Shivshankar Menon

  • Computers of defence establishment hacked March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major security breach, around 50 computers belonging to the armed forces and the DRDO were hacked sometime back and classified files could have been compromised. Apparently in view of the development, an advisory has been issued to the Services that computers having internet facility should be kept...
  • PM arrives in Myanmar for BIMSTEC summit March 3, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Myanmar on Monday to attend the BIMSTEC Summit, making a strong pitch for giving a fillip to India's Look East policy and explore ways to enhance connectivity, transport, trade, tourism and other linkages to all the northeastern states. Singh, who is travelling...
  • Kerry was aware of Khobragade's arrest: US State Department December 19, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Wednesday expressed regret over the arrest and stripsearch of Devyani Khobragade, was aware of the senior Indian diplomat's arrest. Khobragade, the 39yearold Deputy Indian Consul General, was subjected to a humiliating strip search, was swabbed for DNA and was kept in...
  • China hopes to maintain peace along borders with India December 7, 2013

    China has said it hopes to continue to strengthen cooperation and coordination with India in international affairs and work together to maintain peace in border areas. China's position was articulated by State Councilor Yang Jiechi during talks with National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon on the sidelines of a meeting of senior...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation October 28, 2013

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a highlevel meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon,...
  • DGMOs to suggest means to restore LOC ceasefire September 29, 2013

    New York:India and Pakistan have decided to task their directors general of military operations to suggest effective means to restore ceasefire on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, addressing media after the first talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani...
  • PM Manmohan Singh reaches Washington to meet Obama September 26, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived Washington on Thursday on a twoday "working visit" to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday, during which the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues with focus on defence, economic and regional issues. The Prime Minister accompanied...
  • Before Manmohan Singh's US trip, India rushes to ready nuclear deal September 22, 2013

    India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's (6502.T) US nuclear unit...
  • VK Singh calls destabilisation attempt 'most absurd' September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Under attack over the purported activities of a secret intelligence unit set up by him, former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Saturday hit back as "motivated" the charges against him as a meeting of top officials discussed the issue. A day after media carried reports that the Technical...
  • India addressing concerns of US nuclear suppliers: Shivshankar Menon September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India is "close to" clinching the commercial aspect of its civil nuclear deal with the US and is addressing the concerns of US suppliers over its nuclear liability law, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said here on Friday. Menon, asked if India was close to clinching the commercial...
  • Antony reviews India's security scenario in the wake of LoC killings, Chinese incursion August 27, 2013

    Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday reviewed the country's security scenario with the three Services chiefs and other top officials against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese soldiers and increasing ceasefire violations on the LoC. The high-level meeting was also attended by Defence Secretary R K Mathur and National Security...
  • AK Antony decides to skip ASEAN meet due to ongoing parliament session August 26, 2013

    In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Defence Minister A K Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day 'ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus' starting in Brunei from Tuesday. The Defence Ministry took the decision in view of the ongoing Parliament session and other pressing...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on September 27 August 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 27, during which they will chart a course to enhance bilateral ties and defence cooperation. The announcement came after National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon met his US counterpart Susan Rice and US Defence Secretary Chuck...
  • NSA Menon meets US official to prepare Indian PM's US visit August 19, 2013

    National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has met top officials of the Obama Administration to prepare for the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US next month. "Deputy Secretary (of State William) Burns and NSA Menon discussed plans for Prime Minister Singh's upcoming visit to Washington, and affirmed our...
  • LoC killings: PMO says statement not changed at its behest August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday rubbished as "mischievous" the reports that a statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers on the LoC was changed at its behest. "Such allegations being made are mischievous and have no basis," a PMO spokesman said. He was reacting to reports...
  • PMO clears Sujata Singh's name for the post of Foreign Secretary July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday cleared Sujata Singh's name for the Foreign Secretary's post. Sujata Singh, currently Indian ambassador to Germany, is the seniormost officer in the Indian Foreign Service and will succeed Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai who retires on July 31. Sujata Singh, a 1976 batch officer,...
  • Is it too difficult for India to take up tough issues with US? June 29, 2013

    Acting on its concern and surprise at the internet data mining by US intelligence agencies, including from India, the Indian government has taken up the issue with the US envoy, government sources said on Thursday. ...
  • IndiaChina border talks today, NSA advisor to meet Chinese Premier June 28, 2013

    Beijing: National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon will hold talks with his counterpart in China in Beijing on Friday on the disputed border issue. Menon, who is the designated Special Representative (SRs) and his newly appointed counterpart Yang Jiechi, will hold talks amid recent assertions by both sides to seek an...
  • National Security Adviser to travel to China June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on Thursday is scheduled to travel to Beijing for the border dialogue with China. India's disrupted border with China tops the agenda of the dialogue. This is the 16th round of the border dialogue between the two countries but the first since the face...
  • India has taken up web snooping issue with US: Sources June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Acting on its concern and surprise at the internet data mining by US intelligence agencies, including from India, the Indian government has taken up the issue with the US envoy, government sources said on Thursday. National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, who also helms the IndiaUS cyber security dialogue along...
  • Chances of Sino-India war 'very very little': NSA March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The chances of India and China going to a war are "very very little" as 8000 years of statecraft is good enough to take care of that problem, National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said here on Monday. "I think very very very little. I assume 8000 years of...
  • Syria wants India, BRICS to speak out against violence March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the "western media war" against the Syrian regime, President Bashar Al-Assad's special envoy on Friday urged India and the other BRICS nations to speak out more forcefully to put an end to the raging violence in her country and for a political dialogue to help...
  • India wants to jointly develop, export arms with US February 9, 2013

    Washington: India not only wants to codevelop and coproduce arms with the US, but also wants to jointly export them, a top Pentagon official has said adding that the United States supports such Indian aspirations. "The Indians don't want to just buy weapons systems from us, they want to codevelop and...
  • India setting up cyber security architecture: NSA January 22, 2013

    Bangalore: India is setting up a national cyber security architecture to protect critical information infrastructure and other networks, National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said on Monday. "The National Security Council has approved the architecture in principle and we are working out the implementation details with the ministries and agencies concerned,...
  • US seeks India's help over Iran nuclear issue October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The US on Friday sought India's help to influence Iran to join international negotiations to break the logjam over Tehran's suspect nuclear programme and pitched for stronger economic and strategic ties between the two countries. US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and...
  • India to keep Narms till universal disarmament August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Making it clear it will not give up nuclear arms until universal disarmament is achieved, India on Tuesday said the weapons had ended attempts by global powers to blackmail it to toe a particular line. "Nuclear weapons today are integral part of our national security and will remain so,...
  • China, India to form border management mechanism January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: India and China on Tuesday agreed to set up a working mechanism on border management to deal with matters related to maintaining peace and tranquility in the frontier areas. The mechanism, mooted by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, was finalised at the conclusion of the 15th meeting of the...
  • India, China begin talks on border issue January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: India and China on Monday began talks to put in place a mechanism for management of the border between the two nations, an issue that has been an irritant in bilateral relations. National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon led the Indian team at the 15th round of the Special Representatives...
  • India, China to hold boundary talks on Monday January 14, 2012

    New Delhi/Beijing: Looking to keep their sensitive ties on course despite differences over a host of issues, India and China will hold twoday boundary talks in New Delhi beginning Monday, during which they are also expected to sign a landmark border mechanism. India's external affairs ministry in New Delhi and the...
  • IndiaChina talks next week January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The fresh round of IndiaChina Special Representative talks, which were postponed in November after the Chinese protested the Dalai Lama's scheduled participation in a programme in New Delhi, will now be held on January 1617 in the capital. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs...