Bilateral Relations

  • No anti-India forces will be allowed to stay in Nepal, claims Madhav Ghimire 16-01-2014 06:58 PM

    Nepal on Thursday said it won't allow any anti-India elements, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, to stay in its territory. "We will not allow anyone engaged in anti-India activities in Nepal," visiting Nepal Home Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire told reporters in New Delhi after meeting his Indian counterpart Sushilkumar Shinde....
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations 16-01-2014 04:59 PM

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students...
  • Relations with India a priority, says Maldives president 22-11-2013 06:26 PM

    Newly-elected Maldives President Abdulla Yameen says his country's relations with India were a priority. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Yameen said he looked forward to an early opportunity to discuss issues of common interest. Yameen also invited him to visit Maldives at an early date. "I take...
  • Constitutional void in Maldives not a good idea: India 20-10-2013 10:26 PM

    Expressing concern over the political crisis in the Maldives following the last-minute cancellation of the Presidential re-vote, India, on Sunday, said it is not a good idea to have a "constitutional void". "India was interested in the ongoing democratic process should be successfully completed. There should not be any hurdles,"...
  • Indo-US ties critical to improve bilateral relations, says US Senate 27-09-2013 01:43 PM

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US and underlined that enhanced economic, defence and security ties with India is critical to improve bilateral relations. The resolution, passed on Thursday, calls for deepened US engagement with India and implementation of policies...
  • Experts say Pak-China ties faces challenges, needs new inspiration 09-09-2013 06:30 PM

    In rare candid admission that the "all weather" ties between China and Pakistan are running out of fizz, Chinese state-run strategic think tanks say that the decades-old relationship needs "new form of inspiration" as it is confronted with "new challenges". "The China-Pakistan relationship, one of the most long-lasting strategic and...
  • MFN-status to India not on table, says Pakistan's FM 31-08-2013 05:40 PM

    Granting MFN-status to India is not on the table "for the time being" as Pakistan's "own interests have to be defended first", Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said. The remarks by Dar, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, came within days of the World Bank saying in a...
  • India has a critical role to play in Afghanistan, says US lawmaker 26-08-2013 08:30 PM

    India has a 'critical role' to play in lending stability to Afghanistan and its involvement in the war-ravaged country could redefine its geo-political relations with the US, a top Indian-American lawmaker said on Monday. 'As our troops begin to withdraw by 2014 and Afghanistan goes to elections, India has the...
  • Way forward in Indo-Pak ties is to resume dialogue, says Zardari 23-08-2013 01:08 AM

    Emphasising on the need to resume stalled composite dialogue between Pakistan and India, President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said recent LoC incidents should not be allowed to derail the normalisation process between the two countries. "We believe the way forward for the two countries is to resume the stalled...
  • Kashmir is our jugular vein, says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif 19-08-2013 09:48 PM

    Describing Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Monday, said India and Pakistan should join hands to tackle poverty and disease instead of wasting their resources on wars. Kashmir is a "national issue and the jugular vein of Pakistan" and its resolution is as...
  • India hopes Pakistan will keep commitment on MFN status 14-06-2013 05:37 AM

    New Delhi: Having welcomed new Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statements on the need to build bilateral relations, New Delhi is also looking forward to Islamabad implementing its commitment on granting India Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status. India is looking forward to Pakistan implementing its commitment on granting it MFN...
  • Former Maldives president Gayoom on India visit 05-06-2013 04:49 AM

    New Delhi: Former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is on a three-day visit to India, officials said in Delhi on Tuesday. Gayoom met Prime Minister Minister Manmohan Singh and is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Salman Khursheed. His visit to Delhi is part of India's outreach to all sections...
  • India, Germany to hold discussions on strengthening ties 10-04-2013 12:40 PM

    Berlin: A series of bilateral ministerial meetings will set the stage for the second inter-governmental consultations at the Cabinet level between India and Germany, which gets under way here on Wednesday. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will receive India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for an exchange of views before...
  • US, Pak ties likely to worsen: US think tank 29-09-2011 10:36 AM

    Washington: The unusual decision of Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, to send a blunt message to Pakistan reflects that bilateral relations are in trouble and likely to deteriorate further, an influential American think tank has said. In a blunt statement, Mullen identified the Haqqani...
  • Stilwell Road: Indo-China road to peace? 28-06-2011 09:04 AM

    Kunming, Yunnan province: Bilateral relations between India and China have often been a bumpy ride. But these days, the Chinese are pinning their hopes on the reopening of a road to improve their relations with India. The Stilwell Road was built during World War II and the Indo-China relations can...
  • Are Indo-Pak talks an exercise in futility? 16-07-2010 11:24 PM

    The talks between the foreign ministers ended in a diplomatic disaster after a heated exchange of words. ...
  • Indo-China talks to focus on $9 bn trade deficit 13-01-2008 11:58 AM

    Karachi: Apparently hit hard by the financial crunch due to the suspension of international cricket in the country, Pakistan Cricket Board has not made any increase in the central contract salaries or match fees of players. The PCB has this time given six-month central contracts to the players from January...
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