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Swiss Mission ‘Kidnapping’: Bid To Tarnish Gotabaya Image?

NEW DELHI: Was a local employee of the embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka briefly abducted by some unidentified men as is being claimed by...
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‘The Army Is Our Defence Against All Adversaries’

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's army chief Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva wears his badge with pride. The army he commands defeated and destroyed the Tamil rebels...
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Afghanistan Remembers Murdered Humanitarian Dr Tetsu Nakamura

Courtesy Tolo News AFGHANISTAN: 73-year-old Japanese doctor humanitarian Tetsu Nakamura was killed in Nangarhar province along with five Afghans on the 4th of December. The...

‘Pakistan Sees Afghanistan Through India’s Lens’

Courtesy Tolo News NEW YORK: Since the summer of 2018, the United States has been negotiating a deal with the Taliban that would facilitate the...

U.S Rejoins Talks With The Taliban, Devil In The Detail

NEW DELHI: Talks with the Taliban are back on track. After a whistle-stop visit to Kabul, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad officially...

India, Japan To Expand Maritime Cooperation In Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: The India-Japan strategic partnership could take a major step forward during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The inaugural 2+2...

Trump, Taliban, Talks, Troops, Thanksgiving

NEW DELHI: It wasn’t a tweet but a trip that rekindles talks with the Taliban. U.S. President Donald Trump, on his first visit to...

BIMSTEC must build counter-terrorism strategies to ISIS’s South Asia threat

NEW DELHI: The ISIS link in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attack has set alarm bells ringing all over the region. Not surprisingly then ‘radicalisation’ and...
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Intelligence Gathering Is A Different Ball Game, Will Rejig It: Gotabaya

COLOMBO: In his election manifesto, he had spelt them out as his top priorities and now after having taken over as Sri Lanka’s President,...
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Coming Up: Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s First Interview As Sri Lankan President

COLOMBO: Will there be any change to Sri Lanka’s foreign policy? Will the island nation’s ties with India and China see sweeping changes? What happens...

India-Vietnam Defence Ties Boom, Courtesy Chinese Moves In South China Sea

NEW DELHI: India-Vietnam defence ties are thriving. And while neither side will say this in as many words, this is largely to counter growing...

10 Facts About Sri Lanka’s New President You Perhaps Didn’t Know

NEW DELHI: As Gotabaya Rajapaksa prepares to take over as Sri Lanka’s seventh Executive President on Monday, SNI Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, who has...

RCEP Cost-Benefit Trade-Offs: Is India Ready?

Few debates have been as polarised as the debate on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the ASEAN plus six nation (India, Australia, China, Japan,...

Pak Gets Four Months To Escape Global Terror Funding Watchdog’s Black List

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has escaped the financial gallows, yet again. Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering,...

5G trials: Despite ‘Positive’ Signs, Govt Continues To Keep An Open Mind On Huawei

NEW DELHI: Business not geo-politics. This was the mantra Jay Chen, CEO of Huawei India extolled at the annual India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019 in the Capital. But the recently...

How Aviation Research Centre (ARC) Came Into Being

(Our Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale has authored a biography of RN Kao, the founder of ARC and R&AW. The book is due to be...

World Must Follow India’s Example And Crack Down On Chinese ‘Spy Apps’

HAMBURG, GERMANY: World over nations have been concerned about Huawei but the most recent concern that has emerged is the role of Chinese ‘spy...

Chinese Checkers At The Crack Of Modi-Xi Informal Summit

Hours before the second Modi-Xi informal summit, China has decided that its ties with bankrupt Pakistan matter more that relations with India. The China-Pakistan...

Modi, Hasina Discuss NRC, Rohingya, Teesta Amid ‘Excellent’ Bilateral Ties

NEW DELHI: For all the claims by India that the National Citizens Register (NRC) of Assam is an “internal matter”, it remains a matter...

Manufacturing Consent? Pakistani, Bangladeshi Editors Speak Of ‘Climate Of Fear’ In Their Countries

HAMBURG, GERMANY: Rising nationalism and increasing authoritarian tendencies by the state have been concerns that have been voiced for sometime now. But no one...