Maya Mirchandani interviews India’s former high commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan about his new book ‘The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan’.
India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
“We don’t foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan. I think it will just complicate the situation and it will not resolve anything.”
The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
This is the first time India has mentioned the cause of the refugee crisis, though it has still not named the Rohingya.
New Delhi has to find ways to pressure the Myanmar authorities to create a safe atmosphere for the Rohingya.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the three top diplomats of India, US and Japan also exchanged views on maritime security, connectivity and proliferation issues.
India has identified Azhar as the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack on January 2, 2016.
The gravity of the normative concepts at stake requires careful deliberation rather than pre-emptive decision making, noted the Indian Representative to UN.
Bangladeshi media says that India’s modified policy towards the Rohingya crisis came through a Thursday phone call between Sushma Swaraj and Sheikh Hasina.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
The first tranche of the relief material reached Chittagong in an Indian Air Force plane today.
The trade deficit and market access question could potentially become a problem between the two countries and start seeping into other better-managed bilateral issues.
The stay on Jadhav’s execution will remain in force throughout the hearings on the merits of India’s case against Pakistan and until a final verdict is reached.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said 116 new “high impact” development projects would be implemented jointly in 31 provinces of Afghanistan.
The advertisement was released last Monday by the Meat and Livestock Australia, triggering protests from the Indian community in the country.
Rohingya refugees having been crossing over to Bangladesh in large numbers, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not bring up this issue on his recent trip to Myanmar.
In the first episode of a new series, Wide Angle, Maya Mirchandani interviews former foreign secretary Shyam Saran on his new book.
The effectiveness of India’s strategy will be measured not by the length of road China may build at the tri-junction but by the diplomatic bonds it establishes with Bhutan.
Despite widespread accusations against the Myanmar government of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, India has planned to deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees.
This is the first time in several years that the US embassy has reacted to an incident in which an individual has been targeted.
The repatriated Indian fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarang’.
“One of the important points that was made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity in the border areas was a prerequisite for further development of our relationship,” the Indian foreign secretary said.
The meeting comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Doklam area.
In a repeat of the Amritsar ‘Heart of Asia’ declaration, the BRICS statement at Xiamen names the Lashkar, Jaish, TTP and other terrorist groups.
The ‘Make in India’ campaign, launched under Nirmala Sitharaman’s watch, has so far failed to ignite any significant domestic production. While it is a complex process, her potential for success or failure will be in seeing this through.
Senior Indian diplomats insist that the Rohingya issue is not just about security but also contain developmental and humanitarian elements.
The outcome of the months-long stand-off at Doklam is likely thanks to India’s enormous tactical advantage in the region.
The influential think tank, whose goal is to safeguard ‘American interests’ globally, is also seen by Indian businesses with strong US partnerships as a way of lobbying the Indian government.
Raghavan headed a probe that cleared Narendra Modi of involvement in the 2002 Godhra riots.
Not only does using the prism of a sibling rivalry help us understand the India-China relationship, it can also tell us how to make it better.
We should apply our knowledge of psychological science to geopolitical events and observe how perceptions, emotions, memories and linguistic quirks might have distorted them.
“There is huge potential for cooperation between China and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said, without giving details.
While Bhutan’s statement notably acknowledges India as a part of the dispute, it does not, unlike earlier, mention that China’s road construction was “inside Bhutanese territory.”
China publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.
The Doklam standoff has opened a route to the resolution of the long simmering Himalayan border dispute. Can Modi turn the present draw into a victory?
Political parties in Nepal want to be seen as standing up to India, the ‘old bully’, and appearing close to China, the much-needed ‘counterweight’ to India.
Chinese-Indians Interned After 1962 War Hold Demonstration in Canada; Want Indian Government to Apologise
On August 24, around 53 internees and their families held a peaceful demonstration before the Indian high commission in Ottawa, Canada and publicly shared memories of the camp for the first time.
China will emerge as an occasional irritant in Indo-Nepalese relations, tempting Nepal to play the ‘Beijing card’ against India.