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Jaishankar meets ex-Afghan vice president, says India fully committed to its peace process

Dostum, an influential Afghan leader & former warlord, also met India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla and discussed about constitutional order and rights of Afghan society.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

SAARC members turn down Pakistan’s proposal to host summit meeting pending since 2016

At a virtual SAARC Council of Ministers meet, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says cross-border terrorism is still a challenge for the grouping.
Digital Conclave on India-Africa partnership | Twitter

Broader global rebalancing incomplete without re-emergence of Africa, says S Jaishankar

Speaking at an India-Africa partnership conclave, Jaishankar said India is committed to supporting the African countries as per their 'individual priorities and our shared ethics.'
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Lesson from Ladakh — India & China were both rising together until China just raced away

China is different now, might think India is ‘arrogant’ for pretending parity. Ladakh stand-off should be a wake-up call on what’s real, not illusory, power.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

Japanese investors can’t wait for perfect investment condition to come in, Jaishankar says

In an address to FICCI, the external affairs minister says Japanese investors need to take a few risks while investing in India, and then ‘see where they go’.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi | PTI

Did Jaishankar, Wang Yi really break the ice in Moscow? India can’t forget — winter is coming

While the Narendra Modi govt has shown its willingness to negotiate, will its domestic compulsions allow it to progress with talks towards logical conclusion?
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets Zalmay Khalildad, US Special Representative on Afghanistan Reconciliation, at MEA Tuesday | Twitter | @DrSJaishankar

Khalilzad talks ‘possible India-US cooperation’ over Afghan dialogue on 5th Delhi trip in 2 yrs

Khalilzad met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, among others, as he arrived in New Delhi Tuesday. The visit comes days after Kabul kicked off peace talks with Taliban.
File photo | External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow | PTI

Taking Russia’s help on China and US on Maldives — a new Indian realism is underway

This has been an exciting week for Indian foreign policy as Modi’s India seeks post-ideological help to forge new ground.
File photo of Zalmay Khalilzad | Commons

US’ Afghan peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to meet Jaishankar and Doval in Delhi today

Zalmay Khalilzad had last visited India in May to update New Delhi on Taliban peace talks. His Tuesday visit comes amid intra-Afghan talks going on in Doha.

ASEAN-India virtual meeting reviews maritime cooperation, adopts 5-year plan to boost ties

The meeting took place at a time when China is expanding its military aggressiveness in the South China Sea and is locked in a bitter border row with India in eastern Ladakh.

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Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

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Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die, writes Shekhar Gupta.