Diplomacy

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.
File image of United Nations General Assembly building | @UN/Twitter

US has moved new resolution, but Masood Azhar unlikely to be blacklisted anytime soon

China's vote is crucial for the listing to go through but without a timeline, even that may take years. 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver joint statements in Washington, DC., 2017 | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

India & US renew pact to together help develop partner countries in Asia and Africa

The Triangular Cooperation for Global Development pact provides a framework for promoting bilateral cooperation to meet the developmental aspirations of partner countries.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India puts Kartarpur talks on hold as Pakistan ‘appoints Khalistanis’ to delegation

The second round of India and Pakistan's talks on the Kartarpur Corridor was scheduled to take place at Wagah, Lahore, on 2 April.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India seeks clarifications from Pakistan on Kartarpur Corridor

India has sought clarifications over reports that 'controversial elements' have been appointed by Pakistan to a panel to be associated with the corridor.
Pulwama attack

India ‘disappointed’ with Pakistan’s response on its Pulwama dossier

MEA spokesperson says Pakistan continues to be in denial, and has not shared details of credible action against terrorists or terror organisations.
Masood Azhar

US again slams China on Masood Azhar, raises Uighur Muslims issue

Targeting China, US has moved a draft resolution at UNSC to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.