Ties

  • 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...
  • 'Maldives accords highest respect to India as global leader' May 28, 2014

    The Maldives accords the highest respect to India's interests and status as a global leader, President Abdulla Yameen has said as he reaffirmed his country's commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties. During a 30-minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday, Yameen expressed confidence that the long-standing...
  • Modi-Sharif meet: Photo-op or an ice breaker? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Narendra Modi raised issues of terror and the trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. IBN18 Editor-In-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai takes question with...
  • Indo-Pak trade issues to figure in Modi-Sharif talks on Tuesday June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Trade related issues such as grant of non-discriminatory market access to Indian products are expected to figure in the bilateral meeting of Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. "Definitely both the prime ministers will discuss issues related with trade....
  • US lawmakers hail Modi's victory, call for greater Indo-US ties May 23, 2014

    Hailing the "historic victory" of Narendra Modi in general elections, several influential American lawmakers have called for rejuvenating ties with India as they invited the Prime Minister-designate to the US. "What a great time! Now we have a new opportunity in India to see a new government and to see some...
  • India-UK trade grows by 6.6 pc in 2013 May 13, 2014

    London: Trade between India and the UK has registered a 6.6 per cent growth in 2013 touching 16.4 billion pounds, according to latest figures released. The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that the total value of two-way trade of goods and services between the UK and India...
  • 'Indian election getting more attention in the US than ever' April 30, 2014

    Washington: India's General Election is getting more attention in the US than ever before, a former top American diplomat who played a key role in revival of Indo-US ties after India's 1998 nuclear tests, has said. "My impression is that this election in India is getting more attention in the...
  • Pakistan keen on peace with India, wants sustained talks: Envoy April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Maintaining that wars between the two countries have fetched no returns, Pakistan on Tuesday said that it wants a sustained and comprehensive dialogue process with India and asserted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was keen on peace with New Delhi for growth and prosperity of his country. "Our Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Indo-US relationship should be re-imagined: S Jaishankar April 29, 2014

    Washington: The Indo-US relationship should be re-imagined as it is an important factor in India's future development and awaits its next quantum leap "patiently", Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. Jaishankar made the remarks during his key note address at the Washington launch of the book -...
  • Tough decisions needed to take Indo-US trade to $500 bn: Nancy Powell April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The US on Friday said that its bilateral trade with India can grow five-fold to $500 billion provided both the governments take "tough" and "vital" decisions in that direction. Addressing an event in the national capital, Nancy Powell, who resigned from the post of US Ambassador to India earlier...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India April 5, 2014

    The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and the two sides should move on, days after arrest of an American police officer at New Delhi airport for possessing bullets. "We've said we want to get past some of the tensions that have...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India April 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and both the countries should move on. "We have said we want to get past some of the tensions that have been there over the past several months and move on," State Department Deputy...
  • Andhra Pradesh: BJP hopeful of tie-up with TDP April 2, 2014

    BJP on Wednesday sounded hopeful of a tie-up with TDP in Andhra Pradesh, saying discussions between the two parties have been "good" but a final outcome is awaited. While equating alliances with marriages which involve long negotiations, party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar blamed the long delay in taking a final decision on...
  • Pakistan summons Indian deputy envoy to protest arrest of fishermen March 17, 2014

    The Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gopal Baglay was on Monday summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry to lodge a protest over the arrest of 13 Pakistani fishermen on March 15. According to Pakistan's Fishermen Cooperative Society, the fishermen along with their boat were well within Pakistan territorial waters, at...
  • India welcomes dismissal of visa fraud charges against Devyani March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India termed as "good as far as it goes" the dismissal of visa fraud charges by a US court against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip-search had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries. "We have seen the judgement related to the indictment of January 9....
  • Pakistani court adjourns Mumbai attacks case till March 19 March 12, 2014

    The hearing in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks trial against seven Pakistani suspects was on Wednesday adjourned till next week after the judge did not turn up, citing "security concerns". In the wake of a recent attack on a district court in Islamabad, the trial judge in the case did not...
  • TRS may take a final call on merger or alliance with Congress today March 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Amid suspense whether TRS would merge with Congress or forge an alliance, a crucial meeting of the regional party would be held on Monday to take a call on the issue. The joint meeting of TRS politburo, MLAs and state executive would be held at the party office to deliberate...
  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India February 26, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security. Vice-president Hamid Ansari received Crown Prince Salman on his arrival. Crown Prince Salman's is the...