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16.09.2022 - 16:50 [ @ANI / Nitter ]

#WATCH | My dear friend, tomorrow you are about to celebrate your birthday…,says Russian President Vladimir Putin to PM Modi ahead of his birthday

16.09.2022 - 08:49 [ ORF.at ]

Gipfeltreffen in Usbekistan endet: Putin trifft Erdogan

Der 2001 gegründeten Schanghai-Gruppe, die sich Kooperation und Sicherheit auf die Fahnen schreibt, gehören heute außer Russland, China, Indien auch Pakistan, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Tadschikistan, Usbekistan und neuerdings der Iran an.

29.08.2022 - 12:54 [ economictimes.IndiaTimes.com ]

Indian, Chinese troops to take part in military exercises in Russia: Chinese Defence Ministry

(Aug 17, 2022)

As per the annual cooperation plan between the Chinese and Russian militaries and the consensus of the two sides, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will send some troops to Russia to participate in the military exercise in the near future, Chinese Defence Ministry said in a press release.

India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries will also participate in the drills, it said.

29.08.2022 - 12:40 [ ORF.at ]

50.000 Soldaten bei Militärmanöver in Russland

Es soll auf Truppenübungsplätzen in Ostsibirien und im Fernen Osten sowie im Japanischen Meer stattfinden. Soldaten aus dem Ausland sind den Angaben zufolge bereits auf einem Übungsgelände im Osten Russlands eingetroffen, darunter aus Belarus und anderen Ex-Sowjetrepubliken, aus China und Indien.

08.07.2022 - 08:58 [ Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India / Nitter ]

Met FM Sergey Lavrov of Russia on the sidelines of the Bali #G20FMM. Discussed bilateral matters of mutual interest. Also exchanged views on contemporary regional and international issues including the Ukraine conflict and Afghanistan.

05.06.2022 - 19:07 [ theHindu.com ]

Israeli private detective used Indian hackers in job for Russian oligarchs

(May 30, 2022)

Azari is currently being held in federal prison in Brooklyn awaiting sentencing in relation to a hacking campaign tied to the defunct German financial technology company Wirecard AG , his lawyer said last month.

Reuters reported last year that Azari was accused of hiring the Indian hacking firm BellTroX on behalf of powerful clients. BellTroX, which has also been accused of hacking by cybersecurity researchers at Facebook and elsewhere, could not be reached for comment.

24.05.2022 - 06:29 [ TaiwanNews.com.tw ]

Biden says US will use force to defend Taiwan if China invades

He warned that China is already „flirting with danger by flying so close and all the maneuvers they are undertaking (in Taiwan’s ADIZ).“ The president said that although the U.S. is committed to the ‚one China‘ policy, it does not mean that China has the „jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.“

Biden pledged that the U.S. „stands firmly with Japan and other nations not to let that happen.“

24.05.2022 - 06:24 [ Japan Today ]

Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China

Leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo on Tuesday, looking to put China on notice as it expands its military and economic influence in the region.

The summit of the grouping known as the Quad comes a day after U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would be ready to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan, prompting China to accuse him of „playing with fire“.

Tuesday’s gathering is expected to produce fewer fireworks but still be clearly directed at China.

14.05.2022 - 12:34 [ ORF.at ]

Selenskyj warnt vor weltweiten Hungersnöten

„Wie viel müsste man dann investieren, um solche Folgen zu überwinden? Diese Fragen sollten diejenigen beantworten, die die Sanktionen gegen Russland hinauszögern oder versuchen, die Hilfe für die Ukraine zu verzögern“, sagte der Präsident in einer Videoansprache am späten Abend.

14.05.2022 - 12:24 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Weltweite Ernährungskrise: Indien verbietet Export von Weizen

Eigentlich wollte Indien die Lücke schließen, die der Ukraine-Krieg in die weltweite Versorgung mit Weizen gerissen hat. Nun aber hat das Land die Ausfuhr von Weizen mit sofortiger Wirkung gestoppt.

14.05.2022 - 12:18 [ Bloomberg.com ]

India Bans Wheat Exports in Growing Wave of Food Protectionism

India prohibited wheat exports that the world was counting on to alleviate supply constraints sparked by the war in Ukraine, saying that the nation’s food security is under threat.

Exports will still be allowed to countries that require wheat for food security needs and based on the requests of their governments,

29.04.2022 - 09:42 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kanzler-Reise nach Tokio: Scholz sucht Schulterschluss mit Japan

Deutschland führt momentan die Gruppe der sieben wichtigsten Wirtschaftsnationen (G7). Ein Besuch der Mitglieder ist in der Zeit der Präsidentschaft üblich. Aber auch jenseits der Formalien will der Bundeskanzler mit dieser Reise ein Zeichen setzen. Es ist seine dritte Auslandsreise außerhalb Europas und die erste nach Asien. Und die führt nicht, wie bei seinen Vorgängern Angela Merkel und Gerhard Schröder, zuerst nach China – sondern nach Japan. Beide Regierungen vereinbaren, im nächsten Jahr Regierungskonsultationen aufzunehmen. Die gibt es in Asien bisher nur mit China und Indien.

20.04.2022 - 08:52 [ Bloomberg ]

India Soaks Up Every Major Russian Oil Variety as Flows Persist

State-run oil refiners are now looking at privately negotiated deals instead of buying through public tenders in order to get better prices, according to Indian refinery officials and traders. The South Asian nation has purchased everything from flagship Urals that ships from ports in the west, to a rare cargo of ESPO from the Far East, typically favored by China.

03.04.2022 - 06:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

Russia and India will find ways to trade despite sanctions, says Lavrov

Russian foreign minister meets Narendra Modi and praises India’s refusal to condemn Ukraine invasion

03.04.2022 - 05:59 [ IndiaToday.in ]

US warns India against buying discounted oil from Russia

The United States said India should not increase its oil imports from Russia and it could expose New Delhi to a „great risk“. Reports said the US might be looking to slap sanctions on the purchase of Russian oil.

20.03.2022 - 13:30 [ NBC News ]

Oil, weapons and realpolitik: Why some countries want to stay on friendly terms with Russia

India relies on Russian-made weapons, Israel needs Russia’s cooperation to strike inside Syria and Gulf Arab states look to Russia to help manage the oil market.

09.03.2022 - 15:14 [ Asia Times ]

Khan duels with EU on Russia-Ukraine ‘neutrality’

Many analysts attribute Pakistan’s “neutrality” in the Ukrainian crisis to the country’s growing military and economic dependence on China, which is an ally of Russia. Beijing has refused to refer to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine as an “invasion” and blamed the US and West for precipitating the crisis.

07.03.2022 - 12:52 [ BBC ]

False flags: What are they and when have they been used?

(18 February 2022)

As the conflict in eastern Ukraine intensifies, Britain and the US suspect Russia of planning „false flag“ attacks to create an excuse for an invasion.

Russian-backed separatists have already accused Ukraine’s military of a series of highly dubious attacks and are now calling for civilians in the occupied areas to leave.

26.02.2022 - 15:35 [ Russia in India / Twitter ]

Highly appreciate India’s independent and balanced position at the voting in the UNSC on February 25, 2022. In the spirit of the special and privileged strategic partnership Russia is committed to maintain close dialogue with India on the situation around Ukraine

26.02.2022 - 06:21 [ BSAktuell / Twitter ]

US-Resolution gescheitert – China, Indien und VAE enthalten sich

26.02.2022 - 06:15 [ Reuters ]

Russia vetoes U.N. Security action on Ukraine as China abstains

The United Arab Emirates and India also abstained from the vote on the U.S.-drafted text.

24.02.2022 - 20:55 [ Times of India ]

PM Modi speaks to Putin, urges immediate end to violence between Russia & Ukraine

„Prime Minister [Modi] reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue,“ the statement said.

It said that during the phone call, PM Modi appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue.

01.02.2022 - 03:14 [ Haaretz ]

NSO Is an Arm of Israel’s Government

In 2019 NSO agreed to reconnect the Pegasus system in Saudi Arabia, in the context of Netanyahu’s contacts regarding the Abraham Accords. Until the accords were announced, Israel gave NSO a permit to sell Pegasus to almost all of the countries that signed the agreements.

