Thursday, 19 May, 2022
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Topic: Srilanka

India, Sri Lanka and Maldives hold virtual trilateral exercise on maritime security

The two-day virtual exercise aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and facilitated the exchange of best practices to counter trans-national maritime crime like curbing narcotics.

In Pictures: Modi, Jaishankar greet Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in India Friday for a four-day visit, his first overseas trip since his appointment in November.

How ‘armed gangs’ have tried to influence elections in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

A new study by US scholars talks about how 'armed gangs' pursue a ‘diverse array of electoral strategies’ to participate in elections.

Vatican City gets its second Pakistani cardinal

Imran Khan explains his controversial sufi shrine visit; Pakistani SC restrains school fee collection during summer vacations.

India has failed to utilise its ties with its Bay of Bengal neighbours & should fix it quickly

The group BIMSTEC could stem the region’s creeping militarization by instituting a Bay of Bengal Zone of Peace that seeks to limit any bellicose behaviour of extra-regional powers.

With Sri Lanka and Maldives under Chinese influence, India is fast losing its leverage

The local election results in Sri Lanka show Sirisena’s diminishing stock. But Rajapaksa or Sirisena, China will continue to have its way in the indebted island nation.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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