Shubhajit Roy

Articles By Shubhajit Roy

Lok Sabha election results: World leaders congratulate Modi on ‘big’, ‘enormous’ victory

Pakistan’s Imran Khan tweeted, in both English and Urdu, “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.”

New Delhi signals shift: From Afghan-led process to any process for peace

China and Russia have also hosted peace talks with Taliban representatives. Khalilzad recently briefed India — the third time in five months — and Chinese and Russian interlocutors have also engaged with Delhi on this issue.

Pakistan names Moin-ul-Haque as new envoy to India

Confirming the major appointments, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Naghmana Hashmi, career diplomat, was being sent to China. She will replace Masood Khalid, the incumbent envoy to China, after completion of his tenure.

India is pivotal to peace in Afghanistan, says spl envoy

Daudzai, who met Doval and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday in separate bilateral meetings, tweeted, “Visited India & met Mr.Ajit Doval, India’s NSA in New Delhi. Discussed the role of regional countries in the Peace process. In particular, emphasized on India’s role in the government led #AfghanPeaceProcess.”

Chinese envoy to India set to return to Beijing

Luo, who was expected to be in India for another year, is being promoted to Vice ministerial level, which is equivalent to the Secretary-rank in the Indian government.

Next Govt will weigh factors, decide on oil import: India to Iran

With the US ending sanctions exemption to India for importing Iran oil after May 1, Zarif’s trip came three weeks after President Donald Trump decided to squeeze Iran, announcing that the US will no longer grant sanctions exemption to Iran’s oil customers.

Explained: Why Iran minister’s visit matters

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit comes at a time when tensions have escalated between Iran and the US. What is India's stake in this; what are the challenges it faces diplomatically, and as an importer of Iran oil?

Amid US-Iran heat, Tehran sends its Foreign Minister to New Delhi for talks

Zarif and Swaraj are also likely to discuss the future of the Chabahar port project because the Trump administration has assured that exemption on Chabahar will continue.

India, UK to strengthen ties on Indo-Pacific cooperation

The dialogue reviewed a year of progress since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in April 2018 for the Commonwealth Summit, where he and British Prime Minister Theresa May had agreed on closer collaboration across trade and technology, security and people-to-people links.

Explained: Imran’s Iran outreach— evolution of a relationship, what it means for India

Imran — who was accompanied by ISI chief Gen Asim Munir — spoke a little over two months after 27 personnel of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were killed in a suicide attack in the Sistan-Baluchistan province along the border with Pakista

UNSC listing: India silence on China’s BRI helped seal Azhar deal

New Delhi had circulated its dossier on Azhar with all UN members, in Delhi and foreign capitals, to make its case — that he was accused in multiple terror crimes in India, from the Parliament attack in 2001 to the Pulwama terror strike in 2019.

Simply put: Understanding Masood Azhar’s listing

Multilateral negotiations frequently involve complex quid pro quos, and China is known to wait and play the long game. Why has it chosen to allow the global terrorist listing of Masood Azhar at this juncture?

Masood Azhar blacklisted: Beijing says it studied revised material, decided to end objections

Responding to the development, Beijing said “relevant countries” had “revised and re-submitted the materials” for the listing proposal to the 1267 Committee.

Masood Azhar blacklisted: Step by step towards a diplomatic leap — how India got China on board

For New Delhi, this was a major diplomatic success after hectic negotiations since Beijing had put a technical hold on March 13. The wheels moved slowly but surely in Delhi’s favour — with heavy-lifting from the US, quietly assisted by France and UK.

Masood Azhar on terror blacklist: Beijing closer to letting it happen

Three UNSC members — US, UK and France — have been pursuing the case with China over the last two months, while New Delhi has also been engaging separately with Beijing.

Ex-Army chief Dalbir Singh appointed Indian envoy to Seychelles

“He is expected to take up the assignment shortly,” the Ministry of External Affairs said while making the announcement.

US to India: Helping you on Masood Azhar, so end Iran oil imports

The US backed India after the Pulwama attack. Delhi, which relies on US support at the UNSC, has a tough choice given Iran accounts for about 13% of its oil imports

US ends waiver for Iran oil, India second biggest buyer after China

India was one of eight countries allowed temporary import of Iranian oil. India was being pushed by the US to restrict its monthly purchase to 1.25 million tonnes, down from 22.6 million tonnes bought in 2017-18

Foreign Secy shared all evidence on Masood Azhar with China: MEA

China Monday said that common interests “far outweigh” the differences between China and India.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Four Indians killed, hotel targeted near Indian High Commission

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj identified three of them as Lakshmi, Narayan Chandrashekhar and Ramesh. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a woman from Kasargod district, P S Raseena, was also among those killed.