Daily Archives: October 28, 2017

India’s wildlife trafficking epidemic

No sooner had India wrapped up celebrations of its annual “Wildlife Week” (October 2-8) — spotlighting the richness and diversity of its flora and fauna — than the sensational...

India agrees to hold talks with Kashmiri leaders. Why?

India has, at last, agreed to talk to the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) when they appointed a new special government representative to pursue talks in Indian Occupied Kashmir....

Pakistan against US drone deal with India: FO

Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday (Oct 27) sounded its opposition to a United States (US) plan to sell drones to India, and called on global powers to exercise more...

Pak Army says it shot down Indian spy drone across LoC

Pakistan Army said Friday (Oct 27) evening they had shot down an 'Indian' quadcopter they suspected of 'spying' on the Rakhchikri sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. From the pictures...

India shuns maritime security meet in Pakistan

The government this week pulled out of a multilateral Asian coast guard event in Islamabad in a sign that it remains chary of any engagement with Pakistan. India this...

Bangladesh signing $554 million deal with China for single point mooring

Bangladesh is penning a $554 million loan deal with China to build a deep-sea single point mooring with an aim to cut the time and cost of offloading fuel...

Is the Nepali Left no longer in the lurch?

As far as Nepali festival surprises go, this was a new one. The sudden announcement on Dashain – that the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (UML), led by...

India’s coastal security gets 70 ships, 40 aircraft in massive overhaul

In sync with the Indian government’s decision to beef up coastal security by strengthening the fleet of ships and aircraft operated by the Indian Coast Guards, India’s private shipyard...

Iran wants Pakistan to revive gas pipeline project

Iran has written a letter to Pakistan in a fresh bid to push ahead with the long stalled gas pipeline project following persistent pressure from Saudi Arabia and unilateral...

Ex-Afghan president Karzai wants US to consult regional actors

Former president Hamid Karzai has denounced America’s counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan, claiming it has failed to contain terrorism in the country. Speaking at the Institute for Political and International Studies...

Myanmar crisis: Will Sk. Hasina seek new allies?

  The Myanmar refugee crisis may cause several contingent problems at local, national and international levels. Old relationships are already under stress and the potential for unexpected new relations with...

US aircraft carrier Nimitz to visit Sri Lanka today

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a planned port visit today (Oct 28). The US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement...

Pakistan revives plan to relocate GHQ from Rawalpindi to Islamabad

The government of Pakistan has revived its plan to relocate the military headquarters, known as General Headquarters (GHQ), from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, according to Defence Secretary Lt Gen (retd)...

Myanmar to reinstate Gen Aung San on currency

It has been nearly three decades since the former military junta phased out pictures of the country’s late independence hero Gen. Aung San on the bank notes. But on Friday,...

US Secretary of State calls Myanmar army chief to help end violence in Rakhine

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Myanmar's army chief to help end the violence in Rakhine state that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee. In...