What will India’s role be in the SCO?

By Zamir Awan This month the heads of state of India and Pakistan will attend, for the first time as full members, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, being held in Qingdao, China. Pakistan was already engaged with SCO member states through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Joining the SCO will reinforce Pakistan’s position and … Continue reading What will India’s role be in the SCO?

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Western leaders back in Russia as tensions appear to ease

East-West relations seem to have changed over past 10 days, as three major Western leaders attend St Petersburg forum By M.K. Bhadrakumar East-West relations have transformed over the past 10-day period. Russia’s isolation from the West after the Maidan coup in Kiev appears to have warmed as abruptly as it began. Three major Western leaders … Continue reading Western leaders back in Russia as tensions appear to ease

India Will Be the Second Country in the World To Use a Novel Nuclear Technology

After 15 years of development and construction, India's Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is nearing completion. The project is a testament to India's resolve to rely on renewable sources of energy in the future FAST BREEDERS As a country with a huge demand for electricity, India is wise to step up its renewable energy game. The country recently announced … Continue reading India Will Be the Second Country in the World To Use a Novel Nuclear Technology

Japan mulls deploying F-35B fighters on helicopter carrier

First real flattop since WWII would be sea change for Tokyo Japan may soon face the sticky task of defining the difference between a “defensive aircraft carrier” and an “offensive” one. The Asahi Shimbun noted in a year-end analysis that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is mulling a proposal to convert the Izumo, a Maritime Self-Defense … Continue reading Japan mulls deploying F-35B fighters on helicopter carrier

New upbeat phase for US-India relations

By Sabena Siddiqui Upgraded only last year, US-India relations entered a new upbeat phase this August with the signing of the landmark bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement that enables reciprocal military access of facilities for both countries. It was the second of the initial four foundational agreements the US usually has with its defense partners; the … Continue reading New upbeat phase for US-India relations