South Asia and Beyond
Amitabh P. Revi

Amitabh P. Revi

Russian language speaker and conflict journalist. Amitabh Revi has been there, done that—from the battlefields of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to sublime Russia, Australia and the United States. Along the way he's picked up the Dag Hammarskjöld Distinguished Journalist Fellowship, the Ramnath Goenka award for coverage of the Iraq War and RT's Khaled Alkhateb Award for his reporting from Palmyra, Syria.

Balakot, One Year On: ‘India Drew New Red Lines, Called

NEW DELHI: February 26, 2019 — a red-letter day for India’s political will and military operations with the Balakot air strikes against Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists deep inside Pakistani territory. Air Marshal SBP Sinha, a fighter pilot who retired from service on December 31, 2018 as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command, in conversation […]Read More

‘U.S.-Taliban Deal Is Back To Square One Like In September

NEW DELHI: The U.S. and the Taliban have agreed to a seven-day “reduction in violence”. The deal can potentially set the stage for a more lasting and long-sought peace deal. At NATO’s headquarters in Brussels,  U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said the arrangement, which he did not describe as a ceasefire, came after over […]Read More

‘Hope NSA-Level Trilateral Resumes Soon, Have Invited India & Lanka

NEW DELHI: Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi, in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi, says she hopes the resumption of NSA-level trilateral talks will take place soon in Malé. She also was positive on the possibility of re-including Mauritius and the Seychelles as observers in the trilaterals. The India-Maldives-Sri Lanka NSA-level […]Read More

Maldives-India: When Small Is Really Beautiful

NEW DELHI:  Killing two birds with one stone: On Sunday, India lent a not so modest $1.3 million support line to the Maldives. The aid will help in the area of climate change by funding a water bottling plant. In a subtle dig at China, the grant also underscores how New Delhi’s transparent policy making can […]Read More

‘U.S. Has No Option But To Exit Syria, Iraq and

NEW DELHI: The Syrian Army has retaken the town of Maraat al-Numan in Idlib province that was one of the last strongholds of ex- Al-Qaeda affiliate Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and other rebel groups. On the back of thousands of Russian airstrikes, the military is engaged in a double-pronged attack on the ground in Aleppo as […]Read More

Measles Outbreak Fear: India’s Shot In The Arm For The

NEW DELHI: With the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak fuelling global fears and following a deadly outbreak of measles since October in Pacific countries and the Democratic Republic of Congo, India has quietly butspeedily acted on an emergency request from the Maldives. 30,000 doses of the Measles/Rubella vaccine were obtained from the Serum Institute, Pune and handed […]Read More

No Boots On The Ground In Afghanistan: India Firm Against

NEW DELHI: There is no question of India deploying troops on the ground in Afghanistan. StratNews Global has learnt there have been a couple of requests from the U.S. during recent conversations with India at the highest political level. Those appeals have been rejected outright for several reasons. The Indian Army has told the government […]Read More

‘Maldives Has Moved From Denial To Dealing With Religious Extremism’

NEW DELHI: Faris Maumoon, Executive Council Member of the Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) in conversation with StratNewsGlobal Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The discussion ranges from how and why the MRM headed by former President Maumoon Gayoom split with ex-President Yameen, how India is back as the primary strategic partner, what is China’s role in trade and development and […]Read More