01.02.2022 - 03:00 [ New York Times ]

The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

(Jan. 28, 2022)

The F.B.I. had bought a version of Pegasus, NSO’s premier spying tool. For nearly a decade, the Israeli firm had been selling its surveillance software on a subscription basis to law-enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world, promising that it could do what no one else — not a private company, not even a state intelligence service — could do: consistently and reliably crack the encrypted communications of any iPhone or Android smartphone.

01.02.2022 - 02:28 [ New York Times ]

F.B.I. Secretly Bought Israeli Spyware and Explored Hacking U.S. Phones

(Jan. 28, 2022)

The Times found that sales of Pegasus played a critical role in securing the support of Arab nations in Israel’s campaign against Iran and negotiating the Abraham Accords, the 2020 diplomatic agreements, signed at a Trump White House ceremony, that normalized relations between Israel and some of its longtime Arab adversaries.

The U.S. had also moved to acquire Pegasus, The Times found. The F.B.I., in a deal never previously reported, bought the spyware in 2019, despite multiple reports that it had been used against activists and political opponents in other countries. It also spent two years discussing whether to deploy a newer product, called Phantom, inside the United States.

03.01.2022 - 11:04 [ IndianExpress.com ]

If you suspect being targeted with Pegasus, get in touch by January 7: Supreme Court panel

The committee constituted by the Supreme Court to look into allegations of snooping using the Pegasus spyware invited all citizens who suspected their mobile phones had been targeted to contact the panel by noon on January 7.

“The committee requests any citizen of India who has reasonable cause to suspect that his/her mobile has been compromised due to specific usage of NSO Group Israel’s Pegasus software to contact the technical committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, with reasons as to why you believe your device may have been infected with Pegasus malware, and whether you would be in a position to allow the Technical Committee to examine your device,” the three-member panel said in an advertisement in several national dailies.

27.12.2021 - 07:42 [ Aaron Ginn / Twitter ]

While several EU countries enact Christmas lockdowns over omicron hysteria, this is India today.

26.12.2021 - 08:14 [ New Indian Express ]

Changes in menstrual cycle after COVID vaccine jab? Don’t worry, say doctors

(28th June 2021)

Doctors point out that there is no scientific evidence to show that vaccination can alter cycles and bleeding patterns. They, however, say it could be related to stress.

11.11.2021 - 17:47 [ Reitschuster.de ]

Landwirte geraten in Panik, Düngerpreise explodieren

Im Oktober verhängte China einen Exportstopp für die Ausfuhr von Dünger. Auch Russland hat ab Dezember Ausfuhrquoten beschlossen, um den wertvollen Dünger in den Landesgrenzen zu halten. In Indien kam es indes zu Plünderungen und Aufständen der Landwirte, da der Dünger nur noch über staatliche Stellen verteilt wird.

21.10.2021 - 06:26 [ Al Jazeera ]

Regional powers back aid for Afghanistan as Russia hosts Taliban

On Wednesday, Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran and formerly Soviet Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan joined the Taliban in calling for the UN to convene such a conference as soon as possible to help rebuild the country.

25.09.2021 - 08:41 [ LawfareBlog.com ]

India, the Quad and AUKUS

Delhi has deep concerns about Chinese actions and intentions in the region. The ongoing border crisis and fatal military clash last year brought Sino-Indian relations to their worst point in decades. Given these circumstances, Delhi watches the U.S. and other countries’ stance on China very closely. And, notwithstanding the emphasis on competition with China from two consecutive U.S. administrations and the hardening of the U.S.’s attitudes on China, Delhi worries about the possibility of American commitment to the region waning or a reversion to a more accommodating position on China.

25.09.2021 - 08:28 [ NPR.org ]

Quad Countries Have 1st In-Person Summit At The White House

President Biden hosted the first face to face summit with leaders of Japan, Australia and India. The four countries are known as the Quad and see themselves as a democratic bulwark against China.

23.09.2021 - 06:36 [ New Indian Express ]

Changes in menstrual cycle after COVID vaccine jab? Don’t worry, say doctors

(28th June 2021)

Doctors point out that there is no scientific evidence to show that vaccination can alter cycles and bleeding patterns. They, however, say it could be related to stress.

21.09.2021 - 20:22 [ Xinhuanet ]

SCO „Peace Mission“ anti-terrorism drills officially start in Russia

The „Peace Mission 2021,“ a counter-terrorism military exercise for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, officially started on Monday in Orenburg, Russia.

24.08.2021 - 16:56 [ Dave DeCamp ]

Quad Countries to Hold Drills Off Guam Aimed at China

The drill will be the second time the navies of the US, Japan, Australia, and India participate in the Malabar Exercise

24.08.2021 - 16:49 [ Dave DeCamp / antikrieg.com ]

Quad-Länder halten vor Guam Übungen ab, die gegen China gerichtet sind

Die Förderung der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Verbündeten in der Region ist ein wichtiger Aspekt der Anti-China-Politik der Biden-Administration, und Präsident Biden hat deutlich gemacht, dass er die Quad als entscheidend für diese Strategie ansieht. Im März hielt Biden ein virtuelles Treffen mit den Staats- und Regierungschefs Indiens, Japans und Australiens ab, das den allerersten Quad-Gipfel darstellte.

14.08.2021 - 15:05 [ Indian Express ]

India pulls out of Mazar-e-Sharif, tells nationals to leave Afghanistan

(11.08.2021)

The evacuation from Mazar-e-Sharif, the bustling city in the north which is situated close to the border with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, comes after Indian diplomats and staff left the Kandahar consulate last month.

10.08.2021 - 19:03 [ Xinhuanet ]

Indian gov’t says forthcoming census to be held digitally

Census in India is a decadal exercise to enumerate the country’s population. It is one of the largest administrative and statistical exercises in the world. The exercise requires visiting every household across the country for the purpose of enumeration and involves the services of 3 million employees.

03.08.2021 - 17:53 [ Anadolu Agency ]

US approves $82M anti-ship missile sale to India

‚This proposed sale will improve India’s capability to meet current and future threats,‘ says State Department

03.08.2021 - 17:47 [ Anadolu Agency ]

National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists protest against alleged phone tapping of journalists and politicians, and against Pegasus snooping row around Parliament House in New Delhi, India on August 2, 2021.

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27.07.2021 - 16:27 [ France24 ]

Blinken in India for talks dominated by Afghan turmoil, China

Top US diplomat Antony Blinken arrived Tuesday in India for talks dominated by turmoil in Afghanistan and common worries about China, while also touching on New Delhi’s rights record.

Blinken, in his first India visit as secretary of state, was due to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday before flying to Kuwait.

19.07.2021 - 06:40 [ Times of India ]

Parliament’s monsoon session live updates: ‚Snooping‘ report set to cast a shadow on monsoon session

Ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, opposition leaders are scheduled to meet on Sunday to chalk out a strategy to target the Central government over several issues including farmers agitation, privatisation and Supreme Court’s comments on the validity of Sedition laws. Stay here for all live updatesRead Less

19.07.2021 - 06:38 [ theWire.in ]

Pegasus Project: How Phones of Journalists, Ministers, Activists May Have Been Used to Spy On Them

An international collaborative reporting project has established the frightening extent to which governments around the world, including India, could be using surveillance tools in ways that have nothing to do with national security.

05.07.2021 - 16:41 [ FinancialExpress.com ]

The EU’s COVID Digital Green Pass: Dividing the world?

Consequentially, from July 1st onwards, only persons who have taken these EMA-approved vaccines can travel freely within the EU region. Any other vaccine, such as WHO-approved Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India under license from Oxford-AstraZeneca, is not recognized by EMA. However, the EU has clarified that the “Green pass” is not a precondition to travel. Nevertheless, people vaccinated with Covishield in India and other countries where New Delhi has exported its vaccines, such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Mauritania and other African countries, might face specific issues while travelling within the EU

02.07.2021 - 14:34 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Up to 5million British holidaymakers could be BARRED from Europe because they were given Indian-made versions of AstraZeneca Covid jab

– EMA does not recognise the Covishield AstraZeneca vaccine produced in India
– This could cause issue for vaccinated Britons eagerly hoping to travel abroad
– Still a theoretical issue as so few European nations are on the ‚green‘ travel list

02.07.2021 - 13:47 [ Express.co.uk ]

Astrazeneca batch number check: How to check where your AZ jab was made

The EU’s passport scheme does not recognise batches of AstraZeneca that were made in India and given out in the UK.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate will allow people to travel safely across Europe by acting as a Covid passport.

