In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
Bhutan is hoping to get a green light from the RBI next week on exchanging demonetised notes, while Nepal is still to start collecting the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Kenya is seeking greater engagement with India in tourism, defence and healthcare, while India is looking to regain its position as Kenya’s number one trade partner from China.
The campaign against Shaan Taseer shows that the intolerant atmosphere that led to his father’s untimely death has not ebbed.
A round-up of major happenings in Bangladesh in the last week.
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A round-up of major happenings in Bhutan in the last week.
A round-up of major happenings in Nepal in the last week.
A round-up of major happenings in Afghanistan in the last week.
A round-up of major happenings in Pakistan in the last week.
A round-up of major happenings in Sri Lanka in the last week.
A round-up of the most important stories from the South Asian region.
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Tillerson played a key role in the development of the Sakhalin-I oilfield, in which ONGC Videsh Ltd is a consortium partner.
Indian officials say the arrest of an ISIS fighter who claims to have been preparing to attack the Indian consulate in Jalalabad is “vindication” of New Delhi’s belief of strong Pakistani links propping up the militant group’s operations in Afghanistan.
Russia’s budding military relationship with Pakistan was “purely commercial,” he said, unlike the “special” partnership with India.
Yet another India-Pakistan encounter ended with both sides jostling to control the media narrative.
The summit declaration called for regional and international cooperation to eliminate terrorism
India has chosen Amritsar as the venue for the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference to stress the importance of connectivity, with a planned visit to the Wagah border intended to underline Pakistan’s refusal to allow transit trade to Afghanistan.
In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.
Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa had once pointed out that the bigger threat was from militants, not India, but that view may not necessary hold.
Just days after Nalanda University said Gopa Sabharwal would remain as vice-chancellor, extending her term till the appointment of new head, the president overruled the decision.
As the search for a new vice-chancellor continues, the governing board of the university has decided to extend previous vice-chancellor, Gopa Sabharwal’s tenure for the second time.
The BBIN agreement is a diplomatic priority for Narendra Modi, who has pushed it to showcase that Pakistan’s intransigence has been the main roadblock to regional integration in South Asia.
Stephen Bannon also praised the Modi government for “banning” Greenpeace.
Diplomatic sources have said that the supplementary document was prepared to ensure the smooth implementation of the main treaty, and is “legally binding”.
Looking beyond Asia, India and Japan have also raised the stakes by including Africa in their development strategy, implicitly setting up a rival to China’s One Belt, One Road.
While Bhutan has set a deadline for people to exchange their demonitised notes for smaller denominations, Nepal has banned all transactions in INR.
The five main areas for India to look out for in the new administration.
Despite making progress with talks on November 6, both sides are still conflicted over the timeline by which bottom trawling should be brought to an end.
New Delhi: With still at least three countries continuing to insist on drawing up a general criteria for non-NPT entrants, next week’s meeting of officials from Nuclear Suppliers Group member countries in Vienna is not expected to allow India into the group immediately, but would only provide another […]
Besides rethinking its financial contributions to the body, India is concerned that Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Patricia Scotland will work only towards promoting the agendas of UK, Australia and Canada.
India Undecided About Joining UN Conference on Nuclear Ban, Despite Abstaining From Vote on Setting It Up
India said it is not convinced the proposed conference in 2017 can address the global community’s expectation for a comprehensive instrument on disarmament.
The move comes India has expelled a Pakistan high commission staffer after he was arrested by the Delhi police for being in possession of defence-related documents.
While China said that Verma’s visit to the northeastern state would affect the “peace and tranquillity” on the border, India held that his visit was an integral part of the country.
With China and Japan squaring off on the lessons of WWII, India seeks refuge in quest for reform of post-world war order.
However, the Brazilian president did not publicly indicate any big change in the country’s stance on the issue.
“There should be no glorification of terrorists as martyrs,” the BIMSTEC statement asserted, referring to Nawaz Sharif’s comments on Burhan Wani.
Myanmar’s state counsellor said decades-old tensions cannot be resolved in a day in a very “young democracy”.
Pakistan a ‘mother-ship’, ‘terrorism its favourite child’ – with phrases like these, the Indian side kept reminding BRICS members of what its priority at the multilateral forum really was.