Monday, 17 January, 2022

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Ambassador Qi Zhenhong presented the Letter of Credence by H.E. Xi Jinping, President of China to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan President | Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka/Twitter

China’s bare-chested turn to Sri-Lankan Tamils is India’s new headache

Anti-China sentiment among the Sinhalese allows China to influence the Tamil north. This time, through the fishermen crisis.

India’s pandemic paradox: Poor pledge gold, rich buy more gold, pushing imports up by 200%

The trend of relatively well-off people buying gold comes at a time when poorer Indian households continue to pawn their meagre gold for funds. 

Defence

B-1B Lancer, the long-range US bomber with 50 world records that will ‘fly-by’ at Aero India

The B-1B is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force and can deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against adversaries.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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