01.07.2021 - 11:03 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Charged in Global Hacker-for-hire Scheme Seeks Plea Deal

While the indictment does not identify the hackers by name, five people familiar with the case say that Azari is being charged in relation to New Delhi-based BellTroX InfoTech Services, which Reuters last year reported was behind a hacking campaign that targeted lawyers, government officials, businessmen, investors and activists around the world.

Azari is charged with conspiracy to commit hacking, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, court documents show.

01.07.2021 - 10:59 [ thePrint.in ]

Small IT firm in Delhi ran one of world’s ‘largest’ hacker-for-hire services: Reuters expose

(10.06.2021)

Citing an article in The Financial Times, which in turn cites the Citizen Lab report, Muddy Waters Research tweeted that a German payment processing company Wirecard was a client of BellTrox.

01.07.2021 - 10:40 [ BBC ]

Covishield: India puts pressure on EU for vaccine pass approval

Covishield is the Indian-made version of AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria jab, which has been authorised in the EU.

India’s Serum Institute, which is making the vaccine, is seeking emergency authorisation in the European Union for its jab.

The vaccines currently eligible for the green pass have all been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

26.06.2021 - 17:41 [ Xinhuanet.com ]

Farmers‘ protest over new farm laws in India enters 8th month with fresh march

The farmers‘ protest until Saturday has lasted for seven months and so far no breakthrough has been achieved. Both the federal government and the protesting farmers have been adamant on their respective positions.

On the borders of the national capital, protesting farmers have been camping since November 26 last year.

16.05.2021 - 18:10 [ Xinhuanet ]

Many injured as farmers, police clash in India’s Haryana

Thousands of farmers have, in the past months, been protesting against the federal government’s three new agricultural laws. They have been camping at various points along the Indian capital New Delhi’s border, refusing to back off despite COVID-19.

09.05.2021 - 17:55 [ Radio Utopie ]

Libyen-Krieg: Neue Sitzung der Schwachmächte im UNO-Sicherheitsrat

(22. März 2011)

Die Weltschwächlinge China und Russland beschweren sich bei den USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich über einen Krieg gegen Libyen, den sie selbst erst ermöglicht haben. Auch die Atomschwachmacht Indien, dessen Regierung sich am 17.März in New York ebenfalls der Stimme enthalten hatte, entdeckt mittlerweile zu was sie sich eigentlich enthalten hat.

(…)

Die Weltöffentlichkeit konstatiert: Russlands Staatsführung ist ein Haufen Tölpel, dem – wenn er schon nicht lesen kann und deshalb nicht weiss was vor sich geht – selbst das Wort „Veto“ mit einem einfachen Armhochhalten schon zu viel ist. Das Gleiche gilt für die Atomschwachmacht China, deren leseunkundige kommunistische Staatspartei immerhin 1.3 Milliarden Menschen herumkommandiert.

09.05.2021 - 06:31 [ UltraSurfing.com ]

EU and India agree to restart trade talks at ‚landmark‘ summit

“The EU and India are opening a new important chapter in our relationship. We are the world’s two largest democracies. We are natural partners,” European Council chief Charles Michel said.

08.04.2021 - 00:07 [ Global Research ]

India to Continue Buying Russian Weapons Despite US Sanction Threats

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin recently raised the issue of the S-400 systems in his first visit to India during a meeting with the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The US has been threatening New Delhi with sanctions.

06.04.2021 - 11:31 [ Dave deCamp ]

Indien schließt sich französisch geführten Militärübungen im Golf von Bengalen an

Indien und seine Quad-Partner halten gemeinsam mit Frankreich Marinemanöver in der Bucht von Bengalen

01.04.2021 - 23:48 [ DailyMail.xo.uk ]

Now EUROPE goes to India in an attempt to buy 10m extra doses of AstraZeneca vaccine while Delhi blocks shipment of 5m jabs to Britain

The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.

Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive to mainly administering second doses to the over-50s in April.

27.03.2021 - 13:52 [ Yahoo.com ]

Boris Johnson sends envoy to Serum Institute for vaccine deal with India

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has sent an envoy to India to secure millions of doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine.

Lord Eddie Lister, the PM’s Conservative peer, and international adviser David Quarrey, met with India’s foreign secretary Harsh Shringla in New Delhi on Monday.

26.03.2021 - 17:45 [ Al Arabiya ]

Indian farmers squat on railway tracks to mark four months of protests

Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi since last year, saying new farm laws enacted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will leave them at the mercy of big corporations.

22.03.2021 - 16:49 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris ‚will offer to SHARE millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s jab made at Dutch factory with the EU‘ as he warns a THIRD Covid wave will ‚wash up on our shores‘ from Europe

The PM is appealing to other leaders in a bid to resolve the crisis without a clash, and he spoke with continental heavyweights Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron last night to try and persuade them to soften their stance. He has also sent Lord Lister, a government ally, to India to ease tensions over the delay to a batch of five million UK-bound doses of the same vaccine.

21.03.2021 - 13:14 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco ‚told of delay in Covid jabs from India‘

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed because of surging demand at home and work on capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

19.03.2021 - 06:32 [ The Sun / Youtube ]

Boris Johnson vows ‘roadmap to freedom’ will NOT be delayed despite AstraZeneca jab supply fears

BORIS Johnson has reassured Brits that the AstraZeneca jab is safe and effective – as he calmed nerves about the country’s vaccine rollout.

19.03.2021 - 06:14 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚We over-promised again‘: Matt Hancock faces Tory backlash as he FINALLY admits that India IS behind jabs delay with four million AstraZeneca doses held back by Delhi in ‚act of vaccine nationalism‘ – dealing serious blow to UK’s rollout

– Matt Hancock under fire for raising hopes of huge ramp up in vaccines only for supplies setback to emerge
– Serum Institute of India has been told it must hand jabs to its own citizens before exporting vaccine stocks
– One batch of five million doses of the AstraZeneca jab bound for the UK has been delayed by a month
. Confusingly Boris Johnson insisted Indian government has not blocked any exports, as he prepares to visit

06.03.2021 - 21:37 [ Al Arabiya ]

India seeks to start full operations at Iran’s Chabahar port by May end

India has been developing a part of the port on Iran’s south-eastern coast along the Gulf of Oman as a way to transport goods to Iran, but also Afghanistan and central Asian countries, and avoiding rival Pakistan.

15.02.2021 - 22:14 [ NBC News ]

WHO approves AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

„We continue to call for Covid-19 vaccine developers to submit their dossiers to WHO for review at the same time as they submit them to regulators in high-income countries,“ he said.

A WHO statement said it had approved the vaccine as produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India.

06.02.2021 - 12:21 [ ORF.at ]

„Impfdiplomatie“: Vakzine als Pfand im Rennen um Einfluss

Chinas Zusage an Covax wird als Reaktion auf Indien gewertet, das in der Verteilung von Impfstoffen an andere Staaten inzwischen eine Führungsrolle übernommen hat. Zuletzt unterstützte Indien das schwer von der Pandemie getroffene Südafrika mit einer Million Covishield-Dosen, weitere 500.000 sollen bis Ende Februar folgen. Zuvor hatte Indien bereits zugesagt, rund 20 Mio. Dosen an Nepal, Bangladesch, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, die Seychellen und Mauritius zu verkaufen oder zu spenden.

05.02.2021 - 10:33 [ IndianExpress.com ]

Explained: How Burma became Myanmar after a military coup three decades ago

The Myanmar military grabbed power in a coup on Monday (February 1) – the third time in the nation’s history since its independence from British rule in 1948.

After the last such takeover in 1988, the armed forces went on to make a decision that would remain controversial for decades: changing the country’s name.

03.02.2021 - 18:40 [ Colin Todhunter / CounterPunch ]

Viral Inequality and the Farmers’ Struggle in India

Current agricultural ‘reforms’ are part of a broader process of imperialism’s increasing capture of the Indian economy, which has led to its recolonization by foreign corporations as a result of neoliberalisation which began in 1991.

29.01.2021 - 03:57 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

“The Coming War On China”  –  Watch John Pilger’s Powerfully Relevant Documentary

(March 23 2020)

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.

