South Asia and Beyond


‘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

India & The 1971 War: A Contrary View

NEW DELHI: Fifty years ago, India outfoxed Pakistan and won a 13-day war that resulted in the formation of Bangladesh. That remains a glorious chapter in India’s military history; no doubt about that. Then army chief Gen. Sam Manekshaw’s role in preparing/strategising for the war is part of the military folklore. But a recent book […]Read More

‘India-Russia: Rethinking, Readjusting, Reasserting, Raising Relations’

NEW DELHI: Ambassador P.S. Raghavan, the Former Chairperson of India’s National Security Advisory Board and Ex-Envoy to Russia, Dr Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Centre and Dr. Anna Kireeva, Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Studies at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations(MGIMO University) in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. […]Read More

India-Russia: Old Ties, New Gains

NEW DELHI: Monday (December 6) will be a busy day for bilateral engagements between India and Russia. President Vladimir Putin will fly into New Delhi for the 21st India-Russia annual summit and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His visit last year couldn’t take place due to the pandemic. The last time the two […]Read More

1971: How Pakistan Walked Into India’s Trap

NEW DELHI: This month half a century ago, India defeated Pakistan in a war that lasted just 13 days and led to the creation of Bangladesh. India was troubled by the steady stream of refugees from what was East Pakistan after the Pakistani army went on a killing and torturing spree. But India didn’t want […]Read More