Shubhajit Roy


Border Dispute: China protests US envoy’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

China said it is “firmly opposed” to US ambassador to India Richard Verma’s visit and urged the US to “stop its interference” in the boundary issue between China and India.

PM Narendra Modi may raise issue of entry into NSG to New Zealand PM John Key on his India visit
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

New Zealand, which is a member of NSG and has a traditional strong position on nuclear non-proliferation, has been one of those countries which had expressed reservations on India’s application.

Modi-Suu Kyi talks focus on border security
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

In June last year, India had conducted cross-border operations against insurgents in Myanmar.

Terrorists shouldn’t be glorified: BIMSTEC backs India’s stand
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The BIMSTEC document also strongly condemned the “recent barbaric terror attacks in the region” — a reference to attacks in Uri and Dhaka.

BRICS Summit: Brazil softens on India’s NSG bid
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Brazilian President Michel Temer did not explicitly offer support to India’s case, but conveyed his “understanding” of India’s “aspirations” and said he would work with others to help India move towards its membership.

India slams Pakistan over BRICS wall
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

With the differences between India and China out in the open — in the backdrop of Delhi’s attempts to isolate Islamabad — the Goa declaration stopped short of mentioning the Uri attack.

A new war against Pakistan-of words
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

A top official said, “Ever since the government decided to isolate Pakistan globally, we have been working on his speeches and trying to come up with innovative ways to describe Pakistan’s links with terrorism.”

BRICS summit: Lanka, Bhutan back India’s stand on cross-border terror
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Sri Lankan President and Bhutan Prime Minister on the sidelines of the 8th BRICS summit in Goa.

BRICS: India pitches for mechanism against black money
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

BRICS countries also pitched for a stronger global commitment for combating corruption.

BRICS agree to set up credit rating agency
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

The BRICS countries have already set up New Development Bank, which became operational last year, to meet funding requirements of the members.

BRICS Summit: India, Russia stress common stand on terror
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The Prime Minister not only announced a slew of high-value defence deals with Russia, but he also appreciated Russia’s understanding and support for India’s actions to fight cross-border terrorism.

BRICS Summit: No crack in China wall, talks to continue
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

In the end, the two leaders decided that China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi — who was present at the 40-minute bilateral meeting — would travel to India again and meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to discuss the issue further.

China may carry Pakistan message to India at BRICS: Engage to break logjam
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit met new Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui even before he had presented his credentials this week.

Delhi confident Russia will reflect on concerns says Envoy
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Russian government sources told The Indian Express that Moscow will assuage Delhi’s concerns on the issue and Putin is likely to reiterate his commitment that Russia will not let “such episodes” impact its relations with India.

BRICS in Goa: Pakistan will be very much the flavour of the summit
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

It will be interesting to see how China responds to Delhi's moves as they are Islamabad's all-weather friends.

NSA to BRICS counterparts: Step up terror fight, put in place legal regime
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Negotiators work to re-introduce, give political push to CCIT in Goa declaration.

Pakistan pushing for bigger SAARC to counter India, says report
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The China-Pakistan economic corridor as the key economic route linking South Asia with Central Asia.

India-Russia annual summit: Focus on Kudankulam nuclear plant pact
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Sources said that the two sides are likely to sign the agreement for the 5th and 6th units of the Kudankulam power plant on October 15, on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Goa.

BRICS summit in Goa: Ready to talk NSG, Beijing says ahead of Xi-Modi meet
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

In June this year, Modi had urged Xi to consider India’s NSG case favourably, but China rebuffed India’s request at the NSG plenary in Seoul.

BRICS Summit: PM Narendra Modi to push for Masood ban with Chinese President Jinping
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

To invoke Beijing’s zero-tolerance towards terror, may share additional info

No future for SAARC if it can’t work together, decide on terror: Sri Lanka
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

He said India has to see how to move forward in dealing with cross-border terror and make “this region relevant”.

Covert becomes overt: Congress spells out three strikes UPA carried out
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Five Indian and three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shooting between August 30 and September 1, 2011 across the Line of Control in Kupwara district/Neelum Valley.

Pakistan, India can’t remain in this phase, need to come out, says Pak envoy Abdul Basit
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

“If India is ready, Pakistan will be willing. But if India is not ready, we can always wait. India has to make up its mind,” Basit said.

Abdul Basit interview: ‘Not at each other, let us talk to each other,’ he says
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India calls for serious sustained diplomacy between the two countries in this interview.

Summit off: Nepal too on board, Delhi dialled Saarc hotlines
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

After India and three other nations decided pull out of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, Nepal on Sunday said the regional environment is not conducive for the summit.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to be Republic Day chief guest
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mohamed bin Zayed expressed “thanks for the kind invitation to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations”.

India snubs UN for saying didn’t ‘observe’ LoC firing
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Akbaruddin said the “facts on the ground do not change whether somebody acknowledges or not. Facts are facts, we presented the facts and that’s where we stand.”

China again blocks India bid to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The issue has been going on at least since 2009, when China and the UK put technical hold on the listing.

SAARC is off after Sri Lanka too pulls out, Pak says new dates to be announced soon
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan pulled out of the summit earlier this week, indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment which is not conducive.

‘Time for bold action’, Afghanistan envoy backs India
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Abdali, who was Afghanistan’s deputy NSA before becoming envoy in Delhi, told reporters at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia “it is time to take bold action”.

China calls on India, Pakistan to exercise restraint
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

“As a shared neighbour and friend to both India and Pakistan, we are concerned about continuous confrontation and tensions between India and Pakistan,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Surgical strikes: In touch with Delhi and Islamabad, says Beijing
Wed, Oct 19, 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’
Tue, Oct 04, 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
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

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