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Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting
November 28, 2020

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting

By Abhijnan Rej
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s history with the island nation and the Rajapaksa brothers is worth keeping in mind.

Unfazed Indian Farmers Continue Protest Against New Laws
November 27, 2020

Unfazed Indian Farmers Continue Protest Against New Laws

By Associated Press
In September, India passed new laws that some farmers term unfair and against their interests.
Infighting in Pakistan’s Right-Wing TLP Following Death of Leader
November 27, 2020

Infighting in Pakistan’s Right-Wing TLP Following Death of Leader

By Umair Jamal
Pir Afzal Qadri, a prominent figure in the Tehreek-e-Labbaik, has challenged Khadim Rizvi’s son anointment as party leader.

Political Infighting in Nepal Reaches Alarming Levels Alongside High-Level Foreign Visits
November 27, 2020

Political Infighting in Nepal Reaches Alarming Levels Alongside High-Level Foreign Visits

By Sudha Ramachandran
While the Oli-Dahal fight has reached a critical point, Oli’s government continues to engage India and China as both jostle for influence in the Himalayan nation.

Pakistan’s Movie Industry is Being Remade
November 26, 2020

Pakistan’s Movie Industry is Being Remade

By StoriesAsia
Young actors are revolutionizing Pakistan’s film and television industry.

India Leases 2 Maritime Surveillance Drones From US: Report
November 26, 2020

India Leases 2 Maritime Surveillance Drones From US: Report

By Abhijnan Rej
While the U.S. has evinced interest in selling armed and unarmed drones to India, a variety of reasons is preventing the country from going ahead with the purchases.

Indian Defense Forces Establishing Greater Presence Along China Border in Arunachal Pradesh
November 25, 2020

Indian Defense Forces Establishing Greater Presence Along China Border in Arunachal Pradesh

By StoriesAsia
India also remains concerned about Chinese infrastructure growth and relocation activities across the LAC.
EU, Other Donors Step up With Funds to Help Afghanistan
November 25, 2020

EU, Other Donors Step up With Funds to Help Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The final tally could amount to over $12 billion over four years, a drop from the $15 billion pledged back in 2016.

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security
November 25, 2020

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security

By Natalie Gonnella-Platts and Farhat Popal 
Any political settlement that doesn’t guarantee women’s rights and opportunities has failed before it has begun.

India Continues Missile Tests as Crisis With China Remains Unabated
November 25, 2020

India Continues Missile Tests as Crisis With China Remains Unabated

By Abhijnan Rej
According to reports, the Indian military will test multiple Brahmos cruise missiles this week.

India’s Protectionism Might Hinder Its Economic Growth — and Affect Global Partnerships
November 24, 2020

India’s Protectionism Might Hinder Its Economic Growth — and Affect Global Partnerships

By Aparna Pande
India’s growth and global heft crucially depends on its economic openness and willingness to provide a level playing field to foreign companies.
Indian Foreign Secretary Heads to Nepal as Relations Show Signs of Thaw
November 24, 2020

Indian Foreign Secretary Heads to Nepal as Relations Show Signs of Thaw

By Abhijnan Rej
India-Nepal relations have nosedived since May when India inaugurated a new road that, according to Nepal, passes through its territory.

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