Regional Trends and Intellibrief 27 Oct


Intellibrief – India - Sea phase of India-UK maiden Tri-Service exercise ‘Konkan Shakti, US Senators back India's S-400 deal waiver. IAF swarm drone competition, at least 2 in line for d

efence contracts, Concerns AY.4.2 worry grows. Afghanistan, China to create committees for strengthening bilateral relations. Bangladesh Concerns Digital Security Act: EU concerned over some provisions. Bhutan heading to herd immunity soon but experts warn of looming danger. Myanmar junta gets little sympathy at ‘ASEAN-minus-one’ summit. Nepal CJ Rana refuses to step down. Pakistan in climb down, PM Imran appoints Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as new DG ISI

Afghanistan

· Afghanistan, China to create committees for strengthening bilateral relations

· Women protest over closed schools for girls in Afghanistan

· Taliban denial of cooperating US in controlling Al-Qaida is war announcement: Lindsey Graham

Bangladesh

· Digital Security Act: EU concerned over some provisions

Bhutan

· Bhutan to achieve herd immunity soon but experts warn of looming danger

Maldives

· Maldives President: We must chart our collective path towards a sustainable future for all

Myanmar

· Small pro-junta rallies held in Myanmar military strongholds, coinciding with ASEAN summit

Nepal

· CJ Rana says he won't step down in meeting with SC justices

· Seats of 20 National Assembly lawmakers falling vacant

Pakistan

· 'No reservations' on any of TLP's demands except shutting down French embassy: Sheikh Rashid

· PM Imran appoints Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as new DG ISI

Sri Lanka

· Sri Lanka Central Bank cautions of financial scams, urges public to be watchful

· PM instructs to submit the development projects of the proposed Kurunegala General Hospital for cabinet approval

India

· India, Kyrgyzstan hold first Strategic Dialogue, discuss common security challenges, Afghanistan


· Sea phase of India-UK maiden Tri-Service exercise ‘Konkan Shakti 2021’ in full swing

· Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2021: 27 to 29 Oct 2021

· Navy commander, 2 retired officers arrested for allegedly leaking info

· 2 key US Senators back India's S-400 deal, urge Biden for sanctions waiver

· 3 Indian start-ups win IAF swarm drone competition, at least 2 in line for defence contracts

· India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 103 crore landmark milestone

· Experts to examine samples afresh as AY.4.2 worry grows

· Centre looks at making cybersecurity an independent law, may include focus on emerging tech

· IED found in south Kashmir's Anantnag, Bomb Disposal Squad called in

· Poll-related violence in Manipur, CrPC 144 clamped

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