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India in Central Asia – A Window of Opportunity
Analysis, Featured

India in Central Asia – A Window of Opportunity

India needs stronger foothold in the region, assuming that Taliban takes over Afghanistan.
All the other key players such as Russia, US, China etc have had their interests in enhancing their relations with the CARs
Central Asia is rich in terms of resources while Kazakhstan is one of India’s primary source for Uranium.
CARs view India favourably as against wariness for China due to growing realization that promises of prosperity attached with the BRI are not forthcoming.
Smaller or weaker nations which cannot push back on their own then turn to other countries like India to balance it out, as is happening in Central Asia.

Indian Space Association launched by PM Modi
National

Indian Space Association launched by PM Modi

The Indian Space Association (ISpA) was formally launched Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The ISpA will serve as an industry body representing the various stakeholders in the Indian space domain with members comprising the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bharti Airtel, OneWeb, Tata Group’s Nelco, L&T, MapMyIndia among others. The Prime Minister […]

Tibetan teacher arrested by Chinese authorities goes missing; Activists demand her release
Asia, Featured

Tibetan teacher arrested by Chinese authorities goes missing; Activists demand her release

Rinchen Kyi, a Tibetan school teacher, was taken from her home on 1 August on charges of “inciting separatism”. FreeTibet reports that Kyi was arrested despite there being no hint of a recognisable crime. Tibetan activists say that Rinchen Kyi was transferred to an undisclosed location after her arrest. There have been no details concerning […]

North Korea continues to expand nuclear and ballistic missile programme, says report
Asia, World

North Korea continues to expand nuclear and ballistic missile programme, says report

A panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea sent a report to the UN Security Council. The report submitted on 4 October outlined that Pyongyang continued improving its nuclear and ballistic missile programme despite the country’s economic deterioration. The report said that North Korea used cyberattacks to fund its programme and sought material and […]

UK-France fight over fishing rights; France threatens to curb energy exports to the UK
Europe, Featured

UK-France fight over fishing rights; France threatens to curb energy exports to the UK

French fishing fleet owners have threatened the UK government with a two-week deadline to grant them licences to catch in the UK waters. They have threatened to block the Channel Tunnel and the ferry port of Calais, preventing imports from entering Britain after the deadline. The fight over fishing rights began after Jersey administration refused […]

HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference
Featured, North America

HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has filed a ‘Title VI‘ complaint with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against the University of Pennsylvania for its part in co-sponsoring the Dismantling Global Hindutva (DGH) conference which took place September 10–12, 2021. Writing to Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg and Deputy […]

Facebook fueled deadly US Capitol riots alleges Whistleblower; Says earning revenue more important than harmony for Facebook
Featured, North America

Facebook fueled deadly US Capitol riots alleges Whistleblower; Says earning revenue more important than harmony for Facebook

Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble-rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s US elections in a money making move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 invasion and riots at the US Capitol. The allegations were made by former Facebook product manager Frances […]

China vs Taiwan:  The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals
Asia, Featured, World

China vs Taiwan: The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals

is planning to join CPTPP as its member countries account for over 24% of Taiwan’s international trade. 
Joining the group would be seen as a major political victory for President Tsai, whose government views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign nation awaiting broader international recognition.
China wants to contain Taiwan and wants to take over it as part of its territory and vehemently opposes any moves that imply separate statehood for Taiwan, such as joining international organizations.
China wants to pressurise Taiwan by tying down the island’s naval defenses and undermining their livelihoods. It wants to target Taiwan recognition in the world and also block its international membership in different organizations. 

Decoding Havana syndrome
Analysis, Featured, World

Decoding Havana syndrome

The symptoms of Havana syndrome include hearing buzzing sounds of piercing sequels  and many experience dizziness and fatigue for months  The CNN story gave a slant of failure of the American intelligence agency as it claimed that CIA Chief Burns trip was highly secretive yet the ‘enemy’ could identify, locate and inflict the target with those […]