Countering perception that the population of Hindus in Bangladesh was declining, the government today quoted official records of that country to state that it has instead risen by two per cent in 2017.
Responding to... More
Pakistan's general election is less than a week away, and all relevant parties are straining every nerve to promote their political ideas, among which Islamabad's relationship with Beijing is top on the agenda. The... More
China and Myanmar are close to signing a deal on the establishment of a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor along the lines of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Once launched, the project will unleash a... More
Myanmar's military made extensive and systematic preparations for attacks on Rohingya before an August 2017 clampdown in northern Rakhine State, an international rights group has claimed.
Fortify Rights has documented mass killings, rape and arson... More
The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an industry source told Reuters.
If the... More
The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has inked a deal to purchase an unspecified number of C-130J Mk5 transport aircraft from the United Kingdom.
“Under a government-to-government agreement, the handing over ceremony of title transfer of... More
Next week, Pakistan will hold a general election. Political parties are creating a tense environment. Blaming each other is a routine matter, and convincing voters is very much a normal phenomenon.
However, this time, the... More
China and India have been stepping up their summit diplomacy. It is necessary to pay close attention to the impact that their bilateral relationship, beset with thorny territorial problems, will have on Asia's security... More
Pakistan on Wednesday supported the United Nations' (UN) dismissal of Indian allegations against its report on the poor human rights situation in Kashmir.
The first-ever UN report on alleged rights violations committed by both India... More
The second round of India-China Maritime Affairs Dialogue was held last week in Beijing, China. The Indian delegation was led by a joint secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs while the Chinese delegation... More
During her recent visit to India (27-29 June 2018), US Envoy to UN, Nikki Haley spoke about the need for India to re-calibrate its relationship with Iran, and urged India to reduce oil imports.
At one point during their informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in April, President Xi Jinping asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether it was possible for India and China to work... More
Since the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed power in Myanmar in 2016, the country which was once shut out from the rest of the world, has been continuously opening up and integrating into... More
Soon after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wanted the military to move towards creating theatre commands — integrated commands of the Army, Navy and Air Force that would subsume regional commands —... More
The Pakistan Navy received its first of two ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in the “second quarter” of 2018, announced Aerodata AG, one of the subcontractors involved in the program.
“This delivery represents a major... More
China has been extending support to its "all-weather" ally Pakistan with an aim to counter India. The latest in its series of efforts, China is helping Pakistan with the construction of eight submarines to... More
In fact, there have been spurt in events and episodes related to ties between two neighbours with Indian establishment displaying a proactive interest by standing alongside Bangladesh when it disallowed entry to BNP leader... More
Indian defense scientists successfully validated the life extension test of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Monday morning from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. The test was highly successful despite the extremely... More
The demands of global energy are substantially rising day by day in the 21st century, whereas the dependency on fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas have become a serious concern which is... More
India has decided to raise 17 more battalions of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to fortify the frontiers with Pakistan and China in the wake of heightened tension,... More
Startled at how indigenously produced military equipment was costing more than the same equipment if supplied by foreign makers, the Ministry of Defence has set up a committee to examine how the Indian public... More
Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most travelled Prime Minister, mockingly writing," We are overwhelmed and”extremely happy to suggest the name of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the... More
For the Indian policy makers, one of the crucial questions today is of how to walk a balancing act between the US, their prime strategic ally, and Iran, their traditional regional ally and, of course, third biggest supplier of oil. The question has become even more significant ever since... More
Even a cursory analysis of the three Nawaz Sharif sackings as PM reveals one constant sordid fact, his incurring penchant to listen to a bunch of “unelectable advisors” who constantly feed his already inflated ego about his supposed omni-potency. The 1993 sacking did him wonders, turning an Establishment “puppet... More
There is something scared about the relationship between a University, its teachers and students. It is built on trust, obligation, mutual affection and much more.
Its as if the teacher is the parent, the campus is the home. A relationship is inherently therefore written into this unwritten contract. It was... More
Myanmar’s new finance minister, Soe Win is determined to revitalize the government’s economic policies and ensure their effective implementation, according to government insiders. Although he has only been in his post for less than two months, there are significant signs that with him at the helm, the government’s commitment... More
Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case in point.
Since the start of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at allies and adversaries alike on trade. Often, as with India, the U.S. has pushed for enhanced security cooperation at the same time it declared trade relations a national security threat. The belligerence has left many... More
The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again been demonstrated, the never-too-late-to-follow “certificate” of the Election Commission has been delivered and, of course, our democracy now stands “strengthened”.
The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign.
Only a few weeks ago I had poured out my... 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