South Asia and Beyond

Nitin A. Gokhale

Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.

Sri Lanka Invites Adani Group To Discuss East Container Terminal

NEW DELHI: India’s Adani Group has been invited by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to discuss the terms of a proposed agreement to develop the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port. Sri Lankan sources have told StratNews Global that in keeping with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s assurances to port trade unions, the terminal will remain […]Read More

Ties With India Have Matured But… : Bangladesh Minister Shahriar

NEW DELHI: India came in for some praise from Bangladesh and also got a reality check from its junior foreign minister Shahriar Alam. At a webinar on Thursday, Alam, speaking from Dhaka, said the two countries are “witnessing a golden chapter in bilateral relations” with ties having matured but he also indulged in some plainspeak, […]Read More

Beginning Tomorrow, Made In India Covid Vaccines to Reach Neighbourhood

NEW DELHI: In keeping with its ‘Neighbourhood First” policy, Bhutan and Maldives will become the first two countries in India’s immediate neighbourhood to receive the Covid19 vaccine on Wednesday. India also announced on Tuesday that it will begin supplying the vaccines to Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from tomorrow. Vaccines to all these countries will […]Read More

Friendship Treaty Needs Tweaking, Says Nepalese Foreign Minister

NEW DELHI: Nepal has once again urged India to make changes in the 1950 India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship, with its foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali saying that it “needs to reflect current realities” and to “mirror the changed context of the 21st century”. He also drew attention to the report of the Eminent […]Read More