In December 1999, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh asked the ministry official in charge of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, Vivek Katju, who was at Kandahar airport trying to negotiate with the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC-814, if Singh could meet Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Omar. Singh, who was in Delhi, asked Katju to talk … Continued
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The dissolution of Sri Lanka’s Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena has reached the country’s Supreme Court, with the move challenged by political parties as well as non-political groups. They have cited an Article of the Constitution to argue that the dissolution was unconstitutional. The dissolution On October 26, the President abruptly sacked Prime Minister Ranil … Continued
The joint military exercise between Indian and Russia EXERCISE INDRA 2018 on combating insurgency under the aegis of United Nations (UN) is being conducted at Babina Field Firing Ranges, Babina Military Station in November 2018. What is the purpose of exercise? The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct to enhance … Continued
Dismissal of Parliament Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament after it became evident that Mahinda Rajapaksa, who he had appointed Prime Minister two weeks ago, did not enjoy a legislative majority. It is an act of desperation to prevent a likely loss of face for both leaders after Mr. Sirisena’s controversial dismissal of … Continued
What is it? Late on Friday, President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Sri Lankan Parliament and called a snap general election for January 5. The announcement came within hours of his party spokesman publicly admitting to lacking a majority in Parliament. Mr. Sirisena’s front was aiming for a majority to push its controversially installed Prime Minister … Continued
The Christian woman is likely to be shifted to the Netherlands. A Christian woman who was convicted of blasphemy and acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court last week, has been released from a jail in Multan and taken to Noor Khan Airbase, Rawalpindi, from where she would be shifted to the Netherlands, local media reported. … Continued
Recent elections India has been elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for another 4-year term (2019-2022). The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai, UAE. By securing 165 votes, India ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the Council from the … Continued
US administration on sanction waiver The U.S. administration’s decision to grant India and seven other countries waivers on the sanctions it re-imposed on Iran provides some temporary relief to India. Implications for India While the details of the waivers are yet to be released, the Trump administration has agreed to waive sanctions on the purchase … Continued
Nuclear triad operational India declared that its nuclear triad, stated in its nuclear doctrine, is operational after indigenous ballistic missile nuclear submarine INS Arihant achieved a milestone by conducting its first deterrence patrol. About Arihant project The Advanced Technology Project (ATV) project began in the 1980s and the first of them, Arihant, was launched in … Continued
When the Indian Consul General in Kandahar, visited the family of General Abdul Raziq after his assassination by the Taliban, it showed New Delhi’s concerns about what was happening in Afghanistan as it went to parliamentary elections. Gen Raziq, chief of the Afghan intelligence service in Kandahar, was seen as a hero for fighting against … Continued