South Asia and Beyond

‘India And Bangladesh Have Never Been Closer But Ties Need

NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh are basking in a relationship that has never perhaps been better. That’s the word from Prof. Abdul Mannan, a former vice-chancellor of Chittagong University, and Pijush Bandyopadhyay, a stage, film and television actor, both from Bangladesh with a common interest in seeing the two countries come closer. A similar view […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Consumers Boycott H&M, Nike Over Xinjiang Cotton China’s public and e-commerce platforms are boycotting global brands H&M and Nike after they declared they would no longer buy cotton from Xinjiang, alleging the use of forced labour to harvest it. So far, Taobao, T-Mall and JD.com as well as online sharing platform Dazhong Dianping have cleared […]Read More

India Should Cut Off Cooperation, Cash Flows To Military: UN

New Delhi: Myanmar’s Envoy to the UN, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun hit screens across the world when he used the three-finger salute, that traces its origin to the ‘Hunger Games’ books and movies and is used as a symbol of protest worldwide, in his General Assembly speech. On ‘Talking Point’, the diplomat explains to StratNews Global Associate Editor […]Read More

The Run-Up To East Pakistan’s 1971 Genocide

NEW DELHI: This week 50 years ago, East Pakistan faced extreme brutality at the hands of the Pakistani army. Tens of thousands of Bengali Muslims and Hindus were killed, many more were forced to flee to save their lives. All this because the political elite in West Pakistan and the Pakistani Army refused to accept […]Read More

PM Modi’s Bangladesh Visit: A Tribute To ‘Bangabandhu’

DHAKA: Beginning tomorrow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first trip abroad since the pandemic struck. PM Modi’s visit comes at a time Bangladesh is celebrating the birth centenary year of its founder ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the liberation war. StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin […]Read More

Dhaka Diary

Packed Day 1 For PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a tight schedule on Friday, the day he arrived in Bangladesh on a two-day visit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received him at the airport. His first stop was at the National War Memorial in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka. After placing a wreath […]Read More

‘Indonesia Hopes The Quad Aligns With ASEAN Interests’

NEW DELHI: Indonesia-China ties that completed 70 years last year can be described as both pragmatic and prickly. China is Indonesia’s biggest trading partner. But Indonesia, like other littoral states in the South China Sea, has often been at the receiving end of Chinese expansionism. There’s possibility that escalation of conflict in the South China […]Read More

India-Pakistan: Talking Water & Peace

NEW DELHI: After a gap of over two years, India and Pakistan have held talks on sharing of the Indus waters. This comes at a time both the countries have been strictly adhering to a ceasefire along the Line of Control and the international boundary. Are these signs of a thaw after ties between the […]Read More