Shubhajit Roy


US passes tax Bill that could hit Indian students
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

According to figures released by Open Doors reports in the last few years — data compiled by the US government — Indian students have been on the rise since 2013-14 academic session

Choking in Delhi, Costa Rica envoy heads to Bengaluru
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

On Tuesday, Alvarez posted a video message saying she has taken her medicines and is feeling better, as she is recuperating in the lush green surroundings in south India.

PM Narendra Modi meets China’s Li Keqiang, backs ASEAN on rules-based security architecture
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

PM Modi had a “pull-aside” meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the leaders’ lounge in Manila where leaders had gathered for the East Asia Summit. At the ASEAN-India Summit, meanwhile, the Prime Minister promised “steady support” for “a rules-based regional security architecture”.

Modi to ASEAN members: Terror our big menace, time we jointly fought
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Modi also said that India will continue to lend its support to ASEAN to achieve a rules-based regional security architecture that best attests to the region's interests and its peaceful development.

Working with US for the future of Asia, says PM Narendra Modi
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

US President Donald Trump says PM Modi doing fantastic job, bringing together factions in India

India at centre stage as ‘Indo-Pacific’ gains currency
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

New Delhi, which has been put at the centre stage through the use of the phrase Indo-Pacific, appears to strike a balance and maintain a more restrained approach, even as it becomes a part of grouping that has the US and its allies.

India, Philippines ink deals on defence, agriculture
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Four agreements were signed between the two countries, which covered areas of defence, agriculture, small and medium enterprises and tie-up between think-tanks.

‘Glad to see Jaipur Foot giving wings to youths’
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Carlo Migel Silvano is one of thousands of Filipinos fitted with the ‘Jaipur Foot’, a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations.

Delhi pollution: Diplomats in city say this isn’t what we signed up for
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Some missions have cut down on non-essential staff in Delhi, and have moved positions to neighbouring countries like Singapore.

Donald Trump-PM Modi meet agenda: Asia, Ivanka trip
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Trump-Modi meet: While Trump’s daughter and advisor Ivanka is scheduled to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad from November 28 to 30, sources indicated that the US is also keen to push defence sales.

ASEAN Summit: Eye on China as India joins quadrilateral with US, Australia & Japan
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

The last such meeting took place in 2007, after which Australia had quit such a dialogue mechanism. Chaired by Japanese officials, the meeting lasted over an hour and was attended by two MEA officials.

PM Modi and Donald Trump will meet in Manila tomorrow, separate talks planned with each quadrilateral leader
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

PM Modi is also scheduled to have bilateral meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and others.

Latest Pakistan twist in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, says his wife can meet him
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

On the flip side, sources said, Pakistan’s “offer” is the latest indication that Jadhav is “still alive”.

Japan to chair first quadrilateral meeting in Manila next week
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reaches Manila on November 12, will interact with US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the East Asia summit

French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India deferred till next year
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Indian and French officials have decided to reschedule the visit till early 2018, sources said. Fresh dates are being explored in February 2018.

China blocks UN consensus again to tag JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist, India ‘disappointed’
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The blocking by China comes barely two months after Beijing agreed to name the outfit a terrorist groups at the BRICS declaration.

Australia comes on board to complete quadrilateral, talks to be held this month
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The idea is for leaders of the four countries to promote free trade and defence cooperation across a stretch of ocean from the South China Sea, across the Indian Ocean and all the way to Africa

Old Europe hand, Ajay Bisaria named envoy to Pakistan
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

"He is expected to take up his assignment shortly,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

Singapore urges India to play historical role in south, north-eastern Asia
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Balakrishnan also gave a thumbs up to the Indian government's move towards digital payments and de-monetisation.

India, Italy to enhance counter-terror coop, sign six pacts
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Gentiloni’s visit is aimed at smoothening the tension between the two countries over the Italian marines issue.

First consignment via Chabahar leaves India for Afghanistan
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The Indian outreach to Afghanistan through Iran is taking place at a time when the Trump administration is trying to push Tehran into a corner through diplomatic and economic means.

Quadrilateral talks: Open to working with like-minded countries, says government
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

A question on Japanese Foreign Minister’s proposal for the quadrilateral, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “India is open to working with like-minded countries on issues that advance our interests and promote our viewpoint. We are not rigid in this regard.”

Japan pushes for 4-party talks with India, US and Australia
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to the Philippines in the second week of November to attend the 31st ASEAN and East Asia summit, where he is expected to meet US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, among others.

India, US send strong message to Pakistan: Crack down on terror outfits
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

After the bilateral talks that lasted for over an-hour-and-a-half, Swaraj said US President Donald Trump’s new South Asia strategy would be successful only if Pakistan takes effective action against terrorist groups, without any discrimination.

Rex Tillerson to meet PM Modi, Sushma Swaraj today; Afghanistan on table
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Rex Tillerson is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday, and also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before flying back to Washington DC on Thursday morning.

Ready to give more security help to Kabul, says India
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

‘Support Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, Afghan-controlled reconciliation in Kabul’

As Islamic State collapses, MEA collects DNA from families of the 39 missing Indians
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

The MEA has been in touch with local missions in Syria and Iraq, besides seeking help from American authorities for coordination on the ground, ministry sources said.

Ahead of Rex Tillerson’s Oct 24 visit, Delhi underlines his Indo-Pacific push
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

In his speech, Rex Tillerson mentioned “Indo-Pacific” 19 times, making it clearly the centrepiece of his remarks.

NSA Ajit Doval visits Kabul, both sides welcome new US strategy
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Doval’s schedule was kept under wraps to avert any incident — it was announced only late on Monday, after the visit.

Donald Trump says US, Pakistan starting real relationship, Delhi takes stock
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

“Starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders. I want to thank them for their cooperation on many fronts,” Trump tweeted early Saturday.

New Delhi prepares to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron in December
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Macron’s first visit to India as President comes less than two years after then French President Francois Hollande visited India in January 2016 as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.

Eye on China, foreign secy S Jaishankar in Seychelles for infrastructure pact
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

There has been a sharp spike in the number of Chinese visitors in Seychelles over the last six years — from about 500 in 2011 to over 15,000 in 2016.

International Day of the Girl Child: Today, underprivileged girls to step in for 11 diplomats
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The effort comes at an interesting time, when women across the world — from the US to Europe, and Asia to Africa — are challenging gender stereotypes.

Ek chutki sindoor ki keemat… US mission auditions for Bollywood
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

The US Embassy has been without a full-time Ambassador since January this year, with Charge d’Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson leading the mission’s public outreach on social media.

MEA says ‘no new development’ at Doklam, China defends patrolling ‘to exercise sovereignty’
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

On August 28, when the Doklam standoff ended, the MEA had issued two statements, the second of which, in the evening, made clear that India and China had withdrawn their troops.

India, EU name Dawood, Hafiz Saeed, Rehman Lakhvi in joint fight against terror
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Naming of the three terrorists, who have conducted terror attacks in India leading to hundreds of deaths, is being perceived as a significant takeaway from the India-EU summit.