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Monday, August 10, 2020

Shubhajit Roy


Dawood enjoys patronage in ‘neighbouring country’: India
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

India said the accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts continues to enjoy patronage in a "neighbouring country", a hub for arms trafficking and narcotics trade, along with other terrorists and terrorist entities that have been proscribed by the UN.

As Lebanon fears food and medicine shortage, India plans to lend a hand
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

In light of such massive devastation, India—which now prides itself as the “pharmacy of the world”—is waiting for Lebanese authorities to indicate their requirement.

Support India against China, concerned over J&K: US Congressmen
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Eliot Engel, the Democrat Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Michael T McCaul, Republican Ranking Member of the panel, have written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to acknowledge the “serious security and counter terrorism concerns” in the region.

Foreign institutes set up without govt nod under scanner: MEA
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The Ministry of Education reportedly plans to review Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms jointly established by China’s Confucius Institute and seven Indian universities and colleges, as well as 54 MoUs on inter-school cooperation signed between Indian and Chinese institutions.

India on UNSC’s J&K meet: Reject China interference in internal affairs
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

This is the third time the issue has been raised, without any following outcome or resolution, at the UNSC since last year — it was earlier raised in August last year and again in January.

China raises J&K issue at Security Council
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

This is the third time the issue has been raised since last year — J&K was raised in August last year and again in January this year, but like previous occasions, there was no resolution.

MEA: Two more Indians released from captivity in Afghanistan, return
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The seven men were working on power projects run by the Afghan government when they were abducted. One of them was freed in March 2019 while three more were released last October.

LAC standoff: China says avoid differences escalating into disputes
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

While there were no specific details about the latest round of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders, the Chinese side reiterated its position as was spelt out by the Chinese ambassador last week.

India hits back at new Pakistan map: ‘An exercise in political absurdity’
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Pakistan on Tuesday released a new political map which depicts J&K as a disputed territory, and claims the regions of Sir Creek and the erstwhile state of Junagadh in Gujarat as part of its territory.

Explained: A Pakistan lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav and other developments
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired officer of the Indian Navy, was arrested allegedly on March 3, 2016, but India was informed only on March 25, 2016, when the Pakistan Foreign Secretary raised the matter with the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad.

Give India another chance to appoint lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Pakistan court
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Pakistan’s Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan told reporters on Monday that the court asked the Pakistan government to allow Indian authorities to appoint a lawyer who is licensed to practice in Pakistan.

Amid China tension, India hails Taiwan’s late ‘Mr Democracy’
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

India’s statement, laced with political overtones, is being perceived as a thinly-veiled message to China at a time when the armies of the two countries are in standoff positions along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.

Australia envoy targets China over LAC, South China Sea
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell, who met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Thursday, targeted China over the situation along the Line of Actual Control, saying “Australia opposes any attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo, which only serve to increase tension and the risk of instability.”

China envoy pushes Pangong claim, India says pullback not over
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Ambassador Sun said “China's traditional customary boundary line is in accordance with the LAC” on the north bank of the lake. He rejected suggestions that China has expanded its territorial claim at Pangong Tso.

Australia urges restraint along LAC, opposes any bid to unilaterally alter status quo
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

“It is important that the bilaterally-agreed principles and norms that have helped prevent escalation or miscalculation in the border areas over many decades continue to be observed,” Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell said.

India’s development cooperation does not come with political conditions, says PM Modi
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The building is the first India-assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis to be inaugurated after the Covid-19 pandemic. The project has been completed with a grant assistance of USD 28.12 million from the government of India.

Ahead of military talks, China claims troops have disengaged at most sites
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

"The situation is now continuing to head in the direction of easing and cooling down," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Tuesday.

Correct wrongdoings: China to India on WeChat ban
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

WeChat, the multipurpose messaging and social media platform developed by the Shenzhen-headquartered Internet services giant Tencent Holdings, is extremely popular among Chinese nationals living, working, and studying in India.

India hands over 10 broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The locomotives were flagged off virtually by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and were received by Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan.

Five Rafale jets on way, India ups diplomatic game against China
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

India had bought 36 twin-engine fighter planes from Dassault Rafale through an inter-governmental agreement signed in 2016. All 36 aircraft are scheduled to arrive by end of 2021.

Agreement with China on early, complete disengagement: India
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Diplomats set stage for more military talks, Pangong and Gogra likely focus

Chinese dig in at Pangong Tso and Gogra, India says more talks soon
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The “need for another military or diplomatic meeting is being felt,” the source said, especially over the situation in Pangong Tso where “some differences have emerged” on the “status and claims” of the LAC and rearward movement of troops. The disengagement and de-escalation processes, the source said, are “presently stalled”.

Israel scientists to visit India to test 4 Covid diagnosis technologies
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Israel’s envoy Ron Malka said that the first phase of testing of these technologies was done in Israel and the last stage will now be carried out in India.

UK envoy Philip Barton welcomes easing of LAC tension
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Barton expressed condolences for Indian soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley clash and noted the “de-escalation” and “tension which seem to have eased over the last week or two after the tragic loss of life”.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan has blocked all avenues for effective remedy, says MEA
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Alleging that the meeting of Consular officers with Jadhav on July 16 was scuttled by authorities, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said Pakistan adopted a "farcical approach" in handling the case.