IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


70 Years Pakistan Independance Day Celebration

Contemporary Regional Developments in India

8th December - 15th December
  • Indian forces using 'chemical weapons' in held Kashmir: AJK president
  • China says Indian drone ‘invaded’ its airspace and crashed.
  • US recognition of Jerusalem: India says position on Palestine independent, not determined by third country.
1st December - 7th December
  • In 2017, China laid a territorial claim over Doklam/Doko-La (or Donglong) in Bhutan leading to a tense border for a month. Following which India and China agreed to disengage their personnel from that site on 28 August 2017.
  • Metro Rail project completed in Hyderabad, India.
  • Issue of net neutrality still lingers on between Facebook and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Facebook intends to provide, free internet access to some sites to its users, under the banner of ‘free basics’. However, Indian institutions are not in favor of ‘controlled’ access to websites. Such service will naturally incline people to use ‘free’ websites/apps only.


  • December 2017