Donald Trump wants out of Afghanistan, but Kabul’s messy politics may get in the way.
Now home to over two billion people, the balance of power in South Asia is changing as China makes inroads into India’s backyard. But the political order in region states is also transforming, headlined by the rise of Hindu nationalists in New Delhi. Elsewhere, it seems to be more of the same. Bangladesh remains a one-party state. And Pakistan seems trapped in a permanent state of crisis.
India wants a piece of the action in an EV battery market dominated by American, Chinese, and Japanese companies.
India also hopes to be the fourth country to land on the moon on September 6 this year.
Indian companies are looking to get a piece of the action in the $300 billion global space industry.
New Delhi is working to develop counter-space capabilities like laser weapons and co-orbital killers.
India’s space program has come a long way since transporting rocket parts on bicycles.
The Indian space agency says the expected date for its latest moon mission is three years ahead of schedule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a “New India” poses a danger to Muslims and other minorities, free speech, and academic inquiry in India.
Relations between Beijing and Islamabad ascend “higher than the Himalayas” as bilateral space cooperation grows.
Pakistan’s space program was advanced among developing countries in the 1960s and 1970s, but has fallen behind since.