M K Narayanan

  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI to send teams to record statements of Goa, WB Governors June 5, 2014

    CBI will soon send teams to examine West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and his Goa counterpart B V Wanchoo as "witnesses" in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter purchase deal. Highly-placed CBI sources said the agency has informed the Law Ministry that there was no bar on examining...
  • Mithun gets lifetime achievement award April 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Iconic actor Mithun Chakraborty was today felicitated with a lifetime achievement award by a renowned city-based business house here. The award comprising a memento, citation and Rs five lakh was presented to the actor by West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan. Accepting the award, Mithun said he espoused Swami Vivekananda's...
  • Include Tamil films in festival: WB Governor November 12, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan today asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to forget Tamil cinema amidst Bollywood and Hollywood at the ongoing Kolkata Film festival (KFF). "The CM had yesterday spoken of Bollywood, Hollywood and Tollywood while inaugurating the film festival. But I want to also include Kollywood...
  • WB cabinet to discuss Singur bill on Monday June 11, 2011

    Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet will meet on June 13 to discuss the Singur Bill before it is tabled in the state Assembly, with the draft submitted to the Chief Minister's Office on Saturday, Secretariat sources said. The Bill, being prepared by the Industry Department, would seek to revoke the lease...
  • Ex-foreign secretary Menon appointed new NSA January 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon was named on Thursday the new National Security Adviser (NSA), but unlike his predecessor M K Narayanan he would be looking at a leaner brief, government sources indicated. That Menon was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's first preference was known, but a final decision on...
  • Santhanam hits back, says NSA not privy to N-test data September 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Former DRDO scientist K Santhanam, who has questioned the success of 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests, on Monday hit out at NSA M K Narayanan, saying the official was "barking up the wrong tree" by contending he was not privy to test measurements and information. Terming the remarks by the...
  • India has thermonuclear capabilities: M K Narayanan September 20, 2009

    New Delhi: India has thermonuclear capabilities, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has emphasised, saying the scientists who raised doubts about the 1998 nuclear tests in Pokhran had personal motives to do so. Narayanan spoke to CNBC-TV18'S Karan Thapar in an interview to be broadcast on Monday night. He insisted that...
  • I live in daily dread of another 26/11, says NSA September 20, 2009

    National Security Advisor MK Narayanan confessed that he lives in daily dread of a terror strike which could match the 26/11 terror attacks. Talking to Karan Thapar in CNN-IBN show Devil’s Advocate, Narayanan doubted the credibility of the FIRs filed by Pakistan against Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of Mumbai...
  • US NSA says will help India, Pak solve Kashmir issue June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: US National Security Advisor James Jones met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Jones caused a flutter in New Delhi when he was quoted by the Pakistan government on Thursday as saying the "US would help India and Pakistan resolve the Kashmir issue", seemingly contradicting his boss...
  • Indian contingent meets Rajapakse, push for Tamil cause May 22, 2009

    Colombo: India is pressing Sri Lanka to move quickly on its promises to give Tamils a political stake in the country. Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and National Security Adviser MK Narayanan met with President Mahinda Rajapske in Colombo on Thursday. If Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Douglas...
  • SL update: Indian PM's special envoys meet Rajapaksa May 21, 2009

    Colombo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoys M K Narayanan and Shivshankar Menon on Thursday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and sought a political solution to the Tamil question while offering help in the reconstruction effort following elimination of the LTTE. National Security Adviser Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Menon,...
  • NSA leaves for Sri Lanka, calls on Karunanidhi May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: National Security Adviser M K Narayanan will be leaving for Sri Lanka on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the rehabilitation of Tamil civilians in the war-ravaged island nation. Referring to Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, he said: "As far as we are aware he is no more, but we...
  • Indian envoys meet Rajapaksa, discuss Tamil issue April 24, 2009

    Colombo/New Delh: India on Friday pressed for an immediate end to hostilities in Sri Lanka as its two special envoys met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and conveyed its concerns over the conflict, amidst worries over its political fallout in Tamil Nadu. National Security Adviser M K Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon,...
  • We nipped attacks in the bud in last 48 hrs: NSA September 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Five bomb blasts ripped through India's national Capital on Saturday - in upmarket Greater Kailash I, Connaught Place and Ghaffar Market - that shook the Capital's confidence. And now, the National Security Advisor has told CNN-IBN that this wasn't all. M K Narayanan says there was more mayhem...
  • NSA drops a bomb, says Delhi saved by a whisker September 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Desperately seeking clues and leads on the Delhi bombers, police on Tuesday released five sketches of three suspects, based on the accounts of the eyewitnesses. [Seen them? They are the faces behind Delhi terror] Meanwhile, an equally despairing Central Government is considering a possible new anti-terror law, all while...
  • China was India's secret enemy at Vienna | What NSA says September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: India hailed as "momentous" a global atomic cartel's decision on Saturday to lift a 34-year-old ban on nuclear trade with New Delhi, a crucial step to sealing the controversial Indo-US civilian nuclear accord. The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting in Vienna, adopted a one-off waiver proposed by the...
  • Police didn't kill Hurriyat leader: M K Narayanan September 1, 2008

