Archive for the ‘South East Asia’ Category

US withholds $50m military reimbursements to Pakistan

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off

The Pentagon will withhold the remaining $50 million in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday. “The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this […]

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UN Secretary-General condemns Lahore blast

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Monday, strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, and called for those responsible to be brought to justice. Guterres’ deputy spokesman said in a statement that the secretary-general extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished those injured a full recovery.

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China FM: India intruded Doklam

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off

A day before NSA Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi accused India of intrusion in Doklam, dimming prospects of an early resolution of the border stand-off. “The rights and wrongs are very clear,” Wang said, claiming that senior Indian officials have “openly stated that Chinese troops did not enter Indian territory”. […]

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Ram Nath Kovind elected as new India President

Thursday, July 20, 2017 Comments Off

Ram Nath Kovind, the son of a modest farmer, secured two-thirds of the votes from nearly 5,000 legislators. India’s legislators have elected Ram Nath Kovind, a member of Hinduism’s most oppressed caste, as the country’s 14th president—a triumph for the Bharatiya Janata Party, which nominated him. A total of 4,895 legislators—4,119 members of state assemblies […]

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Pakistan, China discuss ways to achieve Afghan peace

Monday, July 17, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan and China have agreed to continue to work closely with the Afghan government to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. The agreement over the issue was reached after a meeting between Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, according to a statement issued by Pakistan […]

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UN chief: dialogue is the solution to Kashmir issue

Friday, July 14, 2017 Comments Off

UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, his spokesperson said. Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the secretary-general is paying attention to the situation in the region or “we are just waiting […]

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India to speed up fighter jets acquisition

Friday, July 14, 2017 Comments Off

Competition between the Swedish Gripen E and American F-16 is likely to heat up soon with the Indian Ministry of Defence planning to expedite the acquisition of warplanes for the Indian Air Force under a $25-billion deal to buy 200 aircraft. The decision to expedite the procurement process has been taken after India’s security situation […]

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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint border operations

Thursday, July 6, 2017 Comments Off

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Tuesday said his country agreed to conduct joint border operations with Pakistan. His statement came two weeks after Pakistan proposed joint border operations against illegal movements. Ghani told a visiting delegation of the U.S. Senate led by Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, that Washington’s support […]

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McCain calls on India, Pakistan to solve Kashmir dispute

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Comments Off

The visiting US Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain in Islamabad has urged both India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue and asserted that peace in Afghanistan is not possible without Pakistan’s help. The US delegation on Sunday met Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and discussed bilateral issues, including terrorism, […]

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Modi, Xi could hold talks on border standoff this week

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Comments Off

A brief meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping is probably the only glimmer of hope as India and China stand on the brink of a major combat in the Sikkim sector of the China-India boundary. Both leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in […]

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Afghanistan to call for more pressure on Pakistan at NATO defense ministers meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Comments Off

Afghanistan to urge “political and military” pressure on Pakistan at NATO defense ministers meeting on Wednesday in Brussels, Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The meeting would focus on the security situation in Afghanistan, more specifically, strengthening the capability of Afghan security and defense forces and counter-terrorism as well as the number of coalition forces in […]

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US Vice President to visit India

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Comments Off

United States Vice President Mike Pence has said he is planning to visit India soon and asserted that the Indo-US partnership has never looked brighter with the best days for the two nations yet to come. Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with US President Donald Trump as “historic and productive”, Pence said, “Today I […]

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India, United States to enhance bilateral security cooperation

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Comments Off

India and the US will soon sign a pact for enhancing bilateral security cooperation that will include sharing of information on terror groups and counter-terror initiatives. A meeting of the Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved signing of a memorandum of cooperation between India and the United States on homeland security.

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China’s FM, Pakistan official discuss ways to achieve peace in Afghanistan

Monday, June 26, 2017 Comments Off

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Pakistan’s prime minister on foreign affairs, on Sunday in Islamabad to discuss peace and stability in Afghanistan. During the meeting, Aziz said: “Pakistan has consistently emphasized that peace and stability in Afghanistan is in our interest and a stable Afghanistan would help us promote our […]

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Mattis, Modi discuss security challenges

Monday, June 26, 2017 Comments Off

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held talks with US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump. Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was also present at the meetings.

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India, US to discuss bilateral partnership during Modi’s visit

Friday, June 23, 2017 Comments Off

Prime minister Narendra Modi Friday said the aim of his upcoming visit to the US was to build a “forward-looking vision” for the bilateral partnership and further consolidate the robust and wide- ranging ties. Modi, who will be meeting president Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington, said he looked forward […]

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UN chief says Nawaz, Modi meetings will solve Kashmir dispute

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Comments Off

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders as a means to facilitate dialogue between the two adversaries over the Kashmir dispute.

