Shiv Shankar Menon

  • Full text: US statement on KerryMenon conversation on Devyani arrest December 19, 2013

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and expressed his regret over the arrest and strip search of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York City. Here is the full text Secretary Kerry call to Indian Security Advisor Menon: Today Secretary...
  • John Kerry calls Menon, voices 'regret' over Devyani Khobragade case December 19, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and expressed his regret over the arrest and strip search of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York City. State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry called Menon, who has slammed the...
  • US: Indian diplomat Devyani was stripsearched, say reports December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade was not only arrested and handcuffed in public view last week but also stripped and searched in the police station in New York, according to latest reports. Several reports have also claimed that Devyani was kept in a lockup with common criminals...
  • LS Speaker cancels meeting with US MPs to protest diplomat's arrest December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major snub, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar cancelled her meeting with a senior US Congressional delegation on Monday as a mark of protest against the treatment meted out to India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York. Kumar, herself a Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer who...
  • India may extend visa on arrival facility for 40 more countries October 7, 2013

    India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings. The Planning Commission has called a highlevel...
  • Manmohan, Nawaz Sharif accept each other's invitations for visits September 29, 2013

    New York: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Sunday accepted each others invitations to visit their countries. Though no dates have been fixed as yet for the visits. The two met at New York at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit. Terror topped...
  • Rehman Malik to meet PM, to discuss 26/11 December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Minister, who is in country for a three day visit, will call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday, his second day of the trip, but will not hold a meeting with United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi. There has been no agenda set for the...
  • Afghanistan President Karzai arrives in India October 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived on Tuesday on a two day visit to India. Both countries are expected to boost their strategic partnership and take stock of the situation in Afghanistan. Apart from meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Karzai is also expected to meet External Affairs Minister SM...
  • Mamata snubs PM, opts out of Bangladesh visit September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday backed out of the scheduled Bangladesh visit with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sources said the Chief Minister was upset after serious differences arose with the Centre in the proposed Teesta River water sharing agreement with Bangladesh. Sources told CNNIBN that...
  • Krishna meets Hillary, speaks on terror July 19, 2011

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting External Affairs Minister SM Krishna at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi in what is seen as an important meeting against the backdrop of July 13 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. Krishna spoke about the terror attack, in which 19 people...
  • Limits on talks unless Pak stops terrorism: Menon October 1, 2010

    Washington: After the latest sparring between India and Pakistan at the UN General Assembly, the National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said India is willing to talk to Pakistan, but if terror activities continue limits will have to be set for the dialogue process. "We have made quite clear that we...
  • India won't scale down Afghanistan operations March 6, 2010

    Kabul: India will not scale down its presence in Afghanistan, even after the Kabul attack on February 26 in which six Indians including two Army officers were killed. National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said that the medical mission has only been temporarily suspended and it did not mean that there...
  • Exforeign secretary Menon appointed as new NSA January 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Former foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon has been appointed as the new National Security Advisor (NSA). Menon replaces MK Narayanan. Narayanan has been appointed as the Governor of West Bengal. The post of NSA was created in 1998 to oversee the management of national security. Reports say that Menon is likely...
  • Power matrix changes, Narayanan to become governor January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: There is a new power matrix at Raisina Hill. Shiv Shankar Menon, set to be India's new National Security Advisor, returns to foreign policy making but it is Home Minister P Chidambaram who has emerged all powerful on internal security. "A division of the current functions of the Ministry...
  • India, Pak foreign secretaries talk 'good', to meet again July 15, 2009

    Sharm el-Shiekh (Egypt): Indicating some movement, Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan had "good detailed discussions" on terrorism on Tuesday and will be meeting again on Wednesday to prepare the basis for the talks between Prime Ministers of the two countries. Sources said there is a possibility of a joint statement...
  • G-5 countries demand early conclusion of CCIT July 9, 2009

    L'Aquila: In a major victory for Indian diplomacy, the G-5 countries have strongly condemned international terrorism and demanded that the United Nations (UN) members should conclude and adopt a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) as early as possible. ''The global scourge of terrorism needs strongest collective action by the international...
  • Pakistani envoy meets Indian Foreign Secretary June 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik on Tuesday met Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon in the Capital to decide on the dates for the proposed meeting of the foreign secretaries of the two countries. Even though there was no official word about the meeting, informed sources the foreign secretary's meeting may...
  • Indian contingent meets Rajapakse, push for Tamil cause May 22, 2009

