Rezaul H Laskar is the Foreign Affairs Editor at Hindustan Times. His interests include movies and music.
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The reforms won’t change opportunities for Indian students to live, study and work in Australia temporarily after finishing their studies
The US official’s visit to India comes against the backdrop of an alleged plot to kill a pro-Khalistan leader on American soil
The workshop is being held under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF), a platform created by Taiwan and the US in 2015
Making [the fund] operational is a huge milestone, especially since there were quite a few conversations around it, the UAE ambassador said
UAE ambassador Abdulnasser Jamal Alshaali said many outcomes under India’s G20 presidency overlapped with its efforts under COP28 to address the global climate crisis
A Qatari court has conducted two hearings on the appeal filed by families of eight former Indian Navy personnel against the death sentence given to them, and a third hearing is expected soon, external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval represented India at the sixth meeting of senior security officials of the Colombo Security Conclave in Port Louis, Mauritius
The India-Myanmar meeting was held at a time when anti-junta resistance forces have scored several successes against Myanmar’s military in parts of the country
“Insofar as Canada is concerned, no specific evidence or inputs were provided to us,” the external affairs minister said.
The eight men, including decorated officers who commanded frontline warships in the Indian Navy, were sentenced to death by Qatar’s Court of First Instance on October 26 after being detained for more than a year on undeclared charges
Penpa Tsering said India needed to speak out clearly on issues such as China’s interference in choosing the Dalai Lama’s successor and Beijing’s belligerence
With 1.37 million Indian Muslims expected to perform ‘Umrah’ in 2024, Indians can now perform the pilgrimage with work or tourism visas
US principal deputy national security advisor Jonathan Finer has informed his Indian interlocutors of the importance of holding accountable anyone found responsible for allegedly plotting to kill a Khalistani leader on American soil, according to a readout from the White House
Bilateral trade is valued at $3.3 billion with Indian exports making up a significant part of the figure, while Indian investments in Kenya were worth $3.2 billion
Taiwan has taken several steps to help retain the 40-odd Mandarin teachers who are in India, including subsidising almost 50% of their salary
The meeting comes against the backdrop of Washington’s allegations of an Indian link to a plot to kill a Khalistani leader on American soil
Two advanced light helicopters (ALH) and a Dornier aircraft provided by India in recent years have been extensively used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in the Maldives
Israeli President Herzog and PM Modi exchanged views on the Israel-Hamas conflict, and the prime minister expressed his condolences on the loss of lives in the October 7 terror attacks and welcomed the release of hostages
The US indictment did not name the Indian official but unnamed American officials have said the target of assassination plot was SFJ's Gurpatwant Singh Pannun
This was the 14th meeting of the WMCC on India-China Border Affairs since the standoff began in May 2020 and the two sides had an in-depth discussion on proposals to resolve remaining issues and to achieve complete disengagement in Ladakh
MEA spokesperson Arindram Bagchi said the US had shared the inputs during discussions on bilateral security cooperation. He declined to share further information, such as the specifics of the inputs, on the grounds of security
India is interested in the successful operationalisation of the Loss and Damage Fund as it will benefit developing countries
India will take “necessary follow-up action” based on the findings of the committee, said External affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
The media report about the alleged plot to kill Pannun came about two months after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged in September that there was a potential link between Indian government agents and the killing of another Khalistani leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar
Israel has completed all necessary procedures to the result of introducing LeT into Israeli list of illegal terror organisations
Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, who is closely aligned to former pro-China president Abdulla Yameen, made the request during a meeting with Union minister Kiren Rijiju in Male
Muizzu, who is closely aligned to former pro-China president Abdulla Yameen, made the request during a meeting with earth sciences minister Kiren Rijiju.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar will meet their Australian counteraprts Richard Marles and Penny Wong in New Delhi.
The Indian government has received several requests seeking more foreign flying rights from countries such as the UAE, Qatar, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkiye