Diplomacy

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

India and China are engaged in talks, do not want to pre-judge, says Jaishankar

Speaking at the Bloomberg India Economic Forum, External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar said what is going on in the talks is something confidential between India and China.
Moeed Yusuf, the Special Assistant on national security and strategic policy planning to Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: usip.org  

India slams Imran Khan’s Special Assistant, says never approached Pakistan for talks

Govt says statements made by Moeed W. Yusuf earlier this week is Pakistan’s effort to ‘mislead its domestic constituents by pulling India into headlines on a daily basis’.
Ron Malka, Israel's ambassador to India | Photo: Twitter | @DrRonMalka

India becoming more influential player in international arena, says Israeli envoy

Israeli envoy Ron Malka said Israel's deepening relation with India is having a positive impact on its ties with other countries, including the Arab world.
Justin Trudeau attends a news conference in Ottawa on July 8.

Trudeau’s ‘coercive diplomacy’ remark riles China, 50 yrs after his father established ties

In Ottawa, Justin Trudeau said Canada would work with its allies to steer the Chinese government off the aggressive foreign-affairs trail it’s blazing under President Xi Jinping.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN T.S. Tirumurti | By special arrangement

‘No takers’ for Pakistan’s attempts to raise Kashmir at UN, Indian envoy Tirumurti says

In interview to ThePrint, T.S. Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to UN, said there is an urgent need to give countries such as India more voice in UN’s decision-making process.
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E Biegun | Twitter @StateIRF

US Deputy Secretary of State bats for greater Quad cooperation as he concludes India trip

US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was in India on a 3-day trip from 12-14 October ahead of the 2+2 dialogue, scheduled for later this month.
The Commonwealth foreign ministers held a virtual interaction Wednesday | Twitter/@VikasSwarup

India slams Pakistan at Commonwealth foreign ministers’ meet, calls it ‘epicentre of terrorism’

The statement by India, which didn't name Pakistan, came after Islamabad sought to raise Kashmir issue & said a 'state in South Asia' is fanning hyper-nationalism to 'engineer' demographic change.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva held a virtual meeting Wednesday | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Jaishankar & Portuguese counterpart hold talks, agree to boost defence, trade ties

At a virtual meeting, S. Jaishankar and Augusto Santos Silva talked about ways to expand bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including migration.
Moeed Yusuf, the Special Assistant on national security and strategic policy planning to Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: usip.org  

Pakistan official claims India expressed desire to talk to us, but no confirmation from Delhi

In an interview to a media portal, Imran Khan’s Special Assistant on national security and strategic policy planning Moeed Yusuf says Pakistan wants to talk about Kashmir & terrorism.
Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

India, China say latest LAC talks were positive, push for mutually acceptable disengagement

India and China don’t want situation to worsen before next month’s BRICS Summit, and are said to have softened their previous stances at the Monday meeting in Chushul.

On Camera

RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.