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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

NSA Ajit Doval storms out of SCO meet over Pakistan’s ‘fictitious’ map

India says Pakistan ‘deliberately’ showed the ‘illegal’ map as its backdrop in the virtual meeting, in blatant disregard of host Russia’s advisory.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with FM Chingiz Aidarbekov of Kyrgyz Republic on SCO sidelines | Twitter

Jaishankar meets Kyrgyz counterpart on sidelines of SCO meeting, agrees to enhance ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also thanked Chingiz Aidarbekov for the support in facilitating the return of Indian nationals from the Central Asian country.

Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties, regional security with Iran in ‘fruitful meeting’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Iran comes a day after he voiced India's deep concern about the situation in the Persian Gulf.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the Head of Delegations attending the SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Moscow | Twitter

Rajnath Singh tells China to restore status quo along LAC in 2.5 hour-long meeting in Moscow

In Moscow for the SCO, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in what is the first highest level face-to-face contact between the two counties since border tensions erupted in May.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the combined meeting of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) | Twitter

India concerned over security in Afghanistan, will keep supporting its people, says Rajnath

In his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Defence Minister said that the goal should be security & growth for all in the region, but it is far from being achieved.
Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India withdraws from Russia military exercise, participation of China & Pakistan a factor

India had earmarked 200 military personnel, including 180 soldiers from an infantry battalion and observers from the IAF and the Navy, to take part in the exercise, Kavkaz-2020.  
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to take part in SCO video conference on Covid-19

The extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will take place on 13 May, while the regular meet is slated for June in Moscow.
Indian Army

India to conduct 1st joint military exercise with Uzbekistan, focus on counter-terrorism

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who will be in Uzbekistan from 1-3 November for an SCO meeting, will greet the Indian contingent ahead of the exercise.
Rajnath Singh at the inaugural function of 1st Military Medicine Conference of Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) countries in New Delhi

Now, Pakistan to attend second day of SCO military medicine conference in New Delhi

Abdul Adil, Air Adviser at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, and Medical Officer Abdul Hameed will attend the second day of the conference Friday.
SCO summit

Can ignoring Imran Khan get Pakistan to deliver on terror or should Modi resume engagement?

PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan appear unlikely to engage with each other at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Bishkek.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.