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Intellibrief –  India – States review COVID 19 restrictions as numbers fall, 1.50 K plus, Government celebrates second anniversary of 2019 success, QUAD not a military grouping Army Chief. Afghanistan State Council in the offing. Bangladesh makes mark with aid to India, currency swap Sri Lanka. Myanmar Shadow government parades defence force. Nepal Opposition warns Oli government of caretaker status. Pakistan – PM Khan no talks with India until restoration of status quo.


  • 20 Afghan Civilians Killed, 30 Wounded in Latest Violence
  • Hekmatyar Says Agreements Made with Ghani Not Implemented
  • State Council to Begin Functioning This Week: Official


  • Covid Aid to India, Financial Help to SL: Bangladesh is showcasing its economic rise
  • Hefajat Funding: Most of it came from Middle east


  • Maldives’ debt at 130% of GDP by end of Q1


  • Ethnic Shanni Military Leader Assassinated by Junta: Group Claims
  • Myanmar shadow govt parades new armed forces


  • Refrain from making decisions having long-term ramifications, opposition alliance warns govt
  • China will continue to help Nepal in its fight against the virus: Chinese Amb Hou Yanqi


  • No benefit to becoming part of PDM until it acts on its action plan: Bilawal
  • PM Imran visits National Command Authority, reposes trust in Pakistan’s nuclear capability
  • Normalising relations with India at present would be a major ‘betrayal’ to Kashmiris: PM Imran

Sri Lanka

  • “Let us protect Mother Sri Lanka through a common policy to control the pandemic”-Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
  • Opposition MP alleges of a government plan to sell 200 acres in Colombo Fort to foreigners


  • Some countries portrayed Quad as military alliance to raise ‘unsubstantiated fears’: Army chief
  • ALH MK III Aircraft Of Indian Navy Fitted With Medical ICU
  • Relentless efforts by Indian Coast Guard to control the fire onboard MV X-Press Pearl
  • Modernisation of Indian Army well on course: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane
  • India’s Daily New Cases further decline to 1.65 Lakh Cases
  • With 12 crore doses, Covid fight to get a shot in arm in June
  • Modi 2.0: It’s BJP vs regional powers as Congress struggles to revive
  • Maoists say police killed Aithu under treatment

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 – 31 May
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