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Intellibrief –  India – PM reviews oxygen availability, approves DRDO O2 system procurement, ICMR Chief calls for 6-8 weeks lockdown. Opposition leaders seek free vaccination. Myanmar economic travails 100 months after coup. Nepal US issues travel advisory due to COVID 19 surge. Bhutan economic travails. Afghanistan Three days cease fire commences. Global – US President calls Israel PM, calls for de-escalation


  • Ceasefire in Afghanistan to Start Wednesday at Midnight
  • Pakistan Not to Host US Bases for Afghan Mission: VOA


  • US ‘takes note’ of remarks of Chinese envoy in Bangladesh on Quad
  • No need for blame game over delay in Sinopharm approval, says FM Momen


  • Bhutan Ailing economic indicators


  • Maldives President vows to bring masterminds behind May 6 blast to justice


  • Tamu Defense Force Kills at Least 15 Myanmar Junta Troops
  • Amid Fuel Shortage Concerns, Myanmar Regime Plans to Reopen Old Yangon Oil Refinery


  • Civil society group urges China to provide additional vaccines to help control further loss of life in Nepal
  • US asks its citizens not to travel to Nepal amid rising cases of COVID-19


  • Imran says Tarin’s appointment aimed at boosting growth, containing inflation
  • Pakistan to welcome Saudi Arabia’s facilitation on talks with India: FM

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka imposes 14-day mandatory quarantine for all foreign visitors irrespective of vaccination status


  • Stop price gouging by private suppliers, India tells China
  • Relentless efforts by Indian Air Force & Indian Navy to provide critical COVID-19 medical supplies
  • PM CARES Fund approves procurement of 1.5 lakh units of SpO2 based oxygen supply system developed by DRDO
  • Covid-19: Most of country should remain locked down for 6-8 weeks, ICMR chief
  • India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 17.70 Cr doses
  • In letter to PM, Oppn leaders seek free mass inoculation, O2 relief
  • Footprint of B.1.617 now spreads to 44 countries
  • Police jawan killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Note – Trends are as sourced from the media of respective countries and have not been edited, the content is the sole responsibility of the providers and not that of Security Risks Asia

Regional Strategic Trends & Intellibrief – 13 May
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about 1 month ago
Updated about 1 month ago