Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis visits India

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made his first visit to India early last week.  His two-day stay-over on September 25-26 was the first official visit to India by any...

Political settlement only possible with the Taliban abandoning terrorism Mattis

A Political settlement in Afghanistan is only possible with the Taliban abandoning terrorism, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers on Tuesday asserting that Islamabad needs to hear...

Bangladesh top judge’s leave sparks rumours over landmark verdict

Bangladesh's chief justice began a one-month period of leave Tuesday amid claims he was forced to go on holiday after a landmark verdict that went against the government. Justice Minister...

Sri Lanka hosts its first CARAT exercise

Sri Lanka is hosting its first-ever Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, which began with the arrival of US Navy elements at the country’s naval base in Trincomalee...

IAF women pilots set to fly Sukhoi-30 this month

India’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish the last leg of their training later this month, Indian Air Force officials...

Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi new naval chief

Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has been appointed as new naval chief and will take charge on 07th October. His promotion to the rank of Admiral will be effective...

Goodwill after Pak-Afghan meeting?

Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have held an important and necessarymeeting in Kabul to try and put the Pak-Afghan bilateral relationship on a more stable footing. What...

India to station Rafale Jets within strike range of China and Pakistan

India is finalizing the logistical arrangements for its Rafale fighter jet equipped Air Force squadrons to be stationed at two different air bases located at such a distance from...

CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre form alliance in Nepal

In a surprise move, two of Nepal’s biggest leftist parties – the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre – on Tuesday announced the formation of an alliance ahead of provincial and...

Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honour over Rohingya criticism

An honour bestowed on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi by the city of Oxford has been withdrawn as a reaction to her perceived inadequate response to the plight...

‘60pc of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar are children’

Many of the unaccompanied children are highly distressed or traumatised as they have been through a dreadful experience while fleeing Myanmar and travelling long distances to Bangladesh through rain...

4 killed in attack on security camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Indian police on Tuesday killed three suspected militants in army uniforms after they infiltrated a security camp beside the main airport in the disputed region of Kashmir, officials said,...

Indian PM Modi likely to visit Nepal this month

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Nepal in October this year. Although preparations are underway to welcome Modi in October, the exact date of his visit...

Can India protect Rohingya women and children, SC asks govt

The government, meanwhile, claimed that the crisis over its move to deport 40,000 Rohingya was outside the domain of the judiciary. Can India live up to its international commitments and...

Indian Navy chief heads to Vietnam to cement military ties

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is now headed for Vietnam as part of the overall strategy to steadily build military ties with the country, as with other nations...