ABDUL BASIT

  • How could our Ex-Army Chief be part of Pakistan Day celebrations? Yesterday

    Retired General VK Singh, former Chief of Indian Army and now Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended a dinner hosted on Pakistan Republic Day also called Pakistan Day hosted by Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit which included Kashmiri Separatists who want Kashmir out of India. Ever since the new...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 5 days ago

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  • PM Modi advocates talks with Pakistan: Is dialogue the only way out? 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • Government asked me to go to Pakistan National Day celebration: VK Singh 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani High Commission. "The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations 5 days ago

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Abdul Basit's meeting with Kashmiri leaders evoke sharp reaction 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's meetings with Kashmiri separatists and subsequent National Day celebrations invitation to them evoked sharp reaction on Monday from political leaders. "If anyone doesn't believe in Indian Constitution, then why should anyone talk to them?," said Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Another party leader and former Union...
  • Shiv Sena protests against Pakistan's invite to separatists on its National Day celebrations 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Centre has come under fire from all quarters over the Pakistan High Commissioner's invite to separatists. Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena also carried out a protest in Delhi and urged the Centre to act on the matter. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "Pakistan envoy's invite to separatists...
  • There are only two parties, no place for third in resolving Indo-Pak issue: Ministry of External Affairs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Giving no importance to the invitation extended to separatist leaders for celebration of Pakistan National Day in Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs claimed that there are only two parties when it comes to a resolution on Indo-Pak issues. "The government of India prefer to speak for itself....
  • Not attending Pak National day celebration due to prior commitments: Masarat Alam 5 days ago

    Pakistan has invited seven separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to attend the celebrations at the Pakistan High Commission. However, Pakistan envoy to India Abdul Basit has played down the controversy saying that the Indian government has no objection to the invite being issued. ...
  • Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan National Day, says issues can be resolved through talks 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. Modi tweeted, "It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues...
  • Abdul Basit looking forward to Modi's visit to Pakistan: Hurriyat Chairman 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Sunday told the moderate separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference that Islamabad was waiting for a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wanted to move forward on all outstanding issues before it took place. This was conveyed to the Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq...
  • Hurriyat leaders arrive in Delhi to attend Pakistan Day function 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of attending the Pakistan Day function in New Delhi on Monday, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said the group wants to lend full support to the India- Pakistan dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir. The Mirwaiz, who arrived in the national capital on Sunday to...
  • No scope for any third party involvement in India-Pakistan dialogue: Government March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Friday said there will never be any scope for third party involvement in Indo-Pak issues while asserting that it was committed to resolving all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, through bilateral dialogue. "We are committed to resolving all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, bilaterally with Pakistan through...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 18, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 18, 2015

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  • News 360: Gunmen storm Tunisian museum, kill 19 March 18, 2015

    Gunmen in military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that has largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil. ...
  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to meet Hurriyat leader on Sunday March 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit will meet moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Delhi on Sunday and is expected to discuss ongoing efforts to bring back on track the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process. The meeting comes nearly a fortnight after Basit had gone to the Delhi residence of...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi still in detention: Pak High Commissioner March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Affirming that 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi "was not released and still in detention", Pakistan's High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Wednesday gave assurance that the country's judiciary would take action against him. "I want to tell you that Mr Lakhvi has not been released, he was...
  • Politics poses hurdles in improving India, Pakistan ties: Abdul Basit March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said "politics or issues" posed hurdles in improving bilateral ties, although people on both sides of the border wished the relationship to flourish and foster growth. "While people on both sides of the border wish the relationship to foster growth, politics...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 13, 2015

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  • Should India snap all ties with Pakistan? March 13, 2015

    After the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said the Pakistan government to take all legal measures to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail. ...
  • News 360: India summons Pakistan Envoy over 26/11 attacks prime accused Lakhvi's release March 13, 2015

    India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • India summons Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit over impending release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. India said it was "extremely upset" over the verdict of a court and has lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan government. The matter has been "raised at...
  • Pakistan High Commissioner meets Geelani, discuss Foreign Secretary's visit to Islamabad March 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday met Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and briefed him about the issues discussed between India and Pakistan during Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Islamabad. The two also discussed various developments in Jammu and Kashmir, where a political row has erupted...
  • Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit meets separatist leader Geelani, invites him for Pakistan Day March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday met Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit in New Delhi. The meeting came after Foreign Secretary level meeting between India and Pakistan earlier in March. According to sources, the meeting was called by Pakistan envoy...
  • Indian Foreign secretary's visit to Islamabad will improve bilateral relations, says Pakistan High Commissioner February 14, 2015

    Pakistan on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy and his initiative towards resumption of talks. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said it would lead to improvement in ties. "The Indian Foreign secretary's visit to Islamabad is a...
  • India summons Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after cancellation of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's detention December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India strongly raised the issue of suspension of detention order of Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. High Commissioner of Pakistan Abdul Basit was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Monday afternoon. The Foreign Secretary conveyed strong concern at the lack...
  • Despite ceasefire violations in India, Pakistan says both countries must end hostilities December 9, 2014

    Even as Pakistan violated the ceasefire again on Monday night, the country's envoy to India Abdul Basit continued his government's doublespeak and said the two countries must end mutual hostility. Basit said, "We (India-Pak) can't leave legacy of mutual hostility for future generations. We should strive for peace even though...
  • Pakistan envoy expects no breakthrough in bilateral talks with India, unhappy with progress on Kashmir December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan does not expect any breakthrough on resuming the bilateral dialogue with India, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday. "India has suspended the dialogue process and now it's their responsibility to resume it," Aziz said. He made the comment...
  • Pakistan hopeful of resumption of talks with India soon: Abdul Basit November 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Observing that there is no complete "shutdown" in diplomacy, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit on Sunday hoped the stalled dialogue process with India would resume soon even as he underlined the importance of "adhering to" the ceasefire agreement by both the countries. "Minister for External Affairs Hon'ble Sushma...