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Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri ‘Died’ Of Illness: Reports

NEW DELHI: Fugitive Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly died of “natural causes” a month ago. That’s according to Hassan Hassan, a respected American journalist and author of Syrian origin. In a tweet, he said: “The news is making the rounds in close circles. I know the issue with such claims but corroborated it with sources […]Read More

Indo-Pacific Red Lines: On Course To Counter China?

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy’s Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier Battle Group has conducted naval exercises with the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, Australian and Japanese vessels in Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the northern Arabian Sea. In ‘Talking Point’, Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd), former Chief of Indian Naval Staff and Capt. James E. Fannel(Retd), […]Read More

“Biden Knows Taliban, Al Qaeda Safe Havens Should Be Shut

NEW DELHI: The Trump administration announcing U.S. troop cut in Afghanistan to 2,500 by January 15, 2021 was “expected” and ” Afghan security forces have been preparing, carrying out more than 95 per cent of all counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics operations, since 2014,” says M. Ashraf Haidari, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka. President-elect Joe Biden and […]Read More

RCEP With China Minus India: Spotlight On ASEAN

New Delhi: On ‘Talking Point’ Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s former envoy to the U.S., WTO and UN and Ambassador Mohan Kumar, India’s lead negotiator first at the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and then at the WTO (World Trade Organization) and ex-Ambassador to France and Bahrain in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor […]Read More

‘Taboo Subject Of Thai Monarchy Now In The Open, Protesters

NEW DELHI: In Thailand, “the momentum of protests has been sustained since July,” and “concurrent outside Bangkok” despite Covid-19 or “few signs of compromise from the Government” but those demanding pro-democracy and monarchical reform “know it’s a long-term game,” says Tan Hui Yee, Indochina Bureau Chief of ‘The Straits Times’. Students as young as 14 […]Read More

IAF Ready With Offensive Power In Ladakh

LEH: Air Force Station Leh, home to the legendary Siachen Pioneers since the beginning of Operation Meghdoot in April 1984, has never been as busy as it has been since May. Ever since the standoff began with China in May, the IAF has swiftly deployed its offensive assets to match Chinese mobilisation. Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. […]Read More

Indian Top Cop Gautam Sawang ‘Nurtured Me, Gave Me Courage’:

NEW DELHI: “Thank You, Gautam Sawang, you should be part of this celebration since you nurtured me professionally in Liberia,” says United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year, Assistant Superintendent Doreen Mazuba Malambo. Damodar Gautam Sawang is the current Director General of Police of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and was Police Commissioner […]Read More

‘A Biden Presidency Could Be Good For India But Expect

(This interview was recorded before the presidential elections were declared) NEW DELHI: As Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden crosses the magic mark of 270 to become the next president of the United States, the question arises to what would a Biden presidency mean for India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular? Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished […]Read More

White House Result: CCP Bid(en)ing Its Time?

NEW DELHI: In Session Two of ‘Talking Point’, Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. is in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ms Glaser works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with […]Read More