Shubhajit Roy


After NSG upset, India set to become member of MTCR
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Admission to MTCR will open the way for India to buy high-end missile technology, also making more realistic its aspiration to buy surveillance drones such as the Predator, made by General Atomics.

No entry in NSG: India blames one country (China), others said no too
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The Chinese chief negotiator at the NSG told reporters in Seoul that the group would not bend the rules and allow India membership as it had not signed the NPT.

PM Modi opens a window, NSG doors still shut; 7 nations hold out at Seoul
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

At least seven countries — China, Brazil, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, Ireland and New Zealand — were learnt to have raised questions, mostly pertaining to the entry of non-NPT countries into the elite club.

Join emerging consensus on India: PM Modi to Xi Jinping
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Indian officials said a major part of the meeting was devoted to the issue of India’s NSG membership.

France backs India’s NSG bid, all eyes on Modi-Xi meeting in Tashkent
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Washington has reportedly conveyed that India’s case is ‘very compelling’; China to play ‘constructive role’ in talks.

Strong bond with Afghanistan can lift ties with Pak: Ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

'We have seen foreign interventions earlier too. This too cannot end any different,' Menon said.

China says door open for talks, India makes all-out push for NSG entry
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Indian negotiators are prepared to show records of seven meetings of the NSG plenary sessions where Delhi’s adherance to its commitments made in 2008 have been acknowledged, sources told The Indian Express.

NSG plenary session at Seoul: Modi-Xi meet may hold key to China nod
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.

India swings into action after Ramakrishna Mission priest in Dhaka gets death threat
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Swarup said the First Secretary (Consular) in the High Commission visited the RK Mission on Friday morning to review security.

Mexico gives its nod, but China still in the way of India’s entry into elite NSG club
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Support is recognition of commitment by Modi to agenda of disarmament and non-proliferation: Mexican President.

Shedding ‘hesitations of history’, PM Modi points to future in his address to US Congress
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Prime Minister aims at terrorism, Pakistan, hits the mark. He was received by Vice-President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan.

Human rights group hearing: US Congressmen slam Modi govt for ‘violence’ against minorities
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The hearing, which began 3 pm Tuesday and lasted about an hour-and-a-half, saw the Congressmen speak about “intimidation, discrimination, harassment and violence” experienced by Muslims and Christians in India.

The Indo-US joint statement: Nuclear regimes, reactors, security, counter-terror
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Curation of a 50-paragraph Joint Statement issued by India and the United States, its key points, and how they compare with what the two countries said on the same issues when President Barack Obama visited India in January 2015.

PM Modi in US: India geared to become driver of global economy
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Pitching India in front of American businesses and investors Modi said that India is poised as the "new engine of economic growth"

India, US now ‘major defence partners’
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The US gave India the status of a “major defence partner” — on a par with some of Washington’s closest allies, like the Europeans and the Japanese.

PM Narendra Modi welcomes President Obama’s support for India in missile, nuke groups
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Modi also appreciated the assistance and support of “my friend Obama” towards India’s application to be a member of MTCR and the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

In Modi’s speech at US Congress, climate change and trade to figure prominently
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Modi will talk about all major issues in his speech — from climate change to terrorism, defence and security cooperation to trade and economic relationship.

PM Modi pays tribute to Kalpana Chawla at Arlington cemetery
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

US hands over 12 artefacts to PM

Swiss support for NSG secured, PM Modi lands in US
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

PM Modi also said that combating the menace of "black money" and tax evasion will be India and Switzerland's shared priority.

Modi in US: Less diaspora, more diplomacy as PM lands in Washington
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

“During earlier visits, he reached out to the large Indian diaspora; this time, he will talk to the American people,” an official told The Indian Express.

US firm, NPCIL to set up 6 nuclear reactors in India
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Agreement on setting up the reactors to be the major outcome of PM Modi's scheduled US visit.

Nuclear Suppliers’ Group in mind, Mexico, Switzerland get added to PM Narendra Modi’s schedule
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

India submitted its application to become a member of the NSG on May 12, officials confirmed on Thursday.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Arlington Cemetery
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Modi meeting with Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appears unlikely “as of now”, sources said.

From Nehru to Manmohan Singh, five Indian PMs who addressed US Congress before Narendra Modi
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Indian Express curates the headline points of five Indian prime ministerial speeches to US Congressmen and Congresswomen, annotating them with the context in which they were delivered.

So many cities in Tehran
Tue, May 31, 2016

As it loses its international outcast status, a new Iran grapples with its old.

PM Modi to begin five-nation tour next week
Sun, May 29, 2016

He'll go to the US for a bilateral visit, where he will be hosted by US President Barack Obama on June 7 and 8.

On Africa Day, one envoy says it in verse: ‘Tell me… what did I do wrong?’
Fri, May 27, 2016

The envoys had gathered for the event after initially conveying that it should be postponed following the brutal assault on Congolese youth in New Delhi.

Modi visit: India, Iran seal Chabahar port deal, talk terror
Tue, May 24, 2016

The two sides signed a total of 12 of agreements on economy, trade, transportation, port development, culture, science and academic cooperation.

Trade pacts, ‘energy dialogue’ on agenda
Tue, May 24, 2016

On Chabahar port, the joint statement said the two sides decided to give “full play” to the strategic location.

Zero tolerance on terror, share intelligence to combat organised crime: India, Iran
Tue, May 24, 2016

While Pakistan remained the unnamed reference in the joint statement, Tehran also viewed Saudi Arabia through the terrorism prism.

‘Rouhani’s Economic Success Most Urgent’: Reformist hopes India will soon pay Iran $6 bn dues
Mon, May 23, 2016

“Modi can do a huge favour to him by getting the Indian government to pay up, ” says Iranian reformist.

Indians assimilate with all: PM Modi at Tehran gurdwara
Mon, May 23, 2016

PM Modi applauded the efforts of the Sikh community in the Persian Gulf nation for preserving and spreading the culture and tradition of India.

PM Modi in Iran: Trade, transit links on table, but Pak will be back of mind for both India, Iran
Mon, May 23, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of ‘shared ties’, says lifting of sanctions has opened up opportunities.

PM Modi lands in Tehran today: India bid to warm up to Iran as it steps out of cold
Sun, May 22, 2016

Indian officials say that besides Chabahar, the International South-South Transport Corridor will be another major project India is interested in.

India to sign agreement for Chabahar port with Iran
Sat, May 21, 2016

India will invest over $200 million as a line of credit, of which EXIM Bank will extend $150 million, in the first phase.

PM’s visit to Tehran: With Iran, historical ties and a history of dithering
Thu, May 19, 2016

Four days after international sanctions on Iran were lifted on January 16, Tehran’s envoy in New Delhi spoke his mind at Delhi’s India International Centre. “In my three years as the Ambassador of Iran, I have often been advised to be patient on big India-Iran projects. Does India want to wait for centuries before capturing […]