The Wire spoke to experts about whether a major border incident between the two countries was expected and how India should deal with the situation since it involves ally Bhutan.
Narendra Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel since diplomatic ties were established.
China’s ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said that the withdrawal of Indian troops from the area is a ‘precondition’ for any resolution.
In the seventy-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent border tension with China and the state of healthcare in India.
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With Narendra Modi visiting Israel soon, we ask ambassador Daniel Carmon about relations with India, the stalled peace process and the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
Jaitley, who responded to China’s reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago asking India to learn from “historic lessons”, had said, “If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different and India of 2017 is different.”
Failure to address the clash between ‘Make in India’ and ‘America First’ policies, and any changes in the narrow business interests of the US in China could prove problematic for India.
When Modi visits Israel on July 4, what should we expect? Will he refer to the Palestinian cause?
India has a paltry water transportation system due to practical and policy difficulties, but trade with Bangladesh may open up avenues.
Wedged between Sikkim and Bhutan, Doklam in Tibet’s Chumbi valley points like a dagger at the Siliguri corridor connecting the Northeast with the rest of India.
India has said that it is “deeply concerned at recent Chinese actions”, particularly its decision to construct a road in Doklam tri-junction in Bhutan.
India has previously protested when the UN Human Rights Commissioner had used the term.
The incident is significant since the India-China boundary in Sikkim is not disputed and both sides have taken pride in not allowing border incidents to affect other aspects of the bilateral relationship.
Modi’s remarks aimed to put across an India that was ready to synchronise itself with the Trump administration’s goals, but the US president made it clear he wanted India to commit to “free and fair trade”.
Donald Trump welcomed India’s entry into the International Expedited Traveller Initiative, saying it would facilitate closer ties between India and US.
With this year’s joint statement reflecting new interests, here is a comparison of key issues from China and the Asia-Pacific, terrorism and Pakistan, to defense, economy and trade.
The US sponsorship for its bid gives India leverage against China, which objects to India’s membership in the NSG.
The deal comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Donald Trump.
The Chinese army yesterday accused the Indian military of stopping a road construction in what it claims to be China’s “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.
US endorses India’s approach to China’s ‘unilateral’ Belt-Road Initiative and need for Pakistan to prevent its territory from being used for terrorist attacks. Defence and energy figure prominently but there is no climate change.
Superlatives flow as do the hugs, while the joint statement’s references to Pakistan, China and North Korea show greater India-US convergence at the strategic level.
Though the Hizbul Mujahideen as an organisation still remains outside the purview of US terror lists, India sees the naming of its leader as a major step forward.
The last time Iran’s supreme leader spoke of the “besieged” people of Kashmir, the Indian government had lodged a formal protest.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
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The diplomatic back and forth reportedly began after China refused entry to 47 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim.
Addressing a sizeable gathering of Indian Americans, Modi also praised Sushma Swaraj for her “good governance” and listed the highlights of his tenure.
Issues such as the “protectionist” policies of Modi’s “Make in India’, the H1B visa system for Indians and a ease of business policies to be in contention.
India backed Mauritius’ resolution referring British control of the Archipelago to the ICJ but says it supports the US military presence in Diego Garcia.
Narendra Modi is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump to discuss “strategically important issues”, and hold interactions with the Indian-American community and 20 leading US CEOs.
Modi and Trump will have one-on-one talks followed by a meeting between delegations. They will then make statements and go in for a working dinner, the first White House dinner for a foreign leader.
While Chinese authorities have claimed that landslides were the reason for stopping pilgrims from going through Nathu-La, there is a perception that Beijing was also trying to give a signal to New Delhi in background of recent strain in relations.
The order has been given to the government’s printing press in Nashik and applicants will soon start receiving bilingual passports.
Narendra Modi’s focus should be on establishing good chemistry with Donald Trump, reassuring the latter that India is a reliable partner democracy for the US.
The deal is being termed “a game changer” for US-India relations as it finally operationalises India’s status as a “major defence partner” for the US.
The passing of the Mauritius-backed resolution is a blow to the UK, as the ICJ will now give an advisory on the Chagos archipelago currently under its control.
As India repositions itself and adjusts to new realities, ties with the US remain key for both strategic and economic reasons, and the convergence of interest is unlikely to disappear.
The Pakistani army has also released a second video in which he reiterated his ‘confession’ of being involved in fomenting terror and sectarian actvities.
Modi’s two-day visit to Washington, where he will be meeting US President Donald Trump for the first time, begins on Sunday