Monday, May 29, 2023


Russia, China set to ink bilateral pacts despite Western criticism

Russia and China are set to sign a set of bilateral agreements on Wednesday during the Russian prime minister's trip to Beijing as the two giant neighbours pledge closer cooperation.

Australia, India to seek closer economic ties, critical minerals cooperation

Modi said they had discussed increasing cooperation on mining and critical minerals, and would work towards a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement.

After China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt & Oman skip G20 tourism meet in Kashmir

Egypt was a special invitee. Earlier this year, Egypt and India decided to elevate bilateral relations to 'a strategic partnership'. President El-Sisi was chief guest at R-Day parade.

‘War sponsors’: Indian entity among 26 blacklisted by Ukraine for ‘abetting Russian aggression’

According to list made by Ukraine's National Agency for Corruption Prevention, National Engineering Industries exported ball bearings valued at roughly $12.3 million in 2022-23 to Russia.

PM Modi, G7 & Quad outline strong stance against China. Beijing lodges ‘stern representations’

At G7 meet PM Narendra Modi spoke against 'unilateral attempt to change status quo' & released statement with Quad nations seeking an Indo-Pacific region free of 'coercion' from any country.

What to expect from 3rd G20 tourism meeting starting Monday in J&K’s Srinagar

About 60 delegates are expected to attend the meeting that will focus on 2 key deliverables — Goa Roadmap for Tourism and G20 Tourism Ministers’ Declaration.

‘India will do whatever for resolution of Ukraine war’: Modi tells Zelenskyy in 1st in-person talks at G7

India has repeatedly called for Ukraine & Russia to settle the conflict via dialogue, diplomacy. Speaking at G7 meet, Modi also called for inclusive food system & democratising tech.

China ‘won’t attend’ G20 tourism meet in Srinagar, says ‘opposed to it being held in disputed territory’

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson's remarks are being seen as indicative of Beijing's close ties with Pakistan. G20 tourism meet to be held from 22-24 May under India’s presidency.

‘Will emphasise India’s role’: PM Modi on tackling global concerns on energy, technology at G7

Narendra Modi was invited by Japanese PM to represent 'Global South' despite India not being a G7 member. PM also said he'll discuss supply chains with bilateral partners in Hiroshima.

‘No problem with Russian oil refined in India entering Germany,’ says ambassador Ackermann

No issue as long as price cap is respected, says German envoy. In contrast, EU foreign policy chief has called for crackdown on import of fuels from India, citing use of Russian oil.

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File photo of PM Modi and President Xi | ANI

More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8%...

The survey conducted by Tsinghua University reveals that the Chinese view Russia favourably and say US has the most impact on China’s security environment.
Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistan will share budget details with IMF to unlock funds, says...

Dar said he would like the IMF to clear its 9th review before the budget, which is due to be presented in early June, as all the conditions for that had already been met.


Delegates attend the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar Tuesday | ANI

Why Gulmarg visit is off G20 itinerary in Kashmir

Administration says visit cancelled due to 'logistics issue' as over 60 delegates had to be catered to, but security apprehensions may have triggered the change of plans, it is learnt.
Illustration : Soham Sen

Article 370 to G20, India is in a Kashmir sweet spot....

It is in the nature of the news cycle that the only aspect of the G20 event (Third Working Group on Tourism) in Srinagar...