Shubhajit Roy


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.

Brussels attack condemnable, says PM Modi; no Indian among dead
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Modi will visit Belgium on March 30 for the India-EU Summit and from Belgium, he will travel to Washington for Nuclear Security Summit from March 31.

Pak probe team in India on March 27, PM Modi and Nawaz Sharif may meet in US
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Swaraj’s announcement came after she met Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor

India and Pakistan talks at SAARC meet: will there be more than the usual rhetoric?
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

The usual narrative expected to play out is the following: while India will insist on progress on the Pathankot attack, Pakistan will say that its internal agencies are working towards that goal.

Sushma Swaraj, Sartaj Aziz to meet in Nepal
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Pak to invite Modi for SAARC summit; foreign secretaries may hold talks.

Next door in Dhaka, 18 sedition cases slapped on an editor
Sun, Mar 13, 2016

Speaking to The Sunday Express over telephone from Dhaka, Anam was careful in his comments on the cases he faced, saying the matter was “sub-judice”.

Rajya Sabha passes amendment to motion of thanks: Opposition stands up to be counted
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Opp gets House to express regret on Haryana, Rajasthan panchayat laws.

PM Narendra Modi: When we hit Congress, it is called attack on Opposition, not Cong, why?
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

"Death is a's above one criticises death. People say someone died of cancer, (people say) he died of old age...The cancer and old age is blamed but not the death," Modi said.

Indian nun among 16 killed by gunmen in Yemen; victims handcuffed, shot in the head
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj urges Indians in ‘such danger zones’ to return home

Part of govt agenda of saffronisation: Javed Ali Khan on AMU issue
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

SP MP Javed Ali Khan discusses the AMU issue.

Budget 2016: Days after Oli visit, 40% cut in aid to Nepal
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

In the Union Budget presented Monday, the Centre allocated Rs 300 crore for aid to Nepal for 2016-17, a massive decline from last year’s allocation of Rs 420 crore.

Pampore encounter: Sushma Swaraj steps in to help slain Captain’s brother
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Nikhil Mahajan’s hopes of returning to be with his family in its hour of grief brightened after his family and friends reached out to Swaraj on Twitter.

Amid applause, selfies, KP Oli addresses Nepal diaspora
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

During his speech, which was punctuated by applause, Oli thanked India for the prompt support and relief after the massive earthquake last April.

Meetings, visits on table as Pakistan FIR in Pathankot clears way
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

Officials from both Pakistan and India confirmed to The Sunday Express that discussions are on to schedule these visits and meetings to resume the dialogue process.

India, Nepal sign nine agreements; Oli says ‘misunderstandings’ over
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

India and Nepal signed nine agreements including one on utilisation of Indian grant of USD 250 million to Nepal for post-earthquake reconstruction and another on improving of roads in Terai region.

Nepal PM Oli arrives tomorrow, likely to visit Bhuj
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Officials said Oli will be holding bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi and call on President Pranab Mukherjee. He will be on a State visit till February 25.