Shubhajit Roy


EU delegation slams crackdown on NGOs
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David McAllister cited reports of “breach of human rights” in Kashmir and said the issue has to be settled through domestic institutions.

India-China talks falter on key issues: JeM chief, NSG bid
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Delhi says Beijing stuck on procedures, processes, demand for ‘solid evidence’

PM Modi raises H-1B visa issue with US Congressional team
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and principal secretary to PM, Nripendra Mishra, were present among other officials at the meeting.

India, UK discuss Vijay Mallya’s extradition
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

On February 9, India had submitted a request for extradition of Mallya.

Pak move against Hafiz Saeed first step to justice: MEA
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Sources said if the actions by Pakistan’s government show results, it will brighten the prospects of the dialogue process between the two countries.

‘If US cracks down on H1B visas, we’ll be happy to have Indians relocate to Mexico’: Melba Pria
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In an interview to The Indian Express, Pria said if the US cracks down on H1B visas, Mexico will be “more than happy to have Indians relocate to Mexico”.

Foreign secy Jaishankar in Colombo: On agenda, Lanka port development, security ties
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Officials said that the Foreign secretary would also try to get a sense of the progress on the new Constitution, being drafted by the Sirisena government.

Abdul Basit will return to Pakistan, envoy to Turkey is set to replace him
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

While Mahmood hasn’t served in India before, that has hardly been a criterion for selecting Pakistan’s envoy to India

Sushma Swaraj discusses terror fight, ties with US counterpart
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The statement added that they agreed to intensify cooperation in various sectors, including defence and security, energy, and economy.

Foreign Secretary may visit Dhaka
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

During the visit, Jaishankar will review the implementation of the agreed initiatives and projects in the bilateral ties.

India hands over Vijay Mallya extradition plea to UK
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Stressing that India has a “legitimate” case against Mallya, he said if an extradition request is honoured, it shows their “sensitivity towards our concerns”.

Donald Trump legitimising blatant racism: Belgian Deputy PM Alexander De Croo
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

In an interview with The Indian Express, he blamed Europe for lack of progress in negotiating Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India.

Five questions: Today is the 90th day since demonetisation, says TMC’s Sukhendu Sekhar Roy
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

While the PM had said that restrictions on cash limit will be withdrawn after 50 days, it is still continuing.

Once again, China blocks move to blacklist Masood Azhar
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

“Last time, China had blocked the proposal citing it as a matter between, this time, it was decided that others should take the lead. But Beijing has once again put it on hold,” a source told The Indian Express.

Donald Trump and PM Modi talked H1-B visas, Pak terror and South China Sea
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Sources said the issue was raised by Modi during their phone conversation at about 11.30 pm on January 24, with Trump responding that India’s views would be given “consideration”.

Indian envoy meets Pakistan Punjab CM, discusses Pak action against terror
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Pakistan government sources confirmed to The Sunday Express that the meetings between Pakistan's ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani and US officials had prompted action against Saeed.

Hafiz Saeed detention in national interest, says Pakistan Army
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

New Delhi has always maintained that the Pakistan Army has kept Saeed “in play” as a “strategic asset”.

Republic Day invite for Pakistan defence advisor first time in 3 years
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The last such invitation was extended in January 2014, before the NDA government came to power, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the chief guest.

JuD chief Hafiz Lashkar Saeed put under house arrest
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Saeed says in the message that his arrest was the result of pressure from India given his advocacy of the Kashmir issue and Balochistan.

Send message to Pakistan: India and UAE slam state use of religion to sponsor terror
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

The UAE and India agreed to coordinate efforts to “counter radicalisation and misuse of religion by groups and countries for inciting hatred and perpetrating acts of terrorism”.

Donald Trump, PM Modi invite each other, pledge to deepen ties
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Sources told The Indian Express that the conversation has now set the ball rolling for a bilateral visit later this year, possibly during the UN General Assembly or even earlier.

Al Nahyan meets PM Modi: India, UAE ink key pacts, defence cooperation MoU
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Calling the discussions “fruitful and productive”, Modi said convergence between the two countries can help stabilise the region and the economic partnership can be a source of regional and global prosperity.

Why UAE Crown Prince is a very special Republic Day guest
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

For the first time, India has laid out the red carpet for a leader who’s not a Head of Govt or State. From investments to security cooperation, it has many reasons to invest in MBZ, as the Sheikh is known.

Donald Trump, PM Modi speak over phone
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

In his fourth day in office, Trump’s phone conversation with Modi was their second conversation since his unexpected victory.

Crown Prince Arrives, Talks in New Delhi Today: India to raise OIC on Kashmir with UAE
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

May make common cause on terror attack in Kandahar in which UAE diplomats were killed

India, UAE set to ink deals on marine affairs, agriculture, transport
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The countries have decided to grant mutual recognition of certificates of competency in the maritime training domain.

In farewell speech, US envoy Richard Verma says, ties with India on upward course
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Verma called cross-border terrorism a “serious threat” and said it is not for “anyone’s lack of effort” that perpetrators of terrorist attacks continue to roam free in Pakistan

Richard Verma leaves after having put Indo-US ties on upswing
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Verma, whose term has been cut short abruptly with the change in the US administration, saw a fresh momentum in the ties during his term.

On corridor via PoK, China showed no sensitivity: Govt
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Jaishankar said “terrorism remains the most pervasive and serious challenge to international security. Developing a serious global response is of the highest priority, yet hard to do.”

Walk away from terror to start talks: PM Modi to Pak
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Ties between the two countries have hit rock bottom in the wake of attacks by Pakistan-based terror outfits which prompted India to carry out surgical strikes along the Line of Control.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s cousin dies at Delhi hospital
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

“He was declared dead... the Afghan embassy is making arrangements for taking his body back to Kabul,” a top Afghan official told The Indian Express.

NSG membership cannot be a farewell gift: China to US
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

India says it is engaged with all partners and hopes to see an early decision.

Tricolour doormats: No visas, Sushma Swaraj warns Amazon
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

She warned that if Amazon did not apologise, none of its “officials” would be granted Indian visas, and the visas issued earlier would also be rescinded.

India, Portugal condemn terror
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The two sides recognised importance of the UN’s central role in combating terrorism.

Passport norms eased for single parent, orphans and sadhus
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

This has been a long-standing demand from women’s groups, and recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs by the Women and Child Development Ministry.

In Norwegian law, separating state care for kids from ‘kidnapping’ them
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

In the last 5 years, 3 sets of NRI parents have been accused of abusing their children. Indian Express explains the background of aggressive state action that is sometimes criticised for being draconian.