Posts tagged as India

India says 3 soldiers killed in standoff with Chinese troops

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

At least three Indian soldiers, including a senior army officer, were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops along their disputed border high in the Himalayas where thousands of soldiers on both sides have been facing off for over a month, the Indian army said Tuesday. The incident — in which neither side fired any shots, according to Indian officials — is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian…

China and India are on the verge of war

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tensions between two nuclear-armed states China and India are not new. Both countries share the world’s longest unmarked border. They have been engaging in several encounters for ages. Recent events suggest that escalations are highly possible. On May 9 in the Naku La region near Tibet, soldiers from both sides came to blows and threw stones at each other mostly in efforts to induce the Indian troops to move back…

KTU researcher from India: Kaunas has changed immensely

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

“Anywhere in the world you go, and I mean – anywhere – if you have skills you will definitely get the job”, says Dr Kumar Anubhav Tiwari, a researcher at Kaunas University of Technology Ultrasound Research Institute. Although now the situation has changed significantly, in 2015, when Kumar came to study PhD, the state scholarship was smaller than his salary in India. However, he rose up to the challenge and…

Indian police fire teargas at citizenship bill protesters

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Indian police have fired blanks on protesters as thousands ignored a curfew in the north-east of the country in fresh demonstrations against contentious new citizenship legislation. Officials said on Thursday about 20 to 30 people have been hurt in the protests in recent days, with vehicles torched and police firing teargas and charging the crowds with heavy wooden sticks. Up to 5,000 paramilitary forces were deployed in the city of…

Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the brutal gang rape of a young vet in Hyderabad, in circumstances that have been described as “suspicious”. The four had become high-profile objects of hatred within the country, following their alleged premeditated attack on a 27-year-old veterinary doctor last Wednesday. According to the police, the accused men – Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu – were…

Russia, India, Pakistan: “a love triangle”

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Russia is playing its political “chess games” not only with the U.S. and Europe. It also wants to play prominent role in South Asia, where Russia has its strategic interests either. In early November, the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune reported on Islamabad’s decision to repay Moscow debt. On December, 2 Russia and Pakistan signed an agreement on settlement of mutual financial claims and commitments on operations of the former…

India neglected Russia in favor of the USA and Europe

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, November 25, 2019

Once the main importer of the Soviet and then Russian weapons and military equipment, India turned out to be an unstable and unreliable partner for Moscow. The breach of contracts and deals by New Delhi has become a routine and it seems that it does not surprise Russian partners. India, perfectly understanding the mutual interest in relations with Russia, nevertheless is actively seeking ways to fruitful contacts with both Europe…

India runs Kashmir council vote despite lockdown and boycott

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in early August. Officials are hoping the elections of leaders for more than 300 councils will lend credibility amid a political vacuum and contend they will represent local interests better than former corrupt state-level…

India’s moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Nearly two months after the Indian government changed the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of that territory that borders China. On Aug. 5, New Delhi stripped Indian-controlled Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two centrally governed union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. India and Pakistan both claim predominantly Muslim Kashmir, and the…

Latvia repeats suggestion for India to open an embassy in Riga

Monday, September 30, 2019

Latvia’s foreign minister has repeated a suggestion that India should open an embasy in Latvia. On 26 September 2019, on the margins of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Foreign Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The Ministers discussed the political dialogue between Latvia and India, During the meeting, Edgars Rinkēvičs invited his counterpart to come…