Diplomacy

  • Denial of visa to Modi amounts to 'immature diplomacy', says BJP 27-12-2013 05:29 PM

    BJP on Friday hit out at the US for denial of visa to Narendra Modi, saying to proclaim the Gujarat Chief Minister guilty even when there was no evidence against him despite several probes amounts to "immature diplomacy" and sets a precedent for a "reciprocal" response. The BJP's attack came...
  • India, Pakistan to hold back channel talks in Dubai over ceasefire violations 29-08-2013 03:48 PM

    Former Foreign Secretary Shahryar Khan and ex-diplomat S K Lambah, the point men for India-Pakistan back-channel diplomacy, will meet in Dubai on Thursday to ease tensions and firm up a planned meeting between thepremiers of the two countries, a media report said. The decision to initiate back-channel diplomacy to address...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for strengthening ties with neighbours 21-07-2013 03:01 AM

    Islamabad: Stressing the importance of a peaceful and stable neighbourhood, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will pursue policies that strengthen ties with neighbouring countries. Sharif said his "primary focus was on pursuit of policies to strengthen Pakistan's relations with neighbouring countries, advancement of national development goals and...
  • FTN: Lankan crisis: Does DMK matter more than diplomacy? 19-03-2013 11:58 PM

    DMK said its five ministers in the Union Ministry would also tender resignations by Wednesday. ...
  • External Affairs Ministry invites films on India 15-11-2011 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: Just pick up your video camera and shoot a three-minute film if you think you can capture the essence of India, wherever you are. You could win loads of prizes! In a pioneering initiative to promote India's soft power, the Public Diplomacy Division of the external affairs ministry...
  • 'PM held secret talks with Pak army chief' 24-04-2011 08:03 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in secret talks with Pakistani army chief Ashfaq Kiyani through an unofficial envoy ahead of the cricket diplomacy at Mohali, according to 'The Times' of London. It said the back channel exercise that had been on for 10 months was aimed at ensuring...
  • Cricket diplomacy seemed to work for India, Pak 31-03-2011 10:57 AM

    Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani padded up for cricket diplomacy and it appears to have worked. India's foreign secretary said the informal contact and conversation in the private box and over dinner has generated the Mohali spirit, a positive and encouraging spirit. ...
  • PM holds wide-ranging discussions with Gilani 30-03-2011 10:56 PM

    Mohali: Mixing cricket with diplomacy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held wide-ranging discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani when he favoured the need for an "atmosphere free of violence" in order to ensure thorough mobilisation of bilateral ties. At a dinner Singh hosted in honour of Gilani...
  • Yuvraj peps up the nation with his tweet now! 30-03-2011 01:02 PM

    Yuvraj Singh can move the nation not alone by his thunderous batting but also with his tweets! The ace Indian batsman tweeted saying,"Request all people in the stadium to inspire us by the singing the national anthem loudly Jai Hind good night." Yuvraj's tweet before the the crucial India vs...
  • Mohali sub plot: Manmohan's cricket diplomacy 29-03-2011 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: Mixing cricket and diplomacy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will host his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday over dinner in the Mohali cricket stadium on the margins of the World Cup semi-finals between the two countries. An indication that the Congress party is also backing him in...
  • Cricket and diplomacy go way back for Indo-Pak 25-03-2011 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to the India Pakistan face off in Mohali next week. This is not the first time that cricket is being seen as a way to boost the ties between the...
  • Cricket and diplomacy go way back for India-Pakistan 25-03-2011 11:04 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to the India Pakistan face off in Mohali next week. ...
  • Canada suspends diplomatic ties with Libya 27-02-2011 08:08 AM

    Ottawa: Canada has suspended its diplomatic presence in Libya and evacuated its embassy staff from the strife-torn north African country, an official said in Ottawa. "The government has decided today to suspend its diplomatic presence in Libya and has instructed all Canada-based staff to depart Libya," Dimitri Soudas, communications director...
  • India announces $ 500 mn aid for poor countries 18-02-2011 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Underlining its commitment to South-South cooperation, India on Friday announced another $500 million aid for a host of projects in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and offered to share its developmental experience with them. "Today, as the world's largest democracy, which supports fundamental human rights and human freedoms, we...
  • India concerned over China's presence in PoK 03-09-2010 01:07 PM

    Beijing/New Delhi: India, on Friday, conveyed its concerns to China over its presence in Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and its activities in that region. The Indian move came in the wake of reports of presence of about 11,000 Chinese troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan region held by Pakistan. The Indian...
  • Army visa row: India summons Chinese envoy 27-08-2010 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs on Friday hit back at China after it denied visa to a senior Indian Army General stationed in Jammu and Kashmir. The MEA summoned China's ambassador to India to register its displeasure over the entire controversy. Sources tell CNN-IBN that India has put...
  • Neighbours hinder India's global role 12-06-2009 05:08 PM

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  • PM talks tough on Pak, warns of bitter relations 14-12-2008 11:08 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in no mood to go easy on Pakistan. ...