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Topic: SAARC summit

8 reasons why India should accept Pakistan invite, attend SAARC summit

Short of a big bang that throws off the best-laid plans of India’s decision-makers, the pros for attending SAARC summit in Pakistan are beginning to outweigh the cons.

Will PM Modi attend SAARC summit this year? India weighing options as Pakistan prepares to host

With Afghanistan on the agenda, Pakistan has said it would be open to India participating in the summit virtually or in person, but sources said New Delhi is considering its options.

SAARC is well and truly dead. Let’s acknowledge that, conduct its funeral rites and move on

China is no longer the elephant in the SAARC room, it occupies the entire zoo. India would rather jump over its neighbourhood and build ties with US, France, UK, Russia, and the Quad.

Karnataka has set a bad example with its law to protect illegal religious structures

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India, Pakistan could upgrade diplomatic ties, Delhi may let SAARC meet happen in Islamabad

Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties after India scrapped Article 370, but the countries could now reinstate high commissioners in each other’s capitals.

Modi had turned his back on NAM and SAARC. Covid brings them back on his table

The coronavirus crisis left global leaders scratching their heads. But Modi saw an opportunity and launched a diplomatic blitzkrieg — first with SAARC, then with NAM.

Eliminating terrorism is a precondition for cooperation & survival, says Jaishankar

Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted this after a SAARC meeting in New York, which Pakistan boycotted when he was making his opening statement.

Pakistan wanted to offer India easy access to top Sikh shrine at New York talks

Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry tells ThePrint arrangements had been made to offer simple access to Sikh shrine in Kartarpur Sahib.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.