“In a few years China has become the world’s second-biggest economic power,” Pilger’s introduction continues. “The United States is the world’s biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean. China is a threat to this dominance, says Washington. But who is the threat? This film is about shifting power, and great danger.”

29.01.2021 - 03:39 [ The Times ]

Boris Johnson considers joining ‘Asian Nato’ to resist China

(27.01.2021)

Boris Johnson will raise the prospect of Britain joining the “Asian Nato” informal alliance when he visits India as part of a post-Brexit strategy.

President Biden is seeking to recruit more members to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The strategic forum to strengthen alliances to counter China, referred to as the Quad, consists of the United States, India, Japan and Australia.

27.01.2021 - 13:45 [ devdiscourse.com ]

India’s Serum Institute says AstraZeneca vaccine output unaffected due to fire

(21.01.2021)

SII has licensed the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Many low- and middle-income countries, from Bangladesh to Brazil, are depending on SII delivering the vaccine, known as COVISHIELD in India, to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.

27.01.2021 - 13:37 [ DailyMirror / Twitter ]

500,000 vials of the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine will arrive in #SriLanka tomorrow at 11 am on an Air India flight which will be donated by the Indian govt to the Sri Lankan health ministry.

Under this program, 250,000 front line workers will be vaccinated – Lalith Weeratunga

24.01.2021 - 06:10 [ theHindu.com ]

India clears vaccine exports to Brazil after delay

(21.01.2021)

Brazil is set to collect two million doses of Serum Institute’s (SII) Covishield vaccine, two weeks after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their “urgent” clearance, sources confirmed to The Hindu.

24.01.2021 - 06:07 [ Livemint.com ]

South Africa authorities approve Serum Institute of India’s COVID-19 vaccine

(23.01.2021)

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has granted approval to the SII, which is producing the vaccine in collaboration with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, to supply the drug to the country.

16.01.2021 - 19:29 [ thePrint.in ]

Why Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is the object of national pride & scientific scepticism

The hasty nod for Bharat Biotech International Ltd.’s Covaxin, developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, has raised eyebrows in the scientific and healthcare communities about a “public rollout of an untested product,” according to a national network of nongovernment organizations.

16.01.2021 - 19:20 [ ABC News ]

India starts world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

India on Jan. 4 approved emergency use of two vaccines, one developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another by Indian company Bharat Biotech. Cargo planes flew 16.5 million shots to different Indian cities last week.

12.01.2021 - 11:43 [ World Association for Christian Communication ]

COVID-19 pandemic and biopolitics in Latin America

(17. AUgust 2020)

At the time of this writing [June 3, 2020], Latin America has become the new epicenter of the pandemic with growing number of reported cases of infections and deaths. Various governments in Latin America (Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil) and the Inter-American Development Bank have deployed digital technologies to control the transmission of the virus and to support testing and tracing. They have collaborated with private companies and universities in setting up mobile applications for geolocalizing and contact-tracing possibly infected people. Expectedly, these actions have raised concerns about the negative impact of massive surveillance.

However, while we recognize the legitimacy of these concerns, the problem in Latin America takes different dimensions than in Europe, North America, and East Asia. For the moment, the governments in the region have significant problems to launch and maintain massive digital surveillance apparatuses.

12.01.2021 - 11:41 [ waccglobal / Twitter ]

Does the #COVID-19 pandemic mark the birth of a new form of #biopolitics? The Latin American case shows important departures from Europe and the U.S., both in the adoption of surveillance technologies and in the types of biopolitical control

02.01.2021 - 08:21 [ IndiaToday.in ]

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield gets emergency use approval in India

An expert panel on Covid-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Friday granted emergency use authorisation for the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India, sources said on Friday.

30.12.2020 - 10:53 [ zeenews.india.com ]

COVID-19: UK approves use of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, all eyes on India now

The approval by UK government is a good news for India because as per sources, the government was waiting for this approval and it is expected that Indian regulators would call SEC meet soon and reconsider the data and approve AstraZeneca vaccine for its use in India.

23.12.2020 - 11:13 [ Times of India ]

India likely to approve AstraZeneca vaccine by next week

India is likely to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use by next week after its local manufacturer submitted additional data sought by authorities, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

30.11.2020 - 10:11 [ PrivacyIsNotACrime / Twitter ]

According to leaked documents from the @ORF , secret services from the so called „five eyes“ are initiators of the EU Resolution in the #encryptionban. For them this would be a very easy way to monitor all our messages and data, without the possibility to hide them.

17.11.2020 - 20:34 [ International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations ]

INCLO CALLS ON STATES TO DEFEND END-TO-END ENCRYPTION

Fourteen members of INCLO express grave concerns regarding recent moves by various groups to breakencryption. We note with alarm calls from the ​Council of the European Union​, the ​EuropeanCommission​, and the ​Department of Justice in the US​, with support from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Japan and the UK, to allow police authorities intercept encrypted communications.

07.11.2020 - 14:30 [ Indiatoday.in ]

Coronavirus Vaccine Update: India shifts focus on indigenous vaccine as AstraZeneca deliveries run late

India seems to have shifted focus on its indigenous novel coronavirus vaccine soon after AstraZeneca said earlier this week that it was holding back deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine.

03.11.2020 - 13:48 [ Stars and Stripes ]

USS John S. McCain represents US at Malabar naval exercise with India, Japan and Australia

Warships from the U.S., India, Japan and Australia kicked off the Malabar 2020 naval exercise on Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal.

21.10.2020 - 03:17 [ Al Arabiya ]

Pompeo, Esper to visit India for US efforts to counter China, Russia

Esper’s comments also followed an announcement by Australia that it will take part in a large-scale military drill off the coast of India next month, the Malabar naval exercise, together with India, the United States and Japan.

05.10.2020 - 04:17 [ The Japan Times ]

Mike Pompeo shortens Asia trip as Trump falls ill, but will visit Japan

In Tokyo on Tuesday, Pompeo and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will have a meeting with the foreign ministers of Australia and India in a move that is seen as a counter to China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

19.09.2020 - 10:30 [ Colin Todhunter / Global Research ]

Neoliberal Death Knell for Indian Agriculture

The proposed legislation will enable transnational agri-food corporations like Cargill and Walmart and home-grown billionaire capitalists like Gautam Adani and his agribusiness conglomerate and Mukesh Ambini and his Reliance retail chain to decide on what is to be cultivated, how much of it is to be cultivated within India and how it is to be produced and processed. From seed to field to plate, the corporate take-over of the food and agriculture chain will be complete.

12.09.2020 - 11:26 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Chinese-Indian foreign ministers reach consensus beyond expectations; peace depends on India keeping promise: expert

The consensus involves maintaining communication through meetings by the Special Representatives of India and China and expediting the completion of new measures to build mutual trust, marking an important step since the conflicts first took place, he added.

12.09.2020 - 11:15 [ TheIndianExpress.com ]

From China to the Arab world, India is playing its geo-strategic cards effectively

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi’s proactive diplomacy with the countries in the Arab world has led to the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) shedding its anti-India rhetoric. A virtual split seems imminent in the OIC between the Arab and non-Arab countries. The Arab world is led by Saudi Arabia, while Turkey and Pakistan are playing an active role in mobilising non-Arab Muslim states.

12.09.2020 - 11:06 [ BBC ]

How India and China bought peace – for now

After months of worsening tensions on their contested Himalayan border, India and China surprised many by announcing that troops are to quickly disengage.
The joint announcement followed a marathon meeting between Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow.

11.09.2020 - 09:32 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

China, Russia, India share extensive, profound common interests, ideas: senior Chinese official

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 10, 2020.

11.09.2020 - 09:29 [ ORF.at ]

Indien und China wollen Konflikt entspannen

Die Truppen beider Seiten sollten sich „schnell voneinander lösen, angemessenen Abstand halten“, ihren Dialog fortsetzen und die Spannungen abbauen, heißt es nach Angaben der amtlichen chinesischen Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua von heute in einer Vereinbarung beider Außenminister bei einem Treffen in der russischen Hauptstadt Moskau.

09.09.2020 - 22:20 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

China, India Exchange Fire for First Time in 45 Years

Both nations massed troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) back in June, and seemingly were waiting for an excuse to start fighting. Both sides are ssaying the other started this, with Chinese officials saying Indian troops “blatantly fired” on the border patrol, and India saying Chinese troops fired first to intimidate them.

