Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Doval’s visit to gauge US stance on South Asia

India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived in Washington yesterday, 21 March, on a four-day US visit essentially in an attempt to read the Trump administration mindset about the...

India to fit six new Hercules aircraft with TAWS

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to equip six new Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft equipped with the Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS), it was disclosed on 15...

Nepal to pledge on OBOR during PM’s China visit

Nepal will express verbal commitment to China’s flagship One Belt One Road initiative during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to Beijing this week. However, a formal agreement on OBOR...

Afghanistan receives further Super Tucanos ahead of 2017 fighting season

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) has received a further four A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprops ahead of the commencement of the 2017 'fighting season'. The Super Tucanos arrived at...

The Yogi and the magic of numbers

This is where bombast and its counter — sarcasm — ends. Where irony, humour retires. And hard-rock reality stares us in the face, the reality that is Yogi Adityanath,...

Pakistan is happier than India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh: UN report

Pakistan has left behind its neighbour India (again!) and other South Asian nations on the list of the world's happiest countries published by the United Nations. According to the World...

The Guardian view on a key poll: victory for anti-Muslim bigotry

The world breathed a sigh of relief last week as the Islamophobe populist Geert Wilders failed to become the head of the biggest party in Holland. The respite from...

China’s response to border problems with Nepal is in contrast to India’s postures

More than ten years ago, Shiv Shankar Menon, then a foreign secretary designate, was taken aback, when during a visit to Kathmandu, an Indian journalist queried him about incidents...

SC quashes Chand’s appointment as Nepal Police chief

The Nepal Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday quashed the Cabinet decision to appoint Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jaya Bahadur Chand as Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police. A full bench...

NA passes military courts’ extension bill

National Assembly of Pakistan on Tuesday passed the 28th Amendment Bill 2017, which pertains to the revival of military courts for another two years. According to details, 255 NA members...

Strategic partnership with US secondary to security of Indians: Sushma Swaraj

In the backdrop of a series of attacks that have killed two persons of Indian origin and left two others injured in the United States, the Left leaders like...
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