Shubhajit Roy


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 […]

PM’s visit to Iran: The New Delhi-Tehran story needs energy to take it forward
Thu, May 19, 2016

While India's core interest remains energy, connectivity has become a major thrust area. New Delhi has made it a strategic priority since access to Afghanistan and Central Asia is important to Indian interests.

AgustaWestland deal: Now, UK finds flaws in India’s request for extradition of ‘middleman’
Fri, May 13, 2016

Flagging the flaws, London has sent a list of queries back to India.

India-Nepal: what can be done to reduce the trust deficit?
Wed, May 11, 2016

With public mistrust of India already at a high, Oli's government is feeding rumours about the Indian hand meddling in the country’s affairs.

Nepal shouldn’t blame India for its problems: Recalled envoy
Wed, May 11, 2016

Upadhyay, who received his orders from Kathmandu on Monday evening, had a quiet lunch with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Tuesday.

Envoy Recalled by Nepal: ‘If anyone has proof, they should produce it… else it is hearsay’
Tue, May 10, 2016

Upadhyay, who is at the centre of a storm following his recall by the Oli government, said he hoped that “better sense prevails” in Kathmandu, as he waited for the official communication from Nepal’s foreign ministry.

India, Pak agree to remain in touch: Foreign Secys break the ice, remain frosty
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Pak raises Samjhauta, R&AW, India Azhar, 26/11, Pathankot.

Red faces in Govt, Uighur leader Dolkun Isa’s visa cancelled after Chinese protests
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

China is particularly sensitive to Uyghur leaders like Dolkun and Rebiya Kadeer, being hosted by foreign countries, and has expressed its desire to arrest them

China’s Masood Azhar snub: India issues visa to rebel Uyghur leader on Beijing blacklist
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

China had blocked a ban on Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar in the UN, preventing him from being put on the UN terror list

Focus on Chabahar port project as Sushma Swaraj meets Iranian leaders
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Enhancing energy cooperation and development of the Chabahar port were the centerpiece of talks which was mostly dominated by economic issues.

Re-engaging with Male: Why India has moved to secure its relationship with Maldives
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The defence action plan is an important component of the India-Maldives bilateral relationship and the shared strategic and security interests of the two countries in the Indian Ocean region.

‘Bewildered’ by US policy on Pak, oppose sale of F16s: Robert Blackwill
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Blackwill’s comments assume significance in the wake of US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter’s ongoing visit to India, even as Washington is going ahead with the sale of F-16s to Pakistan despite New Delhi’s objections.

Duchess Kate Middleton ‘loving it all’ on maiden visit to India
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Kate Middleton, who was casually chatting with the Indian community and the diplomatic fraternity in the Capital, had a brief chat with The Indian Express, as she walked on the lawns of the British Commissioner’s residence.

India, Maldives sign six pacts, resolve to expand defence cooperation
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without elaborating, said a concrete action plan for stepping up defence cooperation has been arrived at whose early implementation will significantly strengthen the ties.

Stirring The Pot
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Abdul Basit is both right and wrong on the bilateral dialogue process.

Witnesses from Indian security forces not produced before Pathankot Probe Team: Pak
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Reacting to a statement from Islamabad, Indian government sources told The Indian Express on Wednesday night that “excluding witnesses from security forces was part of the mutually agreed terms of reference”.

Modi in Riyadh: India, Saudi vow to boost business relations, diversify non-oil trade
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Saudi King Salman expressed appreciation for Modi’s “remarkable vision” for the future of the country, the joint statement said.

GST to infra, Saudi business panel has questions for PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Inviting Saudi businesses to come and invest in India's defence, energy, railway, health and agriculture sectors, Modi also said that a common indirect taxation regime in form of GST was 'about to happen'.

Modi in Riyadh: Pact inked for Indian workers’ welfare
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Modi, after his meeting with the Saudi King, tweeted, “Took up with His Majesty the cases of Indians who are serving sentences for minor offences.

Pakistan or Iran in anti-terror statement? India, Saudi Arabia interpret their own
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The assertion was made by the two countries after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wide-ranging talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Today, PM Modi at rare, popular, all-women office in Riyadh
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

In the strictly conservative country where women are not even allowed to drive, this is the first such private company office where women are working in such large numbers.

Modi in Riyadh: Your sweat, toil brought me here, says PM to Indian workers
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

PM Modi was addressing a gathering of Indian community on the first day of his two-day visit.

Terror, investments the focus as PM Modi lands in Saudi Arabia
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Modi was given a warm welcome at the 'Royal Terminal' of the Khalid International Airport with Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, receiving him along with a number of high- ranking Saudi officials.

All eyes on PM Modi’s meeting with deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Modi will be the fourth Indian Prime Minister to visit Saudi Arabia after Manmohan Singh in 2010, Indira Gandhi in 1982 and Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956.

Probing Pathankot attack: Pakistan team to reach Delhi today
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Lieutenant-Colonel Tanvir Ahmad will become the first officer in the ISI to visit an Indian military facility with official permission.

Balochistan arrest: Pakistan calls him spy, MEA says he retired from Navy, has no links with govt
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

While such allegations by Pakistan have been on an increase in the last couple of years, this is the first instance of New Delhi acknowledging the arrest across the border of an individual associated with its armed forces.

Infosys employee from Bengaluru missing in Brussels
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

The missing Infosys employee has been identified as Raghavendran Ganesh.