For the second time in a year, the Italian side has sought – as a provisional measure pending adjudication of the jurisdiction issue – the return of its marine from India.
A survey of the press coverage of the alleged Indian spy captured by Pakistani authorities demonstrates that despite more or less balanced reports emerging from regional and western media outlets, Pakistani newspapers have taken his ‘confession’ while in Pakistani custody at face value, and not questioning whether some element of coercion might have been in play.
India has managed to create a space for itself at the nuclear high table despite global apprehensions over its nuclear security policy. But it may be time to address these concerns.
The Pakistani side thinks it has scored a major diplomatic triumph by getting an Indian man to confess to espionage and subversion, the Indian side dismisses the charges as baseless. Where does the truth lie?
For the benefit of The Wire’s readers, we are providing a transcript of the ‘confessional’ video released by the Pakistani government on March 29 in which Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian man arrested on charges of being a spy, says he is a serving navy officer and an operative of the Research and Analysis Wing.
The cabinet secretariat will not disclose any information about the legal protection the government of India is committed to provide to its intelligence operatives who happen to fall victim to adverse action by foreign governments
Even the arrest of an alleged Indian agent in Pakistan has not derailed the co-operation between the two countries to investigate the terror attack in Pathankot
If we work with the assumption that Jadhav is indeed an Indian intelligence officer, there are several possibilities here.
While Israel may be heartened by India’s abstention on the Gaza resolution this year too, it will not be overjoyed as New Delhi voted in favour of a new resolution that sets up a database of Israeli and international firms working in the illegal Israeli settlements.
The arrest of a former Indian naval man is likely to lead to a revival of Pakistani allegations of Indian involvement in a whole range of subversive acts, and cast a shadow over the yet-to-be-resumed dialogue process.
UN official has over-reached her mandate, says New Delhi; not so, says the special rapporteur on minority issues; what’s wrong in talking about caste in an international forum, ask Dalit activists.
India should help prepare a platform for dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran to address issues that divide them and foment mistrust.
New Delhi: With Pakistan applying for visas for its Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the Pathankot terror attack, the South Asian rivals have entered a most critical phase in their efforts to maintain the current thaw in relations, as officials begin negotiations over the Pakistani team’s access to the […]
The idea of a shared space is the best way to respect our histories, our traditions of peaceful engagement, the cultural geographies we inhabit — all with blurred and indistinct boundaries and interrelated contexts of meaning.
Political experience, not Sufism, is what distinguishes Indian Muslims from others.
With Pathankot to Pokhara proving a road too far for the two countries, will Washington at the end of the month be where the bilateral journey will finally begin?
Even as Indian officials rule out a meeting of foreign secretaries until a Pakistani investigating team visits the site of the Pathankot terrorist attack, both sides have confirmed their foreign ministers will meet.
The upcoming Art of Living cultural festival in Delhi is not the first time that right-wingers within the Indian polity are embarrassing the Indian state. A similar situation developed in 1957 when the Vishva Dharma Sammelan (world conference of all religions) was organised in Delhi on November 17-18, 1957. The […]
While China doesn’t want to directly challenge India in Nepal, it will not let a crisis in Nepal go to waste.
A $48-billion (Rs 3.26 lakh crore) penalty claimed by the US government from Volkswagen for cheating on diesel-car emissions is about 200 times as large as the $225 million (Rs 1,500 crore) insurance pool set up by Indian insurance companies to compensate US nuclear companies for mishaps in […]
India sending the odd battle-fleet or the odder battle-axe of a minister to Maldives is unlikely to wean the island nation from the Chinese nor will it provide the security the archipelago needs.
New Delhi is currently considering a bilateral cyber deal with Russia, which would be a game-changer not just in this space, but also for India’s foreign policy
The government recently organised a conference that officially validated – for the first time – the Indian origin of the Romas, raising their hopes of being a part of the Indian diaspora. But the decision is not free of Hindutva politics
The ratification of the CSC coupled with a hortatory declaration is far from the ‘conclusive step’ in civil nuclear liability issues in India that the MEA envisages.
With the UAE it has been a case of letting ties drift and opportunities slip by. That must now change
Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of discussions between India and Thailand on a number of issues as he concluded his three-day visit to the South East Asian country, which he described as a close neighbour in which New Delhi had some permanent interests. […]
Unless there is a paradigm shift in India-Pakistan relations to resolve the big issues – Kashmir and terrorism – the smaller ones like Siachen will remain unresolved.
New Delhi: India on Thursday asked Pakistan to “rein in” Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and internationally-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed after voicing “grave concern” over his activities in that country, a day after the Mumbai terror attack mastermind warned of more Pathankot-style attacks. “Hafiz Saeed is a globally-designated international terrorist. His claim that his […]
Bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which have civilisational links, can be increased in several areas.
Text of Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s address at a counter-terrorism conference in Jaipur on February 3, 2016.
Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei): Adding a deeper strategic dimension to its ‘Act East’ policy, India on Tuesday agreed to conduct joint military exercises with Brunei and encourage cooperation among the defence industries of the two countries as part of initiatives to boost their role in the security architecture of South East […]
India is looking to also set up a fertiliser plant in the tiny, oil rich nation
The idea of improving relations with India does occur to the Pakistani army but it is not sure about the terms of engagement.
On December 30, for the first time since 1962, a Chinese truck used the Stilwell Road to bring goods to India.
On a day that the clouds of uncertainty surrounding the proposed talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan finally lifted, Pakistan too officially confirmed that a key terrorist leader was being held as part of its investigation into the militant strike at an Indian air force […]
Stopping engagement and resorting to Jingoistic rhetoric do not guarantee an end to Pakistani provocations; instead they give a veto on bilateral relations to terrorists and weaken the opponents of the security state paradigm in Pakistan.
When India engages with the whole range of bilateral issues, including those dear to Pakistan’s heart, the government in Islamabad can take steps and make gestures that it cannot if these appear to be capitulation to Indian ultimatums.
There is need on the Indian side for the country to get its defensive act in order.
While the leaders have been careful in public, the terms in which foreign and security policy are discussed in China, India (and Japan) have become much more shrill.
The Pathankot attack comes not as a surprise but as an affirmation of what many commentators had anticipated after Narendra Modi’s dramatic stop over at Lahore – that Pakistani spoilers of the renewed peace process were likely to test the resolve of the two prime ministers. What remained to be […]