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Joint Military Training Exercise With Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States Culminates At Orenburg, Russia

The 6th Edition of Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION: 2021 of SCO Member States hosted by Russia at the Orenburg Region of South West Russia culminated on 24 September 2021. The twelve days…

The Iran Factor in Post Afghanistan Geopolitics

Common belief in geopolitical circles has always considered Iran, with its Shia orientation, as being completely opposed to the Taliban because of the obscurantist Sunni ideology that the latter follows.…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Prime Minister Modi virtually participates in 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Prime Minister participated virtually in the 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), and through video-message in the Joint SCO-CSTO Outreach Session…

Regional powers at summit demand U.S. fund Afghan aid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia, China, Pakistan and other regional states called on the United States on Friday to engage with the Taliban and fund aid to Afghanistan, though they also…

China’s Xi urges Afghanistan to stamp out terrorism, vows more aid

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's President Xi Jinping urged "relevant parties" in Afghanistan to eradicate terrorism and promised to provide more help to the war-torn nation, state news agency Xinhua said on…

Putin says Russia needs to work with the Taliban

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia needs to work with the Taliban government in Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at a meeting of a China- and Russia-led security bloc, the…

India tells China border troop pullback needed for better ties

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India has told China that their bilateral relations will only develop when both countries pull their troops back from a confrontation on their disputed…

Rajnath Singh meets Tajik counterpart, holds discussions on expanding defence cooperation

Dushanbe [Tajikistan] July 28 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday met with his Tajik counterpart Sherali Mirzo and discussed expanding defence cooperation between both countries. "Had an excellent meeting…

US mission in Afghanistan failed, Kabul administration does not control situation: Russian Defense Minister

Dushanbe [Tajikistan], July 28 (ANI): Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday said the mission of the United States and NATO in Afghanistan has failed and the situation in Afghanistan…

Rajnath Singh to leave for Tajikistan to participate in SCO Defence Ministers meet

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to leave for Dushanbe, Tajikistan to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers meeting. Tajikistan is this…

Jaishankar meets Kazakh counterpart, discusses CICA, COVID cooperation, SCO, Afghanistan

Tashkent [Uzbekistan] July 15 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Thursday met his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tileuberdi and discussed Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA),…

Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart in Dushanbe, says ‘unilateral change of status quo not acceptable’ to India

Dushanbe [Tajikistan], July 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Wednesday concluded the one-hour-long bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation…