Peace, stability, prosperity in Indo-Pacific region our common goal: PM Narendra Modi during virtual summit with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (December 21, 2020) during a virtual summit with the Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that peace, stability, prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region is our common goal. PM Modi highlighted, “The peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region is our common goal and that our partnership … Read more

Chinese spies in Afghanistan expose China, Pakistan's espionage operations

The recent data leak incident which exposed the identity of 1.95 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cadres has highlighted China’s vast network of spies spread across the world. It exposes China’s misadventures to influence the internal affairs of democratic nations. The revelation shows the depth of Chinese espionage operations — but in a different part of the world. … Read more

As Joe Biden gets ready to enter White House, US warns India, sanctions Turkey, here's why

Days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden taking charge as the new President of the US, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions on Turkey for buying the Russian-made S400 Triumf anti-missile system and has warned India and other countries on buying arms manufactured by Russia. A series of sanctions were announced by Assistant Secretary for International … Read more

Geminid meteor shower 2020: When, where, how to watch spectacular sky display in India

Good news for skygazers as a spectacular Geminid meteor shower will appear in skies tonight. The one-of-a-kind astronomical phenomenon will be at its peak on December 13 night till wee hours of December 14 because of tonight is a moonless night. The best thing about Geminid meteor shower is that anyone can watch it and … Read more

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue vandalised in Pakistan; second incident in a year

LAHORE: A statue of 19th-century ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore in Pakistan was vandalised by unidentified men on Friday (December 11). According to reports, the miscreants were reportedly upset over speeches of a few radicals in Pakistan.  The nine-foot-tall statue of Singh, who died in 1839, was unveiled in June on his 180th death … Read more

Explained: How Chinese Communist Party conducts espionage operations

Teng Biao a Grove Human Rights Scholar from the City University of New York said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a threat to Global Freedom and Democracy. CCP has various ways to deny free speech. One of the ways is visa denial to professors, journalists, artists, politicians etc. For example, the authors of the books … Read more

EAM S Jaishankar to skip Canada-led COVID meet after Justin Trudeau's remarks on farmers' protest

New Delhi: In what seems to be a direct fall out of remarks by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will not attend Canada headed COVID-19 foreign ministers grouping meeting. Canada was told that India will not attend the meet that is scheduled to take place next week. India’s external … Read more

India, Maldives, Sri Lanka agree to expand intelligence sharing; deputy NSAs to meet biannually

New Delhi: India, Maldives, Sri Lanka have agreed to expand intelligence sharing at the 4th National Security Adviser trilateral meet that happened in Colombo. The three countries will share intelligence on issues such as terrorism, radicalization, extremism, drugs, arms and human trafficking, money laundering, and effects of climate change on the maritime environment. India was … Read more

Won't join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, reiterates India

New Delhi: India has reiterated it won’t join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact, top sources confirmed about New Delhi’s continuous stance on the issue over several reasons.  India was one of the original 16 participating countries of the RCEP but had withdrawn in 2019 over several reasons, of which, one was Chinese … Read more

RCEP invites India to take part as observer member

New Delhi: Even as 15 countries of the region sign mega Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact, they have announced that India can participate in the group’s activities as an observer member and left a window open for India to join it in a future date.  The joint statement after the signing of the … Read more