Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: MEA

India cuts development aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan by 43%, big jump for Bangladesh: Budget

The figures are indicative of the Modi govt’s priority as it has to focus on some of the key nations in the neighbourhood now if it must counter China’s growing influence.

Organisers’ track record as well known as participants’ biases: MEA on event attended by Ansari

The remarks follow a virtual panel discussion organised by Indian American Muslim Council, in which Hamid Ansari criticised the emergence of cultural nationalism in India.

Working on modalities with Pakistan to send humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, MEA says

Pakistan Wednesday said it has formally informed India about its decision to allow transportation of 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat and life-saving drugs to Afghanistan through its territory.

Modi, Putin to review bilateral ties, deliberate on Covid, Afghanistan at India-Russia summit

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen the strategic partnership at the 21st annual bilateral summit, to be held on 6 December in Delhi.

UN body comment on J&K shows ‘lack of understanding’ of security challenges, says MEA

MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that the allegations by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on specific incidents were baseless & unfounded.

‘Families still await closure’: India asks Pakistan to expedite trial in 26/11 attacks case

On the 13th anniversary of the attacks, the MEA said Pakistan is showing 'little sincerity' in bringing perpetrators to justice and called on its govt to give up double standards.

India, Russia and China’s foreign ministers to meet virtually tomorrow

The 18th meeting of the foreign ministers of the three countries will be chaired by S Jaishankar. They are expected to discuss further strengthening of RIC trilateral cooperation.

Vandalisation at Kabul gurdwara raises concerns for India and world, says Arindam Bagchi

The MEA spokesperson Thursday also said it is important that the global community continue to insist on the fulfilment of goals outlined in the UN Security Council resolution.

China’s ‘provocative’ behavior, amassing of troops disturbed peace along LAC in Ladakh: MEA

Bagchi's remarks came in response to the Chinese foreign ministry's claims that the Indian side has pursued 'forward policy' and illegally crossed LAC to encroach their territory.

Ahead of PM Modi’s US visit, MEA expresses concern over Khalistani groups on American soil

Referring to a report by Hudson Institute about the separatist groups, Bagchi said it reflected how Pakistan was continuing efforts to undertake activities against India from the US.

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.