In an unusual form of diplomacy, never practiced by India thus far, the Modi government is going ahead with a plan to have a collective photograph of all the leaders from the African continent wearing kurtas.
Sushma Swaraj, who has consciously been keeping a low profile as foreign minister for last over 16 months, has just completed a delicate mission with the conclusion of her two-day visit to Maldives on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is out to make a point to the international community a little over a fortnight from now when his government hosts India's biggest ever diplomatic spectacle at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi stadium: the third India Africa Forum Summit.
Syed Akbaruddin, India's best-ever foreign office spokesperson, has been hand-picked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the next permanent representative of India to the United Nations.
The Narendra Modi government has hit the ground running in its high-level engagement with the United States which has just started.
The Indian response has gone beyond the MEA's usual conventional bounds and Oli’s shenanigans are now under a scanner by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
This must be the hundredth time that Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has spoken of Kashmir as the “unfinished agenda” of partition. His latest remark was made at a ceremony at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi on 8 September 2015 to commemorate the 1965 war with India.
Myanmar will be under the scanner of the international community — particularly India — in around two months when it goes to the polls in November
In the 16th month of its 60-month tenure, the Modi government has finally come up with a concrete roadmap for implementing the vexed issue of OROP scheme that had been hanging fire for last over four decades.
The OROP issue has ballooned because of the sheer numbers of ex-servicemen, which is 2.8 million. And this number has been swelling year-after-year
The success or failure of the talks between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers would depend on how much the two sides are willing to give and take.
Maldives is in a tailspin. Not much surprising because the Maldivian polity has been in a tailspin for several years in the recent past.
After the heat and dust over the India-Pakistan NSA talks is over, it is time to mull over who gained and who lost and what lies in store for the south Asian rivals’ bilateral engagement in near future.
Both the sides took their sabre-rattling to a new high on Friday and accused each other of various sins of omission and commission. Pakistan accused India of “lack of seriousness” and refused to accept India’s advice that Aziz should not meet Kashmiri separatists during his visit to India.
The Sirisena-Wickramasinghe combination though is yet to pass the litmus test vis-à-vis friendship with India.
India-Pakistan bilateral relations and the complications are the same as they were exactly a year ago. And yet, the response of the Narendra Modi government is drastically different.
Sushma Swaraj's spirited defence and scathing attack on the Congress in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday has triggered some interesting reactions on Twitter.
The crucial question in the Gurdaspur aftermath is how the now famous Modi-Doval doctrine is going to deal with this fountainhead of terror.
The latest Pakistani claim that India was behind the December 2014 Peshawar school attack does not come as a surprise given Pakistan’s penchant for blatantly lying from time to time primarily to divert attention of the world from domestic challenges.