Category: South Asia

Russia starts delivery of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to India

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 15 November 2021: Rossia has begun the delivery of the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to India, reports Sputnik News. The deliveries are going as planned, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev ahead of the Dubai Airshow. The contract is […]

US recognition of the Taliban could be a geopolitical game changer

Anti-Taliban rally in New Delhi. Photo-ANI By M.K. Bhadrakumar* The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the US is working on a “road map” for recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later. The […]

Afghanistan: What is the Taliban’s religious ideology?

Photo-ANI Despite the Taliban’s military victory, it remains to be seen whether they will be able to impose their extremely conservative religious view of society on the Afghan people in the long run. After the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, they changed the name of the country to the “Islamic […]

India by poll results: Congress makes clean sweep in Himachal, Rajasthan; BJP keeps hold in Assam, MP

The Congress has got a shot in its arm by winning eight assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat across five states in the bypolls whose results were declared on Tuesday. The BJP on the other hand got a jolt in Himachal Pradesh (where it is ruling), Rajasthan and West […]

Pakistan: Online harassment storm against BBC journalist

By ifj.org Famous Pakistani female journalist Asma Shirazi was harassed by a slew of online followers and supporters of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) party following a column published on BBC Urdu. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns online harassment against media and urges authorities and social media companies […]