Diplomacy

Sohail Mahmood

Pakistan appoints high commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood as foreign secretary

Sohail Mahmood will succeed Tehmina Janjua, who retires 16 April. It is not yet clear who will replace him in India.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

Pakistani Urdu newspaper uses abusive language for Modi and his mother

The news report comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack.
ASAT Missile

US denies allegations of spying on India’s A-SAT test, but says was aware of it

US Air Force Space official says they knew the A-SAT test was coming because of flight bans that India had announced and information published previously.
File image of United Nations General Assembly building | @UN/Twitter

US has moved new resolution, but Masood Azhar unlikely to be blacklisted anytime soon

China's vote is crucial for the listing to go through but without a timeline, even that may take years. 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver joint statements in Washington, DC., 2017 | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

India & US renew pact to together help develop partner countries in Asia and Africa

The Triangular Cooperation for Global Development pact provides a framework for promoting bilateral cooperation to meet the developmental aspirations of partner countries.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India puts Kartarpur talks on hold as Pakistan ‘appoints Khalistanis’ to delegation

The second round of India and Pakistan's talks on the Kartarpur Corridor was scheduled to take place at Wagah, Lahore, on 2 April.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India seeks clarifications from Pakistan on Kartarpur Corridor

India has sought clarifications over reports that 'controversial elements' have been appointed by Pakistan to a panel to be associated with the corridor.
Pulwama attack

India ‘disappointed’ with Pakistan’s response on its Pulwama dossier

MEA spokesperson says Pakistan continues to be in denial, and has not shared details of credible action against terrorists or terror organisations.
Masood Azhar

US again slams China on Masood Azhar, raises Uighur Muslims issue

Targeting China, US has moved a draft resolution at UNSC to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.

Pakistan shares with India its preliminary findings on Pulwama dossier

Pakistan foreign ministry called Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and shared its findings with him.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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.