09.09.2020 - 21:51 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

China und Indien liefern sich zum ersten Mal seit 45 Jahren einen Schusswechsel

Das Land entlang der Grenze ist für beide Länder relativ unwichtig, aber beide Seiten haben einen großen Teil ihrer nationalen Selbstachtung der Idee gewidmet, dass sie sich in diesem Gebiet nicht beiseite schieben lassen, wodurch sie riskieren, dass dies zu einem viel größeren Konflikt eskaliert.

06.09.2020 - 17:15 [ Xinhuanet ]

Pakistan celebrates 55th Defense Day amid tensions with India

Pakistan celebrated the country’s 55th Defense Day on Sunday to pay homage to the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the war with India in 1965.

The defense day was celebrated amid escalating tensions between Pakistan and India over the latter’s decision to revoke the Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status in August last year.

21.08.2020 - 15:53 [ ForeignPolicy.com ]

The Biden Doctrine Exists Already. Here’s an Inside Preview.

The Democratic nominee and his closest advisors served in the Obama administration—but their foreign-policy vision is finding inspiration in Harry S. Truman.

21.08.2020 - 15:52 [ Ville Kostian / Twitter ]

#Biden – „The Democratic nominee and his closest advisors served in the Obama administration—but their foreign-policy vision is finding inspiration in Harry S. Truman.“

28.07.2020 - 05:08 [ Al Jazeera ]

Rafale: First French fighter jets head to India after purchase

They will refuel midair several times on the way, and will also make a stopover in Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates, where France has an airbase.

10.07.2020 - 18:50 [ ORF ]

Studie: Straßenhändler verlieren „Recht auf Schatten“

Und die „Privatisierung und Gentrifizierung öffentlicher Flächen“ habe dazu geführt, dass Händler von Straßen vertrieben werden oder die Bäume entlang von Straßen durch Zäune oder Mauern abgesperrt werden.

04.07.2020 - 11:42 [ Yahoo.com ]

India’s Modi rallies troops at China border, as Beijing urges caution

China’s foreign ministry said on Friday the two countries were holding talks to reduce tensions.

Spokesman Zhao Lijian, responding to a question about Modi’s visit to the border region, said both sides were in communications through diplomatic and military channels to ease the situation.

20.05.2020 - 12:27 [ India Times ]

Cyclone Amphan live updates: Storm nears West Bengal’s Digha, landfall to start from 4pm onwards

15:19 (IST), May 20

Cyclone only 100km from West Bengal’s Digha

The „extremely severe“ cyclonic storm Amphan is only 100km from Digha in West Bengal, where it is slated to make a landfall in a few hours, and is whirling at a speed of at least 160 km per hour gusting to 180 kmp. (IANS)

11.04.2020 - 22:47 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: India to extend nationwide lockdown, state minister says

The country’s 1.3 billion people are banned from leaving their homes, all non-essential businesses have been closed and almost all public gatherings are banned.

11.04.2020 - 22:37 [ Al Jazeera ]

India lockdown has highlighted inequalities

The lockdown has created a humanitarian crisis and driven the unemployment rate up from 6 to 23 percent.

25.03.2020 - 00:20 [ Middle East Eye ]

Arms over masks: India buys weapons from Israel as coronavirus cases spike

According to a statement released by the Indian government, Israel will supply the Indian military with 16,479 Negev light machine guns, despite growing concerns over the health emergency facing the country of 1.3 billion people.

26.02.2020 - 13:13 [ The Economic Times ]

India sees privatization as answer to flailing state power firms

In one of the most recent such moves, Tata Power Co. last year acquired one of the distribution utilities in the state of Odisha.

19.02.2020 - 03:29 [ DefenseNews ]

New joint ventures hint at ‘burgeoning relationship’ between Israel and India

Earlier this month, Israel Aerospace Industries and India’s Bharat Electronics Limited signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new center for technical and maintenance support for India’s air defense systems. In addition, IAI on Feb. 5 signed a strategic collaboration memorandum with Indian firms Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Dynamatic Technologies Limited to work on UAVs that will be made in India.

19.02.2020 - 03:11 [ HW News English / Youtube ]

In Ahmedabad, Wall Goes Up To Hide Poor Slums From Donald Trump

Trump will visit India on February 24th and 25th. He will also visit Ahmedabad. The Ahmedabad Municipal corporation is building a wall so that the slums along the road from where Donald Trump will be passing, can be hidden.

19.02.2020 - 02:55 [ The Japan Times ]

India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit

News reports said the wall was originally planned to be 6-7 feet (1.8-2.1 meters) high but was reduced to 4 feet (1.2 meters) after it received widespread publicity.

Senior government official Bijal Patel said the wall was built “for security reasons” and not to conceal the slum.

“Apart from security reasons, the wall is also part of a beautification and cleanliness drive,” she said.

12.02.2020 - 01:20 [ The Economic Times ]

India may show greater willingness to resist Chinese assertiveness in Indo-Pacific: CRS report

India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the region, which is a large swathe of land and sea stretching all the way from the west coast of the US to the shores of east Africa…
Thus, Prime Minister Modi has articulated a vision of a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and India has engaged Russia, Japan, Australia, and other Indo-Pacific countries as potential balancers of China’s influence while remaining wary of joining any nascent security architectures that could antagonise Beijing, the CRS said.

12.02.2020 - 00:53 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Im Osten des Indischen Ozeans

Im Jahr 2014 banden Washington und New Delhi Tokio erneut in ihre jährlich abgehaltene „Malabar“-Kriegsübung ein; seit 2015 wird die Manöverserie, die bereits in den 1990er Jahren als ein bilaterales indisch-US-amerikanisches Projekt begann, in aller Form als trilaterale Maßnahme unter Einschluss Japans durchgeführt. Im November 2017 traf auch der Quad erstmals wieder zusammen.

01.02.2020 - 18:23 [ Trend.az ]

Ashgabat, Delhi discuss TAPI gas pipeline project

The Turkmengas State Concern is the leader of the TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd. international consortium. It acts as the main financier and manager of the project. The consortium also includes Afghan Gas Corporation, Pakistan’s Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited Company and India’s GAIL Company.

25.01.2020 - 15:14 [ Jess Franklin / CounterPunch ]

Globalizing the War on Indigenous People: Bolsonaro and Modi

This is bad news for everyone, but minorities are particularly at risk as these demagogues claim that “their” rights must be sacrificed for the national good. Bolsonaro and Modi have already taken several significant strides down this dangerous path.

24.01.2020 - 02:00 [ NIKKEI Asian Review ]

Beijing-backed Pakistan port opens as hub for Afghanistan trade

Gwadar port in southern Pakistan recently began handling cargo bound for Afghanistan. While undoubtedly a positive development for the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, experts say the economic sustainability of the Chinese-managed port remains far from certain.

18.01.2020 - 23:06 [ Colin Todhunter / Global Research ]

Challenging the Flawed Premise Behind Pushing GMOs into Indian Agriculture

To evaluate the pro-GMO lobby’s rhetoric that GE is needed to ‘feed the world’, we first need to understand the dynamics of a globalised food system that fuels hunger and malnutrition against a backdrop of (subsidised) food overproduction. We must acknowledge the destructive, predatory dynamics of capitalism and the need for agri-food giants to maintain profits by seeking out new (foreign) markets and displacing existing systems of production with ones that serve their bottom line. And we need to reject a deceptive ‘haughty imperialism’ within the pro-GMO scientific lobby which aggressively pushes for a GMO ‘solution’.

14.01.2020 - 14:23 [ Colin Todhunter / CounterPunch ]

GM in India: Faking it on the Astroturf

With GM crops largely shut out of Europe and many countries reluctant to embrace the technology, Western agro-biotech conglomerates are desperate to seek out and expand into untapped (foreign) markets to maintain profitability. India presents potential rich pickings. And this is the bottom line: GM is not about ‘helping farmers’ or ‘feeding the masses’ (myths that have been deconstructed time and again). It is about hard-nose interests endeavouring to displace existing systems of production and capturing and exploiting markets by any means possible – not least fakery and deception.

11.01.2020 - 22:24 [ BBC ]

India demolishes Kerala skyscrapers over environmental violations

After they were built, bankers, executives and affluent retirees were among those who bought up the luxury apartments. One bank executive told the BBC last year that he had spent what would now amount to $70,000 (£55,000) to purchase a 2,140 sq ft (198 sq m) flat in Alfa Serene in 2006.

