Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicIndian diplomats

Topic: Indian diplomats

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won’t help India’s stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn't mean we lose ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends.

India to temporarily close Mazar-e-Sharif consulate in Afghanistan, evacuate citizens & diplomats

With the Mazar-e-Sharif consulate shutting down, India has closed all four consulates in Afghanistan in wake of the worsening security situation due to the resurgence of Taliban.

Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over alleged ceasefire violations

Due to 'indiscriminate and unprovoked firing' in the Rakhchikri Sector of the LoC Saturday, one civilian sustained serious injuries, the Foreign Office statement said.

Modi govt looks at major diplomatic reshuffle, to send new envoys to Dhaka, Taipei, Kabul

New Delhi will be sending Vikram Doraiswami, Rudrendra Tandon and Gourangalal Das to Dhaka, Kabul and Taipei, respectively.

As LAC stand-off continues, elated Pakistanis see national interest in Chinese interest

Pakistan sees India's move of asking two diplomats to leave New Delhi as an eyewash by the Modi govt, but is itself using it as a pretext to hide UN debacles.

With just 1,400 diplomats, India’s foreign influence is severely limited

The lack of an adequate number of diplomats is a modern-day crisis, but its origins lie in colonial times.

How racist Indians accused American Preet Bharara of selling out & serving ‘White masters’

Prosecuting diplomat Devyani Khobragade opened Preet Bharara to charges of betraying his Indian roots, the former US Attorney writes in 'Doing Justice'.

Indian diplomats attend RSS-linked events, raise question about their political neutrality

A US-based minority rights advocacy group has alleged that political neutrality of some Indian diplomats has been compromised.

India has global ambitions but not enough IFS officers to fulfil them

India's roughly 940 foreign service officers are just slightly higher than New Zealand’s 885 officers, or Singapore’s 850.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.