Shubhajit Roy


Before cautioning officials against Dalai Lama events, New Delhi sounded Beijing
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

This was conveyed through diplomatic channels as a mark of goodwill that was sought to be generated in Beijing, and set the ball rolling for a reset in ties with China, now culminating in an “informal summit” between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan on April 27-28.

All set for reset, PM Narendra Modi and China’s Xi Jinping to hold informal meet this week
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Will make sure that summit is a milestone in ties with India: China Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Family claims ISI trapped her but mother from Punjab says she’s married Lahore man
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The woman, identified as 32-year-old Kiran Bala from Punjab, had gone missing in Islamabad five days ago but claimed in a letter sent to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry that she had married Mohammad Azam at the Jamia Naeemia seminary in Lahore on April 16.

Dialled Pakistan on surgical strike, they were scared to come on phone: PM Narendra Modi in UK
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

“I said before India gets to know, we should call Pakistan and tell them what we did so they can come and take their bodies if they have time," said PM Modi.

Avoiding reference to Russia, India joins Britain to condemn chemical attacks
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The Salisbury incident was one of the tricky issues to be negotiated between two countries, since India was cautious in not taking any side between Russia and the UK.

India, Sweden to step up cyber security, defence ties
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

In the joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they focused on how Sweden can help India in its development journey. The two sides agreed an innovation partnership and a Joint Action Plan, he said.

India summons Pakistan envoy over pro-Khalistan posters, denial of consular access to Sikh yatris
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Sources told The Indian Express that Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria was prevented from going to these gurdwaras over the weekend, and Indian diplomats were again prevented on Monday from meeting these pilgrims.

India protests: Pakistan blocking consular access to Sikh pilgrims
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a statement on Sunday, said the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan was also “compelled to return” while he was on his way to meet the pilgrims.

India lodges protest over Pakistan preventing Sikh pilgrims from meeting Indian High Commissioner
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Moreover, on April 14, the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, who was to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib at the invitation of the Chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), was "suddenly asked to return while en route to the shrine, for unspecified ‘security’ reasons", the statement added.

India reaches out to African countries to counter China
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

The second big project, the Lusaka City Roads Decongestion Project, will be implemented with support from India. Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has offered New Delhi a chance to take up a major railway project in the country.

NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with China’s top CPC official
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

This is the second meeting between Doval and Yang after the two-and-half-month long Doklam standoff.

Ahead of CHOGM meet in London, India, Pakistan walk tightrope on Russia
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

In its efforts to dilute any reference to Russia, India has found an unlikely partner in Pakistan, which is developing its own ties with Moscow in recent years, much to Delhi’s discomfiture.

India’s membership to NSG: Delhi works on Beijing to drop objections on n-club entry
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The NSG is the top club of countries which controls access to technology and guards against proliferation. Its membership is important for India to access cutting-edge high technology.

Eye on China, India pushes rail, water links with Nepal
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

While connectivity was the focus of the outcomes between the two sides, agriculture was another new area of cooperation. Oli told Modi that he was keen to explore cooperation in the field of agriculture, especially in technology modernisation and organic farming.

PM Modi ready to revise 1950 India-Nepal peace treaty
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

New Delhi has had a difficult relationship with Oli in the last few years, and the blockade episode in 2016 had strained the ties. But with Oli winning the elections again with a strong mandate, the Indian side has moved to stabilise the relationship.

Diplomats’ row: India, Pakistan agree to resolve issues
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Diplomats’ row: The Pakistan authorities had said they were concerned about the lack of security clearance of some of the workers at the construction site.

Harassment of diplomats: India, Pakistan move to de-escalate
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

While the Indian side raised the issue with Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry through diplomatic channels — Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria had met top officials in Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry on February 16 — South Block deliberated on the “quality of the response”.

Envoy to China speaks, India’s tough talk on Doklam ahead of PM visit
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Modi will visit Qingdao in China for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit on June 9-10, Bambawale has confirmed. While it was known that Modi is likely to visit China, this is the first time the dates have been announced officially.

Tragedy after 4-year trauma: 39 Iraq missing are declared dead
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Capping a series of conflicting statements from the government on the fate of these men, Swaraj said the identities of 38 of those dead have been confirmed while one case was still “under process”.

Indians kidnapped in Iraq | Six statements in 2 years: They are alive and safe
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

The news of their kidnapping by Islamic State hit the Narendra Modi government barely weeks into its triumphant entry in the last week of May 2014.