The 1267 Committee, which deals with terror groups like the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda and associated individuals and organisations, said that it approved Pakistan's request after no objections were placed before it by the set deadline of August 15, 2019.
The Congress, which has been critical of the bifurcation of J&K and the manner in which the special status to the state was abrogated by the Centre, said changes in the law with regard to J&K is an internal matter.
Until now, India has been a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for seven terms: 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, 1991-92 and most recently in 2011–2012 under the leadership of former Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri.
The Prime Minister’s visit reinforced the optimism that after the hiatus in the last three years of the Manmohan Singh government, India-U.S ties are finally progressing in the right direction, though many gaps remain, particularly on economic relations. The Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, at which Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Nirmal Sitharaman led the Indian delegation […]