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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Shubhajit Roy


India, Iran looking at European assurances on US sanctions
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

The restrictions were announced in May when the US withdrew from JCPOA. Other signatories to the deal —Russia, China, Germany, Britain, and France — have refused to leave the nuclear agreement and introduce sanctions against the country.

After Bangladesh nudge, India turns back Khaleda Zia legal advisor
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Sources said the Indian security establishment and some sections in the foreign policy apparatus raised the red flag over Carlile’s arrival and schedule in the National Capital, which included a press conference. 

What lies behind UK Lord’s deportation?
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

India refused entry to Alexander Carlile, a member of the House of Lords, who is advising lawyers for Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia, saying he did not have an “appropriate visa”.

Intel chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan discuss IS threat
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The official confirmation of the meeting came from Sergei Ivanov, chief of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service’s press bureau. The Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, represented Russia.

Pact signed, Indian marine exports eye South Korea market
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

India and South Korea agreed to explore a tripartite partnership for development in third countries, beginning with capacity building programmes in Afghanistan.

India-South Korea bilateral talks: Narendra Modi, Moon Jae-in set to sign updated accord to boost trade, investments
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

India-South Korea bilateral talks: The two sides are also likely to form a Korea-India Future Vision Strategy Group, which will identify research projects and exchange programmes on software, biotech, cyber security, healthcare and energy.

What’s in a name: Why China insists on Chinese Taipei rather than Taiwan
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

How China has had its way with institutions all over the world, Air-India the latest

US, India set for talks on Iran sanctions
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Sources said India is exploring the possibility of reviving the rupee-rial arrangement for importing oil from Iran in the wake of US sanctions.

Prodded by Beijing, Air India joins others: Taiwan is now Chinese Taipei
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The diktat had impacted many US airlines and the US State Department had told Business Insider that it had raised “strong concerns” with Chinese authorities in Beijing about the order. New Delhi has not officially responded to the order.

PM Modi likely to attend BIMSTEC summit in Nepal
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

On June 6, Modi had greeted the leaders of BIMSTEC countries on the group’s 21st anniversary, saying the shared values would further strengthen cooperation and pave way for heightened development.

South Korea Dy Minister: ‘India can play role for peace in Korean Peninsula’
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Referring to the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last week in Singapore, she said, “It was a historic meeting... We should not lose this historic momentum and work together to make the peace initiative a success."

Simply Put: How Nirav Modi continued to fly
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

The CBI has claimed that it wrote to the US, the UK, Belgium, France, Singapore and the UAE between April 25 and May 28 —which was after Nirav Modi had already made a few trips on his revoked passports.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley in India next week for bilateral visit
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

She is likely to meet officials in the Ministry of External Affairs, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, apart from at least one public engagement at a think-tank on June 27.

India, China, Pakistan trilateral cooperation can help maintain peace, says Beijing envoy; MEA dismisses suggestion
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Dwelling on Sino-Indian ties, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui said it is quite natural to have differences but they need to be controlled and managed through cooperation.

India seeks answers as Seychelles backs out of military base
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Faure is scheduled to come to India around June 25 on a State visit to India. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the President also said that the military base issue would not be up for discussion in the meeting he holds with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his trip.

No headway in India’s push for NSG entry
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Plenary over, NSG says discussions with India continue

India’s protest: UN rights report doesn’t call Lashkar-e-Taiba a terror group, PoK is Azad
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

“This report undermines the UN-led international consensus on zero tolerance to terrorism,” a source told The Indian Express.

With thaw in India-China relations, Delhi to push for NSG membership
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Membership of the NSG, the top club of 48 countries which controls access to technology and guards against non-proliferation, is important for India to get access to cutting-edge high-technology.

India hopes North’s proliferation links in region will be addressed
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh was the first Indian minister to visit North Korea after a gap of almost 20 years.

Takeaways from Qingdao
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

What has the second informal meeting between Modi and Xi in the space of six weeks achieved? Can the ‘Wuhan Spirit’ of greater understanding reduce the possibility of another standoff on the border?