Shubhajit Roy

Articles By Shubhajit Roy

India, China set up trade dialogue; skirt Kashmir, plan next meeting

The Indian side underlined that the prickly issue of Jammu and Kashmir did not come up in talks between the two leaders, though Xi briefed Modi on his recent talks with Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Beijing.

Summit to summit, Wuhan to Chennai: Some changes, some similarities

From ‘Wuhan Spirit’ in April 2018 to ‘Chennai Connect’ in October 2019, a look at the distance travelled between the two informal summits involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Mahabalipuram Summit: Modi and Xi talk trade, terror and threat they face from radicalisation

While sources did not rule out the possibility of J&K having been discussed, the indications are that the Chinese were referring to the radicalisation among Uighurs in Xinjiang province.

Modi-Xi summit: On shores of Mahabalipuram, ironing out a sea of differences

With Modi dressed in traditional Tamil Nadu attire and Xi in an informal white shirt and black trousers, the two leaders sat down for brief discussions at the picturesque Panch Rathas, sipping coconut water under the afternoon sun.

Xi lands today to meet Modi, new border CBMs and trade on table

With the bilateral space coming under a shadow after Delhi’s decision to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir PM Modi is also likely to convey to Xi that Beijing has to be “sensitive” to India’s core concerns.

India hits back at Turkey: Deep concern over military offensive

This is Delhi’s latest signal to the international community that siding with Pakistan will entail disapproval from India.

Wrinkle in Xi’s red carpet: China and Pakistan raise Kashmir, India objects

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not brief Xi Jinping on Kashmir, sources said in case the Chinese President wants to understand the issue, the PM will provide an “outline”.

Thaw in chill, Beijing to Delhi: Xi’s visit is on

The official confirmation from China to India has been conveyed through diplomatic channels over the last 24 hours. This comes after a series of strong statements and moves that adversely impacted the bilateral space before the informal summit.

Xi Jinping’s visit date still not official, China envoy tweets about unleashing Wuhan positives

This is the first positive sign amid a series of strong statements and moves that have adversely impacted the bilateral space before the informal summit.

Time for India to lift restrictions in J&K: US panel

The committee said, “India’s communication blackout in Kashmir is having a devastating impact on the lives and welfare of everyday Kashmiris. It’s time for India to lift these restrictions and afford Kashmiris same rights and privileges as any other Indian citizen.”

Five days to go, India awaits official word on Xi’s visit

Sources said the next 24 to 48 hours are key to the announcement of the visit, stressing that the two sides have a very robust diplomatic communication in place.

India protests after China’s envoy in Pakistan says working to help Kashmiris

Chinese ambassador in Islamabad Yao Jing said Friday that China would stand by Pakistan for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Poised for ‘golden chapter’, India-Bangladesh look to build a bright shared future

What started as an attempt to reset the relationship with Dhaka back in 2008 when Sheikh Hasina became Prime Minister, is today India’s good-news story in South Asia.

India, Bangladesh sign security, trade deals, speak in one voice on terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi — the second bilateral meeting between the two leaders after their talks in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 27.

US Senator keen to see Kashmir ‘first hand’, denied nod

Born in Karachi and having gone to school in Kodaikanal while his father served as an American diplomat in Sri Lanka, Van Hollen has been clued into the Indian politics.

Hit by onion export ban, Hasina urges India to inform in future

With prices shooting up in markets across her country, Hasina added in jest that the she has asked her cook to not use onions while cooking at home. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was present at the event when Hasina made the remarks.

No problem with NRC, I had a talk with PM Modi in New York: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is in Delhi to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and is scheduled to meet Modi on Saturday for a bilateral meeting.

FATF in mind, Ajit Doval makes trip to Saudi, meets Mohammed bin Salman

During his two-day visit beginning Tuesday, Doval met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to enlist Riyadh’s support. The FATF plenary session and working group meetings are scheduled to be held from October 13 to 18.

Rejecting Pak claim to Nizam funds, UK court rules in favour of India

The Nizam’s descendants, Prince Mukarram Jah, the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, and his younger brother Muffakham Jah, had joined hands with the Indian government in the legal battle against the Pakistan government over some 35 million pounds lying with the National Westminster Bank in London.

Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina to meet Oct 5, focus on economic ties

Hasina will hold a meeting with CEOs of top Indian companies on October 4 where she is likely to make a pitch for investments in Bangladesh.