Regional Strategic Trends and Intellibrief 20 Nov


Intellibrief – India - Varied reactions over Prime Minister’s announcement on repealing of farmers bills, major push by PM in Jhansi for indigenization, India accepts hedging against China. Sri Lanka – China relations strained over payments to fertilizer company. Nepal census in areas adjacent to disputed India triangle. Bhutan Chinese villages encroach. Myanmar violence sustained. Afghanistan surge in poppy cultivation.

Afghanistan

· Germany, Netherland to directly fund Afghan teachers and doctors

· US Envoy Thomas West Reacts to Taliban Letter to US Congress


· Opium Price Spikes in Recent Months: UNODC

Bangladesh

· Docs closely monitoring Khaleda’s condition BNP to stage hunger strike today

· Army chief returns home from UAE

Bhutan

· How China’s border bullying in Bhutan is aimed at compromising India’s security

Maldives

· Nasheed provides statement for May 6 attack investigation

Myanmar

· Soldiers use civilians as ‘human shields’ during raids on villages in Magway Region

· Myanmar Junta Blocks Japanese Envoy From Meeting Suu Kyi

Nepal

· Census team heads towards Darchula villages on foot through Nepali territory

Pakistan

· Senate passes journalist protection, NAB bills amid opposition's protest

· Pakistan, UK finalise agreement to tackle illegal migration

· Attempts being made to control electoral process: Fazl

Sri Lanka

· Court extends injunction against Qingdao Chinese fertilizer Company

· ICRC experts enlighten Sri Lankan military officers on International Humanitarian Law

India

· China ties passing through bad patch, says Jaishankar


· PM attends ‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

· Prime Minister addresses the Nation

· India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 115.73 crore

· Celebration, caution at epicentre of ‘rail roko’ protests in Punjab

· 39 feared dead in TN, Andhra rain disaster

· At 22.2%, J&K has highest unemployment rate in India

· Hyderpora encounter |After exhumation, 2 Srinagar civilians laid to rest


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