Sunday, July 3, 2022

World Affairs

US claims Russia planning ‘false-flag’ operation to justify Ukraine invasion

Western leaders gave multiple assurances against NATO expansion to Gorbachev in 1990-1991 according to declassified American, Russian, British, Germans documents.

60 Aircraft To Participate in ‘Shaheen X’ Exercise Being Held in China

''Shaheen X''will take place in China’s western theatre command in the Second week of December.

Hindu American body opposes joint production of drones by Pakistan, Turkey and Russia

A Hindu American body has opposed the joint production of drones by Russia, Pakistan and Turkey and supported a Congressional move to seek an investigation into the matter. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including David Cicilline and Gus Bilirakis, in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanded suspension of export licences for US drone technology to Turkey, pending an official investigation into the destabilising role of Ankara's drone programmes in the Caucasus, South Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, and other regions around the world.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and US partner to create platform for regional cooperation

Representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity.

Russia offered U.S. use of Central Asia bases for Afghan intel – paper

In a rare offer during a period of frosty relations between Washington and Moscow, Putin proposed at June 16 talks with Biden in Geneva that they coordinate on Afghanistan and put Russia’s bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to “practical use”, Kommersant reported, citing sources.

Diplomatic and military support – and a thriving arms trade – make the UK...

The most substantial diplomatic and financial support still comes from the US – $3.8bn (£2.7bn) annually, most of which is in military aid and circulates back to the US arms industry.

How Pakistan helped NASA in Apollo Program

Pakistan became first country in south Asia to launch a rocket in space with the help of NASA in 1962.