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Covid has brought back Chinese whispers in Sri Lanka, Nepal. Is India listening?

South Asia has for long witnessed a see-saw diplomatic battle between India and China, but Covid is adding fresh dimensions to this engagement.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.
Modi-Xi summit

Why Modi’s India won’t join US, France and other nations in blaming China for Covid just yet

China considers the Western world as the big bad wolf and its own poor citizens as victims. But Beijing's aggressive defence of the coronavirus pandemic is failing.

China is feeling the heat over Covid-19 — from Japan to Australia. But India’s hands are full

As US and China trade barbs, battle-lines are being drawn. Traditional US allies like Australia and Japan have taken a tone Beijing won’t appreciate.

Behind the influx of the Tablighis in India is Modi’s relaxed visa policy

The unwritten code in the MEA over several decades has been to be wary of preachers. With Modi’s revamped visa policy, it seems, the code was compromised.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

China hasn’t just won its war on coronavirus. It’s also beating US in global diplomacy

Donald Trump, who faces a re-election in eight months, has considerably piped down from two weeks ago when he described Covid-19 as the ‘China virus’.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

COVID fight: Modi’s ‘no Indian left behind’ mantra runs into ‘stay where you are’ diplomacy

As the coronavirus claimed hundreds of lives in Europe and made its way to the US, Modi government sought to redefine the Latin phrase, ‘nemo resideo’.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

From Kashmir to coronavirus, how Modi’s silver bullet Jaishankar is keeping troubles away

Jaishankar understands that crises are the bedrock of opportunities. So before EU leaders held a teleconference on COVID-19, India activated hot lines across South Asia.
United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and top Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar shake hands after signing the peace agreement, in Doha on 29 February

India took the high moral ground by not talking to Taliban and lost influence in Afghanistan

As US-Taliban signed a pact in Doha, India mixed up fact with fiction by claiming Afghanistan to be a "contiguous" neighbour.
PM Modi-US President Donald Trump

Morning after Ahmedabad: How Modi & Trump have taken India-US ties to the next level

Trump realises that it is only India, despite its weakening economy, which can even think of taking on the dragon next door.

On Camera

Hussain Shahis’ Krishna Bhakti, Mughals’ Mathura link — lesser-known facts about Muslim rulers

After the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, Right-wing commenters have claimed that 'rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors'. This can't be more anachronistic.
Indian currency

Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.