South Asia and Beyond

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Russia Asks Taliban To Enter Meaningful Talks, Reduce Violence

NEW DELHI: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called upon the Taliban to reduce violence and enter meaningful talks. The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and the violence has to stop as soon as possible, he said at a press conference with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Haneef Atmar in Moscow on Friday. Lavrov said Moscow […]Read More

India-Pakistan: Renewed Attempt At Peace

NEW DELHI: The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan have held talks over the hotline and both sides agreed to strictly observe all agreements, understandings and ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors. How did it come about? What are the possible implications of the move? StratNews Global […]Read More

Ladakh Standoff: The Logistics Challenge

LADAKH: The standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh is into its sixth month. At those dizzy heights, winter makes it worse, both for the Indian troops who resolutely guard the frontier and the people who work behind the scenes to ensure there is no disruption in the supply chains. With […]Read More

China Restive As India Connects Ladakh Better

HIMACHAL PRADESH/LADAKH: India’s border infrastructure in Ladakh is getting a push, thanks to the ongoing standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). There have been attempts to ensure year-round connectivity to Leh and beyond. The recently inaugurated Atal tunnel is one such endeavour. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been working tirelessly, trying to […]Read More

10,000 More Permanent Troops Likely For LAC

SOMEWHERE IN LADAKH: In the wake of China’s aggression in eastern Ladakh, the deployment of additional forces is well underway. But first, a quick look at the current force status. While 8 Mountain Division has been tasked to look after the LoC since 1999, post the Kargil conflict, an entire brigade, directly under the control […]Read More

‘China Has Lost India’

NEW DELHI: As the India-China standoff continues in Ladakh and the winter deepens, India is shoring up its strategic partnerships inviting Australia to the Malabar Exercise next month and tying up military logistics agreements with a number of countries including possibly the UK in some weeks,  Does that mean the India-China relationship is in free […]Read More

Can U.S., China Turn The Business Clock Back?

NEW DELHI: As the clock ticks towards the November 3 U.S. election, some contradictory issues present themselves. The latest Bloomberg report says China “is on track to be the world’s only major growth engine … gross domestic product expanded 4.9% in the third quarter from a year ago …both retail sales and industrial production gained momentum […]Read More

‘A Coalition Of Equals & The Willing Against China’

NEW DELHI: China’s sudden bout of aggression in Ladakh in the past few months, is pushing the world and even India, into re-examining the fundamentals that have guided policy towards Beijing.  It’s no longer about investing in China or how to get Chinese investment, it’s about “de-coupling” and ensuring that supply chains diversify away from […]Read More