Monthly Archives: January 2018

Year 2017 Review – International

January 06 Jan:  Renowned Indian Actor Om Puri Dies at 66. 08 Jan: Ex-Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies at 82. 10 Jan: Taliban bombings kill at least 30 people near Afghan parliament. 11 Jan:  5 UAE diplomats killed

Year 2017 – Review – Pakistan

January 04 Jan: Renowned classical singer Ustad Fateh Ali Khan passes away. 09 Jan: Pakistan test fires  Babur-3 first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile. 27 Jan: Keel laying ceremony of navy’s craft held in KS&EW. A Maritime Patrol Vessel (MPV) being

No Turkish president had gone to Greece in 65 years 

So why now?  By Iliana Magra Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years, when he met with the Greek prime minister and president. He had twice visited the country as a prime minister,

The beginning of the Bengal hybrid war

By Saikat Bhattacharya Bengal delta is located to the east of South Asia. It is also called Gang-Brahmaputra delta which is also the largest delta in the world. At the same time, it is world’s most fertile land having above

India stands by Russia as US crosses ‘red line’ in Ukraine

In a highly significant diplomatic gesture, India showed solidarity with Russia in the UN General Assembly vote on Tuesday, which condemned the human rights situation in Crimea and Sevastopol. The resolution, which was proposed by Ukraine and backed by the

What the National crime records bureau report does not tell us about Cyber Crime in India

It presents an inaccurate picture by counting only police cases and not complaints In July 2015, an Azerbaijani woman emailed the Delhi police complaining an India-based man was blackmailing her and threatening to upload her morphed pictures to pornographic websites.

Tehran won’t allow India to use Chabahar port to undermine Pakistan, say Iranian diplomats

By: Kamran Yousaf  On December 3, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port. Pakistan is not part of the project, yet its minister for ports and shipping was standing next to the Iranian President during the

Christmas in India tarnished by ‘climate of hate’

By Zeenat Saberin  There is a sense of unease leading up to Christmas celebrations in India, according to Christian groups. “There are open letters being written to schools in Uttar Pradesh asking them not to celebrate Christmas. What is going

Rafale canards are a problem & will escalate total lifetime programme costs by billions of Euros

By Bharat Karnad  The Indian Air Force has a proud 70-year record of BONE-HEADED acquisition decisions. Among them  the purchase of the under-powered British Jaguar DPSA at the expense of the entirely indigenously-designed but supposedly “under-powered” Marut HF-24 Mk-II (aka

CPEC heading north to Hindu Kush

From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan dramatically changes the power dynamic in the region. Wang was speaking at a press