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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.