Daily Archives: February 22, 2018

Why India is being really rude to Justin Trudeau

India is giving Canada’s Justin Trudeau a royal snub. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi routinely lands up at the airport to receive world dignitaries. From the moment a world leader...

IDB to give Bangladesh €94.7 million in loans for low-cost housing

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved €94.7 million in loans for housing projects in rural Bangladesh. IDB approved the loan at its board meeting held recently, an official of...

Pakistan spent over Rs297bn in war against terrorism in last 10 years

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Rana Afzal, while briefing the Senate on government expenditure on counter-terror efforts, said that over Rs297 billion has been spent in the war against terrorism in...

‘Deeply dismayed’ over extension of Emergency in Maldives: India

India on Wednesday said it was "deeply dismayed" by the extension of Emergency in neighbouring Maldives by 30 days. It also expressed concern over the "manner" in which the extension...

Russian, Pakistan renew commitment to Afghan peace bid

Pakistan and Russia have voiced their serious concerns at the increasing presence of the Islamic State (Daesh) militant group in Afghanistan. “We are very preoccupied by what is happening in...

Maldives’ SC issued temporary order to follow parliament decision

Supreme Court of Maldives has issued a temporary order to follow the parliament's decision until the Supreme Court comes to a decision on the state of emergency. The parliament requested...

Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture

Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil demonstrators in London, the military...

Pakistan adopts latest IAEA’s protocols on nuclear trade

Pakistan has conveyed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) its intention to subscribe to the ‘Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources’. According to a statement issued...

A PIL rekindles debate on Indian Army’s role in furtherance of caste

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court has reignited a particularly vexed debate about a fiercely defended tradition of one of the country's most...

India shouldn’t worry about China-Bangladesh ties, says Sheikh Hasina

India should not be worried about Bangladesh's growing ties with China, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, asserting that the cooperation with Beijing was meant only for the country's...

China wanted to split India, Bhutan through Doklam: Shivshankar Menon

China's political goal was to "split" India and Bhutan over the Doklam standoff, India’s former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said on Wednesday while appreciating the way the government...

Time to reflect on advancing ties with Bhutan: Sushma

As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday (Feb 21) said that it is an opportunity to reflect...

Indonesia looks to win defence exports in Bangladesh

Indonesia and Bangladesh are looking to expand collaboration to facilitate defence trade and industrial engagement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta said on 20 February. Following meetings between defence...

Pakistan prepares for inducting AH-1Z attack helicopters

The Pakistan Army’s Military Engineer Services (MES) branch released a tender calling for the construction of a hangar, connecting tarmacs and organizational and intermediate-level maintenance facilities for the Textron...

China gives dressing-down to Maldives’ Nasheed

The mystery of the Supreme Court judges in Male promoting democracy in their beloved country is deepening. One of the three judges who gave the ruling to destabilize the...

Beyond Doklam: does China aim to absorb Bhutan and Nepal?

The latest news reports state that Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary (FS) Vijay Gokhale, with several...

Maldives on a collision course with India

The Maldives looked set for a collision course with India, as a parliamentary committee voted to extend the state of emergency by 30 days, defying India’s expectation conveyed hours...

US urges Taliban to speak with Kabul first if they want peace talks

The United States urged the Taliban to speak with the Afghan government first if they want to hold peace talks with Washington. “We have seen the Taliban statement. We will...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Israel-India relations central to Delhi’s new Mideast Policy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to India has firmly underlined the growing ties between the two countries, both democracies but ruled by parties which sees radical Islam...