Shubhajit Roy

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Surgical strikes: In touch with Delhi and Islamabad, says Beijing
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

In Delhi, India briefed envoys of 25 countries, including the US, China, Russia, UK and France, after the Army said it had carried out “surgical strikes”.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘unprovoked firing’
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit reportedly received “threat calls” Thursday, asking him to leave India.

John Kerry spoke to Sushma twice over 2 days: Do not escalate situation with Pak
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

This is the first time that the US has spoken to the Indian leadership at a senior political level after the Uri attack, sources said.

SAARC summit to be called off as Dhaka, Kabul and Thimphu too slam Islamabad
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

All three countries, in different ways, blamed Pakistan for the current atmosphere and said it was not conducive for the summit.

Uri attack: Jaish-e-Muhammad suspects in hand, evidence shown to envoy
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar offered High Commissioner Basit consular access to the arrested individuals during their meeting — their second since the Uri attacks.

To isolate Pakistan in neighbourhood, India pulls out of Islamabad SAARC summit
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan may join first-ever boycott

India names terrorist, handlers, says two PoK youths showed way to Uri; Pakistan envoy summoned
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

The identity of one of the slain Uri attackers was also revealed during the meeting, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Blood and water can’t flow together, says PM Modi at Indus Water Treaty meeting, Govt plans cross-border river strategy
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

India suspends water monitor talks, plans maximum use of western rivers.

India wanted friendship, we got Pathankot and Uri: Sushma Swaraj censures Pak at UNGA
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Swaraj sent Pakistan a blunt message on Kashmir: “Abandon this dream... Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so.”

Sushma Swaraj raises Balochistan at UN, says Pakistan peddles terrorism
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Addressing the UN General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said countries which do not want to join the fight against terrorism should be “isolated”.

5 diplomats and 5 hours: Story behind India’s reply to Sharif
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

“The idea was to pit the juniormost officer as a courageous voice against a head of government. The optics was the key, since the response will be viewed beyond the UNGA hall,” an Indian diplomat, who worked on the speech, said.

Taking leaf out of 2014 book, PM speaks of fighting poverty
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

In May this year, Modi said in an interview to The Wall Street Journal: “In my view, our ties can truly scale great heights once Pakistan removes the self-imposed obstacle of terrorism in the path of our relationship.”

India open to ‘voting’ to ensure terror treaty comes into force
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who will be addressing the UN General Assembly on September 26, is expected to speak on the issue.

Pakistan is host to Ivy League of terrorism, Uri attack part of continuous trail: Govt
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Later in the day, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup used a Hindi proverb to drive home the point that the Pakistani establishment was colluding with terrorists.

Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit summoned, told Uri attackers came from Pakistan
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit that India had recovered several items from the slain terrorists.

OIC members join chorus against Uri attack
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

The OIC is the most critical international grouping which has been vocal on the Kashmir situation in the past and has been toeing Pakistan’s line on human rights violations over the last two months.

India plan to corner Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj’s speech at UN, rallying global support
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Within hours of the Uri attack, Indian envoys in capitals across the world were asked to get foreign governments to condemn the attack.

Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti to seek asylum in India
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Bugti, who spoke to Indian embassy officials on Monday over telephone from Geneva, has been living in Geneva for the last six years, and his application for political asylum in Switzerland is “pending with the Swiss authorities”.

Involve all in implementing Constitution, India tells Nepal
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Nepal PM Prachanda, who appears more receptive to India’s concerns, has given positive signals during their “restricted” as well as “delegation-level” talks, the sources added.

At UN rights body, India raises Pakistan’s excesses in Balochistan
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Islamabad had raised the issue of Kashmir unrest and alleged human rights violations at the UNHRC.

India, Afghanistan likely to sign deal on extradition of terrorists
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Sources said that New Delhi is keen to ramp up counter-terrorism cooperation with Kabul, especially in the wake of heightened tension with Pakistan.

MEA contradicts envoy on PM Modi visit to Pakistan
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Vikas Swarup, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted, “As I stated in my weekly briefing, decisions and announcements of such nature are not made so far in advance.”

Indian embassy in Oman: Businessmen denied access, India protests
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The issue has been taken up by the Indian envoy in Muscat to ensure that such incidents don't happen in future.

Why John Kerry stayed back 2 more days in India
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

As prospects of a US-Russia deal on Syria brightened, US President Barack Obama is said to have asked Kerry to join him at the G-20 summit.

Bureaucracy must stop setting up roadblocks: John Kerry
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Kerry on Wednesday called on PM Narendra Modi and shared with him the US's perspective on developments in the region and beyond.

On terror & Pak, meeting of minds with US: Sushma Swaraj
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

“I made it very very clear that United States stands in strong partnership with India against all terrorism, no matter from where it comes from, no matter what form it takes," said Kerry.

New Delhi will keep Islamabad out of BRICS regional meet
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

India will also raise the issue of terrorism with the international community at the G-20 summit in China next week, followed by the NAM summit in Venezuela and the UNGA in September-end.

Centre planning to call diaspora from Gilgit-Baltistan for Pravasi Divas 2017
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Some parallels are also being drawn within the Indian establishment with China’s position on Arunachal Pradesh.

Pakistan rewinds to reply: Cites UN, human rights in J&K   
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Islamabad also called for an end to the “human rights violations against the innocent people of J&K”. Further, the country put the ball in India’s court, inviting Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to visit Islamabad by month-end.

India draws clear red lines for Pakistan, 5-point agenda for talks
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

End incitement in J&K, stop sheltering Dawood Ibrahim, prosecute Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, discuss vacation of PoK, said Foreign Secy.

Delhi responds to Islamabad invite, let’s talk terror, it’s central issue
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pakistan uses terror as state policy, difficult partner for South Asia: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

India opens consulate in Iraq’s Erbil
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

To boost rescue of Indians held by IS

Bluster or masterstroke: Depends on what Govt does, say ex-diplomats
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

A majority of seven former Foreign Secretaries The Indian Express spoke with struck a note of caution, as they mulled over the "imponderables" and what is going to follow next from the government.

Thank you, says Baloch leader, I want SRK in film on our fight
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Brahumdagh Bugti, who heads the Baloch Republican Party, said that he would also like Indian cinema to make a movie on the Baloch struggle

PM Modi’s Independence day speech: Thank you, says Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti, I want SRK in film on our fight
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Akbar Bugti fled from Balochistan to Afghanistan after his grandfather was killed. In 2010, he moved to Switzerland where he has been living in exile.

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: PM throws down Balochistan gauntlet
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech drew an angry reaction from Islamabad which claimed this “only proves Pakistan’s contention that India, through its main intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing, has been fomenting terrorism in Balochistan”.