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President Nasheed of the Maldives in London

India-first policy stays but will be friends with China too: Maldives ex-President Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed and Ibrahim Solih’s Maldivian Democratic Party won Maldives' parliamentary polls with a massive mandate on 6 April.
Justin Trudeau

India shocked after Canada removes Khalistan from its report on terror threats

Indian officials described the report as a full retreat by Ottawa after Canada govt erased references to Sikh extremism in it.
Narendra Modi

Russia confers highest civilian honour on PM Modi, diplomats & experts question timing

Russia announced the Order of St Andrew the Apostle for Modi, a week after UAE awarded him the Zayed Medal. Usually, such awards are given out on state visits.
Israel elections

Benjamin Netanyahu’s win in Israel could force a change in India’s two-state policy

PM Modi offered to mediate peace in 2017-18, but the situation has changed, with the US supporting Netanyahu’s ambition not to spare any land for Palestine.
Imran Khan and Narendra Modi

Imran’s endorsement of Modi raises storm, opposition questions PM’s nationalism

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said if Narendra Modi was re-elected Prime Minister of India, some kind of settlement could be reached on Kashmir.
China’s ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui sports a turban | Twitter

China helped ease tensions between India & Pakistan after Pulawama attack: Chinese envoy

Ambassador Luo Zhaohui covered many issues, including Masood Azhar and Doklam, in a write-up published in the embassy journal China-India Review.
PM Modi meets IFS probationers | YouTube

With just 1,400 diplomats, India’s foreign influence is severely limited

The lack of an adequate number of diplomats is a modern-day crisis, but its origins lie in colonial times.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

Jallianwala Bagh centenary — Britain won’t apologise but will ‘express regret’ for massacre

The UK was expected to apologise for the 13 April 1919 attack, but it seems there will just be another expression of regret for the actions of General Dyer.
PM Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih before a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi, Monday | Kamal Kishore/PTI

India relieved as President Solih’s party wins Maldives polls, but shadow of China remains

The parliamentary election results mark Maldives’ return to ‘India first’ policy while arresting its tilt towards China.
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

India planning to attack Pakistan again between April 16 & 20, says Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan's foreign minister addressed a press conference in Multan where he said that Islamabad had reliable intelligence that India is devising a new plan.

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IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.


Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.