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China’s New Foreign Assets
China’s New Foreign Assets

Media reports indicate that Uganda risks losing the Entebbe International Airport to China due to default in debt repayment. The Ugandan government represented by the finance ministry and the civil aviation authority had signed an agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM Bank) on November 17, 2015, for a loan of US$ 207 million at 2...

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Xi-Biden Summit Flops

The over-hyped Xi-Biden summit held last week ended up as ‘much ado about nothing.’ The nearly three-and-a-half-hours summit was mainly both sides projecting their views with no joint statement being released, though this had already been hinted by the White House, prior to the meeting. However, the fact that the two most powerful global...

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A forgotten hero in the Mumbai terrorist attack...
IDR News Network | 26 Nov , 2021 4 comments
A forgotten hero in the Mumbai terrorist attack...

Do you know who this person is? No idea? OK, let me tell you him. This is Mr. Tukarama Omble. Ring a Bell? Still can’t place him? Hmmm… I guess you know who “Ajmal Kasab” is? Great. Imagine how popular Ajmal Kasab is. But, as for Tukarama Omble, very few know about him… Let me give you some details about him. “48 year old, Assistant Sub...

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What does the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Mean for China?
Cherry Hitkari | 25 Nov , 2021 0 comments
What does the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Mean for China?

The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan marks the commencement of a new chapter in Asian geopolitics. China, as an aspiring superpower and Kabul’s largest neighbour, sees both opportunities to be seized and risks to be staved off on the Afghan turf. An Arm of Friendship China is among the first few countries to negotiate with the...

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India Caught in Throes of Three-Front War
Sudip Talukdar | 24 Nov , 2021 1 comment
India Caught in Throes of Three-Front War

India is actually battling not one or two but three different fronts comprising China, Pakistan and some of its own citizens—the internal subversives who happen to be the most diabolical of the triad, because they are indistinguishable from the masses and so escape scrutiny! The faceless fifth columnists and home grown inimical elements are...

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