Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicS. Jaishankar

Topic: S. Jaishankar

China lauds Jaishankar for calling out western ‘meddling’, says it’s sign of India’s independence

Chinese Foreign Ministry made the statement as India’s new envoy to Beijing Pradeep Kumar Rawat made a courtesy call to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Ukraine war, Prophet remarks — ASEAN raises sticky issues in ties with India at Delhi meet

Foreign ministers of ASEAN states unanimously highlighted impact of Russia-Ukraine war on Southeast & South Asia. They also batted for greater integration with South Asia through India.

Russia cherishes special, privileged partnership with India, says envoy Denis Alipov

Given the backdrop of the Ukraine war, Moscow goes the extra mile to celebrate 75 years of bilateral ties with New Delhi on its National Day and releases a special edition of Russia Digest.

In Rahul Gandhi-Jaishankar clash on diplomats, why India’s national interest is the loser

Rahul Gandhi called India’s IFS officers ‘arrogant’, while Jaishankar called them confident. In all social media noise, the point on China got missed.

Indian students can return to China, but Beijing to issue permission on ‘need-assessed basis’

Decision comes a month after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar raised the issue with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Thousands of Indian students are enrolled in Chinese universities.

Jaishankar discusses Ukraine war during talks with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian

The talk comes at a time when Russia was suspended from the UNHRC Thursday following a UNGA vote moved by the US for perpetuating human rights violations during Ukraine war.

Jaishankar speaks to Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of India-US 2+2 talks

In the telephonic talks, Jaishankar and Blinken discussed the latest developments in Ukraine, and deliberated on bilateral ties.

‘Know the BJP’: On party’s foundation day, Nadda to host delegation of foreign envoys

Heads of 13 foreign missions will interact with BJP president Wednesday. Party's foreign affairs in-charge Vijai Chauthaiwale says many such programmes will be organised in future.

We have similar foreign policies, says Lavrov, and tempts India with oil & weapons

In a rushed visit to India, Russian foreign minister met PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar as he sought to enhance bilateral ties amid concerns over fallout of Ukraine war.

Sri Lanka slipped by pursuing Chinese prosperity dream. It’s in India’s interest to help it

The Rajapaksa government should have shelved some of the China-funded infrastructure projects, which were high on debt servicing and low on revenue earnings.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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