TIES

  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel 16 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 18 hours 3 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Barack Obama's visit to India indicative of strong bilateral ties: American officials 2 days ago

    Washington: The proposed visit of US President Barack Obama to India in January 2015 is indicative of the "robust nature" and "health" of the bilateral ties, senior American administration officials have said. "It is entirely indicative of the robust nature and health of the relationship, and very good personal ties and...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, informs of his India visit 5 days ago

    Islamabad: US President Barack Obama on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his forthcoming visit to India, as the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and the regional situation. The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said that President Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming visit to India in...
  • Pakistan hopeful of resumption of talks with India soon: Abdul Basit November 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Observing that there is no complete "shutdown" in diplomacy, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit on Sunday hoped the stalled dialogue process with India would resume soon even as he underlined the importance of "adhering to" the ceasefire agreement by both the countries. "Minister for External Affairs Hon'ble Sushma...
  • India-Australia ties can strengthen in various fields, says ex-diplomat November 13, 2014

    "India and Australia are establishing strong civil nuclear ties. There is a new found professionalism in the relationship. India-Australia ties can strengthen in various fields," said ex-diplomat. ...
  • People believe relationship and economic ties between Myanmar and India will improve November 13, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Pallavi Ghosh spoke to Indian businessmen and women living in Myanmar. People strongly believe that with the help of PM Modi and the new engagement, relationship and economic ties will grow between the two nations. ...
  • Manohar Parrikar meets three defence chiefs, says all procurement process will be transparent November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after taking charge of the Defence Ministry, Manohar Parrikar on Monday met all three service chiefs of armed forces. "All defence procurement process will be transparent but fast, that is my speciality," Parrikar said. Talking about the sinking of a torpedo recovery vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast...
  • Manmohan Singh become 1st India to be chosen for top national award by Japan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been chosen for one of Japan's top national awards for his contribution to India-Japan ties, becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour. Singh will be awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to...
  • India and US discuss military ties and global security issues October 29, 2014

    Washington: The US and India will continue to work together to further strengthen their military-to-military relations as the top defence officials of the two countries have discussed a range of bilateral security issues. Top defence officials from India and the US discussed bilateral military-to-military relationship, strategic ties and global security issues,...
  • Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pakistan October 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about "Indian aggression" along the LoC, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said. "India wants to resolve the...
  • J&K: Villagers along Indo-Pak border dig bunkers to protect themselves October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: With firing from the Pakistan side showing no signs to end, the villagers living along the border have resorted to digging bunkers to protect themselves. Abdulliah, one of the villages near the India-Pakistan border has been in the line of fire. The village has been the target of continuous firing...
  • Indo-Pak peace should not be held hostage by Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be held hostage by the Kashmir issue. Referring to his recent statements on Kashmir, Bilawal, 26, said that people in India should not misunderstand him over his remarks on Kashmir. "Please don't...
  • Pakistan government wants peace within and outside borders: Nawaz Sharif October 17, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his government wants peace within and outside the country's borders to achieve economic development. "Pakistan desires peace and tranquility both within and outside its borders so that the much needed socio-economic development goals are achieved. We cannot afford to be distracted in...
  • Pakistan briefs Diplomatic Corps in Islamabad on LoC tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday held a detailed briefing for Islamabad-based foreign diplomats on the tension along the border with India, as part of efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level. Foreign Office said the "entire Diplomatic Corps" was invited for a briefing on the situation arising due to...
  • Pakistani, Indian Army officials speak over hotline, discuss border tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistani and Indian military officials spoke to each other over the hotline on Tuesday and discussed ways to reduce tension along their border, a media report said Tuesday. "Directors of Military Operations (DMO) of the Pakistani and Indian armies spoke to each other over hotline," reported Dawn online citing...
  • US Senator says UN can play role in calming tempers on LoC violations October 9, 2014

    US Senator Tim Kaine called for UN intervention in the India-Pakistan border standoff. "UN can be a helpful participant sometimes in such issues as a promoter of peace. UN participation should be welcomed in this issue," Kaine said. ...
  • Pakistan targets 60 BSF posts, over 80 villages in fresh shelling along the border in J&K October 9, 2014

    Jammu: Situation in Jammu and Kashmir remains tense as firing from Pakistan is on for the fourth straight day in all seven sectors along the International Border. Two Indian women have been killed in overnight shelling that took place on Thursday by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Jammu...
  • MHA asks BSF to seek flag meeting with Pakistan over ceasefire violations: Sources October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday asked the Border Security Force to seek a flag meeting with Pakistan over continuous ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, said sources. The BSF has submitted a report to MHA on the Indo-Pak situation, sources added. Firing has been on since...
  • BJP condemns Pakistan for ceasefire violations October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the firing by Pakistan at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) and said the defence forces have been tasked to give an appropriate reply. "We condemn this. Whatever is needed to be done, it is left to the defence...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • Read: MEA lists Modi's itinerary during US visit September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to woo US on a five-day visit. Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that Modi's US visit is signal of India's abiding commitment to multi-lateralism and desire to build on growing convergence in Indo-US ties. Modi is scheduled to start his trip...
  • CNN World Exclusive live: Democracy is our great legacy, it's in our DNA, says PM Narendra Modi September 21, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a world exclusive interview to CNN has said that he has a clear road map to channel the entrepreneurial capabilities of 1.25 billion Indians. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 19, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Xi Jinping wraps his first visit to India, will invest $20 billion September 19, 2014

    Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up his first visit to India. Xi's landmark visit saw India and China reaffirm their commitment for mutual cooperation. China is investing $20 billion in India, and 12 agreements were signed on Thursday. ...
  • Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as Xi Jinping visits India September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 IndoUS ties in 100 days September 13, 2014

    Washington: A top American Senator has applauded the progress made in the IndoUS 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...