    Hello and welcome to Devil’s Advocate. In a special two-part interview with the National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, I shall today discuss the the crisis in the Kashmir Valley and the Indo-US nuclear deal. Karan Thapar: We have seen lakh of people coming out, demanding azadi, carrying slogans, shouting jeve...
  • J-K will be normal in 10 days: NSA | Middle path August 30, 2008

    Was the killing of Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz an inside job, and not done by the local police? That’s the claim made by the National Security Adviser MK Narayanan in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN. Aziz was killed a fortnight ago during a Hurryiat protest rally, a killing that...
  • India hopes US, France will convince NSG on N-deal August 12, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: India has said that a “small number” of members of the 45-nation NSG have worries about non-proliferation issues and the grant of waiver to New Delhi will depend on persuasion by the US, France and others. National Security Adviser M K Narayanan suggested that 95 per cent of the...
  • Iran gas delivery plans to India in the pipeline July 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline is suddenly moving fast. Iran has now changed its earlier stance and indicated it is willing to deliver gas to India at its doorstep. New Delhi wants the gas to be delivered at the India Pakistan border and not at the Iran Pakistan border. The...
  • Olympian dilemmas throng South Block over Tibet March 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Dalai Lama should stop trying to sabotage the Beijing Olympics, Chinese President Hu Jintao said in a tough message to President Bush during a talk over the phone on Thursday. Meanwhile, Olympian dilemmas throng South Block as Tibetans reach out to Aamir Khan urging him not to carry...
  • 'Musharraf's survival will depend on army chief' December 16, 2007

    National Security Advisor M K Narayanan says new Pak army chief won’t try “adventurist” action against India. How does the Government regard the situation in Pakistan and what might be the implications for India? Those are the issues that Karan Thapar raised with National Security Advisor M K Narayanan on Devil’s...
  • India can't trust Benazir Bhutto, says Narayanan December 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto isn’t inspiring confidence in Delhi. National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has said that it is difficult to believe if Bhutto would deliver on her promise to extradite international terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and terrorists like Masood Azhar and Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed. He...
  • 'There's grudging respect for Musharraf's struggles' December 15, 2007

    New Delhi: National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has said that India will continue to do business with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil’s Advocate, he indicated that the view in New Delhi was that Musharraf’s election would be ratified by a new Parliament elected...
  • India, China start talks to resolve boundary issue September 24, 2007

    New Delhi: India and China have begun the 11th round of talks on the boundary dispute in Beijing on Monday. National Security Adviser M K Narayanan — who is the Special Representative of India on the bilateral boundary negotiation mechanism — and China's Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo are trying to...
  • Haneef's incident is an isolated one: M K Narayanan July 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef's release has come as a shot in the arm for the Indian Government. Haneef was accused of links with the suspects in the failed terror attempt in UK. National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has said it would be unfair to draw general conclusions in...
  • N deal within framework of PM's statement: Sources July 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indo-US nuclear deal has addressed all concerns raised by nuclear scientists and the Opposition, Government sources confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday. Sources also say that the deal is within the framework of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement on August 17 last year. There is no reference to nuclear...
  • Narayanan gave no specific names: FM June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Government said National Security Advisor M K Narayanan did not give any specific name while referring to reported incidents of terror outfits raising funds in stock markets during his address in Munich in February this year. Narayanan, at the international conference, had mentioned about reports of isolated incidents of...
  • 'July 11 terrorists escaped to Pak' November 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Nine Pakistan-based jehadi terrorists were involved in the July 11 bomb attacks on Mumbai's local trains, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan said on Wednesday. "The investigation into this incident is complete, and the involvement of nine Pakistan-based jehadi terrorists, of whom one died, has been confirmed," he told...
  • India shares 7/11 intelligence with CIA October 23, 2006

    New Delhi: India on Monday shared with the CIA intelligence reports about ISI involvement in the recent Mumbai bomb blasts which claimed at least 180 lives. Sources said two senior CIA officials, currently in India, met Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and discussed counter-terrorism and related issues. During the meeting,...