Politics

Don’t cross the line: Taiwan’s stern message to China
Politics

Don’t cross the line: Taiwan’s stern message to China

In a stern statement, Taiwan’s Vice President has warned China not to "cross the line" saying that it wants peace but will defend its people."Don't cross the line. China again flew fighter jets into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone today. Make no mistake, Taiwan wants peace but we will defend our people," Vice President of Taiwan, Lai Ching-Te said in a tweet.During US Health Secretary Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan in August, China deployed fighter jets that briefly crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's Defence Ministry was quoted as saying.The ministry had said it had tracked the PLA fighters with its land-based anti-aircraft missiles and had "strongly driven them out".The US has repeatedly criticised China and urged nations to push back against the Asian country, sayin
On India’s request, Russia reiterates policy of no arms supply to Pakistan
Politics

On India’s request, Russia reiterates policy of no arms supply to Pakistan

Following India’s request, Russia has reiterated that it would not supply weapons to Pakistan.Russia took the decision during a meeting between defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, people familiar with the developments said.The Russian commitment on no arms supply to Pakistan followed an Indian request, they said.“The defence minister got Russia’s assurance that it stands by India’s security interest,” they said.“Excellent meeting with the Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu in Moscow today. We talked about a wide range of issues, particularly how to deepen defence and strategic cooperation between both the countries,” Singh tweeted.Russia also strongly supported the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector during th
Democratic Party platform drops ‘One China’ language on Taiwan
Politics

Democratic Party platform drops ‘One China’ language on Taiwan

The Democratic Party platform of the United States dropped any reference to the U.S. policy of recognizing a single China in reference to unofficial American ally Taiwan.The Democratic Party is committed to supporting the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act that states that the US would protect Taiwan from attacks by the Chinese, stated the party platform.The platform then states that Democrats “will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people of Taiwan.”However, the 2016 platform explicitly supported the “One China” policy hammered out in the 1970s, when the U.S. dropped formal diplomatic recognition of Taiwan and shifted recognition to Beijing. The 2016 document said Democrats were “committed to a ‘One China’ policy.”
Indian agencies call out Pakistan’s bluff on Dawood, to take up matter in FATF meet
Politics

Indian agencies call out Pakistan’s bluff on Dawood, to take up matter in FATF meet

Pakistan’s claims on most-wanted Dawood Ibrahim and 26/11-accused Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi have been called out by Indian intelligence agencies.India now has evidence that Pakistan never mentioned the facts in any official document till August 18, 2020. Agencies state that the 2020 Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) is the first time Dawood's details have been published by Pakistan, sources said.An examination of the technical back-end of the 2015 and 2019 SROs shows that it was uploaded later and back-dated."The move puts Pakistan in the dock as the sovereign country is lying. The evidence will be put forth by India in the upcoming FATF (Financial Action Task Force) meet in September," sources said.If what Pakistan claims as per the information provided previously was true, then it would have
Pakistan now contemplating on how to save Muzaffarabad: Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Politics

Pakistan now contemplating on how to save Muzaffarabad: Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F), Right-wing Pakistani politician ridiculed Imran Khan-led government for its ineffective policies regarding Kashmir.Maulana lambasted Prime Minister Imran Khan as he failed to counter India on Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 last year, while addressing his supporters in Peshawar recently."India revoked Kashmir's special status and tactically announced the region as its integral part and we were pushed downwards. What were we thinking yesterday and what are we thinking today? Yesterday, we were thinking how to take Srinagar, today we are thinking as to how to save Muzaffarabad", said Maulana.On August 5, 2019, India revoked the special status of Kashmir and fully integrated Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the count...
Bangladesh would like to be part of India’s plan of becoming ‘Atmanirbhar’
Politics

Bangladesh would like to be part of India’s plan of becoming ‘Atmanirbhar’

After listening to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India Mohammad Imran has said that Bangladesh would also like to be a part of India’s plan of becoming Atmanirbhar (self-reliant).“I attended the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort...It was very encouraging listening to Prime Minister Modi. We look forward to having a much better relationship with India. We already have very good relations with India and it can be taken to a higher level,” he said.He further said that India and Bangladesh can complement each other with regard to becoming ‘atmanirbhar’.“Be it at the personal level or at the national level, everyone should be atmanirbhar. As India will be ‘Atmanirbhar’, we also want to be a part of it. I think that if we both work together, we bot
Social media outburst against former Malaysian PM Mahathir for targeting Kashmir
Politics

Social media outburst against former Malaysian PM Mahathir for targeting Kashmir

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad faced heat on Twitter after he raised the issue of Kashmir in one of his tweets."Now that I am no more the Prime Minister, I take it that I can now speak without restrain and address the Kashmir issue without threats of boycotts and such. At Kashmir's one year lockdown since 5th August,” he said in a tweet.On his comments, Twitterati lashed out at him for not speaking about human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims. They also accused him of not raising global concerns over Pakistan sponsored terrorism and human rights violations in Balochistan, Singh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Shoaib Wani said, "Now I can speak freely! if you really mean what you say, can you raise your voice against Uyghur Muslims in China? CCP suppressing our fellow Musli
‘Indian Defense Ministry’s report does not contradict PM Modi’s remarks at all-party meeting’
Politics

‘Indian Defense Ministry’s report does not contradict PM Modi’s remarks at all-party meeting’

Remarks made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June about localized events in Galwan Valley were never contradicted by the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) report about the situation along LAC in Eastern Ladakh, according to sources.The sources further said that there are renewed attempts to misrepresent Prime Minister Modi’s remarks at the All Party Meeting on June 19 and the tool being used for this “insidious purpose” is the Defense Ministry report about the situation all along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.The efforts to conflate the MoD report with PM’s statement of June 19 “are obviously politically motivated”, they said.“Such attempts strengthen the hands of the adversaries who are rattled by India’s increased border infrastructure development in strategically se
Pakistan nerve center of terrorism: Indian envoy to UN
Politics

Pakistan nerve center of terrorism: Indian envoy to UN

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, has lashed out at Pakistan for harboring terror groups, saying it is home to the largest number of listed terrorists internationally and designated terrorist entities.Ambassador Tirumurti said that it is a well-known fact that Pakistan is the “nerve center of terrorism”. “Pakistan is home to the largest number of listed terrorists internationally designated terrorist entities and individuals, including Jamat-ud Dawah, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen, they are continuing their operations from Pakistan,” he said.Referring to United Nations' 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, Tirumurti said that there is a clear acknowledgement that the leadership
India set to highlight Pakistan’s inaction in upcoming FATF meet
Politics

India set to highlight Pakistan’s inaction in upcoming FATF meet

Pakistan, which was already troubled by Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) decision to keep the Islamic nation in the Grey list, is in a bit of a predicament because now, Indian agencies have planned to highlight its inaction in the Pulwama, 26/11 Mumbai attack and Daniel Pearl murder cases when the task force meets for its next plenary in October.“The Pakistani establishment has to prove that it is serious about dismantling the terror-funding infrastructure, which is possible only by ensuring that cases against the key figures and organizations involved in raising funds and masterminding terror attacks attain finality and such elements are punished. Given that no such concrete steps are being taken, we need to flag the issue,” said a government official.A deadline looms over Pakistan an