Come January 1, 2016 and India will no longer receive financial aid from the UK. This decision was taken by the British government in 2012 after a domestic outcry about …Read More
India’s President Pranab Mukherjee appointed the senior-most Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He will take charge in the office on April …Read More
India’s President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the country’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, to Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously, at the Rastrapati Bhavan (presidential house) in New Delhi. Besides being a freedom fighter, Malaviya …Read More
Envoys of five countries, including that of Italy and the Maldives, presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in Rasthtrapati Bhavan on March 18. The envoys, who …Read More
Buddha, energy and strategy. They may sound like a fusion menu of sorts, but India’s President Pranab Mukherjee’s first state visit to Vietnam will deftly coalesce diverse strands that make the texture of the vibrant India-Vietnam relationship.
Mukherjee travels to Vietnam on a state visit from September 14 to September 17, which will telescope the trend of multi-alignment in India’s foreign policy. This essentially means aligning with different countries which may be at odds with each other to promote India’s national interests. Significantly, Mukherjee’s visit to Hanoi will be followed by the big-ticket visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India.
While China is Vietnam’s largest trading partner, the two countries are not exactly on the best of terms as Vietnam resents what it sees as China’s assertive posturing in South China Sea. India, on the other hand, has shown a talent for juggling its relations with both China and Vietnam.Read More