Ties

  • Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as Xi Jinping visits India Yesterday

    Mumbai: Tibetan leader Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as the latter's President Xi Jinping visits India. According to Dalai Lama both these countries are strong players as they are emerging economies and maintaining a good relationship with each other is very vital for...
  • US to press India on trade row during Narendra Modi's Washington visit Yesterday

    Washington: The United States said on Wednesday it will press India's new Prime Minister to end his blockage of a global trade pact when he visits Washington this month, something that could dampen the mood of a trip aimed at revitalizing strategic ties. US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal said...
  • Senator applauds 'progress' made in Indo-US ties in 100 days 6 days ago

    Washington: A top American Senator has applauded the progress made in the Indo-US relationship in the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, which the lawmaker said would provide "new energy" and "important momentum" ahead of the Indian prime minister visit to America. "I am pleased to see US and...
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track -- all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • Gujarat seeks strong economic ties with US September 8, 2014

    Washington: Underlining that the new Indian government was focused on eliminating developmental challenges, a high-level business delegation from Gujarat has called American companies to invest and explore business opportunities in the state and India. "The new (Indian) government is not afraid of making hard decisions and with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi's...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations August 29, 2014

    Jammu: India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. The DIG-Brigade commander level meeting was held between BSF and Pak...
  • PM talks tough, says Pak made a spectacle of talks by holding meetings with 'secessionist elements' August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some tough words for Pakistan on Friday. In an interaction with the Japanese media ahead of his Saturday visit to the country, Modi said that he was "disappointed that Pakistan had sought to make a spectacle of talks" and went ahead...
  • Obama looks forward to meet Modi: White House August 28, 2014

    Washington: India and the US share a rich and robust relationship and President Barack Obama looks forward to building on that when he meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said on Thursday. "As you know, the President after the election of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, invited him to...
  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...
  • India ready to review India-Nepal Friendship Treaty: Modi August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was ready to consider suggestions if any to review the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty that governs the relationship between the two countries. "My doors are open, I invite you to bring any suggestions to review the 1950 Treaty, if you so want,"...
  • Modi-Kerry meet today amidst tension over snooping row August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place on Friday. Friday's meeting holds significance as it will create ground for Modi's first visit to US as Indian PM in September. "In weeks to come, we will take...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit July 30, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip, said...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry July 29, 2014

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely July 29, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks July 25, 2014

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. "The resumption of talks at foreign secretary level (between India and Pakistan) is a welcome step. We...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • China, US vow to end old rivalries July 9, 2014

    Beijing: China and the United States on Wednesday launched high-level talks, with Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation. Given their different histories and cultures "it is natural that China and the US may have different views and even frictions on certain...
  • Top British ministers woo India under Modi July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Britain's finance minister announced a $428 million deal with India's military on Monday after arriving in the country to seek stronger trade and investment ties with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague landed in Mumbai for the two-day visit to drum up business...
  • Will discuss two-way trade between India and France: French Foreign Minister June 30, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday said that he will discuss the two-way trade between India and France with his Indian counterpart. ...
  • Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports June 29, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: After making incursion bids in Ladakh through land route, Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake nestled in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday. According to reports reaching various government agencies, the Army had a face-off with...
  • China invokes Panchasheel to improve ties with neighbours June 21, 2014

    Beijing: Expressing its readiness to work with the new Indian government to promote bilateral ties, China on Saturday invoked 'Panchasheel' to improve relations with neighbours to settle disputes peacefully while firmly holding on to its core interests. "China is ready to work with the new government in India in promoting continued...
  • PM Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy over his successful Bhutan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the "blessings of our guardian deities, leadership of our Kings, good fortune of our people" for it. "Visit a success: All thanks to the blessings of our Guardian Deities; leadership of our Kings; good fortune of...
  • 'Acche din aa rahe hain' for Indo-Pak ties: Pak envoy June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Borrowing from Narendra Modi's phraseology, Pakistan on Tuesday said that 'acche din aa rahe hain' for bilateral ties with India and expressed hope that the process of granting non-discriminatory market access to the country will begin after the resumption of talks between the two. "Let the bilateral...
  • 'Hope PM Modi lives up to commitments to Bhutan' June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: The Bhutanese people were impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that he would review with the Bhutanese leadership India's development cooperation programme to make it more effective; and are hoping that Modi, "known as a doer", would translate his commitments into action, an editorial in a Bhutanese daily...
  • India, Bhutan to boost hydropower cooperation June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan reiterated their commitment to achieving the 10,000 MW target in hydropower cooperation and not to allow their territories to be used for interests "inimical" to each other. In a joint statement at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the Himalayan kingdom, the two...
  • Wang Yi's trip to India is of great significance: China June 10, 2014

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said Foreign Minister Wang Yi's just concluded visit to India is of "great significance" and sent out a message that Chinese leaders pay high attention to bilateral ties and their mutual interests far outweigh disputes. "From this visit, we know that Sino-India relation is now in a...
  • India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve bilateral ties June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has said India and Pakistan should continue to take steps to improve their bilateral relationship. "Broadly speaking, we believe that India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve the relationship between the two countries," State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf told reporters on Friday. "Obviously, it is...
  • Modi-Obama summit to reset India-US ties June 14, 2014

    The US is looking forward to the first summit meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reset India-US ties that had gone adrift in the last days of the previous government. In what analysts describe as a significant foreign policy move, Modi is reported to have accepted...