Daily Archives: July 23, 2017

Will Bhutan exert its independent stand in the Doklam conflict?

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...

MPs Ask President Ghani To Step Down

The Wolesi Jirga’s (Lower House of Parliament) administrative board on Saturday accused President Ashraf Ghani of inability to lead the country and said he has an autocratic behavior towards...

UK sees ‘no improvement’ in Bangladesh human rights situation in 2016

The UK has said in a report it saw no improvement in the overall human rights situation in Bangladesh in 2016. The report titled Human Rights and Democracy also added...

Indian ammunition stock faces critical shortfall to sustain 10 days of war fighting: CAG report

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,...

UN envoy ‘strongly urges’ Myanmar to accept fact-finding mission

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee told reporters on Friday that she would “strongly urge the government” to allow an international independent body to investigate...

Doklam stand-off: Pentagon tells China, India to engage in direct dialogue

India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects” to reduce the tension over a military standoff in Dokalam, the Pentagon has said. Chinese and Indian...

Lankan Minister says extremism will be quashed in constitution reform

Mano Ganeshan, Lankan Minister of Co-existence Dialogue and Official Languages, and leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), is a prophet of optimism on a new constitution seeing the...

Is China turning up heat on Indian through Pakistan flank amid Doklam standoff?

While Chinese and Indian 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...

Fake Chinese parts in India-made Bofors gun: CBI books Delhi firm

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 Jabalpur’s ordnance factory, which...

Will the US’ ‘Carrot & Stick’ policy to Pakistan work?

If we were to describe the nature of Pak-US relations in one phrase, uncertainty and trust deficit would undoubtedly feature in it. Clouds of uncertainty have become even more...