Regional Security

The Islamic State group rapidly expanding in parts of Afghanistan, advancing militarily into areas where it had weak presence.
Asia Pacific region seen as global economic growth engine, as China India ASEAN, Japan South Korea are largest economies in the region.
Pakistan Foreign Office claimed on 21 June that Pakistan Air Force downed an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle in Balochistan's Panjgur area along the Pakistan-Iran border.
A similar cargo flight from Delhi to Kabul had earlier carried 100 tonnes of cargo (mainly pharmaceuticals, water purifiers, medical equipments)
BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting offers scope for Engagement of Asia's Rivals
Important conclusions of the report that indicate positive economic trends with some down side risks mainly due to political uncertainties
The opportunity was used for a meeting between President of China Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
A meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held on 8-9 June 2017 in Astana.
India called for resolution of differences through constructive dialogue
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, held bilateral meetings with the leaders of Kazakhstan, China and Uzbekistan, on the sidelines of the SCO meeting in Astana.
Maldives the atoll nation in the Indian Ocean region followed Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and four other Arab countries cut ties with the oil-rich Gulf state
Global outlook for May and Trends for the months ahead outlined by International Crisis Group
Defence and security outlook in South Asia for the coming months including countries ranging from Afghanistan to India and Myanmar
President Abdulla Yameen decided newly-elected Fuvahmulah city council will have restricted powers
Myanmar Second Meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Conference Underway but outcome is uncertain
Even as Prachanda has resigned as the PM paving way for Deuba to take over the opposition UML is attempting to prevent the same
Indian and Afghan NSAs meet on the sidelines of international meeting in Moscow
Thus a mix of engagement and discord will mark relations between the two countries.
Incumbent President is set to win a hard fought elections in Iran
INS Sharda deployed for anti-piracy patrol in Gulf of Aden received distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten which reported incident of attempted piracy.

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