South Asia and Beyond

Launch of China’s New Aircraft Carrier Delayed

China’s third and most advanced aircraft carrier will likely be launched soon, according to new satellite imagery of the vessel. The carrier, called the Type 003, has been under construction near Shanghai since 2018. Satellite images taken by Planet Labs late May suggest work on the vessel is nearing completion, The Epoch Times reported. The […]Read More

“India-Taliban Relations Likely To Be Transactional; But We Should Work

NEW DELHI: Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya, India’s Former Envoy to Afghanistan in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The former Envoy discusses India’s first publicly announced Kabul meetings with the Taliban since it re-took Afghanistan on August 15th last year. “It was a matter of time before some level of official engagement took […]Read More

Biden’s Battle For Gun Control In The US

President Biden wants to meet with Congress regarding gun legislation Measure comes after 21 children were killed in a school in Uvalde, Texas Guns are seen as a constitutional right in the US Gun reform is opposed by the US gun lobby group called the National Rifle Association (NRA), one of the most powerful lobby […]Read More

India-Israel To Sharpen Defence, Security Ties; Free Trade Agreement Talks

NEW DELHI: On #TalkingPoint, from Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh, Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Former Indian Envoy to Israel, U.K & the U.S. and Author, ‘Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale’ and from Tel Aviv, Anat Bernstein-Reich, CEO, BDO Israel-India Investment Banking and Chair, Israel-India Chamber of Commerce joins StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The […]Read More

It’s Official: In Kabul, India Holds Talks With Taliban Regime

NEW DELHI: After months of secret, back-channel contacts both in Kabul and Doha, India on Thursday publicly acknowledged that it has sent a team of diplomats to Kabul to “oversee delivery operations of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan” and “meet senior members of the Taliban”. . An official delegation led by Joint Secretary (in charge of […]Read More

India Israel To Broaden Defence Cooperation, Focus On ‘Make In

NEW DELHI: The Ukraine issue hung over both New Delhi and Tel Aviv, as Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz visited India to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Gantz first met with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after which a “Vision Statement”, charting out the future strategic and defence cooperation between the […]Read More

Joe Biden’s War On Terror In Somalia

US President Joe Biden has authorised the deployment of 500 ground troops to Somalia The order reverses President Trump’s order to withdraw 700 ground forces from Somalia It revives an American counter-terrorism operation in the Horn of Africa The troops will focus on decimating the Islamic militant group Al-Shabab which the US designated a terrorist […]Read More

China Recalibrates Sweeping Pacific Island Security Pact; Why India Worries

NEW DELHI: On #TheGist, from Miami, Florida, Cleo Paskal, Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ms Paskal discusses China Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s island-hopping blitz across Pacific Island Countries days after the Tokyo Quad Summit, visiting seven […]Read More