Archive for the ‘South East Asia’ Category

NATO to decide on more troops in Afghanistan

Monday, September 18, 2017 Comments Off on NATO to decide on more troops in Afghanistan

NATO will take another month to respond to Washington’s demands for alliance allies to send more troops to Afghanistan. During a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Tirana in Albania on Saturday, defense chiefs from 29 member nations recognized the need to send in more troops, said the committee’s chairman General Petr Pavel.

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, US express commitment to eradicate Daesh

Friday, September 15, 2017 Comments Off on Afghanistan, Pakistan, US express commitment to eradicate Daesh

Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States expressed their commitment to eliminate Daesh from the region, which could best be achieved through information sharing, complementary efforts and enhanced cooperation. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the tripartite (Pakistan, Afghanistan, United States) counter Daesh and Pak-Afghan bilateral military cooperation

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India, Afghanistan discuss political, security cooperation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Comments Off on India, Afghanistan discuss political, security cooperation

The second Indo-Afghan Strategic Partnership Council meeting was held in New Delhi on Monday. At the meeting, both countries held extensive talks and discussed political relations, security issues, development and cultural cooperation, investments and reviewing challenges in mutual relations. Afghanistan minister of foreign affairs also met with Indian national security advisor and discussed counter terrorist […]

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Afghan forces kill over 70 Taliban in eastern Nuristan

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Afghan forces kill over 70 Taliban in eastern Nuristan

Afghan security forces have repulsed a major coordinated assault by hundreds of Taliban militants in eastern Nuristan province, killing over 70 militants, officials said Wednesday. Hundreds of militants stormed security check posts in this mountainous province bordering Pakistan a day earlier. The militants were taken on by National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for hours.

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Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt’s defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government of the agency’s report, but the move follows last month’s decision by the United States to cut […]

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Afghan FM to visit India

Saturday, September 9, 2017 Comments Off on Afghan FM to visit India

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani will visit India next week. During his visit, he will call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also hold bilateral talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The visit comes weeks after US President Donald Trump announced a new policy on Afghanistan and sought sought more help from […]

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Afghan security forces kill over 58 insurgents

Saturday, September 9, 2017 Comments Off on Afghan security forces kill over 58 insurgents

Over 58 anti-government militias including their senior local commander were killed and 10 others were wounded during joint military operations led by Afghan National Security and Defense Forces within the last 24 hours across the country. Afghanistan Ministry of National Defense press office issued BNA, the operations were conducted with support of Afghan air and […]

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United States to send some extra troops to Afghanistan

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Comments Off on United States to send some extra troops to Afghanistan

The United States will send about 3,500 extra troops to Afghanistan, U.S. officials confirmed on Wednesday. The report was first released by Reuters after two top U.S. military officials hold closed door briefings with members of the America’s Congress about Donald Trump’s policy for South Asia. But the Pentagon said it would not make any […]

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US approves deal for selling 150 helicopters to Afghan forces

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Comments Off on US approves deal for selling 150 helicopters to Afghan forces

U.S. military has signed a 1.4 billion contract with MD Helicopters for supply of 150 530F aircraft to the Afghan army. The contract will be executed by 31st August, 2020, according to statement from U.S. Department of State. It includes also pilot training and maintenence.

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Afghanistan, Pakistan to discuss peace on sidelines of UN meeting

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Afghanistan, Pakistan to discuss peace on sidelines of UN meeting

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting in New York within the next two weeks, the Afghan Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif and the acting foreign minister of Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani, discussed the upcoming meeting in a phone call on […]

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India, China ready to move from Doklam border row

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Comments Off on India, China ready to move from Doklam border row

India and China on Tuesday signalled they were ready to move on from their Doklam border row, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreeing to avoid similar incidents in future. After the over two-month long stand-off between their armies, Modi and Xi had their first “healthy” and “fruitful” bilateral meeting […]

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Egypt, India discuss bilateral relations

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Comments Off on Egypt, India discuss bilateral relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China on Tuesday. India and Egypt have a strong economic relationship and cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism.

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Egypt condemns Kabul attack

Friday, September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Egypt condemns Kabul attack

Egypt has condemned the attack on a mosque in Kabul, which resulted in the death of 28 people and injuries to 50 others. In a statement issued yesterday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the government and people of Egypt stand with the government and people of Afghanistan in the face of terrorism, […]

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EU, India agree to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

Friday, September 1, 2017 Comments Off on EU, India agree to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combat the threat of terrorism and check terror financing. During the 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue in New Delhi on Wednesday, the two sides deliberated extensively on combating terror financing and challenges posed by radicalisation and violent […]

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US to discuss new strategy for South-Asian issues

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Comments Off on US to discuss new strategy for South-Asian issues

United States President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence on Friday will discuss South-Asia strategy with their national security team. The meeting will be held to develop a new strategy to deal with Afghanistan, which is logger-heads with the United States from past 16 years. Currently, around 8400 U.S. soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan.

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US withholds $50m military reimbursements to Pakistan

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off on US withholds $50m military reimbursements to Pakistan

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 on UN Secretary-General condemns Lahore blast

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 on China FM: India intruded Doklam

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 on Ram Nath Kovind elected as new India President

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 on Pakistan, China discuss ways to achieve Afghan peace

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 on UN chief: dialogue is the solution to Kashmir issue

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 on India to speed up fighter jets acquisition

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 on Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint border operations

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 on McCain calls on India, Pakistan to solve Kashmir dispute

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 on Modi, Xi could hold talks on border standoff this week

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

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 on US Vice President to visit India

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 on India, United States to enhance bilateral security cooperation

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

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 on Mattis, Modi discuss security challenges

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

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 on UN chief says Nawaz, Modi meetings will solve Kashmir dispute

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 on India signs agreement with Lockheed to produce F-16 fighters

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 on India signs UN TIR convention to counter China’s OBOR

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 on Pakistan: Daesh presence in Afghanistan is concerning

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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