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Vikram Misri takes charge as India's new envoy to China

08 Jan 2019

Vikram Misri takes charge as India's new envoy to China

India's new ambassador to China Vikram Misri took charge of the post yesterday, and met top Chinese officials during which they discussed Sino-India ties.

Chinese army has violated Indian airspace five times this year

27 Mar 2018

Chinese army has violated Indian airspace five times this year

According to data from the army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), China's Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) has violated Indian airspace at least five times in the first three months this year.

Nirmala Sitharaman: India ready for any situation in Doklam

27 Mar 2018

Nirmala Sitharaman: India ready for any situation in Doklam

On Sunday, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured that the country was "alert and ready for any situation that may arise in Doklam."

China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC

30 Jan 2018

China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC

China is finally ready to discuss the issue of the contentious $50bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India. The CPEC is the principal constituent of China's "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI). It passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

02 Jan 2018

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

Former ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale, a 1981 batch IFS officer, has been appointed India's new foreign secretary. He will replace the incumbent S Jaishankar on January 28.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians

23 Sep 2017

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians

A day after alleged firing by Indian forces killed six civilians and wounded 26 in Pakistan, Islamabad summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.

India should bomb Pak to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pravin Togadia

15 Apr 2017

India should bomb Pak to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pravin Togadia

Saying New Delhi should take inspiration from US President Donald Trump who bombed IS hideouts in Afghanistan, VHP leader Pravin Togadia maintained India too should bomb Pakistan to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India demands legal documents from Pakistan

14 Apr 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India demands legal documents from Pakistan

Events took a new turn in the ongoing Indo-Pak diplomatic standoff over a Pakistan military court's award of death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. India has sought to access legal documents including Jadhav's charge sheet and death sentence.