26.12.2019 - 10:38 [ theTrumpet.com ]

The Persian Gulf Is About to Become Dangerously Crowded

(12.12.2019)

France and Qatar signed an agreement allowing France to deploy and station military forces within Qatar.

The Netherlands said on November 25 that it would join Denmark and France in the European naval mission, reported the NLTimes. The Netherlands said it would deploy a navy ship to the Persian Gulf for six months but said it would play an “observing” role. Belgium, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden are also expected to join the European coalition, the Tehran Times reported.

05.12.2019 - 11:20 [ CBG Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren/Coalition against BAYER-Dangers ]

OFFENER BRIEF an BAYER: Bhopal mahnt!

Der renommierte Toxikologe Dr. Max Daunderer, der als einer der wenigen Expert*innen in Bhopal half, berichtete gar nach seiner Rückkehr, dass Beschäftigte von BAYER vor Ort Feldstudien betrieben, ohne sich an den Rettungsarbeiten zu beteiligen.

28.11.2019 - 17:23 [ Imran Khan, Premierminister von Pakistan / Twitter ]

Shows the fascist mindset of the Indian govt’s RSS ideology that has continued the siege of IOJK for over 100 days, subjecting Kashmiris to the worst violation of their human rights while the powerful countries remain silent bec of their trading interests.

28.11.2019 - 17:14 [ Middle East Eye ]

India consul general in United States calls for „Israeli model“ in Kashmir

“I think the return of Kashmiri Pandits is being instrumentalized to justify a settler-colonial project in Kashmir,” Mona Bhan, an associate professor of South Asian Studies at Syracuse University in New York, said.

Bhan told Middle East Eye that there remains a deep anxiety among Kashmiri Pandits that their pain is being weaponised to further the goals of the BJP-led government. She says the event on Saturday seemed to be an attempt to allay those fears.

25.11.2019 - 02:10 [ Markandey Katju / Firstpost ]

Protesting JNU students deserve your support not condemnation, writes ex-SC judge Markandey Katju

At the same time, the Delhi Police’s lathi-charge on agitating students must be condemned, and action must be demanded against those who ordered it. There was certainly nothing wrong in students going to Parliament to vent their just grievances.

I express my full support to the students​ of JNU.

25.11.2019 - 02:00 [ Al Jazeera / Youtube ]

Hundreds march in India to demand ‚affordable education for all‘

Students at a leading university in New Delhi have been protesting against a planned increase in their housing fees. They say most students are poor and cannot afford higher prices. They also allege that the Indian government wants to privatise higher education and make it difficult for many to attend university.

25.11.2019 - 01:50 [ Arundhati Roy / The Nation ]

India: Intimations of an Ending

While protest reverberates on the streets of Chile, Catalonia, Britain, France, Iraq, Lebanon, and Hong Kong, and a new generation rages against what has been done to their planet, I hope you will forgive me for speaking about a place where the street has been taken over by something quite different. There was a time when dissent was India’s best export. But now, even as protest swells in the West, our great anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements for social and environmental justice—the marches against big dams, against the privatization and plunder of our rivers and forests, against mass displacement and the alienation of indigenous peoples’ homelands—have largely fallen silent.

12.11.2019 - 17:09 [ Techdirt ]

India Is Stifling Kashmir Journalists And Twitter Is Helping Get The Job Done

The Indian government has asked third party contractors to help it build a massive surveillance network utilizing thousands of cameras and the current cream of the facial recognition crop at the time of deployment. The whole thing needs to be in place less than 8 months after the contract is secured, suggesting the government is more than happy to move forward with whatever it has on hand rather than whatever might actually do the job well.

It’s also climbing the global censorship charts, trailing only Russia, China, and Turkey in various social media platform demographics. But it is the king of Facebook censorship, delivering more takedown demands to Facebook than closest rival, Russia. When you’re out-censoring Russia, you’re playing the censorship game right.

12.11.2019 - 00:12 [ The Wire ]

Kartarpur Corridor, Imran Khan Adds Kashmir Sting to Formal Ceremony

(9.11.2019) On his first ever visit to Pakistan after he left his village of Gah as a young boy during Partition, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, “It is a good thing for both countries that the corridor has opened after a demand of 72 years”.

31.10.2019 - 19:22 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Deutsch-Indische Regierungskonsultationen – Chinas Gegenspieler

Im Sommer schnitt New Delhi die Region aus Gründen der Aufstandsbekämpfung komplett von der Außenwelt ab; Mobilfunk- und Internetverbindungen wurden gekappt, Ausgangssperren wurden verhängt, fast 4.000 Personen wurden festgenommen, darunter führende Oppositionelle. Berlin, das sich gewöhnlich als weltweiter Verteidiger der Menschenrechte aufführt, schweigt dazu – aus strategischen Gründen, um die erhoffte Zusammenarbeit mit Indien gegen China nicht zu gefährden.

11.10.2019 - 06:06 [ CNN ]

China’s Xi Jinping is stepping very, very delicately into the Kashmir crisis

As Xi lands in the coastal city of Chennai Friday for a two-day visit to India, it’s the Kashmir Valley at the northwestern tip of the mountain range that’s poised to spoil efforts to improve Sino-Indian ties.

04.10.2019 - 07:43 [ Times of India ]

Saudi Arabia endorses India’s actions in Kashmir

The Saudi stance on the issue was conveyed to India in a two-hour-long meeting between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Riyadh on Wednesday, sources told ANI.

01.10.2019 - 18:53 [ Robert Nemala / Twitter ]

Wow, #Pacific made part of the Greater Eurasia! India and Russia sign agreement to connect „Greater Eurasia“ and the “regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans”

(23.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 01:43 [ South Asian Monitor ]

Nepal Lawmakers demand to stop joint military exercise with the US

According to her, as Nepal was not in the Indo-Pacific Alliance, Nepal must not hold the joint exercise said to be held coming November at Annapurna Circuit and Kurintar.

On the occasion, lawmaker of the major opposition Nepali Congress, Amaresh Kumar Singh, viewed that the country was facing difficulty because of the foreign policy mistake of the present government. Both neighbours India and China needs to be behaved equally and Nepal must not be in any fold- neither in Indo-Pacific Alliance nor in BRI.

14.09.2019 - 01:39 [ Al Jazeera ]

India, Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Khadga Prasad Oli, hit the switch simultaneously on Tuesday from their offices in New Delhi and Kathmandu to open the 69-kilometre pipeline, which will bring gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene across the border to Nepal.

02.09.2019 - 10:40 [ SAMAA Digital ]

India’s actions in Kashmir are unacceptable: US presidential candidate

Senator Bernie Sanders, a US presidential candidate and the longest serving independent in US congressional history, has called out India’s actions in Kashmir.

Speaking at the Islamic Society of North America conference on Sunday, the senator said he is “also deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir”. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan also addressed the conference via video link. The premier discussed Islamophobia and Kashmir.

21.08.2019 - 17:21 [ arynews.tv ]

Pakistan decides to approach ICJ over Kashmir issue: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: After highlighting the Kashmir issue at the United Nation Security Council (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Pakistan has now decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Occupied Kashmir issue, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

21.08.2019 - 17:10 [ Junge Welt ]

Kaschmir-Konflikt: Pakistan will vor internationalen Gerichtshof

»Es wurde eine grundsätzliche Entscheidung getroffen, das umstrittene Kaschmir vor den Internationalen Gerichtshof zu bringen«, wurde Außenminister Shah Mehmood Qureshi am Dienstag von lokalen Medien zitiert.

18.08.2019 - 23:30 [ Washington Post ]

Modi has stoked Kashmir’s anger and stained all India’s democracy

As The Post’s Niha Masih reported from Srinagar, streets are no longer crowded with civilians but awash with India’s armed soldiers, and “instead of traffic jams at intersections, there are spools of concertina wire. People remain inside their homes with no telephone, Internet or cable TV service. No one has seen or heard from local political leaders, hundreds of whom are in detention. Of the more than 200 newspapers in the region, only five are publishing physical copies. Their websites are stuck at Aug. 5.”

