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Terrorists enjoy free pass in Pakistan: India slams Pak for ‘frivolous’ remarks on J&K at UNSC

Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to UN Kajal Bhat said that meaningful dialogue between India & Pakistan can be held only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility & violence.
People watch a TV at the Seoul Railway Station showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch on 15 September 2021 | Photo: Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images AsiaPac via Bloomberg

‘Encroachment on sovereignty’ — North Korea condemns UNSC’s meeting on missile tests

Tensions have risen between Pyongyang and Washington in recent weeks, with North Korea calling the US government’s engagement policy a 'petty trick'.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden hold bilateral meeting at the Oval Office in the White House in Washington DC, on 24 September 2021 | ANI photo

Biden reiterates US support for India’s entry into NSG, permanent seat in UNSC

During his meeting with PM Modi, Biden also applauded India’s strong leadership during its UN Security Council Presidency in August 2021, the US-India Joint Leaders’ statement said.
File photo of Indian envoy T.S. Tirumurti at the UNSC | Twitter/@IndiaUNNewYork

Will take up issues of terrorism, climate change, vaccines at UNGA, says TS Tirumurti

The 76th UNGA is important for India and there are expectation that as the leading voice of the developing world and current member of UNSC, it will take up global issues forcefully.
Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid | ANI File Photo

Wish I had magic wand to complete UNSC reform: President of 76th UNGA session Shahid

Abdulla Shahid, the Maldivian minister who will head the 2021 UNGA session, hoped that the 193 member states would take the UN Security Council reform process 'seriously'.
A picture posted by the Panjshir resistance on Twitter on 3 Sept 2021 | Twitter/PanjshirProvin1

Instead of Taliban talks, India must stand up for Afghan resistance despite Panjshir fall

The real battle isn’t in Kabul or Panjshir, it is in the minds of the Afghan people. And India can have an edge there.

India presides over unanimous adoption of 3 key mandate extensions at UNSC

During a month-long UNSC presidency that ends Tuesday, India successfully steered the discussions on peace & security issues on agenda including Afghanistan, Syria & Myanmar.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla speaks at the UNSC meeting in New York, on 30 August 2021 | ANI

UNSC adopts strong resolution on Afghanistan, demands territory not be used to attack countries

In the 15-nation Council, under India's presidency for the month of August, 13 member states voted in favour of the resolution while China and Russia abstained.
EAM S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New Delhi, July 2021 | Twitter

Jaishankar speaks to Antony Blinken over Afghanistan crisis, UNSC agenda

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Antony Blinken and S Jaishankar also agreed to remain 'closely coordinated on shared goals & priorities to deepen US-India partnership.'
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the UN Security Council President’s office on 18 August 2021 | Twitter /@DrSJaishankar

LeT, JeM continue to operate with impunity & encouragement, says Jaishankar at UNSC

Without naming Pakistan, Jaishankar said we should not lack courage to call out the 'double-speak' when state hospitality is being extended to those with innocents' blood on their hands.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.