Five weeks have passed since the confrontation between China and India at Doklam, but the crisis remains unresolved. It has become an issue of pride, with no one willing to step down first and lose face.
In the... More
As tensions remain high with China over the stand-off in Doklam, the army faces a shortfall of 40 per cent of types ammunition to fight a 10-day long war, as per the stockholding in September 2016. This... More
India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any â€œcoercive aspectsâ€ to reduce the tension over a military standoff in Dokalam, the Pentagon has said.
Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face-off in... More
WhileÂ Chinese and IndianÂ troops face off near Bhutan, skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani forces along the disputed border in Kashmir have spiralled dangerously since May, threatening India with hostilities on two flanks. But even though the Pakistani army... More
CBI booked a Delhi-based firm and unidentified officials of the Gun Carriage Factory in Madhya Pradesh on Friday for selling fake Chinese spare parts to Jabalpurâ€™s ordnance factory, which falls under the Ministry of defenceâ€™s department of... More
Addressing the ongoing border face-off between China and India, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told her country's parliament on Thursday that "all countries are in India's support," and said India is alert to the need to protect... More
Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday called for a national alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, giving an â€œOust BJP from Indiaâ€ call.
Stating that her party will stand by all those political parties who fight... More
Although the Indian media has been creating hype over the countryâ€™s military standoff with China near the Bhutan-China-India tri-junction since middle of June, New Delhi is now studiously playing down the tensions.
Recently, Indian Defense Ministry denied reports... More
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
â€œWe will take a... More
It was clear on election day that there had been a lot of cross voting during the presidential polls. The most cross voting took place in West Bengal, it was observed after the vote count. Cancelled votes... More
Ram Nath Kovind, the ruling NDA coalitionâ€™s candidate, may have won the presidential election comfortably, but his vote share is the lowest since 1974, figures reveal. Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College,... More
Offering a solution to the ongoing border standoff with China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that both Indian and Chinese soldiers should withdraw from the Doklam region in the tri-junction with... More
While the Trump administration has yet to define its strategic policy in the Pacific, key lawmakers are urging the Pentagon to expand Obama-era security assistance to countries in the Bay of Bengal to counter Chinaâ€™s growing influence.
Jaipal Reddy, who wasÂ an important Congress strategist when the party came back to power in May 2004, insisted during an interview withÂ The Wirethat Narendra Modi will â€œdefeat himselfâ€ in 2019 as â€œeverybody despises his dictatorshipâ€.
The former Union... More
Since Indian troops illegally crossed into the Doklam area, China and India have been locked in a stand-off for over a month. Regardless of China's call urging India to withdraw its troops that have crossed the border,... More
Samajwadi Party leader and former Defence Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed on Wednesday that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan and asked the government to reverse its stand on the Tibet issue and... More
The discussion in Rajya Sabha on lynchings and atrocities on minorities and Dalits saw the Congress delinking these incidents from religion and caste on Wednesday. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the... More
China has not done any major troop mobilisation close to the border, senior sources in the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
In the last two days, a couple of videos circulated in the media showing massive exercises by... More
Forced by changing conditions in the field of warfare, China this week embarked on a new program to turn its gigantic armed forces built on the old wobbly Soviet model, into a â€œleaner and meanerâ€ modern American-style... More
The United States has expressed concern over the Indo-China border stand-off in the Sikkim Sector and urged both countries to work together to try to come up with some sort of arrangement for peace.
"I know that the... More
With India and ChinaÂ interacting over more than 3,000km of undefined frontier, friction is constant and that one day it would break back into border war has seemed inevitable. Two great Indian delusions have created this situation.
The lesser... More
“The pulsating cheering crowd in the National Stadium Karachi for the PSL Final, and subsequently for the three international T20s, underscored the return of peace to a city (and country) torn by internal strife. Bereft of any sports spectacle and living in cold fear for life and limb of their (and their families) because of open-ended threats from terrorists, political, religious and the criminal kind, the people of Karachi... More
New Delhi has been receiving shock after shock in the past few days from Nepal, a country which is the closest to India in religious and culture terms, and which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited four times since he came to power four years ago.
The simplistic theory of the votaries of Hindutva that Hinduism alone is enough to keep Nepal in the Indian sphere of influence has... More
There was once a time when international pressure on domestic issues of the less developed countries mattered. People would look at the West as the great savior particularly in countries where human rights was at bay. During the cold war days, this was strong too and many decisions were taken on the basis of what global public opinion would say. However, in recent years this has mattered less and... More
Just few days before the arrival of the US Secretary of the State, Mike Pompeo, in Pakistan, the US officially cancelled US$300 million aid to Pakistan, signaling the acute low health of Pak-US ties. Then came Mike Pompeo, who stayed in Pakistan for a few hours, and went to India, claiming to have “reset” ties with Pakistan, implying as if deconstructing an old building (the military aid) was necessary... More
The UN’s independent human rights investigators have issued the toughest verdict yet on the crisis in Myanmar’s war-torn western region of Rakhine State. The investigators’ report does not mince words and is going to have major ramifications, both within the country, and within the international community.
In their report, they called on the UN Security Council to refer the Myanmar situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or for an... More
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 the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More