18.08.2019 - 11:48 [ Times of India ]

Russia backs India, says J&K move ‚carried out within framework of Constitution‘

(10.08.2019)

NEW DELHI: Russia has endorsed India’s move of abrogating Article 370 and bifurcating the state of Jammu & Kashmir, saying the exercise was „carried out within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India.“

In response to questions from the media, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said: „Moscow expects that India and Pakistan will not allow aggravation of the situation in the region due to the change by Delhi in the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

18.08.2019 - 11:30 [ Chirpy Says ‏/ Twitter ]

Whether Art 370 abrogation was right or not is debatable. A life changing decision being forced upon Kashmiris sans consultation is unfair, undemocratic. 8 million Kashmiris locked up, cut off from the world, starved & being blinded by pellet guns should OUTRAGE every human being

18.08.2019 - 11:25 [ NationalHeraldIndia.com ]

Harvard alum write to PM Modi, ask him to release Shah Faesal, other leaders

Members of student, faculty and alumni of the prestigious Harvard University have written a letter to the Government of India, asking it to reconsider the detention of Shah Faesal on Wednesday in Srinagar.

Shah Faesal was sent back from Delhi airport on Tuesday to Srinagar and he was later detained under the Public Safety Act.

18.08.2019 - 10:47 [ Economic Times ]

Russia backs India at UN closed door session on Kashmir contrary to reports

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov clearly told Qureshi during their telephone call on Wednesday that it does not favour open UNSC session on Kashmir and the Russian mission in New York went along with closed session contrary to some reports that Moscow supported Beijing and asked for an open session, informed sources told ET. These reports are not incorrect, sources stressed.

“Public message of Russia was consistent from beginning. Also Russia supported no statement on the Kashmir issue at the UN,” sources said.

18.08.2019 - 10:36 [ Times of India ]

Did India take down Pakistan 14-1 at United Nations Security Council?

For India, the fact that no country agreed to the ChinaPakistan effort to force a formal meeting, the fact that the informal meeting had no minutes, no votes or show of hands, no resolution, no statements, and no outcome, showed the duo was isolated and was cause for satisfaction. Diplomats pointed out that barring China, not one among the 14 other UNSC members came out to speak on the matter.

18.08.2019 - 10:24 [ CNN ]

UN Security Council has its first meeting on Kashmir in decades — and fails to agree on a statement

A 90-minute private debate among Security Council members on Kashmir is notable. Asked whether the Council had left the Kashmir issue alone for too long, Russia’s deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy, told CNN, „Well I was born in 1971.“

„Sometimes it’s best to not touch on every issue,“ he added.

18.08.2019 - 10:01 [ Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan / Twitter ]

The curfew, crackdown & impending genocide of Kashmiris in IOK is unfolding exactly acc to RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology. Attempt is to change demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing. Question is: Will the world watch & appease as they did Hitler at Munich?

(11.08.2019)

18.08.2019 - 09:55 [ DailyPakistan.com ]

A new Holocaust in the making in Kashmir

Kashmiris have not yet forgotten that in August – November, 1947, RSS colluded with the Hindu Maharajah of Kashmir to perpetrate the horrific genocide and exodus of Jammu, whereby hundreds of thousands of Muslims were massacred and an estimated half a million forcibly displaced. This reduced the region’s Muslim majority to a minority. This time, RSS is working through BJP, its political wing, to complete its original mission of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims. The genocide is being substituted by settler colonialism, but the objectives remain the same.

18.08.2019 - 09:45 [ New York Times ]

India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.

More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian.

18.08.2019 - 09:40 [ theWire.in ]

‚Democracy Has Plunged to a New Low‘: Gandhi Peace Foundation on Kashmir

Having listened to the debates on Kashmir in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, and having watched subsequent developments in Kashmir, we as citizens of India inspired by the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi feel compelled to state that the government has pushed the country into a blind alley. The gun that was used to silence Kashmir is now being used as a telescope through which to see Kashmir. This is shameful, unfortunate and ominous for India.

A whole state has vanished from the map in broad daylight. The Indian Union had 28 states, now it has 27. This is not a magic show, where a magician shows us, we know, something unreal and illusory. Here we are witnessing something cruel, ugly, undemocratic and seemingly irreversible. It reveals the poverty of our democratic politics.

17.08.2019 - 14:04 [ Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan / Twitter ]

I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It is for the first time in over 50 yrs that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue. There are 11 UNSC resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self determination.

17.08.2019 - 13:49 [ theWire.in ]

Families of Kashmir Detainees in the Dark About Where or Why They Are Locked up

According to a government official, at least 500 local leaders and activists have been arrested or detained across Kashmir since the beginning of last week.

17.08.2019 - 13:27 [ Scroll.in ]

Who detained Kashmiri politician Shah Faesal and under what law?

Faesal is not the first Kashmiri politician to be detained in Srinagar over the past week. Since the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by nullifying Article 370 and divided the state into two Union Territories, two former chief ministers – Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti – have been arrested and a third, Farooq Abdullah, is said to be under house arrest.

The order to arrest Mufti, the leader of People’s Democratic Party, also held in a Srinagar guest house, said her activities were likely to cause a “breach of peace”.

17.08.2019 - 13:23 [ Congress / Twitter ]

Widespread illegal arrests by the Modi Govt all across J&K shows that the Govt doesn’t care for civil liberties and democratic processes. #StopIllegalArrestsInKashmir

17.08.2019 - 13:18 [ Congress / Twitter ]

Our spokesperson in J&K Shri Ravinder Sharma was illegally arrested while conducting a press conference. And so was the PCC chief Shri Ghulam Ahmed Mir. We condemn this dictatorial move by the Modi Govt & demand that they be released immediately. #StopIllegalArrestsInKashmir

17.08.2019 - 13:10 [ Indian Express ]

Independence Day 2019: No place for bigotry, fanaticism in India, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi

(15.08.2019)

Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who hoisted the tricolour at the party headquarters in New Delhi Thursday, said there is no place for bigotry and fanaticism in India. She said that if the nation wants to truly cherish freedom, then it will have to stand against every act of injustice, intolerance and discrimination. Addressing the party members, Gandhi cited the founding principles of India as ‘Truth, Non – Violence, Compassion and unwavering Patriotism.’

17.08.2019 - 12:45 [ Washington Post ]

India’s Congress party appoints Sonia Gandhi interim chief

(10.08.2019)

India’s main opposition Congress party on Saturday appointed Sonia Gandhi as interim president until it elects a new party chief.

The party accepted the resignation of her son Rahul Gandhi, who quit as party president in July after its crushing defeat in national elections.He continues to be a member of Parliament.

17.08.2019 - 12:05 [ Contra Magazin ]

Erstschlag-Doktrin: Indien deutet Änderung an

Kaschmir gilt allgemein als umstrittenes Gebiet. Es wurde zwischen Indien und Pakistan seit ihrer Teilung im Jahr 1947 aufgeteilt. Die Länder haben drei Kriege um das Territorium geführt.

17.08.2019 - 12:01 [ Washington Post ]

India was a miracle democracy. But it’s time to downgrade its credentials.

Kashmir sits on one of India’s foundational fault lines, that of religion. With the rise and consolidation of an aggressive Hindu majoritarianism, many rightfully worry about India’s future as a multicultural democracy.

17.08.2019 - 04:42 [ Hindustan Times ]

Pak, China trying to speak for world: India after UNSC closed-door meet on Kashmir

“Thwarted,” said a top UN diplomat in a one-word response about Pakistan’s request for a formal meeting of the Security Council that garnered the support of only one of the body’s 15 members: China.

17.08.2019 - 04:22 [ Hindustan Times ]

Rajnath Singh’s hint on ‘no first use’ change is message to Pakistan

Soon after the nuclear blasts in 1998, India adopted the “no first use” policy in a bid to address global concerns of an impending nuclear arms race, especially as the Indian tests were followed by tit-for-tat tests by Pakistan.

The promise not to use nuclear weapons first, a policy adopted by several nations including China, addressed the escalation ladder. It also laid to rest apprehensions or misunderstandings about the possible use of nuclear weapons in a conflict.

17.08.2019 - 04:12 [ Times of India ]

‚No first use’ of nukes policy is open to review: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s suggestion that India’s no-first-use nuclear posture may not be sacrosanct sparked intense speculation in the midst of heightened India-Pakistan tensions in the wake of the abrogation of special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
The defence minister’s comment, which he also later tweeted, came at Pokhran — the site of India’s nuclear tests.

