Shubhajit Roy

Articles By Shubhajit Roy

France to move UN to blacklist Jaish chief Masood Azhar, all eyes on China

This, if implemented, has serious costs for Islamabad as it is trying to woo investors to Pakistan amid a dire economic situation.

Imran Khan’s new Pakistan plays old game

In a six-minute video message, Imran Khan’s tone and language was seen in New Delhi as quite unusual for a democratically elected leader in Pakistan in the recent past.

Dismiss India’s plea to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav conviction, Pakistan in ICJ

On Wednesday, India will have a maximum 90 minutes to submit its final arguments; Pakistan will also get 90 minutes to respond to India’s arguments on Thursday.

PM Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, terror set to be focus of talks

During Salman's visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture.

India wants Masood Azhar on UN blacklist, Saudi-Pak joint statement is a snub

The issue of Masood Azhar’s listing and how China has been blocking Delhi’s efforts to designate Azhar as a global terrorist — at Pakistan’s behest — is a key issue the Indian Foreign Secretary has been highlighting in his meetings with envoys from G-20 countries, including Saudi Arabia.

No due process, Pakistan should free Kulbhushan Jadhav, India tells World Court

India’s demand to nullify the Pakistan military court’s decision indicated a marked shift from its earlier plea, when it had sought consular access to Jadhav in May 2017

Saudi crown prince arrives today, New Delhi, Riyadh to set up Strategic Partnership Council

After the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince on Wednesday, the two sides are also expected to sign pacts in areas of investment, tourism, housing and information & broadcasting.

Doubt Jaish’s ability to do this, India needs a scapegoat: Pakistan minister

In an exclusive conversation with The Indian Express over telephone on Saturday evening, Chaudhry said that organisations like Jaish-e-Mohammad are “dead” and seriously doubted their ability to carry out an attack of this scale.

US NSA dials Ajit Doval: Support India’s right to self-defence

US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s underlying message in the conversation is being read by New Delhi as a nod to a possible retaliatory strategic response by India, including military options. 

Pulwama attack: Coercive diplomacy begins as Delhi works the hotlines

Setting into motion a “coercive diplomacy” similar to what India has done in the past, after the Uri attack in 2016 and the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, but unprecedented in scale.

Pulwama attack: Deep shock, says China, unmoving on Masood Azhar

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi also wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui said Wang condemned the attack, expressed deep sympathy to families of the victims and injured, and stressed that the Chinese side resolutely opposes and strongly condemns all forms of terrorism.

Pulwama attack: Incontrovertible evidence of Pakistan’s involvement, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley also said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh will call for an all-party meeting on Saturday, where the parties are likely to be briefed about Thursday’s attack, and the situation arising out of it.

Pulwama attack: Sacrifices won’t go in vain, says PM, as Rajnath names Pakistan, vows strong reply

The Prime Minister, who spoke to Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, will chair a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at 9.15 am Friday

Pulwama attack: How China keeps blocking India from listing Azhar a ‘global terrorist’

Pulwama terror attack: Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar was released by the A B Vajpayee government in December 1999 in exchange for the release of the passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines flight IC-814.

India, Maldives to ease visa norms from March 11

Indians are the second largest expatriate community in the Maldives, numbering about 22,000.

Rahul Gandhi to meet foreign envoys on February 15

This will be the Congress president’s first formal interaction with the diplomatic corps in Delhi, although he had hosted envoys of about 40 countries for an Iftar party last year.

China objects to PM’s Arunachal visit; state an integral part, says India

Beijing has raised similar objections in the past to Indian leaders visiting the state, and New Delhi has stuck to its consistent position.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s statement on minorities an ‘insult to Indian citizens’: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) on Saturday responded sharply to the remarks made by the Pakistani PM.

India raises with Pak Hafiz Saeed’s speech at Kashmir event in Lahore

India has, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed, who is widely believed to have plotted the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. New Delhi’s stand on Saeed has been supported by the international community.

Kartarpur: Pakistan team to visit on March 13

The latest move comes almost two weeks after New Delhi proposed two sets of dates — in February and March — for the Pakistan delegation’s visit.