‘Faced with a fork in the road in 1961, the world chose the wrong path to deal with nuclear weapons. Today, we are at another crossroads,’ says senior Indian diplomat.
On Day of Crucial Maldives Parliament Vote, Nasheed Accuses International Community of Turning a Blind Eye
The vote to remove the speaker was an important test for the newly formed alliance between ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, with an eye on the 2018 presidential elections.
On the last two days of the UNHRC session, India voted in 15 resolutions and made a statement on Myanmar, the only resolution that did not go to a vote.
Thousands of Rohingya have been displaced since renewed violence broke out in October, with India saying Myanmar be given more time to resolve the issue.
India continues to maintain a hands-off approach and advocates giving Myanmar’s democratic government more time to resolve the Rohingya issue, an approach encouraged by experts.
The country’s central repository for archives flatly refused to undertake the “extensive research” as it would require a lengthy search through various government agency records.
After months of recriminations over clashes in Kashmir, India is set to participate in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission on Pakistan’s invitation in Lahore this month.
New Delhi does not want to go beyond routine diplomatic phrasing, as it does not see a need to put the Nepali government under extra pressure.
Vishnu Wang spoke to ‘The Wire’ about his experiences in China, not knowing Mandarin and how he feels about the possibility of his father remaining in China.
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has strongly advocated a continued US presence in Afghanistan, something South Block also would like to see.
India decries ‘baseless allegations’, while Pakistan says the Indian side is upsetting the strategic balance in the region
India Gears Up to Defend its Internet Rights Regime as it Fully Operationalises Mass Surveillance Project
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
On the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, the Maldives cabinet minister and foreign secretary speak to The Wire about the country’s relations with India, its major infrastructure projects and whether the South Asian nation could be piling up excessive debt.
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.
A round-up of major happenings in the Maldives in the last week.
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.
A look at what’s coming up in the year ahead on the global foreign policy front.
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.