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Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali | ANI

Nepal wants India to revise the 1950 friendship treaty to reflect ‘new changes and realities’

On the unsettled boundary issue, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said ‘we have to explore ways to settle it based on facts and documents’.
Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on 15 January 2021 | Twitter | @EONIndia

Border ‘irritant’ shouldn’t hurt ties — Nepal Foreign Minister Gyawali reaches out to India

Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says release of new political map wasn’t a ‘unilateral’ action on part of Nepal as it was a ‘consequence’ of India first changing its political map in 2019.
Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali | ANI

As map row simmers, India & Nepal foreign ministers to meet today to improve relationship

Nepal’s Foreign Minister arrived in New Delhi Thursday in what is the first high-level official visit from the country after India rejected its controversial new political map.

Mumbai blasts perpetrators enjoying 5-star hospitality in Pakistan, says EAM Jaishankar at UNSC

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar proposed an eight-point Action Plan for the UN system to credibly address the menace of terrorism and ensure effective action.

KP Oli rode on anti-India wave. He is now looking at Delhi for a diplomatic lifeline

Nepal PM is relying on his foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali's unconfirmed visit to India, hoping for Delhi's help to come out of the constitutional quagmire.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | File photo: ANI

India could boost military assistance to Afghanistan, as Taliban peace talks resume in Doha

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar speaks to Afghan counterpart M.H. Atmar, is believed to have assured more military help as US troops begin withdrawing.

India will always be dependable partner & reliable friend of Sri Lanka, says Jaishankar

Addressing a media briefing, Jaishankar added that the pandemic has not been able to dent the bilateral ties and that the two countries are now looking at post-Covid cooperation.
(Representational image) Workers walk past excavators at the site of Colombo Port City, developed by China Harbour Engineering Co | Atul Loke | Bloomberg

What’s the Colombo Port project Jaishankar’s likely to push for & why it remains stalled

The project was signed by India, Sri Lanka and Japan in May 2019, but it has been stalled since Sri Lanka ordered a review in July 2020. Jaishankar is on a 3-day visit to the country.

India-Sri Lanka ties not dented by pandemic, looking at post-Covid cooperation — Jaishankar

Jaishankar is visiting Colombo over three months after the two countries agreed to further expand ties in anti-terror cooperation, maritime security and trade and investment.
File image of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

Mike Pompeo thanks Jaishankar for ‘all the stronger’ US-India ties

Outgoing US Secretary of State Pompeo’s tweet came as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on January 20.

On Camera

A resident receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine at a senior citizen care home in Premnitz, Germany | Photo: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz | Bloomberg

Herd immunity could be closer than we think, vaccines must end isolation

Evidence is compelling that a robust and rapid vaccination campaign could render Covid less of a threat than seasonal flu through building herd immunity.
Representational image. DHFL Logo | Twitter

Why bankrupt DHFL’s ordinary FD holders will lose more money than banks that supported it

DHFL’s committee of creditors has approved Piramal Capital’s offer of around Rs 37,000 crore for the company, which has a debt of nearly Rs 85,000 crore.

Defence

File image of the Dakota vintage aircraft of the IAF | Twitter | @IAF_MCC

This R-Day, catch a glimpse of IAF’s vintage Dakota that ‘saved Srinagar’ in 1947-48 war

The aircraft, which participated in the 1971 war too but began to be phased out soon after, will be flanked by two Mi-17-1V at the flypast in a Rudra formation — a first for the Dakota.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.