Shubhajit Roy


Joint collaboration: India, China to train Afghan diplomats from mid-October
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

This is the first time New Delhi and Beijing are undertaking a joint collaboration in Afghanistan in recent times.

Three days before PM announced BIMSTEC exercise, Thailand said we are out
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Sources said the Thai Defence Ministry let the Indians know that there were budget constraints for participating in military exercises overseas.

India pushes US for green signal to sign missile deal with Russia
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

Vladimir Putin visiting October 4-5, India looks at Trump to certify S-400 Triumf deal.

Nepal’s withdrawal from BIMSTEC exercise shouldn’t affect ties with India, says PM Oli’s spokesperson
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Sources told The Indian Express that the Indian side had conveyed its “disappointment” with Nepal over its last-minute withdrawal through diplomatic channels.

China watching, India cautious to US move on talks with Japan and Australia
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Sources said the Indian side conveyed to the US that the quadrilateral grouping should not be conflated with the Indo-Pacific issue, but should be kept separate.

Ten months after Donald Trump poser to Narendra Modi, US steers clear of request for troops in Afghanistan
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

Foreign secretary to travel to Afghanistan on Monday, meet Afghan officials

Between India-US 2+2 bilateral dialogue, words that carry Delhi’s weight
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

‘Territory under Pak control’ refers to PoK; ‘proxies’ to terror groups in polls

2+2 dialogue: India-US sign key defence deal, talk visa and terror
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

While there are more than 50 bilateral dialogue mechanisms between the two governments, this is the highest level of engagement after the summit-level engagement between the Prime Minister and the US President.

2+2 dialogue: Ensure that Iran sanctions don’t hurt us, India tells US
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

“We told them that we are an energy reliant country, and candidly told them that rapid reduction of oil imports from Iran will impact our economy. We said that our economy should not be impacted by your policies,” a source said.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Syria next week
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The visit assumes importance in view of the situation in war-torn Syria, where more than 300,000 people have been killed in the past four years and seven million have fled to other countries.

2+2 dialogue: Mike Pompeo arrives for talks after pushing Pakistan on terror
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Ahead of the 2+2 dialogue, sources in Delhi said that from the Indian perspective, counter-terrorism is “obviously important”. 

Ahead of 2+2 dialogue, US to Delhi: Will call out Pak for not doing enough against terror groups
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Sources told The Indian Express that India was quite pleased about the Trump administration’s tough stance against Pakistan, and that has been reflected in Washington’s cancellation of $300 million disbursement for the Pakistan’s military.

2+2 dialogue: India to be guided by national interest on Iran, Russia
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

While New Delhi will urge Washington to keep in mind India’s “strategic relations” with Russia as it asks for a waiver from CAATSA, it will cite “economic challenges” when it comes to rapid reduction of oil imports from Iran.

Hotline, Naval liaison, intel sharing: India-US 2+2 pacts on table
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

The two sides are also discussing a security agreement to inform and share intelligence on movement of maritime activities and vessels in the Indo-Pacific region, which is also likely to be a key outcome of the 2+2 dialogue.

After Kathmandu interaction, Delhi believes able to restore certain level of political trust
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

“Neither did we raise activities about China, nor did they. The sense we got after the meetings was that we have been able to restore a certain level of political trust between the two sides,” informed a source to The Indian Express.

Simply Put: Why BIMSTEC summit matters
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Two decades old, grouping made little progress until recent efforts at revival. With PM Narendra Modi and other leaders gathered at Nepal summit, a look at BIMSTEC history and what it seeks to achieve.

India’s tightrope walk on Maldives
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

Malé summons Indian envoy after Swamy’s call to ‘invade’ Maldives if elections rigged; New Delhi distances itself from tweet. What explains India’s position on island nation, what are its concerns?

Maldives calls India envoy after tweet by Subramanian Swamy to invade
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

On August 24, Swamy had tweeted: “India should invade Maldives if rigging of election takes place”. The tweet included a link to a Maldivian news report on a meeting between Swamy and former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed in Colombo early last week.

Attack on Akali leader will be probed: US envoy
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Manjit Singh GK, who is also the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), was earlier allegedly attacked by protesters in New York. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack in California.

Kerala floods: UAE says nothing official yet, no amount of financial aid announced
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

UAE aid for flood relief in Kerala: UAE Ambassador Ahmed Albanna told The Indian Express that there has been no official announcement so far by the UAE on any specific amount as financial aid.