SHYAM SARAN

  • Watch: This 97yearold man has been voting since the first election May 7, 2014

    97yearold Shyam Saran Negi, who has been voting since the first election in 195152, voted in the eighth phase of the Lok sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh on May 7. ...
  • 97-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, one of India's oldest voters, stars in Google India's hugely popular 'Pledge To Vote' campaign March 28, 2014

    Shimla: Just short of being 100 years old, a mountain man's appeal to the nation to vote has 10 times the number of hits online than a Bollywood megastars' musical video staring Amitabh Bachchan and Dia Mirza. The story of Shyam Saran Negi, 97, one of the oldest voters in India...
  • NSAB report didn't say China intruded into India: Antony September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The issue of Chinese border incursion rocked Parliament on Friday with parties demanding the government's statement. Defence Minister AK Antony clarified that the National Security Advisory Board chairman Shyam Saran in his report to the Prime Minister's Office did not say that China has occupied any part of...
  • National Security Advisory Board chief denies Chinese incursion reports September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: National Security Advisory Board chief Shyam Saran denied media reports about Chinese incursions along the Line of Actual Control on Thursday. According to media reports an official NSAB probe report submitted to the Prime Minister's Office had said that Indian troops are not being allowed to patrol the...
  • Chinese troops not allowing India to patrol LAC: Reports September 5, 2013

    The National Security Advisory Board in its report on Chinese incursion has pointed out that the Indian troops are not allowed to patrol the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said reports. The report submitted to PMO says that the 640 sq km of Indian territory has been occupied by China. However,...
  • India's seabased nuclear deterrent soon: Shyam Saran April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: India's nuclear deterrent is based on a credible nuclear doctrine and is sustained by a "systematic drive to operationalize" its various delivery components, including a seabased one by 201516, Shyam Saran, chairman of the National Security Advisory Board, said in Delhi on Wednesday. Countering critics of India's nuclear weapons...
  • WikiLeaks cables not entirely true: Shyam Saran March 20, 2011

    On this week's episode of Devil's Advocate Karan Thapar talks with the former foreign secretary on WikiLeaks. ...
  • WikiLeaks cables not entirely true: Shyam Saran March 20, 2011

    Hello and welcome to The Devil's Advocate. Do The Hindu's WikiLeaks expose suggest that America was arm twisting India and that sometimes Indian officials were speaking far more than they should? Those are the key issues I shall explore today with the man who was foreign secretary at the time...
  • US influenced India's vote on Iran: Shyam Saran March 20, 2011

    The Wikileaks India cables raise a lot of questions on US influence in India's actions. Karan Thapar spoke to India's former foreign secretary Shyam Saran on India's vote against Iran at the IAEA in 2005. Karan: India's decision to vote alongside the US against Iran at the IAEA in Sept 05...
  • US influenced India to vote against Iran: Shyam Saran March 20, 2011

    Karan Thapar spoke to Shyam Saran on India's vote against Iran at the IAEA in 2005. ...
  • Shyam Saran quits as special envoy to PM on climate February 19, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister's special envoy on climate change, Shyam Saran, is quitting the job. Official sources said Saran, who was first appointed as special envoy on the IndoUS nuclear deal and later on climate change, would leave the Prime Minister's office on March 14. "Saran will be leaving the office...
  • Devil's Advocate: 'West wasn't let off at Copenhagen' December 27, 2009

    Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How should we view the Copenhagen accord? As a failure or as a success? Karan Thapar asked this to Shyam Saran, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on climate change. Karan Thapar: Mr Saran, do you view Copenhagen as a small step forward, as a...
  • Climate fund by rich nations not for India: Saran December 3, 2009

    New Delhi: As the government gets ready to announce its position on climate change in Parliament on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Special Envoy, Shyam Saran, spoke exclusively to CNNIBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt and emphasised that none of the funds committed so far by the developed countries will come...
  • Nuke payback time: US urges India to buy American! November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: It's nuclear payback time. US Ambassador, David Mulford is hardselling his country's nuclear industry to India, telling sceptics that even if no reactors had been built in many years, America was still Number 1. "From the standpoint of the US, the industry is a private industry and I...
  • Shyam Saran: I am optimistic about the Ndeal's future July 3, 2008

