Regional Strategic Trends and Intellibrief 26 Nov


Intellibrief – India – Offers vaccine assistance to Latin American, Caribbean states, 20th SCO meeting held, China protests CDS Rawat remarks, Expansion of submarine capabilities, Data Bill prioritizes national security, high security 26/11 anniversary. Pakistan – IPSOS survey – majority believes country headed in wrong direction. Bangladesh – UN to support Bhashan Char relocation. Afghanistan – Taliban to legalize cannabis production, Bhutan LG elections marred. Myanmar junta chief out of ASEM summit.

Afghanistan

· UN calls for commitments to end violence against women and girls

· Taliban may legalize ‘cannabis processing’ to boost Afghanistan’s economy


· Delegates Leave Kabul for Doha Meeting with US Envoy

Bangladesh

· Bhashan Char Relocation: UN looking to plug the gaps UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo says in interview

· Democracy Summit: US possibly invited ‘weak democracies’ Says foreign minister

Bhutan

· International Solar Alliance – for diversified power in Bhutan

· Costly errors in LG Elections

Maldives

· Maldives Police begins following ‘Strategic Policing Requirement’ to reduce crime rates

Myanmar

· Limited trade to restart on China-Myanmar border

· Heavy Fighting Reported Between Myanmar Junta and Northern Shan Armed Group

· In Another Snub, Myanmar Junta Barred From Asia-Europe Meeting

Nepal

· Nepal to be upgraded from LDC category

· Rights groups denounce Nepal Speaker’s participation in IPU assembly

· Five foreign envoys present credentials to Prez Bhandari

· Upcoming upper house polls could leave a weakened UML even weaker

Pakistan

· Most Pakistanis believe country is headed in wrong direction: Ipsos survey

· Mystery shrouds killing of two policemen in Hayatabad raid

Sri Lanka

· Can enforce law against those responsible for Easter attack through parliamentary act- President warns Opposition

India

· 20th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government

· Vice President addresses the first plenary Session of the 13th ASEM Summit

· 18th meeting of Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers

· Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya interacts with ambassadors of Latin America and Caribbean Nations

· China lodges protest with India over CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s comments on ‘security threat’

· Fourth Submarine Of Project-75 ‘INS Vela’ Commissioned At Naval Dockyard, Mumbai

· Over 300 Security Exercises Conducted Post 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: Coast Guard

· PM Modi lays the foundation Stone of Noida International Airport, Uttar Pradesh

· India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 120 crore landmark milestone

· National security comes first, says review panel chief on Data Protection Bill

· Security heightened in Srinagar

· Stop terming killers as innocents: DGP on Hyderpora encounter


· Shah asks industries to invest in Northeast

· Jharkhand ATS arrests BSF soldier, 4 others for supplying arms to Maoists



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