Diplomacy

Donald Trump

Donald Trump says India charging US 100% tariffs on many goods is stupid trade

The statement came days after he criticised India, saying it is one of the world's highest taxing nations.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan says BJP’s ‘false claim of shooting PAF F-16 to build war hysteria for polls has backfired’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments follow a US magazine's report that contradicts India's stand on shooting down a PAF fighter jet.
PM Narendra Modi (L) with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan | @airnewsalerts/Twitter

Modi has transformed India’s relations with the Arab world in 5 years as PM

PM Modi, who has been awarded UAE’s highest civilian honour the Zayed Medal, has been able to ramp up India’s ties with UAE, Saudi Arabia & Oman.
An F-16 fighter jet

India rubbishes claim by US magazine that no Pakistani F-16s are missing

Foreign Policy magazine reported that the US has counted Pakistan’s F-16s, and found that all of them are ‘present and accounted for’.
Masood Azhar

EU’s move to ban Masood Azhar more about forging ties with India, less about hurting Jaish

There are no credible reports to suggest that Masood Azhar owns any assets or travels to Europe. But experts say the ban could be part of diplomatic optics.
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Threat of nuclear weapon being used is higher than it has been in generations: Top UN official

The current international environment is defined by competition over cooperation and the acquisition of arms is prioritised over the pursuit of diplomacy, he said.
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

US plays down NASA’s criticism of India’s A-SAT test

NASA called India's A-SAT test a 'terrible thing', claiming it created about 400 pieces of space debris that could damage the ISS.
Sohail Mahmood

Pakistan appoints high commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood as foreign secretary

Sohail Mahmood will succeed Tehmina Janjua, who retires 16 April. It is not yet clear who will replace him in India.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

Pakistani Urdu newspaper uses abusive language for Modi and his mother

The news report comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack.
ASAT Missile

US denies allegations of spying on India’s A-SAT test, but says was aware of it

US Air Force Space official says they knew the A-SAT test was coming because of flight bans that India had announced and information published previously.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.