The 12th edition of the Multilateral Naval Exercise - 2024 (MILAN) is to be held at Visakhapatnam from February 19 to 27, and likely witness the largest-ever participation by over 50 countries and nearly 20 ships from friendly nations as compared to last year where only 39 countries participated.
India’s military history is full of important episodes that have shown the significance of leadership and tactical manoeuvring. The Battle of Zoji La in 1948 is one such episode that needs to be recalled for the brave decision to insert tanks into the battlefield.
Even as violence permeates West Asia, there are voices of reason by people across the Palestine-Israel divide calling for peace and understanding, Ranjita Biswas writes
It is no coincidence that Fergana, which has captivated people from around the world since ancient times, is often referred to as a “pearl”. Located on the Great Silk Road, our region has been a hub for trade, economic, cultural, and educational development for centuries, making significant contributions to world civilization.
The enduring ties between India and Kazakhstan, spanning over two millennia, encompass historical, cultural, and civilizational connections. Evolving since Kazakhstan's independence in 1991, their collaboration intensifies across diverse realms, evident in institutions like the India-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission.
India has made impressive strides in utilizing digital platforms and systems to improve governance and effectively handle emergencies, as highlighted in the 2024 Regional Human Development Report for Asia and the Pacific. The report showcases India's strong digital public infrastructure, sometimes referred to as India Stack, which played a crucial role in facilitating direct benefit transfers and enhancing accessibility to necessities like healthcare, education, and public-sector payments.
Recently, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated in the activities of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The head of the state delivered a speech during the general debate of the plenary session of the General Assembly, in which he presented his vision on pertinent regional and global agenda items.
In recent years, China has been making significant strides in expanding its military capabilities, raising concerns among global powers, particularly the United States.
In the past, the idea of the “Canadian Dream” held a certain allure for people around the world, including many Indians. Canada was often seen as a land of opportunity, offering an easy, cheap, and fast pathway to citizenship, along with the promise of a high standard of living. However, as the years have gone by, it’s becoming increasingly evident that the Canadian Dream, as we once knew it, is fading away.
The Myth of J20 One of the biggest enigmas of the border war between India and China in 1962 was the question of why India did not use its air power to engage the Chinese army in the Himalayan frontier.
Born in the erstwhile princely state of Punjab, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is banned in its birthland.
China’s top legislative body is extremely concerned about the rise in domestic violence cases in the country even as the Xi government is making all efforts to promote marriages, three child policy and increase population.
With organised Islamist groups pushing it, violence against religious minorities in Pakistan is increasingly moving beyond the local and spontaneous anger of the Muslims, media reports and probes by human rights bodies indicate.
On July 13, 2023, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as part of the ongoing investigations into the terrorist conspiracy case.
The Pakistan Army has not abandoned its relationship with global terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and its parent organisation, Jamaat-ud Dawa, despite the country promising to the global anti-terrorist financing body, FATF, last year that it had done so to extract the removal of greylisting.