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Niiki Haley

Bilateral issues in focus as Nikki Haley set to visit India

Haley's visit comes in the middle of a deteriorating India-US relationship. She will deliver a talk at the Observer Research Foundation.
Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing distances itself from envoy’s idea of India-Pakistan-China trilateral talks

The Chinese foreign ministry refused to answer a question on the Chinese embassy erasing the ambassador's comments from the transcript
File photo of Nikki Haley | @nikkihaley/ Twitter

Nikki Haley is coming to town. Does she want to be US president?

The buzz is that Haley’s real purpose is to check India’s reaction to her possible candidature in the US presidential race.
pakistan students

Experience in India completely at odds with what we heard, say Pakistani students

The 71 Pak students who visited India on a cultural exchange also want to change how Indians view their country.
President Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi

India-China ties cannot afford another Doklam, says Chinese envoy

Luo Zhaohui said that both the countries should narrow their differences and adopt confidence-building measures.
Sushma Swaraj Mohamed Asim

As ties nosedive, India voted against Maldives at the UN Security Council

India’s move reflects its frustration with President Yameen who, while inching closer to China, is demolishing New Delhi’s presence in Maldives. New Delhi: As the relationship...
File image of former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoum at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali island, Indonesia

India slams Maldives for ‘long prison terms’ handed to Maldivian ex-president, top judge

The foreign ministry said the sentences will raise questions on the credibility of the country's presidential election this September.
A file photo of PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif | Commons

India and Pakistan should emulate US, North Korea, says PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, brother of ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, says if US and North Korea can return from the brink of nuclear flashpoint, no reason why Pakistan and India can't.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic U.S.-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island, Singapore

‘Top of the line, really good’: Trump describes his meeting with Kim Jong-un

After his meeting with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump announced that they have agreed to 'sign' an unspecified document.
Suresh Prabhu in a meting with Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of US Dairy exports council during his visit to the United States

India to do urgent sweet-talking to soothe Trump seething over Harley Davidson & stents

Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu's trip comes as Trump threatens to undermine the special relationship built over the last decade, underpinned by the Indo-US nuclear deal.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.