Pushkar Banakar

China-Bhutan MoU gives food for thought for India

Bhutan and China last week signed an MoU for expediting boundary negotiations where the two countries are likely to discuss Doklam. The MoU may cause ripple effects for India.

18 Oct 2021

UK drops mandatory quarantine for Indian passengers

The decision puts to an end a row that had erupted over the non-recognition of Covishield and vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities by the UK.

07 Oct 2021

Tit for tat: All UK nationals to undergo 10-day quarantine, COVID tests upon arrival from Oct 4

The tests will be conducted irrespective of the vaccination status of the passengers and they will have to take them eight days after arrival.

02 Oct 2021

Taliban-led Afghan government asks India to resume flights to Kabul in first official communication

The letter, dated September 7, has been written by Afghanistan's acting aviation minister Alhaj Hameedullah Akhunzada and is addressed to the aviation body's chief Arun Kumar.

30 Sep 2021

Modi attacks ‘regressive’ Pakistan, China in UN

Afghan soil shouldn’t be used for terror, oceanic resources must be protected against expansionism, the Prime Minister said at the United Nations.

26 Sep 2021

Afghanistan crisis, COVID and climate focus of Modi-Biden talks, Quad summit

Modi said Biden’s presidency will sow the seeds for better bilateral ties and also for all democracies across the world.

25 Sep 2021

Quad summit will be force for global good: PM Narendra Modi

Biden, who is hosting the summit, said that the Quad group has democratic partners who share a world view and have a common vision for the future.

25 Sep 2021

Terror faces in Afghan Cabinet makes New Delhi uneasy

Presence of Haqqani in ministry means India must remain vigilant

09 Sep 2021

'Talks with Taliban show India’s ability to adapt with changing security scenarios': Experts

There are reports that the Taliban is in discussions to form a government based on the Iran model to rule Afghanistan through a governing council, like in 1996.

02 Sep 2021

Kabul airport blast no immediate threat to India, say experts

Responsibility of the twin explosions in Kabul was claimed by ISIS-K, an organisation which is believed to have many members from Pakistan.

28 Aug 2021

Taliban’s moderate face aimed at legitimacy: Experts

Assurance to grant amnesty to government officials and seemingly softening stance cannot conceal history of human rights violations.

19 Aug 2021

Afghanistan exit is latest chapter of USA’s failed interventions

Observers assert void left by Washington leaves countries like Afghanistan in the lurch  Security experts wary of the Taliban’s impact on Kashmir situation

17 Aug 2021

Port worry for India as Taliban inch closer

Chabahar project undertaken jointly by Iran, Afghanistan & India stands to become irrelevant if Kabul falls to militia

15 Aug 2021

India, several other nations reaffirm not to recognise govt imposed through use of force in Afghanistan

India, Germany, Qatar, Turkey and several other nations have reaffirmed to not recognise any government in Afghanistan that is imposed through the use of military force.

14 Aug 2021

INTERVIEW | Indo-Pacific area is broad space where we can cooperate, says Mexican Ambassador to India

Federico Salas spoke about on the ties between the two countires, cooperation in UNSC, Mexico joining the Quad among other issues.

08 Aug 2021