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US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India, US reaffirm ‘democratic traditions’, ties as Blinken sends message to China from Delhi

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken sent a strong message to Beijing during his maiden visit to New Delhi Wednesday by meeting Ngodup Dongchung, representative of the Dalai Lama.

Jaishankar speaks to Iranian counterpart on evolving Afghan situation, bilateral issues

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had earlier held talks with Javad Zarif and called on Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi during a stopover at Tehran on his way to Russia.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar virtually addressing the inaugural session of 16th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India and Africa Project Partnership, on 13 July 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Due to Modi govt, Pakistan under lens of FATF, says Jaishankar at BJP virtual meeting

External Affairs Ministers Jaishankar also told BJP members that it was due to the government's efforts on global forums that sanctions were imposed on terrorists from Jaish & LeT.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen in Uzbekistan, on 16 July 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Jaishanker meets his Bangladeshi counterpart, reaffirms commitment to strengthen cooperation

During his meeting with AK Abdul Momen, both sides also emphasised the need for resuming the activities of various joint mechanisms soon after the Covid scenario improves.
Jaishankar addressing a meeting of SCO at Dushanbe on 14 July 2021 | Twitter /@DrSJaishankar

SCO must stop terror financing, combating terrorism its key purpose, says Jaishankar

In his address at an SCO meeting in Dushanbe, Jaishankar described the situation in Afghanistan as well as public health and economic recovery as pressing issues facing the region.
(File image) Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (left) meets Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, on 29 March 2021 | Twitter

At UNSC, India exempted Taliban leaders from travel ban to stay relevant in Afghan crisis

Indian officials say they are keenly aware of situation in Afghanistan, especially amid US exit and Russia’s determination to mend fences with Pakistan, and thereby Taliban.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar handing over a part of holy relics to Georgia's Vice PM David Zalkaliani on 9 July 2021 | Twitter | @DZalkaliani

Georgia moved as Jaishankar brings home a 17th-century queen killed for refusing conversion

Relics belonging to St Queen Ketevan, excavated in Goa, were handed over by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to the Georgian government Friday.

India-Russia ties have contributed to global peace, security & stability, says Jaishankar

During his 3-day visit to Russia, Jaishankar said he reviewed the progress on broad-ranging cooperation on space, nuclear, energy and defence sectors with counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
File photo of Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

India, China not in nuclear arms race, got them with different objectives: Jaishankar in Moscow

Addressing a think tank in Moscow, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Ladakh standoff has ‘disturbed’ the foundation of India-China ties in the past year.
File photo of Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

Need to utilise capabilities across the world to deal with Covid pandemic, says Jaishankar

Addressing a virtual session with former British PM Tony Blair at India Global Forum, Jaishankar emphasised on the need for international collaboration to deal with global challenges.

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Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. What can we do to become more resilient?

Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.

Defence

IAF chief Bhadauria speaks to UAE counterpart on ways to strengthen ties between two forces

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria’s two-day 'goodwill visit' to the middle-eastern country comes nearly 8 months after the Chief of Army Staff General Naravane travelled to the country.
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Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.