Regional Security

Government officially reinstated Committee of Secretaries after four years.
Maldivian Democratic Party-led coalition on verge of collapse after Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim announced talks with parties to jointly contest parliamentary elections.
The race for the Afghan presidency for now seems wide open with Ghani, Abdullah and Atmar being the front runners, however concerns over free and fair polls remain high.
Maldivian Democratic Party elected candidates for parliamentary polls in primaries held.
Jumhooree Party MP to withdraw bill submitted without consulting party as it restricts fundamental right of former president Mohamed Nasheed.
Bhutan population will stay below one million mark even by 2047 as per Population Projections Report for 2017 to 2047 released by National Statistics Bureau.
Former president Abdulla Yameen admitted using funds transferred from company linked to corruption scandal under his watch .
Maldives police investigating into hate speech, death threats after public chat channel, branding individuals as apostates.
India took over operations of part of Shahid Beheshti Port, Chabahar in Ira, heads of Indian, Iranian, Afghanistan jointly inaugurated IPGCFZ at Chabahar.
Parliamentary majority – ironically a thin one (in Pakistan) as well as an overwhelming one (in Bangladesh), constitutional infirmities, dissonance among parties etc spell flux
International Crisis Group outlines 10 conflicts to watch in 2019 including Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine
India Bhutan rework relations, establish face to face top leaders contact as Dr Lotsay Tobsang, newly elected Prime Minister visits New Delhi
Ibrahim Muaz Ali, cast doubt on alleged attempt to assassinate, former boss with bomb on presidential speedboat alleging video was doctored.
Maldives marked fourteenth anniversary after Indian Ocean tsunami unprecedented natural disaster that claimed more than 100 lives.
Former president Abdulla Yameen seeking to form new party called People’s National Alliance, anticipating unfavourable ruling from Supreme Court in dispute over leadership of PPM.
PM of Bhutan H.E. Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering will be paying State visit to India at invitation of PM Narendra Modi.
Follow-up Committee for implementation of trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran held in port city of Chabahar in Iran.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Vietnam suggested stronger relations as China bears down on Vietnamese maritime claims.
Translation of EAM’s Address at inauguration of 3rd India-China High Level Media Forum, Several times we have met in multilateral meetings also like RIC, BRICS, SCO etc.
In a nuanced transformation, Japan is moving from a policy of passive defence to “conduct the minimum necessary counterattack,” for which capabilities are now being created.

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