TIES

  • Shiv Sena takes a jibe on Naseeruddin Shah over Indo-Pak remarks Yesterday

    Mumbai: Taking a dig on Naseeruddin Shah after he expressed regret over the strained relations between India and Pakistan, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the veteran Bollywood actor can seek his answers from those who have been victims of terrorist activities carried out from the soil of the neighbouring...
  • PM Modi hopes for 'concrete' outcomes from China visit 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was looking forward to his visit to China to interact with the top leadership, hoping it will have "concrete outcomes" and take the bilateral relationship to a new level. This was told by Modi to Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who called on the Prime...
  • Modi's Jaffna visit interference in Sri Lankan affairs: Chinese think tank March 20, 2015

    Beijing: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil-dominated Jaffna as "interference" in Sri Lanka's affairs, an official Chinese thinktank on Friday said the recent "incidents" in Sino-Lankan ties are sufficient to "merit Beijing's attention." "Modi's trip to Sri Lanka has courted attention from media outlets of many countries including...
  • India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties, says Admiral Kevin M Donegan March 19, 2015

    Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said. "The convergence of strategic maritime interests in the Indian Ocean region to include the security of critical energy...
  • Politics poses hurdles in improving India, Pakistan ties: Abdul Basit March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said "politics or issues" posed hurdles in improving bilateral ties, although people on both sides of the border wished the relationship to flourish and foster growth. "While people on both sides of the border wish the relationship to foster growth, politics...
  • Pakistan High Commission to brief Hurriyat leader on talks with India March 15, 2015

    Srinagar: After Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has invited Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a briefing on the recent Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks. Mirwaiz, in a statement, said he has been invited by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to apprise him about the recent meeting...
  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip. "There is an opportunity for us to try to advance the...
  • Turkey wants to be part of PM Modi's 'Make in India' drive February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Lauding the Narendra Modi-led government for providing stability and predictability in policies, Turkey on Monday said it wants to be part of the 'Make in India' programme, which could help treble the currently low bilateral trade volume. "I personally think the biggest incentive here now is stability and predictability. We...
  • Few takers for Indian languages in the US February 21, 2015

    Washington: Despite the Indian economy's rapid growth and the increase in Indo-US ties, Indian languages follow a path less travelled as few students take them up for study in the US, according to a new survey. The Modern Language Association (MLA) has released its quadrennial language enrollments survey of foreign languages...
  • Sri Lankan President Sirisena to hold talks with PM Modi on enhancing bilateral ties February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In his maiden foreign trip after assuming office, Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena arrived on Sunday on a four-day visit seeking a new beginning in bilateral ties that took a hit during the rule of his predecessor. 63-year-old Sirisena, who had dethroned Mahinda Rajapaksa from his 10-year rule...
  • Jaishankar made foreign secretary as a reward for Obama's visit to India on Republic Day, say sources January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh who has resigned with immediate effect. Sources said Jaishankar has been rewarded for US President Barack Obama's visit to India. "He convinced the White House for Obama's visit to India...
  • India will succeed as long it is not splintered on religious lines: Obama January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for religious tolerance, US President Barack Obama today said every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution and that India will succeed so long it is not "splintered" on religious lines. Addressing a Townhall event at the Siri Fort auditorium...
  • With 'Namaste', 'Bahut Dhanyawaad', Barack Obama strikes a chord with young India January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In an effort to strike a chord with the common man in India, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a well thought of speech at a townhall to focus on the Indo-US ties. Giving an Indian touch, Obama began his speech in Hindi with 'Namaste' and 'Dhanyawaad'....
  • BJP leader Ram Madhav calls India and US 'buddy-buddy', urges America to share high-end defence technology with India January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav urged the United States of America to share top end defence technology with India to make Indo-US relationship a big success. Speaking at the Network 18 and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organized Indo-US dialogue, Ram Madhav said "when the President Barack Obama...
  • Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad invites American companies to invest in Indian manufacturing sector January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Telecom and Information Techonology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad invited the American companies to set up their manufacturing units in India. Speaking at the Indo-US dialogue organized by the Network 18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi to mark the visit of the US...
  • Barack Obama to reach India today, preparations in full swing January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for the much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama along with US First Lady Michelle Obama to India. President Obama is the chief guest of the 66th Republic Day, making him the first US President to attend the parade. Obama, who...
  • Indo-US Dialogue: 'Modi and Obama can take it to newer and greater heights' January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The inaugural session of the Indo-US dialogue jointly organised by the Network18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to mark the visit of the US President Barack Obama to India expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is capable of taking the relationship to a newer and greater...
  • The India-US dialogues: Aspire for joint development in defence January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Emphasising the growth in defence cooperation between India and US, former US assistance secretary Vikram Singh on Saturday said defence cooperation happens at three levels - the strong leadership, people to take the deals forward and public and private sector partnership. While talking about US plans about Asia,...
  • Barack Obama's three days visit: Bolstering India-US defence ties January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Strengthening defence ties between India and the US will be an important point of discussion during President Barack Obama's visit to India from January 25-27. Defence ties between India and the US are the most stable dimension of the bilateral. Defence trade between the two countries stands...
  • India-US ties defining partnership of 21st century: Obama January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming India-US relations as one of the "defining" partnerships of the 21st century, US President Barack Obama on Friday said forging closer ties between the two countries has been a key part of his foreign policy. "Forging deeper ties between our two nations has been a key part of...
  • Economic ties, defence deals to top the talks during Obama's India visit January 22, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will arrive in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the 'defining relationships of the 21st Century'. Here are some key areas likely to be discussed during his visit: Strategic importance India's size, location, fast-growing economy and potential as a...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • 'Big change' under Modi in handling of border trouble with Pakistan: Amit Shah January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst tensions at the borders with Pakistan, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said there has been a "big change" since the Narendra Modi government took charge as, unlike earlier, "Hindustan army" is now hitting back harder in response to ceasefire violations. Shah said "there has been a big...
  • Pakistan chef talks about cuisine diplomacy at food summit December 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Having picked up the 'rasogolla' as a signature culinary item from this part of the country, celebrated Pakistan chef from Karachi Mohammad Arif advocates cuisine diplomacy between the two neighbours. "Bowled over by the 'pyaar' of the people here, in Bengal. As we keep coming for the third successive year...
  • Pakistan envoy expects no breakthrough in bilateral talks with India, unhappy with progress on Kashmir December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan does not expect any breakthrough on resuming the bilateral dialogue with India, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday. "India has suspended the dialogue process and now it's their responsibility to resume it," Aziz said. He made the comment...
  • Afghan president played key role in Modi-Sharif handshake: Nepalese Foreign Minister November 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other SAARC leaders played a key role in bringing together Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif for a handshake that ended their cold vibes at the recent SAARC summit, Nepal's foreign minister said on Sunday. "Nepal was making efforts not only...
  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Pashupathi Express bus service that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala at Kathmandu on Tuesday, arrived in New Delhi. The bus service was inaugurated while Modi was in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Delhi Transport Corporation bus...
  • India-Pakistan friction threatens to scupper efforts by SAARC leaders to boost trade ties November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect of a regional customs union. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and exchanges of fire across the...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Pakistan on Wednesday stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its "internal process". This despite the fact that other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods in...
  • Sharif ready for talks but got cold gestures from India: Pakistan journalist November 26, 2014

    Speaking over talks between India and Pakistan, journalist from the Jang Group Pakistan Farooq Aqdas said that he had questioned Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif over a possible meeting. "He replied saying we should ask the Indian PM instead. The Pakistan government had been willing to hold talks but how what...