Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicDiplomacy

Topic: Diplomacy

Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

As US-Taliban talks progress, India reaches out to China to discuss Afghanistan’s future

India is concerned that the US might delay July’s Afghan elections and bring in a caretaker govt, in a bid to rush its withdrawal from the war-torn country.

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time

It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping's call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.

Sedition case against Sidhu for hugging Pak army chief a test of nationalism or paranoia?

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is facing a sedition complaint for allegedly insulting the Indian Army by hugging the Pakistan army chief at Imran...

Saudi Arabia suspends diplomatic ties with Canada as Ottawa slams activist’s arrest

Riyadh said the 'sharp reaction' was meant to 'prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty'.

China and SAARC will be the pivots of India’s rise as global superpower

Several geopolitical developments have the potential to position India as the world’s most influential democracy in the second half of the century.

New Delhi conclave to dissect the promise of South Asia

The conclave organised by Oxford University Press aims to introduce new ideas on modern South Asia to the larger public.

Will the Indian Ocean soon become China’s Ocean?

With China expanding its influence in the Indo-Pacific, India needs to up its game to strengthen its presence in the area.

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

Foreign woes haunt Trudeau at home after debacle in New Delhi

He also riled allies by playing hardball on a Pacific trade deal and failed to launch free-trade talks with China during his visit to Beijing.

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Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.

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Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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