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US ask Taliban to spare its embassy in Kabul

“The US asks Taliban to spare its embassy in the coming fight for Kabul”, read a headline in the New York Times. It appears quite clear that the superpower is urging terrorist Taliban to spare them. These words, their tone and timing speak volumes about the result of the 20-year-old US campaign in Afghanistan, especially the plan to withdraw troops from here. Surrender by Afghan troops Just yesterday, the critically

India's SAGAR Policy makes China nervous

Recently, a Qatar-based media outlet known for its anti-India propaganda raised the alarm about India allegedly building a naval base on Algalega island of Mauritius. Reports about this initiative by India have been floating in the media for quite some time. However, the clamour this time coincides with the Indian Navy beginning sea trials of its first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, ‘INS Vikrant’. India’s entry into the elite club of nations

Indian renewable energy industry may see $150 billion in investments by 2030

India is the world’s third-largest producer as well as consumer of electricity. Power generation is an essential driver of growth for the world’s sixth-largest economy. However, to balance growth with sustainability, India has opted to increase its renewable energy capacity, which today stands at 37% per cent of total national power capacity. India’s renewable energy potential India’s renewable energy production is growing at a fast pace. From less than 20

Australia's Telstra talks with Digicel for usd 2 billion deal to buy mobile networks in Pacific nations

Australian telecom giant Telstra Corporation Limited, in partnership with the Australian government, has begun talks with Caribbean mobile service provide Digicel for Australian $2 billion deal to buy mobile networks in Pacific nations of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. China keen on Digicel Jamaica-headquartered Digicel operates 3G and 4G mobile networks in the Pacific and is the largest mobile phone carrier in the region. However, the

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meeting with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council was recently held in Tajikistan. It was an opportunity for the Indian External Affairs Minister to network with foreign ministers of several Central Asian countries, many of whom border Afghanistan. One of the crucial meetings held was between the foreign ministers of India and Tajikistan. India is a natural ally of Tajikistan. They both share common interests and concerns, and it reflected in the

Pushpa Trilokekar passes away

Veteran writer and literary journalist Pushpatai Trilokekar-Verma passed away on Friday morning due to old age. She was 85-years-old. She has made a vast contribution to the fields of journalism and literature with her detailed and deep-studied writing. She started her career with Acharya Atre’s ‘Maratha’. With her simple yet flowing and sharp language, she forced people to take notice of her. She was a columnist with ‘Dainik Pratyaksha‘ for

S Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov

Taliban has recently claimed that it now controls over 80% of the territory in Afghanistan. It has not only rattled the Afghan government but raised concerns across Asia. Worried at these reports, Russia has said that it is prepared to activate its military base in Tajikistan against the advancing Taliban. Meanwhile, the Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, is on a strategically crucial visit to Russia. In Moscow, while

China will replace US in Afghanistan after US troop withdrawal

Last week, the US troops left the Bagram Airbase, the largest US military base in Afghanistan. However, the Afghan Commander of Bagram base, Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, said that the Americans left overnight without informing them. The step could be security caution exercised by the United States. However, overall, it shows the US is in a hurry to leave Afghanistan. With the US so much pressed to withdraw troops even

NSAs of India-Russia holds crucial meet on the sidelines of SCO summit

On 23-24 June, a 16th meeting of the National Security Advisors of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and security platform created in the year 2001. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan are its members. NSA Ajit Doval represented India at the meet. Like so many others, it was another

China-Russia are challenging the US space supremacy

In March last year, the NATO military alliance declared space as an ‘operational domain’. The declaration marked the point from where the space race could brew fast between the West on one side and China-Russia on the other. From there onwards, in fact, much before that, China and Russia are trying to forge a space alliance against the West. Just a couple of days back, they have revealed a roadmap