Relations

  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi 3 days ago

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • Lucknow rape: Relatives ask for CBI probe 1 week ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, a relative of the Lucknow rape victim said that the Director General has claimed that it was not a rape. The relative informed that they were being asked to close the case. He requested the CBI to probe the case and get hold of the...
  • US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India July 18, 2014

    Washington: With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said. "While we have not yet had detailed discussion with the Modi government on the way forward on civil nuclear...
  • Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on. "A rising India is in some ways going to be an ameliorating influence on China and...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident has developed closer ties with India: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said the aftermath of last year's Khobragade incident has led to the development of closer ties and closer communication with India. "I think that despite the fact that we had this very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation that we had to work through, at the end of the...
  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, which will be a "valuable opportunity" to renew the strategic partnership and spur trade between the two countries, a senior US official said on Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns, who met...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives July 7, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi court on Monday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many run-ins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets July 4, 2014

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to Beijing,...
  • Modi greets US on its Independence Day July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of US Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the country and said he envisions a "bright future" for the bilateral relations. "Independence Day greetings to the people of USA. I envision a bright future for India-USA relations that will benefit both...
  • Nine Pakistani prisoners freed by India July 4, 2014

    Lahore: Nine Pakistani prisoners, including five fishermen, were on Friday handed over by Indian authorities to Pakistani para military officials at the Wagah Border. The Punjab Rangers recorded the statements of the prisoners before handing them over to Edhi Welfare Foundation. Five of the prisoners are fishermen while the others are...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies July 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • US looking at 'reinvigorating' India-US relationship: Rhodes July 4, 2014

    Washington: The US is excited about the prospect of "reinvigorating" Indo-US ties under the new Indian government and is looking forward to a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top White House official has said. Economy and trade, energy and climate change, counter- terrorism, regional security...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA June 28, 2014

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • India and China have to narrow down differences: Hamid Ansari June 28, 2014

    Beijing: India and China have to narrow down differences and build on convergences by exploiting the potential of Panchsheel, the five principles of peaceful coexistence propounded by the two countries along with Myanmar in 1954, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Saturday. "In our respective bilateral relations, our common interests far...
  • Russia eyes new strategic vision of cooperation with India June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia is eyeing a new "strategic vision" of bilateral cooperation with India in areas like nuclear energy and hopes this will be taken forward during President Vladimir Putin's visit to India later this year for the annual summit between the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin has...
  • Narendra Modi calls Russia 'time tested friend' June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described Russia as a "time tested friend" and said Moscow stood by India in difficult times. At a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin who called on Modi here, the prime minister appreciated Russia's support in building India's military capabilities. Modi said...
  • US supports Pak efforts to extend sovereignty and stability June 17, 2014

    Washington: The US supports Pakistani efforts to extend its sovereignty and stability in the country, the Obama Administration said as Pakistan army continued its major military operation against terrorists in the North West Frontier Province. "This is a Government of Pakistan operation. We've long supported Pakistan efforts to extend their sovereignty...
  • 15-year-old girl kidnapped, held captive by relative June 14, 2014

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped from Mohammadpur area and held captive by her relative, police said in Barabanki on Friday. The girl was kidnapped by her uncle Pappu and his aide KD on June 10 when she was going to attend a marriage function and they took her to Prakash...
  • PM Modi condemns airport attack in letter to Sharif June 14, 2014

    Islamabad: India's newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to a letter written by Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, condemning the terror attack at Karachi airport, media reported on Friday. Sharif on June 2, wrote a letter to Modi that he was satisfied with the bilateral talks they held during his visit to...
  • 'US encourages dialogue between India and Pakistan' June 12, 2014

    Washington: The US encourages talks between India and Pakistan and believes that bilateral dialogue is an important step for them to move forward, a top Obama Administration official has said. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday. Psaki was referring to the recent...
  • MH370 China relatives meet wall of silence from airline June 11, 2014

    Beijing: Frustrated Chinese relatives of passengers on board missing Flight MH370 on Wednesday visited the offices of Malaysia Airlines in Beijing to confront officials after regular briefings by the airline were halted. The relatives had previously been given regular updates on the search for the plane by airline officials at a...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • Focus on skill, speed to compete with China, says Modi June 14, 2014

    India needs to focus on skill, scale and speed to compete with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, drawing a link between the colours in the national flag to the revolutions the country needed for its future growth. Releasing a book, "Getting India Back on track - an action...
  • Narendra Modi asks ministers for status report, says do not employ relatives June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who promised 'acche din' (good days) through an overhaul of the entire system, seems to have taken the first step in this regard. In his first meeting with the Council of Ministers on Monday that lasted for over three hours at his residence, Modi...
  • Will deal with outstanding issues: Modi tells Chinese PM June 14, 2014

    Describing China as a "priority" in India's foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told Premier Li Keqiang that he was keen on working closely with the Chinese leadership to deal with any outstanding issues in bilateral ties. Premier Li on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Modi and conveyed his government's...
  • Anti-Modi resolution blocked in Pakistan's Punjab province Assembly June 14, 2014

    A resolution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "allegations of terrorism against Pakistan" was on Wednesday blocked in the Assembly of Punjab province. The opposition comprising Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PPP, PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami wanted to bring the "anti-Modi" resolution in the 372-member house but Speaker Rana Iqbal did not allow it. Opposition...
  • 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...
  • 'Indian, Israeli businesses need more cooperation in hi-tech' May 23, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Private businesses in India and Israel need to strengthen cooperation as both the nations have committed to building vibrant and strong hi-tech economies, Indian Ambassador to Israel Jaideep Sarkar has said. As a top priority, the new BJP government in India - led by Narendra Modi - has...
  • Narendra Modi should revive US investment: Fareed Zakaria May 22, 2014

    How does the world view Narendra Modi's victory? What is the future of India-United States relationship with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sgarika Ghose interviews Fareed Zakaria, Editor, TIME magazine, author and commentator. ...
  • Will miss working with you on day-to-day basis: Obama to Manmohan Singh May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Saturday called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after he demitted office and said he was one of the few public leaders whom he "admired" and that he would "miss" working with him on "day-to-day basis." During the farewell telephone call, Singh noted that...