Daily Archives: June 14, 2018

NEPAL PM TO VISIT CHINA FOR TALKS ON ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli will be visiting China next week in the hope of confirming plans for a China-Nepal Economic Corridor under Beijing’s Belt and Road...

INDIA’S MODI HOPES HISTORIC CRICKET MATCH WILL BOOST TIES WITH AFGHANISTAN

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday (June 14) he hoped a historic cricket match between India and Afghanistan would strengthen ties between the South Asian neighbors and...

Writing on the Wall

Even a cursory analysis of the three Nawaz Sharif sackings as PM reveals one constant sordid fact, his incurring penchant to listen to a bunch of “unelectable advisors” who...

Bhutan is 47 percent self-sufficient in rice

A rice specialist from agriculture research and development centre in Bajo, Mahesh Ghimeray said that one of the main problems in Bhutan is the low production base.  “We’ve lots...

Maldives former president sentenced to 19 months in jail

A Maldives court on Wednesday sentenced a former strongman accused of plotting to overthrow the government to 19 months in prison for failing to cooperate with the police investigation. Maumoon...

‘Nepal and China will sign some agreements and MoUs’

During Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s five-day official visit to China from June 19, 2018, the two countries will sign some agreements and Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs), Ministry of...

Myanmar military orders tycoon to rebuild colonial-era building

The Myanmar military has ordered a prominent businessman to rebuild a heritage site his company demolished to make way for a US$500 million high-rise construction project in Yangon’s Bahan...

China’s building roads in South Asia, but can it build bridges?

Since 2013 Beijing has worked diligently to develop the Belt and Road Initiative as a win-win project capable of transcending adversarial diplomatic relationships. Its success will depend heavily on...

Kabul upbeat about Afghan Pakistan action plan

Afghan government leaders are optimistic about the implementation of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) and that it will help to ease tension between Kabul and...

Why India keeping Australia out of the Malabar Exercise was a wise move

Indian, Japanese and American naval ships are steaming into the harbour in Guam, the US island in the western Pacific for the annual 10-day Malabar Exercise which began on...

Taliban assure Afghans of bright future once US ‘invaders’ leave

The Taliban told “American invaders” to leave Afghanistan in an announcement marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, assured the people of a bright future under Islamic...

Visitors, buyers show keen interest in Pakistan’s defence products at Eurosatory Expo

Professional visitors and buyers from over 60 countries showed keen interest in the high-end defence and security products of pakistan exhibited at the thematic and tastefully decorated Pakistan Pavilion...

Visitors, buyers show keen interest in Pakistan’s defence products at Eurosatory Expo

Professional visitors and buyers from over 60 countries showed keen interest in the high-end defence and security products of pakistan exhibited at the thematic and tastefully decorated Pakistan Pavilion...

US approves sale of 6 more Apache attack helicopters to India

The U.S. State Department has approved a potential direct commercial sale of six additional Boeing AH-64E Apache heavy attack helicopters to India for an estimated cost of $930 million,...

The ‘Indo-Pacific’ and Pakistan

On June 2nd, the US renamed its Pacific Command, the oldest and largest American military setup in the Asia-Pacific, as the US ‘Indo-Pacific Command’, stretching from the east coast...

As fissures grow in West, China’s SCO tries to heal India-Pakistan divide

Implications of tensions between Pakistan and India stretch beyond South Asia. Long-standing animosity, stemming from, among other things, the dispute over Kashmir, has complicated China’s Belt and Road Initiative. But...

As fissures grow in West, China’s SCO tries to heal India-Pakistan divide

Implications of tensions between Pakistan and India stretch beyond South Asia. Long-standing animosity, stemming from, among other things, the dispute over Kashmir, has complicated China’s Belt and Road Initiative. But...

India lacks a grand strategy in Asia

As India test-fires its ballistic Agni 5 missile, calls for India to join a democratic quad with Australia, Japan and the U.S. grow louder. The launch was the sixth...

India lacks a grand strategy in Asia

As India test-fires its ballistic Agni 5 missile, calls for India to join a democratic quad with Australia, Japan and the U.S. grow louder. The launch was the sixth...

Is Nepal ready to become a developing country?

In February 2018, the government of Nepal officially requested the UN not consider Nepal for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category in the 2018 Triennial Review. Nepal...

Is Nepal ready to become a developing country?

In February 2018, the government of Nepal officially requested the UN not consider Nepal for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category in the 2018 Triennial Review. Nepal...