Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicIndian diplomats

Topic: Indian diplomats

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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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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.
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