Monday, 23 May, 2022
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Topic: SAARC summit

8 reasons why India should accept Pakistan invite, attend SAARC summit

Short of a big bang that throws off the best-laid plans of India’s decision-makers, the pros for attending SAARC summit in Pakistan are beginning to outweigh the cons.

Will PM Modi attend SAARC summit this year? India weighing options as Pakistan prepares to host

With Afghanistan on the agenda, Pakistan has said it would be open to India participating in the summit virtually or in person, but sources said New Delhi is considering its options.

SAARC is well and truly dead. Let’s acknowledge that, conduct its funeral rites and move on

China is no longer the elephant in the SAARC room, it occupies the entire zoo. India would rather jump over its neighbourhood and build ties with US, France, UK, Russia, and the Quad.

Karnataka has set a bad example with its law to protect illegal religious structures

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India, Pakistan could upgrade diplomatic ties, Delhi may let SAARC meet happen in Islamabad

Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties after India scrapped Article 370, but the countries could now reinstate high commissioners in each other’s capitals.

Modi had turned his back on NAM and SAARC. Covid brings them back on his table

The coronavirus crisis left global leaders scratching their heads. But Modi saw an opportunity and launched a diplomatic blitzkrieg — first with SAARC, then with NAM.

Eliminating terrorism is a precondition for cooperation & survival, says Jaishankar

Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted this after a SAARC meeting in New York, which Pakistan boycotted when he was making his opening statement.

Pakistan wanted to offer India easy access to top Sikh shrine at New York talks

Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry tells ThePrint arrangements had been made to offer simple access to Sikh shrine in Kartarpur Sahib.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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