Monday, October 25, 2021

Central & South Asia

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.

Afghan Army Chief to visit India next week amid ongoing conflict between Taliban and...

Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process is important for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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.

China a ‘welcome friend’ for reconstruction in Afghanistan: Taliban spokesman

Chinese investments in reconstruction and would guarantee the safety of investors and workers. “We welcome them. If they have investments of course we ensure their safety. Their safety is very important for us,”

Taliban Tells India That It Believes In Peaceful Coexistence

“Pakistan is our neighbor, we have shared values and history. India is also our regional country. None of us can change our neighbors or our region. We must accept this reality and have peaceful coexistence. That is in the interest of all,” Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said in response to questions on how the Taliban viewed India’s role in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal.

EU resolutions against Philippines and Pakistan not following through

Before passing a Resolution on Sri Lanka with a threat of withdrawal of the GSP+ concession, the European Union Parliament (EUP) had passed two similar Resolutions against the Philippines and Pakistan.

India, Pakistan and China appear to be expanding nuclear arsenals: SIPRI

China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year.