1. India was the world’s top arms importer for the period 2019-23 with imports having gone up by 4.7% compared to the period 2014-18, according to the Swedish think tank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Dinakar Peri writes.
  2. A wind power project being executed by Adani Green Energy in northern Sri Lanka has run into controversy.
  3. The Myanmar conflict is a regional problem, writes Soe Myint.
  4. Sameer Patil and Sarral Sharma write on the military’s continuing hold over Pakistan.
  5.  It’s ‘Ra-Ra-Ras-Putin’ in the Russian election, write Amitabh Singh and Ankur Dixit