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Chinese hand in ISI's Gilgit-Baltistan move hits separatists (IANS Special)
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The controversial proposal to annex Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is to change the semi-autonomous status of the region, is being pushed by Pakistan to help China secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), security agencies have told the government. India is opposing the proposed move.
2020-07-03
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Accepted int'l award in Italian marines case, end proceedings, SC told
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the international tribunal award in the killing of two India fishermen by Italian marines and asked it to close the matter pending before it for eight years.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Pak opposition slams Imran Khan for failed diplomacy over Kashmir
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) In a recent address to the Parliament, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that foreign policy of his government is a success story, claiming that the issue of Kashmir was raised at global platforms like never before.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Japan extends strong support to India on Ladakh
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a strong show of support for India, Japan on Friday hit out at China, saying that it opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh where the Chinese aggression led to the killing of 20 Indian soldiers last month.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
From Army HQs to PMO, how Chinese envoy Hou 'rules the roost' in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) From Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, General Purna Chandra Thapa to Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's office, the Chinese Ambassador in Kathmandu, Hou Yanqi has access to almost any place under the sun in the Himalayan Republic.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UN court rejects Italy's claim of compensation from India in 2012 naval dispute
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) An independent court of the United Nations has held Italy guilty of breaching India's freedom of navigation in the 2012 naval dispute between the two countries and rejected Italy's claim of compensation from India.
2020-07-02
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
How China openly discriminates against foreign firms, investors
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As India takes a tough stand against Chinese companies and their operations on its turf in the wake of deadly Galwan Valley standoff, China which calls itself a harbinger of new-age trade has long been discriminating across industries, especially against foreign entities that come to work in that country.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Technology
Modi, Putin agree to further strengthen strategic partnership
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation on Thursday reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India in all spheres.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Russia ready to strengthen strategic partnership with India
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated his nation's commitment to further strengthen the "special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries in all spheres".
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Security threat: Now, deliberations on Huawei, ZTE's future in India
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) After banning 59 Chinese apps, the Indian government is considering whether the presence of China's Huawei Technology Co and ZTE Corp may pose threat to security as some reports suggest their links to the Chinese ruling party and the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Technology
Banning Chinese apps not enough, give befitting reply: Bengal CM
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Extending ruling TMC's full support to the Centre on the India-China border issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that banning 59 Chinese apps would not bear results.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Concerned over ban on Chinese apps, Xi govt reaches out to India
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) China on Tuesday reached out to India, expressing anxiety about the ban imposed by the Indian government on popular Chinese mobile applications like TikTok and WeChat, among others.
2020-06-30
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Now China opens new border dispute with Bhutan
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Continuing with its expansionist agenda, China has now created a new border dispute with Bhutan, one of India's traditional ally.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on Monday
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday decided to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims on Monday on the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th century leader of the Sikh empire.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
RGF had links with Chinese body that US claimed was used for intel
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Was the donation from the Chinese Embassy towards the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) just a tip of the iceberg or was it an aberration?
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Israel, UAE launch partnership to fight coronavirus
Jerusalem, June 26 (IANS) Israeli research companies and private companies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
After Pakistan & Nepal, China's another ally Bhutan hassles India
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After China, Pakistan and Nepal, now Bhutan has also started hassling India. Thimphu has stopped releasing channel water for irrigation along its border with India near Assam, affecting thousands of farmers in 25 villages of the region.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Ladakh clashes: China hindered Indian patrols, attempted changes in status quo, says MEA
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The stopping of India's "normal, traditional patrolling pattern" in the Galwan Valley area by Chinese troops in early May led to a tense situation across the Line of Actual Control and caused the relationship between two countries to deteriorate, India's Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India says H1B visa suspension to affect professionals
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India said on Thursday that the proclamation by US President Donald Trump on H1B visas will affect the movement of skilled Indian professionals.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Xiaomi placing 'Made in India' logo to cover store branding: Trade body
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Despite asserting that anti-China sentiment was mainly limited to social media, Xiaomi -- it ppears fearing a backlash amid the India-China stand-off -- has begun covering its retail store branding with the Made in India logo in white colour, the All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) said on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
China tries to pacify families of 'unsung' PLA soldiers killed in Ladakh
New Delhi/Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China on Wednesday attempted to pacify the aggrieved families of the Chinese soldiers who were killed in clashes with Indian troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh's Galwan valley, without any official recognition from Beijing.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China says India betrayed accords, consensus
New Delhi/Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China on Thursday once again claimed the violent face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh was caused by India's "betrayal of consensuses and unilateral provocations" and that it "took place on the Chinese side".
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pompeo declares Jio 'clean' for spurning Huawei gear, blocking Chinese intelligence
New York, June 25 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared Reliance Jio a "clean" network for not using the Chinese company Huawei's equipment, keeping it safe from Beijing's intelligence intrusions.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US slams Pakistan for not acting against anti-India terrorists
New York, June 24 (IANS) The US on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for continuing to be a safe haven for terrorist groups and for failing to prosecute Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) boss Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) Mumbai attack mastermind Sajid Mir.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Dubai-bound paxs require authorisation from UAE authorities: Air India
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Passengers wishing to travel to Dubai on residency or work permits would further require special authorisation from the UAE authorities, national carrier Air India said on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Arunachal Pradesh CM calls LAC Indo-Tibet border
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Amid the tension between India and China over the violent face-off in Ladakh, where 20 Indian soldiers were killed 10 days ago, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, here on Wednesday, termed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as the "Indo-Tibet border".
