New Delhi, Oct 23: The United Kingdom has said that the visit of its Carrier Strike Group (CSG) underlines the UK's increasing defence, security and maritime cooperation with India and the wider region.
New Delhi, Oct 23: Terror outfits including the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaeda have cashed in on the Covid 19 pandemic which led to increased dependence and use of online platforms since 2020 to spread radicalism and raise funds, the Paris based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said. Several non governmental organisations (NGOs) and micro, small and medium enterprises are also being used for generating revenues.
New Delhi, Oct 23: Once again, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has failed to blacklist Pakistan.
New Delhi, Oct 21: As Nepals Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba completes 100 days in office after taking over the countrys top job amid unusual circumstances and multiple challenges, credit goes to him for resetting Kathmandu's foreign policy amid rapid geopolitical shifts.
New Delhi, Oct 21: Russia today announced that its military base in Tajikistan will be fully re-equipped with modern communications equipment by the end of the year.
New Delhi, Oct 21: Sheikh Hasina, the secular and progressive Prime Minister of Bangladesh is under severe international pressure. From the United Nations to Amnesty International, the world has been stunned by the frenzied attacks against Bangladeshi Hindus during Durga Puja. In India, emotions are running high, and threaten to damage the umbilical ties nurtured over centuries among the people of the two neighbouring countries. Unless the Bangladeshi Prime Minister does, and is seen to be taking decisive action against the culprits, who have spawned a deep conspiracy, it is possible that the powerful emotional connect among the people, built over centuries, may be severely hemorrhaged.
New Delhi, Oct 20: Economic and political uncertainties along with devaluation of the Pakistani Rupee have led to a rise in hoarding of dollars by private citizens in the country. Not just that. Sources said that a large chunk of dollars is also being routed to cash starved Afghanistan through informal and Hawala routes.
New Delhi, Oct 20: It has been two weeks but Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has yet to choose one out of the three names for the post of the chief of the Inter State Intelligence (ISI) which is the main reason for the faceoff between him and the army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Despite the claims by Khans ministers that "matter" is sorted out with Bajwa, Khan has been taking digs, which is highly unusual, at the military establishment from every possible public platform.
New Delhi, Oct 20: The Russian Navy has sent one warship and two submarines, which are part of its Pacific Fleet, to Sri Lanka. These include vessels--Corvette Gremyashchiy and submarines B-603 and B-274.
New Delhi, Oct 19: The failed Pakistan and IMF talks on Sunday, before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary session which is scheduled to be held from October 19, is not good news for the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who has been at loggerheads with the powerful military establishment over the issue of appointment of the spy Chief. As per the 2019 IMF deal, the Imran Khan government had agreed to the formal mention of money laundering in the document, thus linking IMF tranches directly to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Pakistan, which is on the grey list of the FATF since 2018, was given three months time in June this year to fulfil the remaining conditions by October. The FATF plenary will be held in Paris from October 19-21.
New Delhi, Oct 18: Senior Taliban leader and Deputy Minister of Foreign Minister Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai has fled Kabul to join his family in Dubai.
New Delhi and Dhaka, which have pressed the pedal on boosting bilateral relations, will hold discussions on interlinking waterways -- as part of the overall exercise that is aimed at improving multi-modal connectivity-- in the next few weeks.
New Delhi, Oct 18: Extenal Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar has invited Israeli companies to invest in India, taking advantage of the expected post-Covid boom in the economy, which is already showing poitive signs of revival.
New Delhi, Oct 17: As the Dutch warship Evertsen, steaming towards Mumbai to participate in the military exercise crossed the equator on Saturday, it performed a traditional naval ritual which has its roots in the Roman era. On crossing the equator, an actor colourfully dressed as Neptune, the Roman God of fresh water and the sea, welcomed the 130 sailors into his kingdom with a traditional ceremony of water wave.
New Delhi, Oct 17: As expected, Islamic State Khorasan Province, (ISIS-K) claimed responsibility for the attack on the Shia mosque on Friday in a stronghold of the Taliban. Releasing the pictures of their two suicide bombers, the militant group's statement says, "Anas al-Khurasani and Abu Ali al-Balushi, ISIS fighters, who first killed the guards at the Shia mosque in Kandahar and then detonated the explosive on their waists in the middle of the crowded worshippers." The group also warned that there will be more attacks.
New Delhi, Oct 16: Iran has advised Azerbaijan to be cautious of "devil's costly traps" and avoid making false statements which could permanently damage the relations between the two countries.
New Delhi, Oct 16: In a big blow to radical Islam, the leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Abu Musab al-Barnawi is dead, Nigerias top general has said.
New Delhi, October 16: As US multinational Microsoft announced its decision to close its LinkedIn service in China due to the "challenging operating environment," concerns within the global business community have risen. Analysts said that as Beijing continues to tighten its grip over the private sector including the tech companies, there could be a few more companies that decide to slash down their operations.
New Delhi, Oct 15: Russia is all set to host the Taliban along with other key countries, including India, United States, Iran, Pakistan and China in a fresh diplomatic push to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan.
New Delhi, Oct 15: Online social media platforms have always been extensively used to spread information as well as misinformation. But the increased use of Internet and online platforms amid the Covid 19 pandemic has further helped the global terror outfits in expanding their reach as more digitally connected people spent longer hours online on social media, the weapon of choice of extremists to spread their message.
New Delhi, Oct 15: "Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it clear that he is not a rubber stamp Prime Minister and would take decisions as per the law," claimed the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs in a TV show. However, just hours later he was asked to keep his mouth "shut" and explain his conduct by his ruling party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
New Delhi, Oct 14: There are multiple developments in and around Afghanistan, following the Taliban's takeover of the country in mid-August Events in the AfPak region and beyond are unfolding at a breakneck speed. pace.
New Delhi, Oct 14: As Chinas economic growth shows signs of slowdown amid Beijings crackdown on its private sector and its President Xi Jinping calling for Common Prosperity, citizens are tightening their purse strings.
New Delhi, OCt 13: Indian Army chief General MM Naravane's five-day visit to Sri Lanka has reinforced New Delhi's commitment to Colombo as "Priority One" partner in defence relations. The two nations are also looking at cooperating over regional security issues.
New Delhi, Oct 13: How long will the Imran Khan government last? This is the big question being asked in Pakistan after the headline grabbing standoff between the Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa became open.