South Asia and Beyond

Ukraine Operation: How And Why Russian Military Changed Tack

NEW DELHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Ukraine operation is going according to plan. But when Russian troops entered the neighbouring country on February 24 and the days that followed, the Russian military was not its usual self. But the troops changed strategy soon after, as Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Retd), who has exercised […]Read More

‘Bangladesh To Try Alternative Channels To Trade With Russia’

Bangladeshi Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said his country will pursue alternative channels like currency swap to overcome problems in trading with Russia, which has been hit by Western sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine. “We don’t think the war will be long. If so, we will then think of alternative arrangements”, ‘Prothom Alo’ […]Read More

Third Buddhist Statue In Tibet’s Drago County Demolished

If Tibetans have long complained about China’s cultural genocide in Tibet, here’s proof. An eighth-century statue of Indian tantric master Guru Padmasambhava that stood outside Chanang monastery in Nyimo township of Tibet has been demolished by Chinese authorities. The 45-feet-tall bronze statue gilded with gold and silver took place around the same time as a […]Read More

Protest Against Missing Baloch Students Gets The Stick

A peaceful gathering of students protesting in Islamabad against enforced disappearances of some students from Balochistan was lathicharged by the police. Many protesters received injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. Hundreds of Baloch students studying in different universities of Islamabad had gathered in front of the National Press Club to also oppose racial […]Read More

‘Need Wheat And Gas’: Imran Khan Justifies Russia Visit

As the West pushes to isolate Russia economically for its offensive in Ukraine, Pakistan has become the first country to strike a trade deal with Moscow after the assault on Ukraine began. Amid criticism from various quarters, Pakistani PM Imran Khan has defended his trip in a televised address, saying it served his country’s economic […]Read More