Shubhajit Roy

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PM Modi brings up J&K in France: Took 70 years to remove the word ‘temporary’

Modi also met French Prime Minister Edouard Charles Philippe, and inaugurated a memorial in Nid D’Aigle for Indian victims of two Air India crashes in 1950 and 1966.

PM Modi reaches UAE, set to strengthen strategic ties

From UAE’s invitation to India for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit early this year to their backing India on the J&K issue, Modi’s visit reflects a great deal of strategic convergence.

India, France to cooperate on cyber security, digital technology

France and India highlighted the importance of close cooperation between all countries to address cross-cutting threats to cybersecurity, particularly in Economic Information Infrastructure impacting national security.

India, France condemn terror, back Afghan peace process

Here are the key takeaways from the joint communique issued after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron, in comparison to the 2018 joint communique.

PM Narendra Modi to unveil memorial today for victims of AI crashes

Built in the form of a cairn — a stack of stones — the monument is symbolic of “perfectly aligned thoughts” and ties of the two countries, officials here said.

Imran Khan: No point in talking to them (India)… anything can happen

The Indian government did not respond to Khan’s comments, but Delhi has maintained that dialogue can happen only after Pakistan creates an atmosphere free from terrorism and violence.

Modi and I have discussed Kashmir, will tell Imran to settle it bilaterally: French’s Macron

Macron said that he had discussed Kashmir with Modi, and called for stability while stressing that no one should incite violence over this issue. He also called for the rights of people to be maintained. Prime Minister Modi, however, did not refer to Kashmir in his statement to the media.

Paris push for India at United Nations, PM Modi ready to meet Emmanuel Macron

The meeting between Modi and Macron takes place days after French diplomats played a key role in favour of India at the UNSC meeting, where China had raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)during informal and closed-door consultations.

Latest Trumpism on India-Pakistan: Will do best I can to mediate

Donald Trump's latest remarks have set the stage for a possible meeting between him and Modi at the G-7 summit meeting in Biarritz, France, between August 25 and 26.

US Defence Secretary speaks to Rajnath Singh: Appreciate J&K is internal matter

This is the first time that the US has described the current J&K situation as India’s “internal matter”.

Donald Trump dials PM Narendra Modi who calls out Imran Khan: His anti-India talk doesn’t help peace

Sources told The Indian Express that it was Trump who “initiated” the phone call on Monday and they described the conversation as a “good exchange” between the two leaders.

PM Modi visit to France: Launch of satellites for maritime surveillance in Indo-Pacific key agenda

From France, Modi will proceed for bilateral visits to the UAE and Bahrain, and will return to the French city of Biarritz on August 25 to attend the G7 Summit where India has been invited as a partner country.

Talks with Pak only on PoK: Rajnath Singh in Haryana

‘Pakistan wants to break India... no reason for talks till it ends terrorism’.

India, Bhutan to work closely on security, national interests

“No other two countries in the world understand each other so well or share so much. And no two countries are such natural partners in bringing prosperity to their people,” Modi told students at the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on Sunday.

PM’s Bhutan visit: Slew of MoUs inked, RuPay launched

After the talks, Modi said, “India is fortunate to be one of the key partners of Bhutan. India’s support for Bhutan’s five-year plans will continue in the future as based on your wishes and priorities.”

A nuke flutter from careful Rajnath: No-first-use may not be cast in stone

“Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” Rajnath Singh said.

Situation in J-K: At UNSC, China makes some noise, India rebuts

Rebutting the Chinese envoy’s claim, India’s Permanent UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said Zhang Jun was trying to pass off his own remarks as “the will of the international community”.

China pushes Pak letter, UNSC to hold informal discussion on J&K move

The decision comes after China approached Poland, which holds the UNSC presidency this month, to discuss Pakistan’s letter on India’s move to revoke special status for J&K and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

J&K move won’t impact Line of Control or Line of Actual Control: India to China

Last week, China had objected to the formation of Ladakh as a Union Territory, saying it undermined its territorial sovereignty. It had also expressed “serious concern” about the situation in the region and said “relevant sides need to exercise restraint and act prudently”.

Pakistan goes to UNSC, its chief Poland puts it bluntly: Find bilateral solution to J-K

Poland’s backing of a bilateral solution to the Kashmir dispute comes after Russia, a UNSC permanent member, underscored Saturday that India’s move was carried out “within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India”.