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‘Naive To Think Taliban Will Pull The Plug On Other Terror Groups’

The U.S. and Taliban have finished their sixth round of talks in Doha, Qatar. Amar Sinha, Member, National Security Advisory Board, ex-Secretary, Economic Relations...

India’s Helicopters Saved 164 Lives; New Maldives Govt Hints At Reversing Yameen’s Decision: President-elect’s Aide

The Maldives has a new President-elect, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who will be sworn in on November 17. In one of the first interviews given...

Maldives Poll Results Hold A Message- Be Accountable, Says Ex-Foreign Minister

Dunya Maumoon, a former Foreign Minister (2013-2016) under outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and now in opposition to him, speaks to SNI’s Amitabh P...

Thumbs Up For Reform Agenda As President’s Party Wins Maldivian Parliamentary Polls

Today is a happy day. Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s reaction after the MDP (Maldivian Democratic Party) won a clear majority in the 87-member...

‘Maldives Has Treated India Disgracefully; New Govt Can Restore Ties’

Following the Maldives’ combined opposition candidate MDP’s Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s win in the presidential election, the country has been witnessing fast-moving developments. Despite initial...
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A Slice Of Bhutan In India

Are you a die-hard foodie, a philatelist, an inveterate traveller? Or simply someone with keen interest in handwoven textiles or handicrafts? Maybe you fall...

Surgeon-Turned-Politician Set To Form Next Govt In Bhutan

The tiny kingdom of Bhutan has voted for change yet again. A relatively new party, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), will be in power...

FS Gokhale Meets New Bhutanese PM, Gives Assurance On 12th FYP

In its first official engagement with the new Bhutanese government, India has assured Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering that it will keep the financial...

Absolutely Incorrect: India Trashes Pak News Report On Agreeing To Hold Talks

Did India consider smoking the peace pipe with Pakistan when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar responded to congratulatory messages...

‘India Must Play A More Active Role In Rohingya Crisis’

Spry and soft-spoken, the 75-year-old Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury is Advisor for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He travelled to...
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Combating Terror Financing: Where Pakistan Stands On Global Yardsticks

Pakistan escaped the hangman’s noose last month for its failure to comply with the global terror watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Action...
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: The Story So Far

Over three years ago, he was arrested by Pakistan and dubbed an Indian spy who was later sentenced to death by a Pakistani military...
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New Maldivian Govt To ‘Reassess Chinese Projects’

The new Maldivian government will work closely with India to ensure the security of the Indian Ocean sea-links, said Ahmed Naseem, former Maldivian Foreign...

No Tilt Towards China, Assures Nepal’s Envoy To India

Something appears not quite right about the India-Nepal relationship and it’s not just to do with speculation about China’s growing inroads into Nepal and...

Press Freedom In Nepal Under Siege, Say Journalists

It is not possible to celebrate freedom when you are not free. A new report by the Freedom Forum–a civil liberties group–has revealed that...
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SAARC Process Should Be Revived, Says Nepal’s Foreign Minister

It was a busy two days for Nepalese foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali who was in New Delhi to participate in the Raisina Dialogue...

India-Nepal Expert Group Report Should Be Implemented: Nepal’s Foreign Minister

As New Delhi-Kathmandu ties gather momentum again, Nepal is hopeful and confident that the report of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) comprising experts from...

No Threat To Each Other If India, China Rise Together: Nepal

The rise of India and China together can make the rise of Asia unstoppable. This view has been expressed by Nepal, a country that...
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Nepal Opts Out of Bimstec Military Drill: Army to Blame?

Nepal’s last minute withdrawal from the first ever joint military exercise of Bimstec has come as a snub for India. Opposition to Nepal’s participation...

Pak Escapes FATF ‘Black List’ For Now But Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Pakistan has escaped the hangman’s noose in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for now, the noose being inclusion in the “black list” thanks...
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Big Diplomatic Win For India As World Court Says Pak Violated Vienna Convention

India’s quest to get justice for former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has received a major boost, with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) staying...
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‘If Pakistan Makes Another Farcical Attempt In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case, India Will Be Back In Court’

On a day the International Court of Justice stayed the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court, Harish...
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Jadhav Verdict: Chinese Among 15 ICJ Judges Who Junked Pak Arguments

In a majority verdict (15-1), the International Court of Justice has rejected almost all the arguments made by Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case....

Pak High Commission Routing Funds To Create Unrest In Kashmir: NIA

The stepped-up campaign by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Kashmiri separatist leaders—three of them Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam Bhat were...

Sri Lankan Monk’s Hunger Strike Which Triggers Muslim Ministers’ Resignations, Now Calls For Dialogue

Controversial Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Athuraliye Rathana Thero, whose indefinite hunger-strike seeking the resignation of three Sri Lankan Muslim leaders from the government triggered...

Sirisena: Bimstec And Saarc Are Important, Both Need Strengthening

The Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) process may be in a comatose state but Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has said that...

Post Maldives, PM Expected To Visit Sri Lanka To Express India’s Support In Its War Against Terror

In a gesture that can send multiple messages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to make a brief stopover at Colombo on June 8...

The Easter Sunday Attacks And A Deep Religious Divide In Its Wake

In the aftermath of the attack on Sri Lankan churches, the clock appears to have gone back 30 years to the time of the...

How India Helped Sri Lanka Defeat The Tamil Tigers

Exactly a decade ago, the Sri Lankan military, backed by a clear political directive by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, decimated the Tamil Tigers and ended...
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Sri Lanka Attacks: Are We Seeing The Rise Of The Affluent Jihadi?

The suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, followed by the release of a video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, raises questions of whether we are...

Post-Easter Bombings, Rajapaksas To Make National Security Main Poll Plank

Presidential elections in Sri Lanka may be due by the year-end but the main Opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa seems to have...
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‘Sri Lankan Political Establishment Failed To Anticipate Dangers Of Violent Extremism’

As India’s close neighbour Sri Lanka grapples with the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror strikes, Strategic News International Deputy Editor Parul Chandra spoke...

Bangladesh Seeks India’s Help Again For Early Repatriation Of Rohingya Refugees

In what marks the first high-level visit from Bangladesh after the Sheikh Hasina government was re-elected for a third consecutive term, the country’s foreign...