US President Donald Trump has called out Pakistan directly on the car-bomb attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by terrorists based there and declared that it will only strengthen efforts by India and the United States to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism.
The Indian Navy - expanding its area of operation in its bid to be a blue-water force - helped a Norwegian ship manned by an all Indian crew to retrieve its cable chain and port anchor that had slipped into the Arabian Sea in the piracy infested waters of the Gulf of Aden.
In a move aimed to help take forward the Wuhan consensus reached between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, India and China - in a significant engagement - agreed to boost interaction between their armed forces and operationalise a hotline to step up strategic communication and prevent conflicts.
Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection
The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee