Shubhajit Roy

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One step forward, two back: Day after Kartarpur, Indian diplomats stopped at Pakistan’s gurdwaras

This comes a day after Islamabad responded within hours to a New Delhi request for a corridor to Kartarpur Sahib, allowing Sikh pilgrims to visit the shrine, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev.

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan responds to Indian request, opens passage for Sikh pilgrims

The Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India has approached the Pakistan government to recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community and build the corridor.

India is the biggest, most influential and growing democracy, says South Korean envoy Shin Bongkil

On June 12, American President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore, in the first summit-level meeting between the leaders of the two nations. While North Korea agreed to complete denuclearisation

‘In this very rapidly changing world, we need a real and trusted friend. And that’s India for us’, says Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu

I would like to see more cooperation in technology transfer from Japan to India. Secondly, we have also been talking about supporting development in the Northeast region and enhancement of connectivity in surrounding areas in

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‘India has chosen Rafale because it is the best’: Alexandre Ziegler

What we are building with India is not aimed against anybody. It is a partnership of values and trust between two nations that are part of the same region.

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Narendra Modi Oman visit: India secures access to key Duqm port for military use

IN A strategic move to expand its footprint in the Indian Ocean region, India has secured access to the key Port of Duqm in Oman for military use and logistical support.

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Maldives crisis: Ex-President Abdulla Nasheed seeks India’s help

India, which is monitoring the situation very “closely”, had, on Monday, asked its nationals not to undertake non-essential travel to the island nation until further notice. In a statement, Nasheed said Yameen had illegal

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Pakistan gave lies, deceit in return for US aid, says Donald Trump in fiery tweet

In what is arguably the most severe public indictment ever of Pakistan by a US President, Donald Trump on Monday said that his country has “foolishly” given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years and

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India must play important role in resolving Rohingya crisis: Syed Muazzem Ali

Syed Muazzem Ali talks about the ‘all-pervasive’ India-Bangladesh relationship, insists that its ties with China are only ‘commercial’, calls for regional co-operation through SAARC.

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As US-India bonhomie rises, Delhi underlines Rex Tillerson’s Indo-Pacific push

Ahead of Tillerson’s visit on October 24, discussions between the two sides on the quadrilateral group — India, US, Japan and Australia — have picked up in preparatory meetings between the two sides.

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India has cut troops from 400 to 40 at Doklam, says China

Nearly 50 days into the border stand-off at Doklam, China claimed on Wednesday that the number of Indian soldiers at the site, east of Sikkim, has come down from over 400 to over 40.

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China to India: Pull out or we step up deployment

As Doval heads to BRICS NSAs meet, New Delhi says both sides must back down

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India, China Sikkim standoff: Atmosphere not right for Modi-Xi meet say Chinese official; Gopal Baglay says no meet was scheduled

From the warmth that greeted him in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed Thursday to Hamburg for the G-20 summit, and what would be his first encounter with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid the ongoing border stand

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India, Israel now ‘strategic partners’

AS INDIA and Israel elevated their relationship to a “strategic partnership” on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the two countries live in complex geographies, and India has suffered first-hand the violence an

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Narendra Modi Israel visit: PM starts groundbreaking trip to build strategic partnership

IT’S PRIME Minister Narendra Modi’s 66th visit abroad in three years. But it’s a historic first by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel.

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Pakistan death sentence to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav is murder: India

Over a year after former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, 46, was arrested, a military court in Pakistan has sentenced him to death for “espionage and subversive activities”, triggering a sharp reaction from India w

Case of organised loot, legalised plunder: Manmohan Singh

In first remarks on the demonetisation of notes of higher denomination, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday tore into the government, calling the entire process a “monumental mismanagement”, an “organised l

There is no sense of hope, direction, jobs, Punjab is actually hollowing out: Ujjal Dosanjh

'In terms of the kind of immigrants that are going to places such as Canada and other parts of the world... In the ’60s, particularly in Punjab, there was essentially a craze for better economic opportunities.'

Islamabad envoy summoned, told Uri attackers came from Pakistan

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar told Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit that India had recovered several items from the slain terrorists — GPS, grenades with Pakistani markings, communication equipment, food, medicines a

Islamabad envoy summoned, told Uri attackers came from Pakistan

India to use UN forum to isolate Pakistan

A day after the Uri terror attack claimed the lives of 18 Army personnel, New Delhi has decided to up the ante against Pakistan on the global stage — much like it did after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

In Pakistan people branded traitors; now happening in India: Hussain Haqqani

At a time when talks between India and Pakistan are stalled, author and former Pakistan envoy to the US Husain Haqqani tries to make sense of what has gone wrong in the relationship and what is the way forward. Haqqani, who h

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Narendra Modi visit: India, Iran seal Chabahar port deal, talk terror

India and Iran signed the “historic” Chabahar port agreement, which has the potential of becoming India’s gateway to Afghanistan, Central Asia and Europe. Later, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani joined the two leader

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India to sign agreement for Chabahar port with Iran

Officials said the signing of the agreement is likely to be witnessed by Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

PM’s visit to Tehran: With Iran, historical ties and a history of dithering

Four days after international sanctions on Iran were lifted on January 16, Tehran’s envoy in New Delhi spoke his mind at Delhi’s India International Centre.

AgustaWestland chopper scam: UK finds flaws in India’s extradition request

After refusing to deport Vijay Mallya, UK found deficiencies in India’s request seeking extradition of British citizen and alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michel.

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Nepal shouldn’t blame India for its problems: Recalled envoy

Upadhyay, who received his orders from Kathmandu on Monday evening, had a quiet lunch with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Tuesday.

India, Pakistan agree to remain in touch: Foreign Secys break the ice, remain frosty

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had an almost 100-minute meeting Tuesday with visiting Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary but there was no indication that the two countries had been able to unlock the diplomatic deadl

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