Amid the continuing border standoff between India and China and the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually host the 13th BRICS summit that will test BRICS …Read More
By Shweta Aggarwal The sudden capture of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15 and the ensuing chaos has triggered anxiety about the future of Afghanistan and its implications for …Read More
By Shweta Aggarwal In a strong message to Afghanistan’s new rulers and Pakistan, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar asked them not to provide state hospitality to terrorists and urged …Read More
In an important marker that underlines the country’s assertion of its strategic autonomy, India has come out unequivocally in support of France, which has come under fire over alleged anti-Islamic …Read More
Twelve years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, justice for victims of the carnage remains elusive with India and the US joining hands to push Pakistan to take “immediate, sustained, …Read More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country will give a befitting reply to those who are trying to foment terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a gathering in …Read More
Embracing a more nuanced diplomatic approach in engaging Pakistan in counter-terrorism efforts, US Defence Secretary James Mattis has asked Islamabad to intensify its efforts in rooting out terror from its soil.Mr Mattis met Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on December 4 and impressed upon the latter the compelling need to act against terror outfits.
A statement by the Prime Minister’s office in Pakistan said, “He [Mattis] emphasised that in view of his long association with Pakistan, he was keenly aware of the sacrifices rendered and the lives lost in Pakistan’s fight against terrorism and extremism; and his personal respect and appreciation for the professional abilities of Pakistan’s armed forces “.
Setting the tone of his maiden official visit to New Delhi, US Secretary of State Rex Tillersonhad expressed last week the US administration’s determination to “dramatically deepen ways” to build an ambitious strategic partnership with Indianot just specific to South Asia but also including the Indo-Pacific, with an eye on China’s rising assertiveness in the region.
In New Delhi on a 36-hour visit, Mr. Tillerson reaffirmed his country’s support for India’s rise as a regional power and providing further assistance in advancing India’s military mordernisation by equipping it with best technologies.
“As far as the Kashmir issue is concerned, you know that the government’s position has been very consistent and clear. We are ready, we have been ready to have dialogue …Read More
Abandon your futile quest and stop abusing international fora for Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. This is India’s strongly-worded message to Pakistan which continues to rake up the Kashmir issue to divert the world’s attention from its relentless pursuit of terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
“Our response to Pakistan is consistent. Abandon your futile quest. Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so,” India’s Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin said during a General Assembly debate on ‘Report of the Secretary General on the Work of the Organisation’ at the 71st session of the UNGA.Read More