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Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan once again praises India's foreign policy at Lahore rally
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Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan once again praises India's foreign policy at Lahore rally

Earlier in March, Imran Khan, who was ousted in a no-confidence motion, admitted that the foreign policy of India is independent and for the betterment of the people

Indo-US defence ties to stay on ambitious course, says Pentagon
India

Indo-US defence ties to stay on ambitious course, says Pentagon

The Pentagon made the remark ahead of the April 11, 2+2, fourth ministerial dialogue in which Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and EAM S Jaishankar.

India-US to hold 2+2 dialogue on 11 April with a focus on joint strategic partnership
India

India-US to hold 2+2 dialogue on 11 April with a focus on joint strategic partnership

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will hold the fourth edition of the dialogue with US Defence Secretary Llyod Austin and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Washington

EU foreign policy chief accuses Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine
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EU foreign policy chief accuses Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine

The International Criminal Court in the Netherlands is gathering evidence about any possible war crimes in Ukraine, but Russia does not recognize the tribunal’s jurisdiction

Here's why 2022 will not witness India and US becoming global strategic partners
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Here's why 2022 will not witness India and US becoming global strategic partners

The question of the US walking the talk in 2022 of India is a global strategic partner suggests that India is ready to be one in all domains but the US is reticent. The reality is that both countries want to retain their freedom of choice in this regard.

Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October
World

Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October

The Vienna talks aimed at reviving the deal were suspended in June, when Iran elected ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi as president

On bilateral ties with India and China, Nepal pulls a balancing act at UN
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On bilateral ties with India and China, Nepal pulls a balancing act at UN

Addressing the General Debate of the UNGA's final day, Nepal's new Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka said that the country's worldview is shaped by its adherence to the principle of 'amity with all and enmity with none’.

Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi
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Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi

The Iranian president in his maiden speech at the UN slammed the US saying the world no longer cares about "America First" or "America is Back"

British foreign secretary Liz Truss defends AUKUS, says pact shows UK's commitment to stability in Indo-Pacific
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British foreign secretary Liz Truss defends AUKUS, says pact shows UK's commitment to stability in Indo-Pacific

The comment comes in the wake of France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accusing the country of "constant opportunism"

Kamala Harris accuses China of coercion and intimidation in SCS; Beijing hits back, says US foreign policy 'selfish'
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Kamala Harris accuses China of coercion and intimidation in SCS; Beijing hits back, says US foreign policy 'selfish'

The US vice president is on a weeklong trip in Southeast Asia to assure its allies of US dependability following the Afghanistan debacle

US blocks websites linked to Tehran shortly after vote to instal Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's new president
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US blocks websites linked to Tehran shortly after vote to instal Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's new president

Joe Biden has said that rejoining the Iran nuclear agreement is one of his top foreign policy priorities, although his aides have largely downplayed any certainty that a deal will be struck

Why is China calling for an investigation into Canada's human rights violations against Indigenous people?
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Why is China calling for an investigation into Canada's human rights violations against Indigenous people?

This call for a probe came from a group of countries that include Russia, Belarus, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and Syria

History tells us Himalayas hold key to controlling Asia; India must continue to be wary of China
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History tells us Himalayas hold key to controlling Asia; India must continue to be wary of China

In future whatever happens inside Tibet may matter for the Indian security environment and also that of Asia as well.

Why Imran Khan continues to refrain from criticising China on Uighur situation in Xinjiang province
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Why Imran Khan continues to refrain from criticising China on Uighur situation in Xinjiang province

In his Axios interview, Imran Khan said, "Our discussions with the Chinese will always be behind closed doors."

Vladimir Putin warns West of a Russian 'red line' that Joe Biden and others will regret crossing
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Vladimir Putin warns West of a Russian 'red line' that Joe Biden and others will regret crossing

Putin delivered an annual address replete with threats against the West but, despite tensions with Ukraine, stopped short of announcing new military or foreign policy moves

Despite India-Pakistan 'engagement', Kashmiri separatist leaders still under lock and key
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Despite India-Pakistan 'engagement', Kashmiri separatist leaders still under lock and key

Despite the talks, in Kashmir the curbs persist on separatist leaders, with some of them who are lodged in New Delhi's Tihar Jail even complaining of being denied medical attention

Joe Biden's Afghanistan pullout represents a victory for Pakistan; but at what cost?
World

Joe Biden's Afghanistan pullout represents a victory for Pakistan; but at what cost?

'It will be difficult, if not impossible, for Pakistan to control the Taliban and other militant groups in Afghanistan as the country spirals into a civil war'

No trade unless India reverses Article 370 abrogation, says Pakistan and shoots self in foot
India

No trade unless India reverses Article 370 abrogation, says Pakistan and shoots self in foot

For a while it seemed that amidst all the darkness and despair in the world in 2021, India-Pakistan relations had taken off on a positive note

PM Modi's visit shows India, Bangladesh are ready for transformative leap in bilateral ties despite some sticky challenges
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PM Modi's visit shows India, Bangladesh are ready for transformative leap in bilateral ties despite some sticky challenges

The trajectory of bilateral ties points towards a happy cohabitation of mutual trust and amalgamation of strategic and economic priorities. It is time to cash in.

On Japan visit, US secretaries of state and defence set combative tone for upcoming China talks
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On Japan visit, US secretaries of state and defence set combative tone for upcoming China talks

Before Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin landed in Tokyo, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry urged the United States to 'stop interfering in China’s internal affairs'