The Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Summit, Tim Hitchens, is in New Delhi and has met officials from the Indian government to talk about the preparations for the summit and the forthcoming visit.
Stressing that India and the US must build an economic relationship that creates jobs and opportunities for the people of both nations, the report said that the United States and India must look not just at areas like hi-tech, but also at infrastructure, to expand the benefits of investment and trade to all sectors of societies
Netanyahu in India: Apart from noting that the next meeting of the Joint Working Groups on Homeland and Public Security will be held in February 2018, the two countries reiterated the importance of building comprehensive cooperation in counter-terrorism.
Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and takes place about six months after PM Modi’s trip to Israel, the first by an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish state.
US civilian and military assistance for Pakistan has dropped from an average of over $2.2 billion a year during the period immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks to an estimated $526 million in 2017.
Hours after Pakistan’s foreign ministry released the video, New Delhi said Islamabad’s “propagandistic exercises” have “no credibility”, and said it was “absurd” that a “captive under duress is certifying his own welfare”.
Posting his first tweet of 2018, Trump wrote: “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools."
If the last few weeks of 2017 are any indication, New Delhi faces multiple challenges in its proclaimed “neighbourhood first” policy. And in each task that lies ahead, the Chinese footprint is already unmistakable.
“We share historical ties with India, which are close and friendly... This is not acceptable that a Palestinian Ambassador shared the stage with a terrorist wanted by India," said Palestine Ambassador to India
Hours after the photographs of Ali with Saeed surfaced on social media, Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that New Delhi would take up the matter “strongly” with the Palestinian government.
The two women had to remove their mangalsutra, bindi, bangles, hair-clips and footwear, and also change their clothes, before meeting Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer on Death Row in Pakistan, on Monday
Kullbhushan Jadhav: New Delhi said that the manner in which the meeting was conducted and its aftermath were clearly an attempt to bolster a “false and unsubstantiated narrative of Jadhav’s alleged activities”.
“Eventually, we must have a separate law for small and medium companies and have a comprehensive Companies Act only for large companies,” Chidamabaram said during a discussion on the Companies (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha
Nepal’s political leadership has often felt that India uses blockades of essential supplies to discipline the smaller country. With the China-leaning Left Alliance winning Nepal’s elections, India will have to work extra hard to repair the trust deficit
Swaraj and Wang noted the “challenge it had posed to the relationship” and expressed “satisfaction” that it was resolved with the disengagement of troops at the face-off site through concerted diplomatic communications.