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India-Myanmar exercise for UN peacekeeping

The second India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise IMBEX 2018-1' commenced at Chandimandir military station near Chandigarh on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. 

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India criticises UN for inaction on drug trade in Afghanistan

 

India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.

India endorses 24-point programme for revitalising UN peacekeeping

 

India has endorsed a 24-point programme for revitalising the UN peacekeeping operations that is to become the basis of a high-level meeting next week, according to UN sources.

'UN 'getting closer to agreeing' on Security Council reform'

General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that the Security Council reform process - in which India has so much stake - has made headway in the past year and “we are getting closer to agreeing” on what it should be like.

India regrets Kashmir issue being raised at UN Human Rights Council

India has expressed regret that the Kashmir issue is being raised at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) after mentions of it by Michelle Bachelet, the new UN Human Rights High Commissioner, and by Pakistan at its current session.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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