It has been rare in the Sri Lankan political history that a Prime Minister who enjoys majority support in the Parliament has been sacked by the President.
Despite threats of violence from the Taliban, a large number of people queued up before the polling booths to cast their votes for 250 parliamentary seats in Afghanistan recently. With this, myths so readily put forth by Western commentators that Afghans don’t want democracy have been once again debunked. This has[Read More…]
Last week Tajikistan witnessed a flurry of Indian leaders’ visit. Soon after President Ram Nath Kovind’s standalone three-day visit to the Central Asian country from October 7 to 9, the landlocked nation with its border touching Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) hosted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on its soil on[Read More…]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is undertaking two days visit to Japan for the annual summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the end of October. Though Prime Minister Modi’s Japan visit has very high bilateral significance, what is interesting is that it is taking place just one day after[Read More…]
In Pakistan, talking and writing about India is anathema. Eulogizing Hafiz Saeed, the Jammat-ud-Dawa leader and mastermind of the 26/11 attack is considered as passport to good life and protection from any retributive action from Pakistan Army and its supporters. Imran Khan headed new Pakistan government works as a facilitator[Read More…]
India deported seven Rohingyas to Myanmar, the day after it celebrated 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation who was an apostle of non-violence, truth and humanity. Justifying the move, the Ministry of External Affairs on October 4 issued a statement in which it said that Rohingyas[Read More…]
When Russian President Vladimir Putin is arriving in India for a two-day visit on October 4, it will be appropriate to see through diplomatic prism the just concluded back to back visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the country. While security and strategy were the[Read More…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting India in the first week of October for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The summit is very important for India as it will make clear what side of pole the country stands, especially in its defence relations with Moscow. Although, recent[Read More…]
Though details of Kim’s letter were not publicized by the White House, it markedly reflected fast geo-political development of the Korean Peninsula.
In the aftermath of the imposition of emergency, President Yameen sent special envoys to China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them about the situation in the Maldives, but conveniently bypassed India.
India will be focusing on a multilateral agenda at the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins on Tuesday and let Pakistan be a “one-trick pony” on Kashmir if it wants to, India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has said. The UN works best on the basis of multilateralism and[Read More…]
In diplomacy, visits and interactions matter. However, what has surprised foreign watchers and political pundits alike is sudden rush in President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu’s back to back visits to Southern and Eastern Europe. While President Kovind concluded his trips to Europe in two rounds–first to[Read More…]