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.
While it is the fourth time in ten years that China has stalled such proceedings, India in response to China’s actions late on Wednesday night said that it was “disappointed” by the outcome but would continue to pursue all available avenues.
Apart from the UNSC blacklisting, the United States government, as a part of its 'Rewards for Justice' programme, had also announced a bounty of $1 million for any information that leads to the capture of Hamza Bin Laden.
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 […]