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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan PM Yoshihide Suga | Twitter

Quad meeting, Indo-Pacific figure in first call between Japan PM Suga and Modi

The foreign ministers meeting of the Quad countries next month is expected to give a major signal to China as it has been created to counter Beijing’s growing military adventurism.

Jaishankar meets ex-Afghan vice president, says India fully committed to its peace process

Dostum, an influential Afghan leader & former warlord, also met India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla and discussed about constitutional order and rights of Afghan society.
The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India, China aiming for ‘stability on the ground’ as efforts for Ladakh disengagement continue, says MEA

India and China have decided to hold another round of talks between senior commanders, as well as one involving diplomats under the WMCC.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

SAARC members turn down Pakistan’s proposal to host summit meeting pending since 2016

At a virtual SAARC Council of Ministers meet, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says cross-border terrorism is still a challenge for the grouping.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during the G-4 meeting on 23 September

G4 nations call for ‘decisive push’ for UN Security Council reforms

The meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G4 nations — India, Germany, Brazil and Japan — took place on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session Wednesday.
Erdogan at UN General Assembly

India slams Turkish President Erdogan’s remarks on J&K at UNGA as ‘completely unacceptable’

In his speech to the UNGA, Erdogan referenced the scrapping of Article 370 and said that it had further complicated the burning issue of peace in South Asia.

Nepal halts distribution of new text book with revised map incorporating Indian areas

The concerned body of the Nepal government is yet to officially declare the revised geographical area of the country.
Pangong lake | Commons

India and China stick to demands, current ground positions in Ladakh could become status quo

India & China’s first military-diplomatic talks Monday ended in stalemate as both Asian giants stuck to their guns with regard to positions at LAC in Ladakh.
Digital Conclave on India-Africa partnership | Twitter

Broader global rebalancing incomplete without re-emergence of Africa, says S Jaishankar

Speaking at an India-Africa partnership conclave, Jaishankar said India is committed to supporting the African countries as per their 'individual priorities and our shared ethics.'
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

14 hours of India-China talks fail to break logjam, more rounds of negotiations ahead

Top military and diplomatic officials met Chinese officials Monday. India maintained its stand of complete disengagement during the 14-hour talks.

On Camera

A farmer ploughing his field | Flickr

Farm reform laws open the market. Now, a regulator is needed

The farm sector will attract private investment only if traders are assured that the govt will not put a constraint in their selling and purchasing price.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.