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[5 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Rejaul Karim Byron in The Daily Star, Oct 5, 2017
Dhaka and New Delhi have signed a $4.5 billion credit agreement with a provision for spending nearly one fourth of the amount on Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant at Rooppur.
Through this deal, India becomes a party to the civil nuclear programme to be implemented by Russia.
At the signing ceremony of the third Line of Credit (LoC) at the finance ministry yesterday, visiting Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said this is the biggest-ever credit New Delhi has given to any country.
Seventeen …

Headline, India, ISI, Pak Army, PAK SCENE – TERRORISM, PAK US AFGHAN TIES, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[4 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The News, Oct 4, 2017
WASHINGTON: In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top US military officer said he believed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups.
“It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), told the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The United States in 2012 designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist organization.The …

CPEC, Headline, India »

[4 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

PTI report in Hindustan Times online,Oct 04, 2017
The Donald Trump administration threw its weight behind India’s opposition to the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it passes through a disputed territory and no country should put itself into a position of dictating the Belt and Road initiative.
India skipped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in May this year due to its sovereignty concerns over the nearly $60 billion CPEC, a flagship project of China’s prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR), which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Having returned from his maiden …

Bangladesh, India »

[4 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Ibrahim Hossain Ovi in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 3, 2017 at 11.55pm
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has urged the Indian government to remove non-tariff barriers including countervailing duty – a type of import tax – to boost the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and India.
Speaking at a bilateral meeting held by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in Dhaka on Tuesday, the minister said: “India has given us duty-free and quota-free access to all our products, except for tobacco and drugs. But due to non-tariff barriers, including …

China, Headline, India »

[2 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Amy Qin in The NY Times online, Sept 30, 2017
BEIJING — One of the most popular movies in China over the summer ran 161 minutes, so long that it was sometimes shown with an intermission. Unlike Hollywood blockbusters, there were no special effects, speeding cars or epic battle scenes. Nor was the film a Chinese production with a Chinese cast.
Instead, it won over audiences with a simple but powerful tale: the true story of a man’s quest to train two daughters to become world-class wrestlers — in India.
Featuring the …

Headline, India, Pakistan »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Times of India, Sept 25, 2017
NEW DELHI: In its zeal to rebuff India’s scathing indictment of Islamabad’s terror policy, Pakistan only managed to embarrass itself at the UN as it displayed a wrong picture of a purported Kashmiri pellet gun victim.
The photograph flashed by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, turned out to be that of a 17-year-old Palestinian girl, Rawya Abu Joma, who was injured in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza in 2014. Pakistan was attempting to get back at foreign minister Sushma Swaraj …

China, Headline, India »

[14 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Saibal Dasgupta in the Times of India, Sept 14, 2017
Beijing: China has signalled that it is unhappy with hawks demanding military action against India after the Doklam episode. The government’s views came from a major general of the People’s Liberation Army , who said the anti-India commentators do not have a “clear understanding of China’s strategic positioning“.
“China and India are both neighbours and competitors, but not all competitors must be treated in the toughest way ,“ Maj Gen Qiao Liang, also military strategist, wrote in the Beijing-based Global Times.
Being …

China, Headline, India, India Pak Ties, PAK-CHINA TIES »

[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dawn, September 05, 2017
XIAMEN: The leaders of the five emerging market BRICS powers have for the first time named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan as a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account.
India welcomed the move — which participated at a summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen — as an important step forward in the fight against militant attacks.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa make up the BRICS grouping. The group called for an immediate end to violence in …

China, Headline, India »

[1 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

A three-month standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in a remote corner of the Himalayas ended this week with both sides agreeing to withdraw. Beijing is claiming victory, but this is face-saving bravado. New Delhi successfully repulsed a Chinese attempt to assert control over the disputed region.
In June China quietly began construction of a road across the Doklam Plateau, an area that Indian ally Bhutan also claims. The area overlooks the Siliguri Corridor, a stretch of territory 27 kilometers wide at its narrowest point that leads to the country’s landlocked …

China, Headline, India »

[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
NEW DELHI — India and China agreed on Monday to back away from their confrontation over a tiny slice of territory high in the Himalayas, easing tensions between the world’s two most populous countries.
For weeks, worries had been growing of a major conflict between the two nuclear powers, in what had developed into one of the worst border disputes between the countries in 30 years — punctuated by a rock-throwing, chest-bumping fracas between the Chinese and Indian soldiers.
Both sides agreed to give some ground …