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
After business talks, Rajnath attends Victory Day parade in Moscow
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) After strategic business talks, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar attended the Victory Day parade at the Red Square in Moscow on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
2020-06-24
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Rajnath hails India-Russia 'privileged strategic partnership'
Moscow/New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Even as the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China remains tense, India on Tuesday posed great faith in its strategic partnership with Beijing's close ally, Russia.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Diplomacy
India pushes Russia to speed up defence contracts
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his team are in Russia's capital Moscow to attend World War II Victory Day celebrations as well as speed up various defence contracts, including the S-400 missile defence system as ties with China deteriorate.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India asks Pak to reduce its High Commission staff strength by 50%
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) In a strong diplomatic offensive, the government on Tuesday decided to reduce the staff of Pakistan's High Commission in India by 50 per cent, in view of their espionage activities and links with terror groups.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India nudges China, says leaders must be exemplars
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A week after the Chinese aggression led to the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a face-off in Ladakh, India on Tuesday subtly nudged China, saying that the leaders of the world must be exemplars on all fronts.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
China occupies Nepal village, land; Deafening silence from Oli govt
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) China has occupied a village of Nepal and allegedly removed the boundary pillars to legitimise its annexation, top government sources said on Tuesday. It has also been learnt that China has gradually made inroads into several Nepalese territories with an ulterior aim to seize complete control.
2020-06-23
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
White House adviser retracts comments on China deal 'over'
Washington, June 23 (IANS) White House adviser Peter Navarro has said that the trade deal with China "continues in place" while adding that his earlier comments that the pact was "over" were taken out of context, The Financial Post reported.
2020-06-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Undue benefits to Chinese firms, sleaze in CPEC rile Pakistanis
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Islamabad is unlikely to take any action on companies -- mainly Chinese firms-involved in high-level corruption in the power sector. A 278-page report by the Committee for Power Sector Audit, Circular Debt Reservation, and Future Roadmap revealed serious violations and discrepancies in the standard operating procedures (SOPs) guiding the independent power producers (IPPs) under the much-hyped China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Countries join hands for maritime cooperation to counter Chinese aggression
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Amid intense Chinese propaganda and 'wolf warriors' aggressive approach to cover up its culpability in spreading coronavirus pandemic, the world powers are joining hands to counter China which is increasingly trying to divert attention by implementing its expansionist design from land to maritime domain.
2020-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China finally admits it lost 'less than 20' soldiers in clash with India
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after Indian media reported that India had handed over dead bodies of 16 Chinese soldiers to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China on Monday for the first time admitted that it lost "less than 20" troops during the violent face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh last week.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
After face-off with India, China now cornered by Japan
New Delhi/Tokyo, June 22 (IANS) A week after Chinese troops initiated a violent attack on Indian soldiers over the disputed Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Japan began the legal process of complete integration of an island chain that Beijing has for long set its eyes on.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy: Manmohan to Modi
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying "disinformation" on the Chinese transgression will be a "betrayal" to the sacrifice made by the Indian soldiers at the LAC and it was neither a "substitute for diplomacy" nor "decisive leadership".
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Yoga helps 'confidently negotiate challenges: Madi (Round up)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In what can be seen as a subtle message in the backdrop of the recent India-China face-off in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and reportedly a similar number, if not bigger, were on the Chinese side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the International Yoga Day on Sunday to send out a message.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinese social media deletes Modi's remarks on border row
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Known for government control and censorship, Chinese social media has now removed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech and India's official statements on the border row.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
India says China's claim over Galwan unacceptable
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The government on Saturday called China's claim over Ladakhs Galwan Valley unacceptable and clarified that the violent faceoff, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed, had taken place due to the intrusion of Chinese troops into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
2020-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Talks over disengagement to continue as China releases 10 Indian soldiers
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) After the release of 10 Indian Army personnel, including four officers, from Chinese People's Liberation Army captivity, the process of disengagement of troops will continue next week, sources said.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bound by agreements, Indian soldiers did not use firearms against Chinese troops
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 20 Indian soldiers killed in the violent stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Galwan valley of Ladakh, did not use the firearms they were carrying as per the two bilateral agreements between India and China.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India, China military talks slightly positive, more on Friday
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian and Chinese military talks at Galwan valley over the violent clashes along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh region ended on Thursday on a slightly positive trajectory, however nothing has moved on the ground. The talks between the two countries' militaries will continue on Friday.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China asks India not to underestimate its will
New Delhi/Beijing, June 18 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned China against aggression, Beijing asked New Delhi not to "misjudge" the situation or "underestimate" its will. China even went a step further alleging India of breaking consensus and "deliberately provoking".
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nepal passes updated map bill, escalates border dispute with India
New Delhi/Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Nepal's national assembly on Thursday passed the controversial bill on its updated political administrative map which includes parts of Indian territory. The move has escalated the border dispute with India.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Will work to promote global peace: Modi on India's entry to UNSC
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Hours after India was elected to the UN Security Council with an overwhelming majority, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was grateful to the support shown by the global community and added that India will work to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Volkan Bozkir of Turkey elected UNGA President (Ld)
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir has been elected President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Turkey's Volkan Bozkir elected president of UN General Assembly
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir has been elected president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, which begins in September 2020.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
India elected to UNSC with overwhelming majority (Ld)
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) India has been elected to the Security Council with an overwhelming majority of 184 votes running on a platform of fighting terrorism and promoting the ethos of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" -- the world is one family.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics