Chinese experts rattled by India’s ICBM Agni V

Chinese experts rattled by India’s ICBM Agni V

Beijing, January 19 (Global Times): India’s latest test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Agni V, a nuclear-capable weapon, poses  direct threat to China’s security as well as a big challenge to the global efforts of nuclear-nonproliferation,  Song Zhongping, a military expert and television commentator, told Global Times on Friday. After initial tests, the missile would be […]

Xi’s thoughts to be enshrined in the Chinese constitution

Xi’s thoughts to be enshrined in the Chinese constitution

Beijing, January 19 (AFP): China’s Communist Party proposed on Friday to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades. Xi’s eponymous “thought” was already enshrined in the Communist Party constitution at a major congress in October, elevating him to the same status as […]

Sino-Lankan venture involves farmers in green power generation

Sino-Lankan venture involves farmers in green power generation

Colombo, Jan 19 (newsin.asia) – Farmers in the draught-prone Moneragala district in South Sri Lanka will soon be joining a US$ 24 million Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture to generate 10 mw of green power every day to add 70,000 mwh of renewable energy to the Sri Lankan national grid. Jinawara Dharmawadana, Chairman IMS Holdings Pvt.Ltd., […]

China helping Pakistan fortify bunkers on the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan

China helping Pakistan fortify bunkers on the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan

New Delhi, January 17 (India Today): China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is helping the Pakistan Army to fortify its bunkers along the Rajasthan border, according to a latest intelligence report accessed by India Today. Reports say that four to five Chinese military personnel have been reported at the Pakistani post in Jannatgul opposite Bikaner. Inputs […]

Bangladesh blacklists major Chinese company for bribery

Bangladesh blacklists major Chinese company for bribery

Dhaka, January 17 (The Daily Star): Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said that China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited has been blacklisted for offering bribes to government officials and would not get any contracts in the future. The government will investigate ongoing projects where the Chinese company is involved, he added. The company […]

Sri Lankan dream comes true after a century – a rail line going beyond Matara

Sri Lankan dream comes true after a century – a rail line going beyond Matara

Matara, January 14 (Sunday Observer/Xinhua): A railway line beyond Matara in the southern tip of Sri Lanka, has  been a dream for over a century. It became a reality only now on Friday. The Sri Lankan State Minister for Public Enterprise Development,  along with other dignitaries associated with the project tightened the stays on the […]

Maldives reassures New Delhi of its “India First” policy

Maldives reassures New Delhi of its “India First” policy

New Delhi, January 13 (newsin.asia): After falling out with the government of India on various economic, political and geo-strategic issues, the Maldives government headed by  President Abdulla Yameen, has revived its ‘India first’ policy. Amid a prolonged strain in bilateral ties over a host of issues, including the signing of a free trade agreement between […]

Maldives continues efforts to mend fences with India

Maldives continues efforts to mend fences with India

With India remaining unconvinced about the benign nature of the growing ties between the Maldives and China, the Abdulla Yameen government in the Maldives rushed its Foreign Minister, Dr.Mohamed Asim, to New Delhi earlier this week on a three-day visit to address New Delhi’s concerns in the best way it could, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. […]

Indian army chief seeks multi-pronged approach to contain China

Indian army chief seeks multi-pronged approach to contain China

New Delhi, January 12 (newsin.asia):  Indian  army chief Gen Bipin Rawat here said on Friday that  India needs a multi-pronged approach to deal with an assertive China that includes diplomatic, military and partnerships with other countries in the region. “We understand China is a powerful country, but we are not a weak nation. China has […]

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