Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicUN Security Council

Topic: UN Security Council

With US or Russia? India-US strategic partnership hit by Delhi’s abstentions in UN over Ukraine

Quad leaders are scheduled to meet virtually Thursday evening after India once again abstained from voting to punish Russia, this time in the UN General Assembly.

With Ukraine situation tense, India-Russia hold high-level talks as Moscow takes up UNSC chair

Russian deputy foreign minister Vershinin made a lightning visit to India Monday, meeting foreign secretary Shringla & MEA secretary (West) Reenat Sandhu to discuss UN-related issues.

Afghan foreign minister Atmar speaks to Jaishankar, calls for emergency UNSC session

Atmar talked about escalating violence by Taliban as well as foreign terrorist groups in Afghanistan and described the attacks as a violation of international law.

Time for UNSC to take holistic approach to maritime security issue, says Ambassador Tirumurti

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said that India will focus on maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism during its Presidency month.

India has provided much needed balance to UNSC vis-a-vis P-5: Ambassador Tirumurti

India will assume the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council on 1 August, it's first Presidency during its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of the 15-nation UN body.

UNGA president praises India for ‘rich program of work’ planned for upcoming UNSC presidency

In an in-person meeting, Volkan Bozkir commended efforts of India's permanent representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti, who will be president of the UN Security Council next month.

UNSC must be made more representative of developing countries, says Harsh Shringla

Speaking at a multilateral forum, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla also said that India values multipolar global order underpinned on respect for sovereignty.

UNSC needs to introspect cost of its ‘actions & inactions’ on Syria, says India

India asserted that the UN Security Council cannot be 'unmoved' on the urgent need to build consensus and work collectively for the war-torn country.

India warns Israel-Palestine against unilateral action, at UN Security Council meet

India also reaffirmed its support to the Palestinian cause and the establishment of a sovereign, & independent Palestine state living side by side with Israel.

India and Russia agree to work closely on key issues at UNSC

The Ministry of External Affairs said both sides held bilateral consultations in Moscow Tuesday on issues which are on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

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Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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