Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Diplomats

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.

For Indian & Pakistani diplomats, harassment is the old normal

A Pakistani statement detailed incidents of ‘deliberate bullying’ of officers, staff & families of the High Commission in New Delhi. India called it a...

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.