Shubhajit Roy

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India’s cooperation needed for Afghan peace: Pakistan foreign minister

While this is the first time Islamabad, which has always looked at India’s role in Afghanistan with suspicion, has said that India’s “cooperation” is “needed”, South Block is not impressed.

UK wants consular access to Christian Michel, CBI seeks legal opinion

CBI officials said Michel was being questioned in detail about his ties with the former CEO and president of AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica, his visits to India, the people he met and his contacts in Delhi and Mumbai.

Christian Michel 20th to be brought from UAE since 2002

While the previous 19 fugitives were all Indian nationals, Michel is the first non-Indian to have been brought to India from the UAE.

Under Doval ‘guidance’, AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel extradited to India

Michel was among the alleged middlemen who had brokered the deal and who, investigators claim, paid bribes to officials and politicians to swing the contract in favour of AgustaWestland, the British arm of Italian firm Finmeccanica.

Plans for 2022: G-20 meet, UNSC, Bullet train, Indian in space

Announcing the G-20 summit, Modi thanked Italy for allowing India to play the host. Italy was to host the international forum of the world’s top 20 economies in 2022. The 14th edition will be held in Japan while Saudi Arabia will host the 15th.

‘Jai’ trilateral: In first such meet, PM Modi, Abe, Trump align over Indo-Pacific

Tweeting after the meeting, Modi called it “historic”, while stressing India’s firm commitment towards making the Indo-Pacific a region for shared economic growth and common prosperity.

The long road from Kartarpur to peace

The demand for a Kartarpur corridor is nearly 20 years old. It was first officially raised by PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in February 1999 during the historic Lahore bus yatra.

G20 Summit: PM Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince, mechanism to enhance investments in India to be set up

As per available data, Saudi Arabia is the 48th biggest investor in India with investments from April 2000 to March 2016 amounting to $64.19 million.

There is a clampdown on Hafiz Saeed… I have inherited (the problem): Imran Khan

Khan’s remarks on Saeed came the morning after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Indian reporters that there has been no “tangible evidence” against Saeed.

Pakistan govt, Army, parties on same page when it comes to India ties: Imran Khan

Hope we do not have to wait until Sidhu becomes PM... need strength and will, the Pakistan Prime Minister said at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the historic Kartarpur Corridor.

At Kartarpur, Sidhu, Imran talk peace, Badal says it’s time to make history

Khan, who spoke fondly of his former cricketer-friend’s popularity, joked that Sidhu will win elections in Pakistan’s Punjab if he contests.

Kartarpur opens today: Nip in the air, hope on the streets of Lahore

Pakistan had invited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to attend Wednesday’s event. But with prior commitments on her table, Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri will attend the ceremony.

26/11: India tells Pakistan to act, US offers $5million reward for information

New Delhi welcomed the US move, and said, "We welcome the statement issued today by the United States calling on Pakistan to uphold their UN Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists..."

Ministers meet Swaraj: Ambassador recalled, new Maldives President to visit on December 17

Maldives envoy Ahmed Mohamed, who was appointed by former President Abdullah Yameen and is considered to be close to him, gave up his position Monday. The move comes days after the new government led by Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took charge.

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan invites Sushma Swaraj, she names two ministers instead

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday welcomed the building of the Kartarpur corridor, that’s proposed to link India’s border district of Gurdaspur with the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur on the Pakistani side.

Guru Nanak Jayanti thaw: India requests, Pak opens passage for Sikh pilgrims

Kartarpur Sahib corridor: New Delhi, sources said, wants the corridor to be “open 365 days, 24 hours”.

EU strategy paper to strengthen ties with India

Consider negotiation of a broader Strategic Partnership Agreement, intensify dialogue on Afghanistan and Central Asia, strengthen technical cooperation on fighting terrorism are some of the key proposed actions in the European Union strategy on India

With hug, promises, PM Modi reaches out to Maldives President

Modi, who was seated between former Maldives presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, met Solih and hugged him after the new President was sworn in. This was the first time that Modi had attended the swearing-in of any foreign leader.

Quad talks Indo-Pacific; Vietnam envoy says against military tie-up

“The discussions focused on cooperation in areas such as connectivity, sustainable development, counter-terrorism, non-proliferation and maritime and cybersecurity...,” MEA said in its statement.