Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicForeign envoys

Topic: foreign envoys

US appoints Indian-American diplomat Atul Keshap as interim envoy to India

A career member of US Senior Foreign Service, Keshap will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Charge d'Affaires following the retirement of Daniel Smith, US State Department said.

Foreign envoys’ visit was to make them see J&K’s march on path of development, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the idea behind facilitating these visits was to enable envoys to get a better sense of the prevailing normalcy in J&K.

Foreign envoys reach Jammu, scheduled to meet L-G Manoj Sinha, DDC members

The envoys, who are on 2-day visit, are assessing the development work and the security situation, especially after the scrapping of Article 370 and the DDC elections last year.

Visiting envoys briefed on Pakistan’s role in running terror camps across LoC, say officials

The army told the envoys about Pakistan Army's role in helping terrorists infiltrate into India and gave a presentation on seized weapons bearing markings of the Pakistani army.

Ex-Canadian diplomat in China jail for 576 days amid Huawei stand-off, wife fights for release

Michael Kovrig is an apparent pawn in a geopolitical battle over Huawei and the fate of its CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is currently in Canada's custody.

US envoys can’t return to their posts yet due to disputes over testing, quarantining them

A State Department spokesperson said the US is taking precautions to make sure diplomats and their families are healthy when they leave the US.

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.

‘Restrictions should be lifted’ — Foreign envoys after two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir

This comes on a day EU urged India to 'swiftly' lift the restrictions in J&K. The 25 envoys also met NSA Ajit Doval in Delhi.

‘Kashmir is fine’: New group of foreign envoys visit J&K, tweet sparks controversy

A group of 25 envoys representing more than 20 countries are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. However, tweets by an Afghan envoy caused a stir.

Hope India addresses concerns on CAA, says outgoing British envoy Dominic Asquith

Outgoing British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith also says UK is keen to visit Kashmir valley if Indian govt officially invites it.

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.