South Asia and Beyond

With More Assets & Upgrades, Air Power In The East Looking Up

ASSAM/ARUNACHAL PRADESH: The Indian Air Force is doing the heavy lifting quite literally when it comes to augmenting military capabilities in the mountainous terrain of the eastern sector. The Chinooks are not just transporting manpower but also firepower (the ultra-light Howitzer M777s) from one remote valley in Arunachal Pradesh to another, thanks to upgrades of […]Read More

Our Partner In Asia Is India, Not China: Portuguese Foreign Minister

NEW DELHI: “The European Union has paid less attention to India than it should have.” With that Portugal’s foreign minister Augusto Santos Silva pointed out how the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy and the outreach to Delhi drew from Washington’s Indo-Pacific strategy and the national strategies of Holland, the UK and Germany. “So we needed to focus […]Read More

Afghan Partners Call for Ceasefire, Expedited Peace Effort

KABUL: Afghanistan’s international partners, in a virtual meeting with Afghan officials, have announced their support for the peace efforts, ceasefire and humanitarian values in the country, the High Council for National Reconciliation has said. Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, the State Minister for Peace Affairs Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, chief […]Read More

Crystal Gazing Into India’s Security Challenges

NEW DELHI: A new year may have set in but some of the security challenges staring India in the face can’t be wished away. The standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh that began in May last year continues, despite a clutch of meetings between the […]Read More