BILATERAL RELATIONS

  • Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten". Modi told Karzai that he will always remain a "special...
  • Modi woos Nepal, visit aims to improve ties between the neighbours August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Summing up the unease which has been the defining characteristic of IndoNepal relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the Nepal parliament on Sunday said, "It has taken us 17 years to meet despite being so close to each other". Even after Modi's amicable visit, there are...
  • Modi to visit Nepal on Sunday, aims for better bilateral relations August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Nepal on Sunday with an aim of taking the bilateral relations to a higher level through further cooperation in economic and other areas. Modi will be in Nepal for two days during which the two countries are expected to sign...
  • India releases 32 Pakistani fishermen May 28, 2014

    Reciprocating Pakistan's gesture, India on Wednesday released 32 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Kutch district and they were already on their way to Wagah border in Punjab to return to their country. "These 32 fishermen from Pakistan have been in Joint Interrogation Centre for almost six months. They were captured while fishing...
  • No antiIndia forces will be allowed to stay in Nepal, claims Madhav Ghimire January 16, 2014

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

    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 governmentowned land, has about 1500 students on...
  • Relations with India a priority, says Maldives president November 22, 2013

    Newlyelected 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 this opportunity to...
  • Constitutional void in Maldives not a good idea: India October 20, 2013

    Expressing concern over the political crisis in the Maldives following the lastminute cancellation of the Presidential revote, 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," government...
  • IndoUS ties critical to improve bilateral relations, says US Senate September 27, 2013

    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 such...
  • Experts say Pak-China ties faces challenges, needs new inspiration September 9, 2013

    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 cooperative...
  • MFN-status to India not on table, says Pakistan's FM August 31, 2013

    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 report...
  • India has a critical role to play in Afghanistan, says US lawmaker August 26, 2013

    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 opportunity...
  • Way forward in Indo-Pak ties is to resume dialogue, says Zardari August 23, 2013

    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 August 19, 2013

    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 dear...
  • India hopes Pakistan will keep commitment on MFN status June 14, 2013

    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 status...
  • Former Maldives president Gayoom on India visit June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is on a threeday 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 of...
  • India, Germany to hold discussions on strengthening ties April 10, 2013

    Berlin: A series of bilateral ministerial meetings will set the stage for the second intergovernmental 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...
  • Egypt's President Mursi to hold talks with Manmohan on trade ties March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Egypt's President Mohammad Mursi will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, seeking to deepen relations with India and to make it a partner in his country's development. Mursi, who came to power after Egypt's first democratic elections in 2012, is likely to focus on...
  • 'Time for India, Pak to show greater understanding' September 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the time has come for India and Pakistan to show greater understanding of each other's concerns and sensitivities and to "move beyond reiteration of their positions to more substantive results" in the peace process. Finding amicable and just solutions to resolve outstanding issues...
  • PCB chief hopeful of resuming ties with India April 18, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf remains positive about reviving bilateral cricket ties with India, following President Asif Ali Zardari's weekend trip to New Delhi. India stalled cricket ties with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008. "I am positive about it because I had...
  • PCB asks BCCI to host 'home' series for Pakistan April 17, 2012

    Lahore: In a rather surprising move, the Pakistan Cricket Board has asked the BCCI to play host to a 'home' series of the Pakistan cricket team in the future. According to wellinformed sources, the chairman of the Pakistan board, Zaka Ashraf, made the offer to his Indian counterpart, N Srinivasan,...
  • World View: Will IndoPak trade remain hostage to bilateral issues? April 13, 2012

    Asif Ali Zardari's 'unofficial' India trip was marked by pragmatic politics and a common will to strengthen bilateral trade despite bitter differences. ...
  • World View: Will IndoPak trade remain hostage to bilateral issues? April 13, 2012

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to Worldview with me Suhasini Haider. We have a packed show tonight, we're discussing IndiaPakistan ties, can they put trade instead of terror, commerce instead of Kashmir on the front burner. We'll hear from Imran Khan, the opposition leader there in Islamabad. Also visiting Delhi,...
  • We never broke our relations with the US: Pakistan April 13, 2012

    Islamabad: Underlining that it has never broken its relations with US, Pakistan on Thursday said it wants "normal and mutually beneficial" ties with Washington but the shape of future bilateral relationship will be decided by an ongoing parliamentary review ordered by the government. "There is a mutual desire to have...
  • Will IndoPak trade remain hostage to bilateral issues? April 12, 2012

    Asif Ali Zardari's 'unofficial' India trip was marked by pragmatic politics and a common will to strengthen bilateral trade despite bitter differences. Join CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar for a discussion this week in World View on Friday night at 10 pm. ...
  • Relations with Pak complicated but important: US January 31, 2012

    Washington: America's relationship with Pakistan was and continues to be "complicated", the White House has said while acknowledging that in country's security interest and region's stability the bond is "important". "The (USPak) relationship has been and continues to be complicated but is very important to our national security interest, to our...
  • US, Pak ties likely to worsen: US think tank September 29, 2011

    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: IndoChina road to peace? June 28, 2011

    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 IndoChina relations can...
  • Are IndoPak talks an exercise in futility? July 16, 2010

    The IndoPak talks at foreign ministers level ended in a diplomatic disaster as both sides engaged in a heated exchange of words after Thursday's showdown at a joint press conference. ...
  • IndoChina talks to focus on $9 bn trade deficit January 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Beijing early on Sunday morning for a threeday state visit to China. The PM's maiden visit is expected to strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations. Manmohan Singh will hold talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao and his counterpart Wen Jiabao. The agenda...