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The Taliban and Central Asia

Although the relationship between Afghanistan and Central Asia started with confrontation and confusion, it has evolved into a cooperation based on shared norms.

Cambodia To Block Release of Chinese Cyber-Scam Film

The Ministry of Culture claims that “No More Bets,” which has topped the box office in China, could damage the country’s reputation.


Pakistan’s Fatal Electricity Bills

Inflation and taxes have sent Pakistani electric bills soaring, leading to protests, shuttered businesses, and a wave of suicides.

This summer in Pakistan, the end of every month witnessed numerous suicides by power consumers unable to pay their electricity bills. The crisis peaked in August, which saw a significant hike in electricity bills, and as a result, in a number of people taking their own lives over their inability to pay them. 


Landmines in Ukraine: Lessons for China and Taiwan

Chinese strategists are studying mining and counter-mining efforts in the Russia-Ukraine War.

In shaping patterns of future warfare, there is little doubt that militaries across the world will be seeking to absorb the key lessons of the Russia-Ukraine War, ranging from the employment of tanks to the use of anti-ship cruise missiles and the ubiquitous drones.

How China’s Propaganda Infiltrated Radio Stations in Europe

State-owned China Radio International is airing its content without attribution on commercial radio stations in Europe.

Japan at the Center of Airpower Defense Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

Defense diplomacy is the peacetime diplomatic activity of militaries aimed at maintaining and strengthening relations with allies and partners.

The Lunar Race Between India and Russia: What’s at Stake?

Later this month, the two nations will each attempt to make a soft landing on the South Pole of the Moon. The missions will have implications for the two rival blocs now forming in space.

The Japan-South Korea-US Summit Is Bad News for China

The summit’s deliverables directly contradict previous assurances Beijing had sought on limits to trilateral cooperation.

Who Promised to Remove the Grounded Philippine Ship on Second Thomas Shoal?

Government officials, including two former presidents, have denied Beijing’s claim that Manila made an agreement to remove the ship from the disputed shoal.

India and Japan: Connecting the Connectivities in the Bay of Bengal

Can Japan emulate its success story of Southeast Asian economic corridors in the Bay of Bengal? 

19th Round of India-China Border Talks Produces Joint Statement

This has brightened the prospects of a Xi-Modi handshake at the BRICS summit and of Xi attending the G-20 summit in Delhi.

The 19th round of the India-China Corps Commander-level talks that took place on the Indian side of the Chushul-Moldo meeting point on August 13-14 ended

For Southeast Asia, US Industrial Policy Might be a Risky Bet

Southeast Asian countries were optimistic about cashing in on the Inflation Reduction Act, but there are several hurdles standing in the way.

Modi Says India’s Economy Will be Among Top 3 in the World in 5 Years

Last year, India’s $3.5 trillion economy shot ahead of UK to become the fifth largest in the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s economy will be among the top three in the world within five years, as he marked 76 years of independence from British rule on Tuesday.

How the Baltics Can Help Boost Civil Defense in Taiwan

As Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia move to deepen relations with Taiwan, they also have a lot to offer in terms of civil defense cooperation.

Drones: An Emerging Threat on the Volatile India-Pakistan Border

As drone sightings along the always-tense border increase, India must increase its attention to C-UAS technology. 

Unclear Who Would Aid Taiwan In A War, Foreign Minister Says

Joseph Wu said Taiwan, with a population of 23 million compared to China’s 1.4 billion, has to defend itself and is not asking other countries to fight for it.

India-China Relations: Still Bogged Down

After the April 27 meeting between the Indian and Chinese defense ministers, the two sides failed to issue a joint statement — a telling clue as to how the meeting went. 

Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu’s Visit to India: Impact on China-India Relations

The lightly armed Indian patrol, about a hundred soldiers strong and led by a senior field commander, a colonel, moved cautiously through the Galwan River Valley. They were on a mission to monitor the Line of Actual Control (LAC), as Beijing and New Delhi call their de facto boundary in Ladakh.

The Washington Declaration and the US-South Korea Alliance

The Diplomat’s Asia Geopolitics podcast hosts Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Katie Putz (@LadyPutz) discuss the U.S.-South Korea alliance and the Washington Declaration.

Click the play button to the right to listen. If you’re an iOS or Mac user, you can also subscribe…

US Warns China Against ‘Harassment’ of Philippine Vessels

The statement from Washington followed another near-collision between Philippine and Chinese ships in the South China Sea.

The U.S. government has called on China to cease the “harassment and intimidation” of Philippine vessels, after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported another dangerously close encounter with Chinese vessels in a disputed part of the South China Sea.

PM hails efforts to strengthen public health services

The Prime Minister has hailed the efforts to strengthen public health services by making use of medical vans in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. 

Sharing a tweet thread by Shri Vinod Sonkar, Member of Parliament, Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, about health checkup of more than 2,47,500 citizens with the help of medical van where 25000+ people enrolled as beneficiaries of various government schemes, the Prime Minister tweeted;

PM lauds feat by Border Roads Organisation of blacktopping of 278 Km Hapoli-Sarli-Huri road

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the feat by Border Roads Organisation of blacktopping of 278 Km Hapoli-Sarli-Huri road leading to Huri, one of the remotest places in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh, for the first time since independence.

