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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Shubhajit Roy


Biden to Modi: Thank you for your commitment to make democracies deliver
Wed, May 25, 2022

“There’s so much that our countries can and will do together, and I am committed to making the US-India partnership among the closest we have on Earth,” Biden said as the bilateral began.

Quad signs off on Indo-Pacific: Split on Russia, unity on China
Wed, May 25, 2022

Significantly, while Washington and Tokyo were vocal in their criticism of Moscow — both US President Joe Biden and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida named Russia in their public statements — India and Australia did not do so in their opening statements at the summit.

Tokyo summit: Quad condemns terror, to work on space apps
Wed, May 25, 2022

The leaders condemned terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations, and all terrorist attacks, including 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks, the Quad leaders’ joint statement said.

At Quad summit, Biden hits out at Russia, terms Ukraine invasion a ‘dark hour in our shared history’
Tue, May 24, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a ‘global issue’, not just a European one, says US President Joe Biden.

India joins Indo-Pacific economic bloc led by US to counter China
Tue, May 24, 2022

Will strengthen supply chain pillars — trust, transparency & timeliness: PM

Modi, Biden will discuss war in Ukraine and food security at Quad meeting
Mon, May 23, 2022

Responding to questions on India's ban on wheat exports, Sullivan told reporters on Air Force One, the US President's aircraft, “Food security will be a topic of conversation at the Quad.”

Modi-Biden talks beyond bilateral, will look at global issues: India
Sun, May 22, 2022

On whether the economic crisis in Sri Lanka would be part of the discussions at the Quad summit, Kwatra, without getting into specifics, said the leaders would discuss both opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

PM Modi to meet Biden on May 24 on sidelines of Quad summit
Fri, May 20, 2022

About the meeting between US President Joe Biden and PM Modi, the MEA said the meeting will mark a continuation of the regular dialogue having interacted most recently in virtual mode on April 11.

BRICS foreign ministers’ meet: BRICS must meet commitments on territorial integrity, says Jaishankar
Fri, May 20, 2022

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the foreign ministers “discussed the situation in Ukraine and supported talks between Russia and Ukraine”,

Silent on Rajapaksas, India supports ‘people of Lanka’, their ‘best interests’
Wed, May 11, 2022

The carefully-worded three-paragraph statement does not mention the “government of Sri Lanka” or the Rajapaksas at all.

Ugo Astuto at Idea Exchange: ‘Russian aggression, not sanctions, is affecting global food security and prices’
Mon, May 09, 2022

As Ambassador of the European Union (EU) in India and Bhutan, Ugo Astuto is overseeing a transformative change in its strategic partnership with India. There’s a broad spectrum of issues — from trade to environment, technology to Indo-Pacific —that both are collaborating on, which is underpinned by shared values of democracy, individual freedom, pluralism and multilateralism

US moves can push Indo-Pacific over edge of abyss, warns China
Mon, May 09, 2022

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng, who is one of the top contenders to succeed Foreign Minister Wang Yi, also said, “Rather than learning the painful lessons of conflict and suffering in Europe, they seek to create a “second theatre” and bring the conflict to the Asia-Pacific.”

The eyes have it: Fauda star Tsahi Halevi charms Delhi, scouts Bollywood
Sun, May 08, 2022

At a reception in New Delhi on Israel’s 74th Independence Day, attended among others by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Halevi had the crowd rooting for him, waiting for him to break into song.

UNSC dilutes statement on Ukraine, opens window
Sun, May 08, 2022

The short UN Security Council statement expresses "strong support" for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine "dispute."

Italian foreign minister, Jaishankar call for cessation of hostilities during meet
Fri, May 06, 2022

The two leaders noted the potential for a closer industrial collaboration, including in the field of defence. They reiterated their commitment to closely work in countering common challenges related to terrorism, violent extremism and cyber crime, the MEA said.

Ukraine: Modi & Macron discuss ‘cascading effect’, each’s position
Fri, May 06, 2022

The tone of India’s statement was in sharp contrast to Delhi’s sharp response to remarks from other European leaders and ministers who, in recent weeks, had conveyed concerns over India not condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

PM Modi, France’s Macron talk defence cooperation, voice ‘serious concern’ over Ukraine
Thu, May 05, 2022

India and France underscored that the “long-standing armament cooperation is testimony to the mutual trust between the two sides.

PM discusses Ukraine with Nordic leaders, meets Macron in Paris
Thu, May 05, 2022

After the summit, Modi, in a Twitter post, said, "The India-Nordic Summit will go a long way in boosting India's ties with the region. Together, there is much that our nations can achieve and contribute to global prosperity and sustainable development."

C Raja Mohan: ‘India is pragmatic…there is understanding in US about our concerns’
Wed, May 04, 2022

In this explained.Live session, C Raja Mohan, Visiting Research Professor, National University of Singapore, talks about the diplomatic challenges India faces after the Russia-Ukraine war and how it will have to redraw existing equations.

In Copenhagen, PM Modi is told: Hope India influences Russia to end war
Wed, May 04, 2022

Discussed consequences of horrible crimes against civilians in Ukraine: Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen

No winner in this war, serious impact on developing and poor countries: PM Modi
Tue, May 03, 2022

Prime Minister Modi, who did not name Russia in his statement, said “there will be no winning party in this war, everyone will suffer”.

PM Modi discusses strategic ties, global challenges with German Chancellor Scholz
Mon, May 02, 2022

In their first meeting in the German capital since Chancellor Scholz assumed office, both leaders hold a bilateral meeting, just before the sixth round of the biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations.

Ukraine, bilateral ties on table for PM Modi in Europe
Mon, May 02, 2022

This is the Prime Minister's first visit abroad this year, and it includes about two dozen engagements across approximately 65 hours, official sources said. He will hold meetings, bilateral as well as multilateral, with world leaders from seven countries besides interacting with about 50 global business leaders.

Explained: The significance of PM Narendra Modi’s Europe tour
Wed, May 04, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Germany, Denmark and France from May 2. What will be on the table in the context of the Ukraine crisis, and economic and defence ties?

Confident of agreement with India on war crime accountability: German Chancellor
Mon, May 02, 2022

Climate change fight, free trade pact on common agenda in his first talks with PM as Chancellor, says Olaf Scholz