South Asia and Beyond

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India Cuts Aid Budget For Neighbours

New Delhi: The budget has set aside Rs. 200 crore as aid to Bangladesh, the same as last year (see table below). This may appear odd given that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina faces an election towards the end of the year, and in that sense, India as a staunch supporter should have increased aid. It […]Read More

Aadhaar Goes Global

NEW DELHI: Little over a week ago Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP), housed in the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, inked a partnership with the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA), Sierra Leone, to build and launch a pilot program for a national digital ID system—similar to Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity accorded to […]Read More

New Tech Initiative Adds Teeth To US-India Strategic Ties

As part of the rapidly growing strategic relationship, India and the United States held the inaugural meeting on closer cooperation on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) in Washington January 31. According to a White House release, the meeting between the two high-level delegations, led by Indian and US National Security Advisors Ajit Doval and Jacob […]Read More

Myanmar Security Council Statement Prompts Speculation Military Rule Will Be Extended

Myanmar’s top defense and security body has said it discussed the “extraordinary situation” that continues to exist in Myanmar, prompting speculation that it will exercise its power to extend the period of military rule, which technically expired on Tuesday. A statement said the military-dominated National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) meeting was held on Tuesday […]Read More