South Asia and Beyond

Pakistan Borrowed $5 Bn In Foreign Loans In Five Months

Amid external account challenges, Pakistan borrowed about $5.115 billion in foreign loans in the first five months (July-November) of the current fiscal year, almost 14 per cent higher than the foreign loans it received in the comparable period last year. In its monthly report on Foreign Economic Assistance (FEA), the Ministry of Economic Affairs said […]Read More

China Estimates 248 Mn People Got Covid In 20 Days: Reports

As many as 37 million people are contracting COVID-19 in a single day in China, according to leaked minutes from a meeting of the country’s top health body confirmed by multiple news outlets. In the first 20 days of December, 248 million people—accounting for about 18 per cent of the population—were likely to have been […]Read More

Why Tawang Is A Raw Nerve For The Chinese?

NEW DELHI: The latest clash between Indian and Chinese troops at Yangtse in Arunachal Pradesh has once again put the spotlight on the misadventure of Chinese troops and highlighted India’s vulnerabilities in the eastern sector. History is replete of examples of Chinese malafide intentions in the region, the focal point being Tawang. In this episode […]Read More

Zelenskyy To Get U.S. Patriot Missile Defence Systems, Will Knock Them Down Putin Responds

New Delhi: On ‘Talking Point’, from Moscow, Dr Dmitry Trenin, Research Professor, Higher School of Economics, Leading Research Fellow, Centre for International Security, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations(IMEMO) and Member, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.   Dr Trenin discusses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s trip to the U.S., […]Read More

Political Turmoil & Imran: Has The Captain Overplayed His Hand?

NEW DELHI: The captain is hurt and rightfully so. Beaten by his political rivals to the draw in the latest bout of brinkmanship, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated his call for snap polls. The immediate trigger is a political cat-and-mouse game. It began with Imran’s announcement that the provincial assemblies of Punjab and […]Read More