Articles by Saurav Sarkar

China defends Pakistan’s terrorism charges post BRICS

Highlights: 1. Chinese foreign minister expressed unconditional support for Pakistan in its fight against terrorism. 2. Calls on the international community to appreciate Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts. 3. No deviation in China’s Pakistan’s policy after BRICS. 4. China has lot of investment at stake in Pakistan citing economic and security concerns….


PM Modi visit to Myanmar and the Rohingya issue

               PM Modi visit to Myanmar and the Rohingya issue Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar was clouded by the refugee and humanitarian crisis arising from the exodus of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine province in Myanmar to neighboring countries fleeing…


Setback for Pakistan, LeT, JeM declared international terrorist groups by BRICS

The latest BRICS summit in Xiamen, China came as a major setback for Pakistan with all five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – unanimously designating Pakistan-based terrorist groups – Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) – as terrorist outfits. This was a big blow for Pakistan because…


North Korea carries out sixth nuclear test of an alleged hydrogen bomb

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier today said that it had tested an advanced hydrogen bomb successfully. This sharp escalation comes amid increasing tensions and hostility with the US, South Korea and Japan over missile testing by the North and military exercises by the South and the US….


South Korea and the US reach an agreement

According to a communication earlier today from the office of the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), US President Donald Trump and ROK President Moon Jae-in reached an agreement to modify their bilateral ballistic missile treaty to uncap the production of ROKs ballistic missiles like the South had earlier…



Islamic State convoy hit by US air strikes to cross over to Deir al Zor

An Islamic State (IS) convoy that was struck by US led air strikes yesterday is now going to reroute from Syrian government controlled Sukhna to the IS stronghold of Deir al Zor region according to a commanding officer in the pro-Syrian government military alliance. The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and…


Pakistan cancels talks with US over Trump’s hostile remarks

Pakistan’s parliament today passed a resolution dismissing the Trump administration’s allegations that Pakistan was fermenting the crisis in Afghanistan, labeling them as “hostile” and “threatening”. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif asked the government to contemplate delaying any visits by American officials to Pakistan and vice versa and shutting down “ground…



Uniqueness of India’s regional security dynamics

India since its independence in 1947 faced a series of unique security challenges not seen anywhere else in the world. This was due to the India subcontinent’s varying geography, demographics and political divisions. India after its freedom split into two states, the other being Pakistan and later three in 1971…


 Saudi and Emirati weapons transfers to militant groups

A Bulgaria based journalist recently blew the lid on arms transfers from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to various militant organizations in the Middle East using different front companies and diplomatic cover to conceal their senders and recipients. This investigation by Dilyana Gaytandzhiev says Saudi Arabia, the…




How Pakistan would react to new US policy in Afghanistan

Last Tuesday when US President Donald Trump accused and warned Pakistan of supporting cross-border terrorism the threats did not unheard in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and even in Beijing. Trump said Pakistan was protecting and arming the very same terrorists that Washington had been fighting for more than a decade. The Trump…


US Defense Secretary James Mattis talks tough on Russia in Ukraine

US Defense Secretary James Mattis talks tough on Russia in Ukraine US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday visited Ukraine where he criticized Russia’s aggressive behavior in Eastern Europe. Mattis said that Russia was “seeking to redraw international borders by force” and threatening the sovereignty of Europe. Russia annexed Crimea…


North Korea continues advancements in missile technology

North Korea warned the US and South Korea of a “second Korean War” if they went ahead with their annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian military exercises which commenced last Monday. This was in the backdrop of a recent heated exchange of fiery rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader…


New strategy on America ’s longest War Unveiled By Donald Trump

America :- On Tuesday US President Donald Trump gave a speech about his administration’s strategy for continuing the war in Afghanistan, which even sixteen years and three presidents later since America toppled the Taliban regime continues to be a source of fatalities for Western troops and Afghans alike. There are…