17.08.2019 - 03:58 [ Tribune.com.pk ]

India makes veiled threat of nuclear war

Though Rajnath Singh didn’t name any country, it is understood the threat was directed at Pakistan. It shows Modi’s growing frustration at his ill-conceived move to strip Occupied Kashmir of its autonomy on August 5.

17.08.2019 - 03:54 [ Times of India ]

My friend Bibi, your wishes have touched all Indians: PM Modi to Israeli PM Netanyahu

(15.08.2019)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s greetings to Indians on Independence Day highlighting the „genuine friendship“ between the two countries drew an equally warm and cordial response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted on Thursday saying that his wishes have touched all Indians.

17.08.2019 - 03:49 [ Bloomberg ]

China Blames India for Kashmir Tension as UN Action Blocked

The Security Council met on Friday to discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap autonomy for Kashmir, though the body was divided on how to proceed, with the U.S. and France blocking a Chinese attempt to get the 15-member body to publicly urge parties to refrain from actions that exacerbate tensions along the line of control, diplomats said.

17.08.2019 - 03:47 [ Daily Pakistan ]

PM Imran discusses Kashmir issue with Donald Trump ahead of crucial UNSC session

Prime Minister Imran Khan talked to US President Donald Trump and briefed him about Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue.

The telephonic contact took place on Friday, ahead of the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

17.08.2019 - 03:44 [ UN.org ]

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions

The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue directly within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the first time since 1965.

Although the meeting took place behind closed doors in New York, the Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Jun, spoke to reporters outside the chamber following deliberations, urging both India and Pakistan to “refrain from taking any unilateral action which might further aggravate” what was an already “tense and very dangerous” situation.

15.08.2019 - 11:16 [ Trend.az ]

China requests closed UNSC meeting on Kashmir

Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing was very concerned regarding the situation surrounding Kashmir, stressing that the issue should be resolved by peaceful means and in accordance with the UN Charter, the Security Council’s resolutions and bilateral agreements.

In a separate statement, Yi said that India had changed the status quo in the Kashmir region by amending the Indian Constitution.

15.08.2019 - 10:05 [ Washington Post ]

Pakistan’s response to Kashmir is only helping Modi. It should stay out of this.

Its response has been knee-jerk, unfathomable — and, above all, ironic. Every outburst and flailing against India only validates the Modi government and rallies Indian public opinion behind it. In other words, while claiming to lash out at him, Pakistan is only making Modi look better, even among those Indians who do not agree with the prime minister’s handling of Kashmir.

10.08.2019 - 23:58 [ New York Times ]

Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear

The New York Times gained one of the first inside views by a news organization of life under lockdown in Kashmir and found a population that felt besieged, confused, frightened and furious by the seismic events of this week.

08.08.2019 - 18:14 [ Times of India ]

Article 370: US neutral; UAE, Lanka back move; China opposes it

Hua said China had always opposed the Indian side’s “entry of Chinese territory in the western section’’ of the Sino-Indian border into the administrative jurisdiction of India.

“This position is firm and consistent and has never changed. Recently, the Indian side has continued to damage China’s territorial sovereignty by unilaterally modifying the form of domestic law. This practice is unacceptable and will not have any effect,’’ she said.

08.08.2019 - 18:07 [ Tribune.com.pk ]

Qureshi says Pakistan ’not looking at military option‘ over Kashmir dispute

“We’re not looking at military option,” Qureshi said, adding, “Don’t we reserve a right to respond in case of any aggression?”

He added, “We have decided to go back to the UN security council to challenge this Indian position, which is morally incorrect.”

India on Monday revoked Article 370 of its constitution stripping occupied Kashmir of its special status.

06.08.2019 - 12:42 [ GEO TV ]

US envoy Alice Wells arrives in Pakistan

United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to sources, a high-level US delegation arrived in Islamabad and will hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership.

06.08.2019 - 12:36 [ GEO TV ]

Amended resolution presented in Parliament against scrapping special status of IoK

A joint session of Parliament began at Parliament House earlier today to discuss the deteriorating situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, after the Indian government revoked Article 370 of the constitution which granted special status to the disputed valley.

06.08.2019 - 12:22 [ Khaleej Times ]

Imran Khan reacts to India’s decision on Kashmir

His reaction came after the Indian government earlier in the day decided to revoke Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

05.08.2019 - 22:32 [ GEO TV Pakistan ]

PM Imran phones Erdogan, Mahathir, says India’s move in occupied Kashmir will destroy regional peace

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had telephonic conversations with the heads of two of Pakistan’s ally nations, Malaysia and Turkey, wherein he termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 illegal and one that would destroy regional peace and security.

05.08.2019 - 18:57 [ Daily Times Pakistan ]

Pakistan strongly condemns India’s decision to abolish Article 370

“No unilateral step by the Government of India can change this disputed status, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Nor will this ever be acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan,” said the press release.

“As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps,” it added.

05.08.2019 - 18:38 [ Quartz India ]

The Narendra Modi government scraps Kashmir’s special status under Indian constitution

Addressing parliament today (Aug. 5) following two days of heightened security in the state, home minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 would no longer exist. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has signed this notification. Shah’s announcement was met with loud protests from opposition parties.

05.08.2019 - 18:33 [ ZDF ]

Verfassungsänderung – Indien befeuert Kaschmir-Konflikt

Die indische Regierung hat dem von ihr kontrollierten Teil Kaschmirs den Sonderstatus entzogen. Die Anordnung verkündete Indiens Innenminister Amit Shah in beiden Parlamentskammern: Mit einem Eildekret des Präsidenten werde Artikel 370 der indischen Verfassung, der dem Bundesstaat Jammu und Kaschmir Autonomierechte garantiert hatte, sofort gestrichen.

25.07.2019 - 18:13 [ Straits Times ]

India seeks release of crew from UK tanker seized by Iran

Apart from the 18 Indians aboard the Stena Impero, there are three Russians, a Latvian and a Filipino on the ship.

15.07.2019 - 10:10 [ NDTV ]

Chandrayaan 2 Launch Called Off Today After „Technical Snag“

The launch of Chandrayaan 2, India’s most ambitious space mission yet, was called off early this morning by the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO. The powerful GSLV Mark III rocket was set to go up from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2:51 am with a rover that would land on the moon in about two months‘ time. However, after first being put on hold 56 minutes before blast-off, the launch was scrapped because of a „technical snag“, ISRO said, adding it would announce a new date later. President Ram Nath Kovind was present at the space port for the mission.

15.07.2019 - 10:06 [ Tagesschau ]

Rückschlag für Indiens Mondpläne

Im Rahmen der Mission „Chandrayaan 2“ soll im südlichen Bereich auf der meist dunklen Seite des Mondes nach Wasser gesucht werden. Dafür hat die indische Mondfähre auch Forschungsmaterial der US-Weltraumagentur NASA an Bord.

12.07.2019 - 20:24 [ Radio Utopie ]

Indien: „Cash Transfer an die Armen durch biometrische Indifikation“ von 1,2 Milliarden Menschen

(14.05.2013)

Wie Reporter Clive Crook für die Nachrichtenagentur Bloomberg vermerkte, lauschte das anwesende Publikum, allesamt Spezialisten für „Entwicklungshilfe“, dem Vortrag „bewundernd und stellte nicht eine einzige feindselige Frage“.

Die biometrische Erfassung der 1,2 Milliarden Inder durch das „Unique Identification“-Programm (auch UID, Aadhar, oder Aadhaar genannt) soll angeblich der Bekämpfung von Armut in der Bevölkerung dienlich sein.

12.07.2019 - 20:21 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Indien: Kontroverse Biometrie-Datenbank Aadhaar wird ausgeweitet

In Indien hat das Parlament eine Erweiterung zum umstrittenen Biometrieprogramm Aadhaar beschlossen. Damit können Unternehmen zur Authentifizierung ihrer Nutzer:innen auf die Datenbank zugreifen. Das hatte der Oberste Gerichtshof des Landes eigentlich verboten, die Neuregelung hebt dieses Verbot auf.

Alle Personen in Indien werden durch Aadhaar mit Fingerabdrücken, Gesichts- und Irisfotos registriert. Laut einer Studie des Thinktanks IDinsight waren letztes Jahr bereits 1,2 Milliarden Menschen registriert.