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Chinese pullback at Galwan comes at a cost, Indian retreat...

The Chinese appear to have successfully managed to dominate the agenda in the military disengagement currently underway with India, alo...

Afghanistan peace hopes remain in the balance

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is this week briefing foreign governments on the preparations for peace talks with the Taliban. While the...

India’s Nagaland asks govt employees to declare if they ha...

The Nagaland government has issued instructions to all state government employees to fill a ‘self-declaration’ form, mentio...

China-India border dispute may force South Asian neighbour...

The tense border stand-off between China and India has forced their neighbours in South Asia to tread cautiously to avoid crossfire bet...

Bangladesh and the China-India conflict

When Narendra Modi was elected to the office of prime minister for the first time in 2014, he invited his counterparts from Nepal, Bang...

Oli govt’s foreign policy is lopsided and lacks coherence:...

Recent developments in the conduct of Nepal’s foreign policy, especially the precipitous fall in its relations with India, have l...

Could the Indian Navy strangle China’s lifeline in the Mal...

India has enjoyed one area of strategic advantage over China for many years: Chinese industry relies on shipping routes that move goods...

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’

Amid the India-China stand-off, the defence and security establishment here is considering a more prominent role for the Indo-Tibetan B...

China-India border: Why the devil is still in the detail f...

Senior Chinese and Indian officials have held further talks on pulling back troops after last month’s deadly clash on their dispu...

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan seek 'orderly' US withdrawal...

Pakistan, Afghanistan and China on Tuesday called for an "orderly, responsible and condition based" withdrawal of the US-led foreign fo...

Border clashes prompt India to fast-track weapons buys

There’s nothing like a border clash with a superpower to spark the purchase of new weapons for defense. After tense clashes betw...

Pakistan's tree-planting push has a sweetener, more honey

When authorities started planting millions of trees in eastern Pakistan’s Changa Manga Forest five years ago, the idea was to bri...

China makes border dispute with Bhutan public, in apparent...

China has refused to let go of its claim on the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in far-eastern Bhutan, days after Thimpu issued a demarche t...

Caught between virus and violence in Indian occupied Kashm...

As 12-year-old Basim lay on a hospital bed, his father Aijaz Ahmad asked him to recite some verses from the Quran.   “...

India joining Five Eyes only wishful thinking

The Times of India recently published an article advising measures India should "quickly take to counter" the so-called Chinese challen...

Afghanistan is a graveyard for foreign invaders, Iran incl...

Last week’s news was dominated by reports that the US president had ignored intelligence indicating that Russia offered bounties...

India pitches its Tibetan, Mandarin radio broadcasts

Soon after a deadly clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on June 15, a tweet from Prasar Bharati (PB), India's public serv...

Don’t beat the bushes for China, there’s nothing out there

The border tensions between India and China are accentuating a malaise among Indian analysts - their tunnel vision.  Every word t...

What was the deadly India-China border clash really about?

On the evening of June 15, hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops laid aside their arms and took on each other in a brawl on the ridge o...

India set to pose growing challenge to China at sea

India is likely to pose an increased challenge to China at sea following their recent confrontation on land, analysts said. Last week,...

Covid-19: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation

On 4 May, Fathima Rinoza, a 44-year-old mother of three from Sri Lanka's minority Muslim population, was admitted to hospital with a su...