Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Kazakhstan

How Russia-Ukraine war is leading to Central Asian nations going hungry

Rising food prices—a result of both Western sanctions on Russia and of the integration of national economies—have set the alarm bells ringing across Central Asian countries.

Tokayev’s en masse resignation means Kazakhstan turning into new regional headache for Putin

Neither the resignation nor temporary fuel price caps were enough for the protesters. Russia must maintain regional stability

Kazakhstan unrest matters to India. Afghanistan at stake

The only silver lining for India in the situation in Kazakhstan is that it will possibly complicate China’s plans for Central Asia.

India monitoring Kazakhstan violence, looks forward to early stabilisation, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi assured safety of Indian nationals in central Asian country. Kazakhstan has been witnessing large-scale violence over rising fuel prices.

Russia-led bloc to send troops to Kazakhstan to quell anti-government demonstrations

The protests have led the Kazakh central bank to temporarily halt financial market operations as clashes pose the biggest challenge to the central Asian country’s leadership in decades.

India is dusting off 30 yrs of Central Asia neglect. Delhi is ready with a message for China

The decision to invite the heads of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan has been long in coming. Better late than never.

Climate change, not Genghis Khan, likely responsible for decline of medieval Kazakh city

The Kazakh city of Otrar, once one of world’s most fertile regions, was first lost to drought then to Mongols, unlike what was previously believed.

Kazakhstan dismisses China claim that ‘unknown pneumonia’ in country is deadlier than Covid

Kazakhstan has recorded over 32,000 pneumonia cases between 29 June and 5 July. It’s as yet unclear if all pneumonia cases are linked to Covid.

All you need to know about Nur-Sultan, where India play Pakistan in Davis Cup this week

India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie, earlier scheduled to be held in Islamabad, has now been shifted to the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan.

Boeing 737 Max gets a boost with orders for 50 planes at Dubai Airshow

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana signed a letter of intent for 30 Max jets, Boeing announced, while an undisclosed customer bought 20.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.