    New Delhi: There is official confirmation now that the Prime Minister is going to the G8 summit. CNNIBN's Suhasini Haider spoke to the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on the nuclear deal, Shyam Saran, who confirmed that Manmohan Singh had made up his mind to attend the summit. ...
  • IC814 hijack verdict deferred January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: A CBI court in Patiala on Tuesay deferred on Tuesday its verdict on three men who were part of the Kandahar hijacking conspiracy. The masterminds behind the IC814 hijacking of 1999 were never nabbed but three other men said to have played some sort of role have been in...
  • Aussies do flipflop, won't sell uranium to India January 15, 2008

    Melbourne: Australia's new Labour government on Tuesday said it would scrap a landmark deal to sell uranium to India, as the South Asian nation is not a signatory to the nuclear NonProliferation Treaty (NPT) reversing a decision taken by the previous government. Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith conveyed his country's turnaround...
  • New Australian govt won't supply uranium to India January 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The IndoUs nuclear deal is suddenly in the limbo again with partner countries now beginning to walk away. Australia's new labour government has told India that it will not sell uranium to it, unless New Delhi signs the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty. The message was conveyed in Canberra by...
  • Lookaheads: What's making news today October 10, 2007

    Shyam Saran to visit Nepal; Traders strike in Maharashtra; Hearing on complaint against Vedanti. ...
  • Ndeal may be dead deal if not worked out by Jan September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The US Ambassador to India, David Mulford has arrived with a blunt message for Indian Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran. Mulford says that there is no time to waste on the nuclear deal and any delay beyond January and the deal could be effectively dead. When Ambassador Mulford briefed Shyam...
  • Ndeal endgame in sight, US increases pressure on India September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: There is growing pressure from the United States on the Indian Government to get on with closing the nuclear deal. US Ambassador to India, David Mulford met India's Chief Nuclear Negotiator, Shyam Saran, on Wednesday and told him that the next steps towards operationlising the deal ...
  • A bumpy road ahead for the IndoUS Ndeal August 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Left parties want to stop the IndoUS nuclear deal in its tracks but the process to operationalise the deal has already begun. The Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, Anil Kakodkar, and Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran are already liaising with...
  • IndoUS nuke deal talk continues June 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian and US negotiators burnt the midnight oil on Friday to overcome the difference on 123 agreement. Media reports suggest some headway may have been made on two issues, penalties for testing and lifetime fuel supply guarantees for safeguarded reactors. But the reports also say India's right to reprocess...
  • Breakthrough eludes IndoUS Ntalks June 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Technical issues dominated the bilateral talks between India and US on the 123 Agreement for a second day on Friday. There was no word yet on any possible breakthrough a day before the concluding round of talks on Saturday. The talks have remain deadlocked over four contentious areas regarding...
  • 2nd round of IndoUS Ntalks begin June 1, 2007

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and US Undersecretary Nicholas Burns will begin delegation level talks on the 123 agreement in Delhi's Hyderabad House on Friday. Burns said the talks are going well and there was no comment from the Indian side as yet. "I think both of us...
  • India, US close to seal Ndeal: Burns June 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The US Undersecretary of State, Nicholas Burns, on Thursday expressed optimism about the positive outcome of a crucial round of talks between Indian and US officials on the 123 Nuclear Agreement as he arrived for talks in South Block. "We are nearly there although, as ambassador (David) Mulford said...
  • Lookahead: What's making news March 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Shyam Saran is in Australia to talk about India's Naspirations, Lakme India Fashion week begins on Tuesday as does the first ever SAARC car rally. Here is a look at what's likely to be in the news on Tuesday. India's Naspirations Special envoy on the nuclear issue, Shyam Saran, will...
  • 7/11: Menon takes Pak head on October 1, 2006

    New Delhi: India now has a new foreign secretary, Shiv Shankar Menon, and he has his work cut out. Not only did he field questions on the future of the IndoUS nuclear deal but also the repercussions of the charge coming out of Mumbai that the ISI is responsible for...
  • MEA bids farewell to Shyam Saran September 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Officers and other staff of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) bid farewell on Friday to Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, who has been made Special Envoy for negotiations on the IndoUS civil nuclear agreement. A seasoned diplomat, 60yearold Saran will move out of the MEA on Sunday, after two...
  • Superseded by Menon, IFS babus quit September 26, 2006

    New Delhi: The elevation of Shiv Shankar Menon as foreign secretary has led to two more senior diplomats seeking voluntary retirement from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) because they were superseded. T C A Rangachari, India's ambassador to France and Veena Sikri, the high commissioner to Bangladesh, have sought voluntary retirement...