Diplomacy

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.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump says India charging US 100% tariffs on many goods is stupid trade

The statement came days after he criticised India, saying it is one of the world's highest taxing nations.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan says BJP’s ‘false claim of shooting PAF F-16 to build war hysteria for polls has backfired’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments follow a US magazine's report that contradicts India's stand on shooting down a PAF fighter jet.
PM Narendra Modi (L) with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan | @airnewsalerts/Twitter

Modi has transformed India’s relations with the Arab world in 5 years as PM

PM Modi, who has been awarded UAE’s highest civilian honour the Zayed Medal, has been able to ramp up India’s ties with UAE, Saudi Arabia & Oman.
An F-16 fighter jet

India rubbishes claim by US magazine that no Pakistani F-16s are missing

Foreign Policy magazine reported that the US has counted Pakistan’s F-16s, and found that all of them are ‘present and accounted for’.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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.