Huma Siddiqui

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Afghanistan and vaccines to be the focus at the virtual BRICS summit on Sept 9

This is the third time India is hosting the BRICS Summit, previously it was in 2012 & 2016 which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chaired and it took place in Goa.

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Military ties, production of vaccines will be focus of Colombia’s VP visit later this month

So far there is nothing major between the two countries as far as defence cooperation is concerned be it joint military exercises, exchange of best practices or training of officers.

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Interoperability in the Indo-Pacific Region – IN and RAN start AUSINDEX

“The exercise is going to build on the recent navy-to-navy warfare training that was conducted during Phase One of Exercise MALABAR 21 off Guam,” said Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.

Royal Enfield in competition with other brands in Colombia: Mauricio Salazar Arango

Royal Enfield has been present in that country since 2014 and between January 2015-July 2021, the company has sold 7,348 motorcycles.

RFI out again for 4 Landing Platform Docks for Indian Navy

These amphibious vessels are used by the Navy to transport land warfare assets like tanks, helicopters and other vessels into a war zone and also transport troops.

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All you wanted to know about Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada

On Friday Taliban is expected to form and announce an inclusive government which will be headed by the group’s supreme leader as Haibatullah Akhundzada, and he will be accompanied by one of his deputies Mullah Abdul Ghani B

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Taliban 2.0 to announce new government on Friday

The formation of a new government will be in the midst of an acute economic crisis, and it will have to depend on international aid ---whether it is funds or food. There will be an acute shortage of cash as the Taliban is not

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India and Colombia set to ink MoU on Outer space Cooperation for peaceful purposes

Top diplomatic sources told Financial Express Online, “India is recognized for its outer space industry and technological advances; therefore Colombia is very much interested in receiving cooperation in this area.”

Besides India, Colombia is also negotiating a MoU with Brazil for cooperation in outer space.

Afghanistan, Chabahar Port and Trade discussed between Indian and Iranian FMs

Even as the Taliban gets ready to form a new government on Friday, the situation in Afghanistan and the Chabahar Port Project were the major talking points between India and Iran on Wednesday.

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Space, security and trade to be the focus during visits to LAC Region this month

The minister will be meeting with Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, who is also looking after the Foreign Relations. She also heads the Space Department in her country.

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America’s deadly weapons left behind in Afghanistan! Here’s what India fears

According to the officer quoted above, “Hardcore ISIS fighters, terror groups and the Taliban are now in possession of these different weapons and systems and these can be easily used against India.”

Many state-of-the-art weapons and military equipment have been in the hands of the Taliban, and China which has always wanted the American technology, is now going to get hold of these weapons and do reverse engineering. (AP photo)

Curtain raiser: Navy’s aviation to be awarded President’s Colour next week

The then President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad on 27 May 1951 awarded the President’s Colour to the Indian Navy, making it the first amongst the Indian Armed Forces to be awarded.

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Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan on the agenda of EU FMs’ meeting; Jaishankar to attend

The minister is visiting the country at the invitation extended by Slovenia, which presently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union till the end of this year.

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India completes one month presidency of UNSC; Focused on global peace & security

Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla had chaired four meetings of the UNSC which included: Adoption of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Resolution; Adoption of Mali Sanctions Resolution; Adoption of UNSOM R

India-Africa Maritime Cooperation: Naval exercises for the first time with Morocco and Algeria

According to the Indian Navy, last week from August 25-26, INS Tabar, as part of her overseas deployment, made a port call at Casablanca in Morocco.

Exclusive: ‘Peace on India borders won’t last long if…’ – Ex-diplomat on New Delhi’s Kabul quagmire

To look at the future roadmap and understand the Afghan puzzle, Financial Express Online’s Huma Siddiqui spoke with Ambassador Anil Trigunayat.

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India keeps a close watch on Afghanistan even as UNSC adopts Resolution 2595

India is keeping a close watch and assuring that the territory of that country is not used for terrorist activities against India.

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KAZIND-21: Wider scope in the 5th edition includes counter terrorism and insurgency ops

The Indian Army will be represented by a battalion of The Bihar Regiment of 90 personnel led by a Contingent Commander and the Kazakhstan Army will be represented by a company group.

IAF’s C-17 Globemaster: A life line during humanitarian and military crisis

The US aerospace major Boeing has been maintaining IAF’s C-17 fleet through techno-logistics support and training for aircrew that operate the platform.

Contract for AK-203 production awaits MoD signature

Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin had reached an agreement to set up the manufacturing facility for the Kalashnikov rifles in India back in 2018.


Taliban continues violence; Central Asia in vulnerable position, say experts

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, has criticised the US for putting pressure on Central Asian states to take Afghan refugees "before obtaining visas to the United States or other countries."


Made in India: Indian soldiers get light weight Bullet Proof Helmets

Vaibhav Gupta, Director and Head of Domestic Operations, has confirmed to Financial Express Online on Friday that “Contract has successfully been completed by the company earlier this year in April. And the helmets supplied

EAM briefs all parties on the critical situation in Afghanistan; India has evacuated 565 people

The minister also listed out India’s priorities like the evacuation of Indian nationals, assistance to Afghan nationals, India chairing UNSC Special Session on Afghanistan, comments at UNHCR in Geneva and neighbourhood firs

The Taliban has failed to keep their word which they gave in Doha at the time of finalizing the peace treaty. And, now, India has adopted a "wait and watch" policy, over the situation in Afghanistan. (Representative image AP)

Maritime security and deeper naval cooperation for robust South-South Cooperation

Cyber security was another issue that was on the agenda of the NSAs meeting which took place on August 25, 2021 and it was agreed to deepen cooperation within the UN on cyber and ICT issues.

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Strategic signaling to China as QUAD navies participate in Ex-Malabar in Guam

“In the sea phase of the exercises which started today (August 26-29, 2021) the Indian Navy is participating along with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), the US Navy (USN), and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN

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India may consider talks with inclusive government in Afghanistan, experts

“This should be focused on diplomatic, economic, political and military dimensions,” Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan had said earlier.

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Old visas stand cancelled; Afghan nationals should get e-Visa for coming to India

The government of India has announced once again that the Afghan nationals wanting to travel to India have to be only on – e-Visa. As has been reported earlier the government had last week introduced e-Emergency X-Misc visa

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