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India signs agreement with Lockheed to produce F-16 fighters

Monday, June 19, 2017 Comments Off

Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed a pact affirming the intent to join hands to produce F-16 Block 70 fighter planes in India. The announcement comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Washington for a meeting with Donald Trump on June 26. “This unprecedented F-16 production partnership between the […]

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India signs UN TIR convention to counter China’s OBOR

Monday, June 19, 2017 Comments Off

India became the 71st country on Monday to join the United Nations TIR Convention, the international customs transit system, to position itself as a regional trading and transit hub. The TIR system is the international customs transit system with the widest geographical coverage.

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Pakistan: Daesh presence in Afghanistan is concerning

Friday, June 16, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in statement said that there have been numerous meetings held by regional countries to address the rising influence of Daesh and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. He added the war-like situation in Afghanistan is going on for the last 40 years, and has given space to non-state actors and […]

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China, Pakistan agree to fight terrorism together

Friday, June 16, 2017 Comments Off

China and Pakistan on Friday agreed to improve security and anti-terrorism cooperation, to guarantee the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The agreement came out of a meeting between Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Pakistan’s Chairman of the Joint […]

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Pakistan PM, Saudi King discuss middle east crisis

Monday, June 12, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, Radio Pakistan reported. The PM ─ accompanied by General Bajwa, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Adviser to the PM […]

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Indian President to meet Trump this month

Monday, June 12, 2017 Comments Off

In his first visit to the US after the new administration took over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with President Donald Trump on June 26 on a range of issues, including India’s concerns over possible changes in H1B visas.

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Indian minister says ready for talks with anyone to solve Kashmir issue

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Comments Off

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that he was “ready for talks with everyone” to resolve the Kashmir issue, and will not put any conditions for the purpose. “Those who are instigating the Kashmiri youth should look upon them as their own child,” Singh said while speaking to reporters in Mumbai about the Modi […]

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Pakistan security committee to discuss Arab conflict

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said that the National Security Committee of the parliament would discuss in detail the situation in the Arab Peninsula in its upcoming meeting. During the National Assembly session when the issues of attack on the Iranian parliament and Gulf crisis came under discussion, the speaker proposed that […]

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China denies violating Indian airspace

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Comments Off

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MOD) denied late on June 5 that one People’s Liberation Army (PLA) helicopter violated Indian airspace.

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India excludes a meeting between Modi and Sharif in Astana

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Comments Off

India ruled out any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two will be in Kazakhstan this week, Indian media report. In early May, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz told reporters that if India shows interest, Pakistan would look into the possibility of a meeting […]

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Pakistan, Egypt to enhance ties in defence production

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed close collaboration between Pakistan and Egypt in the field of defence production. During the meeting, minister for Defence Production said that Egypt has long history and a significant role in Muslim world. He said that future cooperation […]

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India to pay more attention to North Africa region

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Comments Off

On her first trip to Egypt, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said West Asia and North Africa are growing in significance for India’s national interests and the country will pay greater attention to the region by seeking closer cooperation and stronger partnership.

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India pledges support for Iraq in fight against IS

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Comments Off

India strongly supports Iraq’s territorial integrity and its government’s efforts to “overcome the current crisis”, President Pranab Mukherjee said amid a war that country is engaged in against ISIS terror group. In a message to his counterpart Fuad Masum on the eve of National Day of Iraq, Mukherjee said India deeply values its close and […]

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Modi, Sharif discuss bilateral relations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Comments Off

Describing last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as an “important step forward”, the US has urged the two countries to create “constituencies for peace.” The Modi-Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Ufa, Russia “marked an important step forward in lowering tensions and […]

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Pakistan hosts Afghan peace meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off

Pakistan hosted a meeting between the Afghan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan representatives in eastern Murree city near federal capital as part of the commitment to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, said Foreign Office on Wednesday. According to Pakistan Foreign Office, representatives from China and the United States also participated in the […]

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Indian minister wraps up Cairo visit after meeting with Sisi

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off

Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi left Cairo Wednesday, 8/7/2015 winding up a visit to Egypt during which he met with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Naqvi invited Sisi to attend the third Indian-African Forum Summit.

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NATO to continue support for Afghanistan

Friday, June 26, 2015 Comments Off

NATO defence ministers confirmed, during a meeting of the NATO mission Resolute Support nations here on Thursday, enduring support for Afghanistan. The meeting, attended by Afghan Acting Minister of Defence Masoom Stanezkai, reviewed the security situation and the first six months of the Resolute Support mission.

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UN chief, EU FMs discuss Yemen, Syria

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Comments Off

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon held “an important meeting” for the first time with all the 28 EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg Monday which also covered development sin Syria , Libya and Yemen. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini noted that this is crucial year for the UN […]

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