Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Diplomats

IFS officer Pranay Verma appointed India’s new ambassador to Bangladesh

As he had been serving as India's envoy to Vietnam, Sandeep Arya will now fill the post as the next Ambassador of India to Vietnam.

In Rahul Gandhi-Jaishankar clash on diplomats, why India’s national interest is the loser

Rahul Gandhi called India’s IFS officers ‘arrogant’, while Jaishankar called them confident. In all social media noise, the point on China got missed.

‘You as Editor will be respected by politicians’ – Ajay Singh was told, he still quit media

'Fiji: A Love Story' is diplomat Ajay Singh's memoir, which was left unfinished when he passed away in 2020.

US diplomats and Denmark PM are visiting India. But one country is punching above its weight

Behind these visits lie two questions: Who is India’s next foreign secretary and who is the most powerful foreign diplomat?

No great choices between the two ex-diplomats’ camps. Both equally incoherent

The defence of Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi’s foreign policies are both disjointed, and reflect the confusion at the heart of India's foreign policy.

India’s retired diplomats are divided on Modi’s foreign policy. RSS has picked its team

The big difference between Forum of Former Ambassadors of India and the Constitutional Conduct Group is that the RSS seems to take a keen interest in one.

Tanzanian High Commission’s defence advisor dies due to Covid in Delhi hospital

Col Moses Beatus Mlula passed away at Base hospital in Delhi Cantt on 28 April, a day after he was admitted to the facility.

Not just NZ & Philippines, diplomats of many more countries hit by O2, beds, vaccine crises

Foreign missions in India are also facing severe challenges and difficulties when it comes oxygen requirements and hospitalisations for Covid affected diplomats, staff & their families.

Envoys in Kashmir: Is it just domestic optics or attempt to address global backlash?

Five months after Modi government’s controversial move to dilute Article 370 status for Kashmir, a delegation of 15 foreign envoys is visiting the region for two days.

World is no more in awe of Modi. His 2019 adventures have robbed India of all the goodwill

Modi govt's claim that everything – CAA, NRC, Internet shutdowns, police excesses – is a 'domestic' issue and therefore of no concern to the outside world is simply not credible.

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Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.