Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Jaishankar

EAM Jaishankar speaks to US Secretary of State, Russian counterpart

Jaishankar’s talks with Blinken covered various issues including the Indo-Pacific situation. Talks with Lavrov was focused on the follow-up of the Modi-Putin summit.

India discusses Afghanistan with Central Asia, Pakistan hosts special OIC meet same day

India builds ‘regional consensus’ with Central Asian countries on Afghanistan. Concurrently, Pakistan creates fund under Islamic Development Bank at a special OIC session.

Jaishankar meets top UAE leaders to strengthen bilateral strategic ties

External Affairs Minister met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and expressed confidence that the strategic ties between India and the UAE will scale new heights.

‘Bringing bilateral issues to SCO violates norms, offenders must be condemned:’ Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister comments come as an indirect reference to Pakistan's repeated attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at SCO meet on several occasions in the last few years.

Jaishankar meets Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong to forge stronger ties in post-Covid era

During his three-day visit, External Affairs Minister also met many top ministers and exchanged views on ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between India and Singapore.

China never offered ‘credible explanation’ for some actions, says Jaishankar

At Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, External Affairs Minister says 'I don’t think Chinese have any doubts on where we stand on our relationship & what’s not gone right’.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar on 3-day visit to Singapore

Jaishankar will meet Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong and hold a series of meetings with other senior ministers. He will also speak at the Bloomberg New Economic Forum on 18 November.

Need to evolve rules-based order for Indo-Pacific that respects sovereignty, Jaishankar says

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar's remarks come amid growing global concern over China's military muscle-flexing in the region.

Jaishankar meets UK counterpart Liz Truss, stresses on infra tie-ups & defence cooperation

UK foreign minister, who is on a two-day visit to India, also held meetings with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.

Jaishankar meets WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala, speaks about need for reformed multilateralism

External Affairs Minister also exchanged views on climate action challenges, Indo-Pacific & Afghanistan with Frans Timmermans, executive VP of the European Union Green Deal.

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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.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


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.