South Asia and Beyond

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‘A Desi Space Station Of About 20-Tonnes Is Doable’

NEW DELHI: The government’s decision to throw open space programmes to private industry and enterprise could be criticised as late, yet as the saying goes: better late than never and India has developed distinct strengths. For example, there’s the Indian Space Research Organisation as the premier space agency, the Defence Space Agency overseeing space warfare […]Read More

Is Pakistan Facing Afghan Taliban And Tehreek-e-Taliban Blowback?

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. ‘The Gist’ discusses several Afghan Taliban officials criticising Pakistan and the Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) in interviews and whether they’re highlighting ruptures with their sponsors or if it’s just theatrics of independence, the […]Read More

‘Gen Rawat’s Successor Has Big Shoes To Fill’

NEW DELHI: Gen. Bipin Rawat’s untimely and tragic departure ups the pressure on his successor, who not only has to take forward his predecessor’s agenda but also build equations with the other service chiefs. And unlike the outspoken Rawat who tended to call a spade a spade, the new incumbent will have to tread softly […]Read More

Myanmar Unanimously Defies Junta With Silent Strike

Myanmar’s people collectively showed their defiance of the junta with a successful nationwide silent strike on Friday, making it clear once again that the regime would never be allowed to rule them, despite its seizure of power from the country’s democratically elected government in a February 1 coup. Roads in cities across the country, including […]Read More

‘S-400 Strong Example Of Choosing Partner In National Interest, Sky

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Roman Babushkin, Russia’s Deputy Chief of Mission(DCM) to India in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Mr Babushkin highlights the outcomes of the annual India-Russia Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin in Delhi on December 6, the first 2+2 between the Foreign and […]Read More

‘Current Data Suggests Omicron Will Not Be As Severe As

NEW DELHI: A mathematical model developed in India has proved helpful in gauging the likely impact of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus. Prof. Manindra Agrawal of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur, says the SUTRA (Susceptible Undetected Tested & Removed Approach) model will help not only with the Coronavirus but […]Read More

‘Young People Are Revisiting The 1971 War, Asking Questions’

NEW DELHI: Bangladeshi schools textbooks even today do not comprehensively reflect the 1971 war of liberation, argues Ayesha Kabir, editor of the English language edition of the leading Dhaka daily Pratham Alo. This has had an impact on how young people view those events although the government of Sheikh Hasina has done more in that […]Read More

Biden Warns Putin On Ukraine; Russia Demands Legally Binding Guarantees

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Olga Tokariuk, Journalist, Disinformation Researcher and Freelance Correspondent, EFE Agency and Sergej Sumlenny, an expert on Eastern Europe in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel discusses the Biden-Putin virtual summit, the U.S. President warning of strong economic consequences if Russia invades Ukraine and President Vladimir […]Read More

Rest In Peace, Gen. Bipin Rawat

NEW DELHI: India lost its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)—General Bipin Rawat— to an air crash today. The helicopter carrying the General, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 others to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington crashed minutes before it was to touch down. Twelve others on board lost their lives as well. […]Read More

‘The Treaty With The USSR Gave India A Credible Security

NEW DELHI: In the second of StratNewsGlobal’s three-part series on the Bangladesh war, former diplomat G Parthasarathi recalls the time when he was a young officer in the Indian Embassy in Moscow, and got a sense of the complex negotiations leading to the signing of the Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace Friendship & Cooperation. As he […]Read More