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File image of Fırat Sunel, Turkey’s new ambassador to India | Twitter | @firatsunel

India, Turkey don’t need ‘reset’, partners can have opposing view on issues: Turkish envoy

In an exclusive interview, new Turkish ambassador Fırat Sunel says Turkey considers India a ‘friendly country’. On Afghan situation, he says ‘Taliban also a part of Afghan society’.
Turkish-made Bayraktar drone used by Azerbaijan | Source: ww.ssb.gov.tr

Pakistan eyes drones & deeper ties with Turkey, concerns in Delhi of possible triad with China

Pakistan President Arif Alvi Monday conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, a military medal, on the Turkish commander Gen Umit Dundar, a move seen as further deepening of ties.
Soldiers at the Turkish Military Training Centre at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photographer: Getty Images Agency\Anadolu via Bloomberg

Turkey gears up for risky Afghan mission that no one else wants

Looking to secure Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International, Turkish President has his eye on the possible rewards, like repairing ties with US that were strained by years of disputes.
Turkish aircraft being loaded with Covid relief supplies for India | Twitter | @tcsavunma

Turkey dispatches Covid aid to India as President Erdogan extends ‘helping hand’

Two Turkish military aircraft with Covid supplies like oxygen concentrators, tubes & ventilators will reach New Delhi late Wednesday.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (right) and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu during their meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 29 March | Twitter/@MevlutCavusoglu

Turkey, India look to revitalise ties after Kashmir low as US changes Afghan strategy

Tensions between Indian and Turkey had heightened after Modi govt scrapped Article 370 in J&K in August 2019.
Sebastian Kurz, Austria's chancellor, stands with other European Union (EU) leaders during a roundtable meeting at a EU leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. | Dursun Aydemir | Anadolu Agency | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic — Austria warns EU on vaccines, UK variant in most new cases in Turkey

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Aurat Azaadi March in Pakistan on 8 March 2021 | Twitter | @wdf_pk

Pakistanis cry ‘blasphemy’ on Twitter after spotting ‘French flag’ at Aurat March

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

Turkey wants to tie-up with Pakistan to make fighter jets, missiles & access Chinese tech

Turkey sees Pakistan as a strategic ally & potential partner in building its Siper long-range missile-defence project and TF-X fighter jet.

Ghana, Ivory Coast get world’s first COVAX shots, Russia as saviour & other Covid news

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Why Iran’s new President Raisi will listen only to his mentor: Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Ebrahim Raisi only won the presidency because Khamenei fixed the contest in his favor. This leaves him with little political legitimacy of his own, and more beholden to Khamenei.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.

Defence

File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
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Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.