South Asia

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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Govt inks landmark Pinaka deal: What’s special about India’s first indigenously designed guided weapon...

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On Monday, the Indian Defence Ministry put pen to paper sealing a deal with two leading private defence majors for the development and procurement of Pinaka rocket launchers for...
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Airbus, Boeing, GE, Honeywell are all flying on India digital tech

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Right next to the Bengaluru international airport, on about 40 acres of land, a massive new building is coming up. The external finishing work is on. The building will...
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Infosys, Rolls-Royce ink strategic partnership for aerospace engineering in India

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Indian IT services firm Infosys and Rolls-Royce, an aerospace and defence technology major, on Wednesday announced signing a strategic partnership for sourcing engineering and R&D Services for the latter’s...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (photo Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Iranian top diplomat accuses Israel of involvement in Natanz nuclear site incident

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TEHRAN, April 12. /TASS/. Israel was involved in the incident that occurred at Iran’s nuclear facility in Natanz on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,...
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ASEAN: Agreement signed on the largest free trade zone in the world

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ASEAN - an organization of Southeast Asian countries, which includes Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, was founded in 1967. From the beginning...
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India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

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India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing restrictions elsewhere as a way out of a three-week lockdown...
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Iraq PM-designate: Iranians not involved in govt. formation

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Speaking at a press conference in Baghdad attended, Zurfi revealed that he will send the government lineup to parliament and will await the legislature to set a date to...
India’s Vikram lander, with it the Pragyan rover, before launch (photo The Verge)

India lost contact with its first lunar lander just before touchdown

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India’s Vikram lander does not appear to have survived “15 minutes of terror” in its attempt to land on the moon.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (center) is up against warlords, former communists, and mujahedin. (photo Omar Sobhani, Reuters)

Who’s Who Among The Afghan Presidential Candidates

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Fifteen men will contest Afghanistan’s presidential election on September 28 in a race among old power brokers -- ex-government officials, prominent technocrats, and a notorious former warlord.
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IRGC new missile launcher unveiled

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Tehran (IP) - The launcher of two Raad-500 missiles of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) was unveiled at the Sacred Defense Week exhibition in...
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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

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 Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as...
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The young lion keeps fighting on!

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The Taliban’s rapid advance in Afghanistan has briefly stalled only in the face of strong resistance mounted by the people of the country’s recalcitrant...
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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

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By Kirsty Needham Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely...
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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as...