Regional Security

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to visit New Delhi meeting Narendra Modi . India concerned with slow pace of India-aided projects , Colombo to iron out issues, to better balance its ties with key partners India- China.
The DPT has an advantage given that based on the primary round, it requires retaining successful constituencies and winning only two more to come to power in Bhutan's elections scheduled on 18 October
Regional power struggles,maritime security at heart of new security agreements between France and India. India worried about being geopolitically isolated by China, seeking to expand presence in Indian Ocean.
The sequence of the summits suggests that the China Japan summit could alter the discourse with India and in turn may impact the overall dynamics in the Indo Asia Pacific.
South Asia remains the fastest-growing region in the world and its performance has strengthened further, says World Bank, here is a review of GDP Growth Rates projected from 2017 to 2020
UNDP data gives an overview of the state of development and summarised for South Asia as per Table denotes key human development indicators for the region
Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) are research dataset summarizing views on quality of governance by a survey, the South Asia summary table provides an overview of governance in the Region
Senior Iranian and Indian trade officials in a meeting in New Delhi reviewed ways to bolster bilateral relations, specially development of Chabahar port in Southeastern Iran.
Indian External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj attended the SCO High Council meet in Tajikistan on 11 October, main areas on which Ms Swaraj focused during her speech at the meet was Afghanistan.
The World Bank has published a Report entitled “Budget Crunch. South Asia Economic Focus,” covering the economic stability trends in the region as well as country wise.
In South Asia paradox of stability-instability prevails where collapse of states is not imminent but at the same rapid development as in South East or East Asia is also unlikely.
India in midst of its #MeToo moment as leading figures from country entertainment, media industries face volley of accusations of sexual misconduct from growing numbers of women.
In a future scenario with an envisaged investment of Rs One Lakh Crore or US $ 12-14 Billion by India alone, the security of Chabahar Port assumes significance. with the rider of removal of United States sanctions
Supreme Court reinstated four lawmakers lost seats for crossing floor,According to ruling, MPs elected on political party tickets disqualified once EC notifies parliament .
President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih invited by Chinese ambassador Zhang Lizhong, to visit China .
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to pay State Visit to Tajikistan ,will meet President of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emamoli Rahmon.
Presidential poll in Maldives was not expected to be fair with Ahmed Shareef as CEC, Opposition supporters jubilant on landslide win for Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Ruling party demanded investigation into alleged graft by Elections Commission chief, opposition colluded with intelligence agency of unnamed neighbouring country to rig presidential election.
Supreme Court overruled Elections Commission reinstatement of dozen former ruling party lawmakers who were stripped of seats,effectively clearing way for parliament to resume with opposition majority,
Elections Commission members at undisclosed locations due to threats after ruling party alleged fraud, vote rigging in Presidential election.

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