China’s Expanding Influence in Iraq 

Iraq’s geostrategic location and oil resources make it a crucial point in China’s Belt and Road Initiatives.

Once Again, Teesta River Issue Roils Bangladesh-India Relations

India is planning two additional canals that will draw water from the transboundary river, impacting water flows to Bangladesh.


3-day workshop on Web Accessibility organized by the Rehabilitation Council of India from 21.03.2023 to 23.03.2023.

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PM meets International Telecommunication Union Secretary General, Doreen Bogdan- Martin

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi met International Telecommunication Union Secretary General, Doreen Bogdan- Martin. Both the dignitaries had extensive discussions on leveraging digital technology for a better and sustainable planet.

China’s Naval Strategists Dissect Ukraine’s USV Strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Base


The attack on Sevastopol six months ago may not have had the intended impact, but could have reverberations for the naval rivalry in the western Pacific.

Philippines’ Marcos Defends Closer Security Relations With Washington


The rapid warming of relations with the U.S. has prompted warnings from Beijing, and domestic political pushback.

Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions 09/03/2023

The Philippine coast guard has launched a strategy of publicizing aggressive actions by China in the disputed South China Sea, which has countered Chinese propaganda and sparked international condemnation that has put Beijing under the spotlight, a Philippine official said Wednesday.

Japan Launches H3 Rocket, Destroys It Over 2nd-Stage Failure08/03/2023

Japan’s space agency intentionally destroyed a new H3 rocket minutes after its launch Tuesday because the ignition failed for the second stage of the country’s first new rocket series in more than two decades.

Coming three weeks after an aborted launch due to a separate glitch, the H3’s failure was a setback for Japan’s space program – and possibly for its missile detection program…

First Edition of Women Icons Leading Swacchata (WINS) Awards 2023 Launched By MoHUA

To highlight the impact of women in sanitation and waste management, the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri announced the ‘Women Icons Leading Swachhata’ (WINS) Awards 2023 on 7th March 2023, on the eve of International Women’s Day. 

Indian Railways prioritises Coal Transportation to meet the projected demand for rakes by the power sector

Coal transportation by Indian Railways in terms of tonnage and NTKM has increased by 11.92 % and 24.51 % in this current fiscal (upto Feb). Loading of rakes for power sector from various sources in the current fiscal (April-Feb) is 408 rakes per day against 344 rakes per day in last year i.e. an increase of 64 rakes per day.

European Council approves conclusions on EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy – 21/04/2021

The aim is to contribute to regional stability, security, prosperity and sustainable development.

Cyclone Amphan of 2020 resulted in USD 14 billion economic losses in India: UN report – 21/04/2021

The ‘State of the Global Climate 2020’ report, released on Monday, said that extreme weather combined with Covid-19 dealt a double blow for millions of people in 2020.

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme – 21/04/2021

The Startup India initiative of the Government of India envisages building a robust Start-up ecosystem in the country for nurturing innovation and providing opportunities to budding entrepreneurs.

North East India might witness another dry monsoon: Skymet Weather – 15/04/2021

Some parts of North East India might witness another dry southwest monsoon season, according to Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting company based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

2021 Global Food Policy Report – 15/04/2021

“We have known for a while now that there are major problems with our food systems, that they are unequal and unsustainable,” said Johan Swinnen, director general of IFPRI.

AAHAAR KRANTI – 15/04/2021

The mission is aimed to spread the message of the need for a nutritionally balanced diet and to understand the importance of accessible to all local fruits and vegetables.

Expansion of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme – 05/04/2021

Recently, the government has extended the Rs. 3-lakh-crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) until 30th June 2021, and also widened its scope to new sectors, including hospitality, travel and tourism.

Multifunctional Electronic Materials & Processing- 2021 – 05/04/2021

On the occasion of 30th foundation day of Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Shri Sanjay Dhotre, the Union Minister of State for Education, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, has inaugurated the International Conference on Multifunctional Electronic Materials & Processing (MEMP 2021).

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) – 05/04/2021

✅ PMBJP is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals. It was first launched in November 2008 under the name Jan Aushadhi Campaign.


Incoming corporate wave in food systems will threaten farmers and consumers: Report- 31/03/2021

An incoming ‘corporate tidal wave’ in the food industry as well as farming may threaten the interests of millions of farmers and consumers alike, a recent report has cautioned.

Groundwater quality deteriorating in Tamil Nadu’s industrial areas: CSE- 31/03/2021

Groundwater is becoming more polluted in Tamil Nadu’s industrial areas and Vellore is the state’s most polluted district in terms of river pollution, according to a new study by Delhi-based thinktank, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

WEF’s gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 countries- 31/03/2021

India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, becoming the third-worst performer in South Asia.

Two new seaweed species discovered along India’s coastline- 29/03/2021

Two new red algal seaweed species, which can be a potential raw material for those involved in jelly and ice cream production, have been discovered along India’s coastline.

Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions 09/03/2023

The Philippine coast guard has launched a strategy of publicizing aggressive actions by China in the disputed South China Sea, which has countered Chinese propaganda and sparked international condemnation that has put Beijing under the spotlight, a Philippine official said Wednesday.

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