Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicDiplomatic relations

Topic: Diplomatic relations

SAARC secretary-general Weerakoon on week-long visit to India to deepen regional cooperation

Esala Ruwan Weerakoon is set to meet Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, MoS for EAM Rajkumar Singh and Secretary (East) Riva Das, according to an official schedule.

India, Pakistan could upgrade diplomatic ties, Delhi may let SAARC meet happen in Islamabad

Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties after India scrapped Article 370, but the countries could now reinstate high commissioners in each other’s capitals.

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.

Sanjaya Baru on ‘precarious’ foreign relations, Gurcharan Das says don’t worry, be happy

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Coming up, a radio station at every mission abroad to add muscle to India’s soft power

Idea behind the project is to build Brand India and could include quiz shows, discussions and entertainment programmes focusing on Indian culture. 

Amid soaring US-Iran tensions, a look at why and how the situation escalated this far

While the US has ended waivers on imports of Iranian oil, Iran withdrew partially from the 2015 nuclear deal earlier this month.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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