes.
India’s expansionist and revisionist mindset is guiding its force posture development that makes war look more likely, said former head of Strategic Plans Division (SPD) Lt Gen (retd) Mazhar Jamil.
He was speaking at a... More
India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will visit China later this week to participate in the foreign ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) during which she will also hold talks with her... More
The Russian envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev, said that Pakistan has taken "serious measures" to curb terror financing and shown the desire to be a part of global and regional efforts to fight the... More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India tweets frequently and considers himself a talented orator. Yet he loses his voice when it comes to speaking out about the dangers faced by women and minorities who are frequent... More
Until recently, politics in West Bengal was dictated by ideology, development issues and muscle power. But the latest trends show a paradigm shift, with religion and identity increasingly taking centre stage. The recent communal... More
Change often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about the neighbourhood. This could change the course of Prime... More
China wants to stick to the "right path" of bilateral ties with India, explore new areas for cooperation and ensure sound and steady development of the relationship, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Foreign Ministry... More
As South Africa’s Cape Town begins its countdown to the fast approaching “day zero” water crisis when taps will completely run dry, a new satellite study warns four countries – India, Morocco, Iraq and... More
When Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently arrived in Pakistan as a chief guest to celebrate the Pakistan Day on March 23, he was not just witnessing the military parade, but was also making a meaningful statement about Pakistan’s importance in the region and the value Sri Lanka itself... More
James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election.
But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More
It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’.
China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More
Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More
The problem starts at a fundamental level. How does one define a sadhu? Tied to the meaning of this word, or character, is in a way the well-being of the world’s largest democracy. Most people would think of a sadhu as an ascetic or monk of some sort. Dictionaries,... More
As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More
The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More
I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More