REPORT

REPORT

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats at UNSC


Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, on November 7, said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security... More

India put on hold NDTV ban


  The one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel, widely condemned, has been put on hold by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India. The decision comes... More

Defence attaches in India briefed on the country’s security...


Indian army officers, on November 7, briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about the “global and regional security scenario”... More

China refuses to budge on India’s NSG bid


Ahead of this week's NSG meet in Vienna, China, on November 7, stuck to its guns saying there was "no change" in its stand on... More

Sirisena in India to attend WHO conference


  President Maithripala Sirisena left the country, for India 0n 7 November, to participate in a global anti-tobacco conference hosted in New Delhi. During his two-day visit,... More

Two jawans killed in Pakistan firing


Exchange of fire at forward posts in Sagra and Balnoi areas also reported Two soldiers were killed and five others, including two women, were injured as... More

EU parliament delegation will visit Dhaka


  A 15-member European Parliament delegation will arrive in Dhaka in the middle of November to discuss Bangladesh's politics, freedom of expression, and labour and human... More

J&K situation very fragile


Describing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as “extremely fragile,” Director-General of Police K. Rajendra has said around 300 militants are active in the State... More

India concerned about BD Hindus safety


India expressed ‘grave concern’ about the safety and wellbeing of the the Hindu community people in Bangladesh, Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in tweets... More

Japan, India to ink civil nuclear deal


Japan and India are set to sign a civil nuclear deal this week, as the two Asian allies look to boost economic and security ties... More

China to build two RLNG terminals at Gwadar


Pakistan has managed to get the two RLNG terminals deal at Gwadar done with China. With the change of the mode from built, own, operate... More

Theresa May in India on 3-Day visit


British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Delhi on 6 November evening on a three-day India visit. This is her first bilateral engagement outside Europe... More

Pronab reiterates New Delhi’s message to Nepal


Visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has called on political leadership in Nepal to accommodate broader sections of the society in constitution implementation. In separate meetings with... More

30 Terrorist Groups Operating in Afghanistan


 President Ashraf Ghani has said 30 terrorist organizations are operating in Afghanistan. President was addressing a joint conference of commanders from security and defense organs, the... More

Efforts to engage Taliban yielded no progress


Afghanistan’s efforts to engage the Taliban and nudge Pakistan to assist the peace process have yielded no concrete results over the past two years, said... More

Pak army personnel replacing Rangers as tension rises


  In what seems to be a sign of escalating tensions, Pakistan army personnel are being increasingly deployed along the 190km international border in Jammu at... More

India revives project to buy Japanese US-2i aircrafts


  India has revived the stalled project to acquire a dozen Japanese US-2i amphibious aircraft, worth around Rs 10,000 crore, ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit... More

No ‘unilateral action’ to change status quo


  China, on 4 November, said actions should not be taken by either side that may "unilaterally change" the status quo of the Line of Actual... More

SLNS ‘Sayura’ and SLNS ‘Suranimala’ on training visit to...


  Sri Lanka Navy is taking part in joint training exercise with the Indian Navy. Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS ‘Sayura’ and Fast Missile Vessel SLNS ‘Suranimala’... More

Myanmar govt Unveils Detailed Economic Policies


    NAYPYIDAW — Long-awaited detailed economic policies were announced by the government in Naypyidaw on 22 October with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi pledging a... More

Impeachment motion against  CIAA chief in Nepali Parliament


  Katmandu: The Legislature-Parliament will start deliberations on the impeachment motion against suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authoirty (CIAA), Lokman Singh... More

COLUMN

Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues, as has been made out by Delhi. It is not just about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor entering through... More

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives, then India gave us an enormous platform for internationalizing human rights by going to the ICJ over the... More

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – has just concluded in Beijing. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives from 130 countries attended the two-day forum on 14-15 May. Most of... More

Rape, FB and class conflict in Dhaka

In a country where the upper class enjoys almost total impunity, they suddenly faced an unexpected furor over an alleged rape incident. It allegedly happened in an upscale joint called Raintree Hotel located in Dhaka’s hyper rich residential area. Reports say, two girls were invited to a party... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back of Beijing’s huge investments as... More

China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that... More

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the valley is disturbed. Scores of... More

No easy refuge from death row for Kulbhushan Jadhav

The movie version of this script, we’re all familiar with: “no, your honour”, shouts the lawyer, the mother tears up, the judge bangs his gavel in approval and the hero walks off death row.... More

MOST POPULAR

READER'S VIEW

Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

Sign up for South Asian Monitor:

Enter your email and stay on top of things

Subscribe!