Saturday, May 21, 2022

World Affairs

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.

Royal Thai Navy confirms its plan to acquire two S26T submarines from China

The S26T is based on the Type 039B Yuan-class submarine operated by the Chinese Navy. It is expected to displace at around 2,600 tons, has a top speed of 18 knots, and a submerged endurance of up to 20 days. It will be armed with up to 16 torpedoes and up to 30 mines.

Indian experts are wondering why New Delhi has been sidelined in Afghanistan

There’s a new Russia-Pakistan axis and Quad to tackle the Afghanistan crisis. India still doesn’t know what to do about them.

Leaked files once again expose BBC as insidious UK foreign policy tool

Classified documents revealed that BBC Media Action (BBCMA), the ‘charitable arm’ of the British state broadcaster, was embroiled in a number of clandestine operations to “weaken the Russian state's influence,” funded by the UK Foreign Office.

America Has Lost a Proxy War against Pakistan

"The United States has been waging and losing a proxy war against an alleged ally".

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.