Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

Bangladesh hands over five terrorists to India

Five terrorists belonging to Manipur and Nagaland-based extremist outfits were handed over to Assam Police by Bangladeshi police after they completed their 13-year jail term in that country, a...

Border tunnel building further provokes China

China should be alert and reinforce infrastructure along the China-Indian border, experts said Tuesday, after reports say India plans to build 17 highway tunnels for easy military mobility. India plans...

Lack of UN pressure on Myanmar encourages further attacks on Rohingyas

The executive director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya (ICR), Simon Billenness, has told Sputnik that the lack of pressure by the United Nations on Myanmar encourages the country's government to deny the excessive...

India’s Himachal Pradesh goes to polls today

Voters set to go to polls today (Nov 9) in a single phase for sixty-eight Assembly seats in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP is determined to take power....

Myanmar warns U.N. pressure could harm talks with Bangladesh

Myanmar warned on Wednesday (Nov 8) that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people...

Bangladesh seeks to reduce trade deficit with Bhutan

While Bhutan’s exports to Bangladesh have been increasing rapidly over the years, increase in imports from Bangladesh has been meager. This was highlighted by the Bangladeshi delegation during the third...

UN steps up pressure on Myanmar

The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Myanmar to rapidly resolve the violence in its strife-torn western province of Rakhine. In a Presidential Statement, released after the UN...

Russia’s NSA discusses ways to jointly combat terrorism with Afghan President

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Russia’s National Security Adviser Nikolay Patrushev on Tuesday (Nov 7) at the Presidential Palace and discussed ways to jointly combat terrorism. In a statement...

Indian Army mulls transporting military cargo through Brahmaputra river

Indian Army is planning to move its military cargo right to China's doorsteps in the east through Brahmaputra River. According to Times of India, on Tuesday, Army and Inland Waterways...

Rohingya crisis: Foreign ministers from 4 countries to visit Bangladesh

The foreign ministers of China, Japan, Germany and Sweden are scheduled to visit Bangladesh to discuss repatriation measures for thousands of displaced Rohingya, who fled to Bangladesh following unrest...

Tensions between US and Iran spell trouble for India

The new Iran strategy of the Trump Administration is aimed at “neutralising the government of Iran’s destabilising influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants.” US...

Saudi-led military alliance to formally shape up by end of next year

A two-phase strategy has been devised to formalise the alliance of Muslim militaries cobbled together by Saudi Arabia in December 2015 to fight the growing scourge of terrorism and...

Pakistan opposes expansion of permanent seats in UNSC

Pakistan has voiced firm opposition to the creation of new permanent seats in any reformed Security Council in the United Nations, according to report by GEO TV. Speaking in the...

Pakistani expert slams US drone attack plans in Niger

Talat Masood, considered Pakistan's topmost security expert, has warned that the use of drones by the US military in Niger would be unjustified, as it would cause civilian causalities....

Indian Army issues fresh RFI for Future Ready Combat Vehicle

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 20 December to its global request for information (RFI) to develop and build 1,770 multipurpose Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCVs)...

India increases its presence in Indian Ocean, with an eye on China

The Indian Navy is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean with a permanent deployment of over a dozen ships, including on important sea routes, amid China's growing naval...