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Ravi Shankar

Utter Disregard For UN Law, China Casts Fishing Net Far

NEW DELHI: A flotilla of 260 Chinese fishing boats seen near the eco-sensitive Galapagos Islands off Ecuador recently raised diplomatic tensions. It brought the focus back on UNCLOS (United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Sea) that has a direct bearing on more than 4 billion people residing within 400 km of a sea […]Read More

The All-Rounder Pakistan Can Do Without

NEW DELHI: In 2018, Imran Khan became Pakistan’s Prime Minister promising to be the ‘all-rounder’ he once was for his country on the cricket field. His election manifesto was titled ‘The Road to Naya Pakistan’. Two years later, the road seems endless, the destination far from sight. The country’s finances are in a parlous state, […]Read More

In War against Chinese Virus, DRDO Reinvents Itself

NEW DELHI: As India fights the Chinese virus, it’s getting crucial support from the country’s premier R&D agency— Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in quickly developing some critical medical solutions. From Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to multi-patient ventilators, DRDO has taken on the task of rolling out mass supply of critical medical items amid […]Read More

Chinese Virus Has Exposed The True Face of The Pakistani

NEW DELHI: The Chinese Coronavirus pandemic is not only a test of a nation’s resolve, but in some cases, also exposes the true face of its society, military and institutions. While, in India, its armed forces are taking a lead in the fight against the invisible enemy, the Pakistani Army is busy shifting COVID-19 affected […]Read More