    Colombo: India is pressing Sri Lanka to move quickly on its promises to give Tamils a political stake in the country. Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and National Security Adviser MK Narayanan met with President Mahinda Rajapske in Colombo on Thursday. If Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Douglas...
  • Menon begins dialogue with Obama team March 9, 2009

    Washington: Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon on Monday plunged into three days of hectic diplomacy focusing on taking the India-US strategic relationship forward as the two nations began their first high-level interaction since Barack Obama became president in January. Menon, who arrived in Washington on Sunday, met Secretary of State...
  • Foreign Secy begins Nepal talks amid discord February 17, 2009

    Kathmandu: Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon began his whirlwind assessment visit to Nepal on Tuesday with a flurry of consultations, including a 90-minute meeting with Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda. Arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport in the afternoon after his flight from New Delhi was delayed by bad...
  • Holbrooke's mandate Pak, Afghanistan not India: Qureshi February 11, 2009

    Islamabad: The Mumbai terror attacks did not figure in the discussions between visiting US special envoy Richard Holbrooke and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, even as New Delhi asked Islamabad for a direct response on its terror dossier. "In the interactions we had, Mumbai did not surface at all," Qureshi...
  • Foreign Secy says ISI responsible for 26/11 February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: More concrete evidence has come forward in India to nail the Pakistani lie. Mumbai's Crime Branch has confirmed that the lone terrorist captured alive after the 26/11 seige in Mumbai, Ajmal Kasab's DNA matches forensic material gathered from the Kuber - the boat which ferried the 10 attackers...
  • India convinced of Pak army role in Mumbai attacks January 9, 2009

    New Delhi: India is convinced of the central role played by Pakistan's army in Mumbai terror attacks, but has stopped short of blaming it openly. Sources close to the Indian intelligence establishment are convinced that the conspiracy was hatched and executed at the Pakistani army headquarters but there was no proof...
  • Pak must act on terror dossier, says India | World roped in February 24, 2009

    India has sent a clear message to Pakistan that it must act now on the terror issue. India's stern stand comes after New Delhi handed over to Pakistan a dossier which has evidence that links Pakistan to the Mumbai terror attacks. ...
  • Treaty or no treaty, India demands Pak act on terror January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: India has sent a clear message to Pakistan that it must act now on the terror issue. India's stern stand comes after New Delhi handed over to Pakistan a dossier which has evidence that links Pakistan to the Mumbai terror attacks. New Delhi is also preparing to share this...
  • India wants 'actual action' from Pak: Menon January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: India is no longer interested in words or mechanisms but wants "actual action" from Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said on Monday. Menon, who described the Mumbai terror strike as amounting to a "commando attack", told a press conference: "We are no longer interested in words, in mechanisms;...
  • Menon says Indo-US N-deal is in global interest September 7, 2008

    Vienna: On Saturday 34 years of nuclear isolation ended with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) putting its stamp of approval on the waiver allowing nuclear trade between India and the United States. The approval came after three days of meetings in Vienna. This has opened the doors of the world...
  • US to share revised draft as India hopes for clean waiver September 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The US is expected to share with India the revised text of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) draft on Friday, five days ahead of the second NSG meeting in Vienna. It's not clear whether India has received the draft as yet though. There are at least 20 countries...
  • N-deal: India, US to fine-tune draft waiver August 23, 2008

    New Delhi: With attempts to get a quick and clean exemption from NSG not materialising immediately, India and the US are set to work on changes in the draft waiver for fine-tuning its provisions in the light of reservations expressed by some countries. Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon left for Washington on...
  • India-B'desh foreign secretaries meet, talk terror July 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Foreign Secretaries of India and Bangladesh met in New Delhi and terrorism was the main focus of their talks. India is concerned about the Bangladeshi link it sees in several recent terrorist attacks on Indian soil. Indian Foreign Secreatry Shiv Shankar Menon has urged his Bangladeshi counterpart, Mohammad...