Monthly Archives: September 2018

India keeping a backchannel open with Pakistan, officials say

Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the first high-level interaction between the two countries in three...

Afghan Officials To Meet Taliban In Moscow: Report

Afghan officials have shown readiness to meet Taliban representatives in Moscow. Although the exact date of Moscow meeting on Afghan war and peace is yet to become clear, Afghan officials...

Myanmar’s Army commander in chief visits India’s Eastern Command

The nine-member delegation was led by Vice Senior General Soe Win A nine-member delegation led by Vice Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-chief, Def Services & Cdr-in-Chief (Army) of Myanmar...

US Worried S-400 May Obtain Sensitive Data on American Fighter Jets – Analyst

Even though it is not clear whether India will receive a waiver with regard to US sanctions against Russia, New Delhi has made it clear that it will go...

Colt To Supply 10,000 M4, M4A1 Carbine Rifles To Pakistan, Afghanistan, Morocco

Colt's Manufacturing Co. has won $57.7 million contract to supply up to 10,000 additional M4 and M4A1 5.56mm carbine rifles to Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Senegal, Tunisia and Pakistan. Work will...

Rafale offset: Govt denied role but ex-French President Hollande says, ‘Indian Govt proposed Reliance,...

Former French president Francois Hollande said: “We didn’t have a say in that. It was the Indian government that proposed this service group (Reliance), and Dassault who negotiated with...

Where are the ‘good days’? Challenges mount for India’s Modi

Narendra Modi swept India’s 2014 general election with the slogan “Achhe din (good days) are coming”. Four years later, as Prime Minister Modi mobilizes to win re-election in May, he...

BIMSTEC — Drowning deep with SAARC

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral and Economic Cooperation commonly known as BIMSTEC is an international organization, founded in 1997.It comprises of seven nations of South Asia and...

The Indo-Pacific is big enough for both China and India

In a move that heralds greater bilateral cooperation, Chinese Defence Minister Lieutenant General Wei Fenghepaid his first visit to India in August 2018. The visit was precisely a year after...

India Is Still Losing to China in the Border Infrastructure War

A year after the Doklam crisis, New Delhi faces the same old challenges in this realm. It has been a year since India and China ended the 73-day border crisis...

Maldives holds presidential election as China and India vie for influence

The Maldives' presidential election has been dubbed a "referendum on freedom." As China gains more political influence across the archepelago, India wants an electoral setback for "pro-Beijing" President Yameen. The...

VP Pun urges China to invest in Nepal

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, who is on an official visit to China, paid a courtesy call on Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Wednesday evening. During the meeting, Vice...

India cancels New York meeting with Pakistan, says PM Khan’s ‘true face revealed’

New Delhi on Friday called off a meeting between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, just a day after confirming...

POSTAGE STAMPS PORTRAYING BURHAN WANI ISSUED

Pakistan Post has issued special postage stamps to portray martyred Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Wani , describing him a ‘Freedom Icon’. Pakistan Post had issued 20 special postage stamps on July 24,...

PRE-POLLS GREATER OPPOSITION ALLIANCE IN THE OFFING?

A greater unity of the opposition political parties including the BNP may be forged, through a Dhaka rally schedueld to be held on Saturday, political observers say. If it takes...

INDIA, CHINA NEED TO WORK TOGETHER: MAA ZHANWU

The relations between the two countries have seen much progress and the meeting with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in July opened a new...

PAKISTAN RE-ELECTED TO IAEA BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Pakistan was re-elected to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) board of governors for the second time on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported. The election was held at the agency headquarters in Vienna....

INSECURITY, DROUGHT DISPLACE 300,000 AFGHANS

Minister of Refugees and Repatriation says 52 camps have been established in Kabul for displaced families. Figures by Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation show that 300,000 Afghans have been displaced this...

South Asian media: Inventing a region?

South Asia is a popular buzz word which is rarely defined properly. This lack of clarity suits many as people have no idea what it actually means and how...

SRI LANKAN AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO HONG KONG

Colombo, Sept 21 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, on Friday said it would suspend its flights to Hong Kong from next month after carefully...

POLITICIANS CALL FOR FAIR POLLS AT RABBANI’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY

Senior government officials, politicians and former Jihadi leaders attended a ceremony on seventh death anniversary of Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president and former head of the High Peace Council, who...