Alice Wells: News

27 May 2020

India

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

25 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

15 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide Pakistan's fate, and things aren't looking great for the country.

14 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

Before FATF decision, US asks Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan is going through a tough time as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide whether it will keep the country on its greylist or downgrade it to the dreaded blacklist.

15 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

Doval discusses 'future direction' of Indo-US ties with Pompeo, Mattis

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval yesterday held "broad-based" talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the "future direction" of the strategic Indo-US ties.

13 Sep 2018

India

Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US

India hasn't been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) because of China's veto, a Trump Administration official said today, asserting that the US will continue advocating for India's membership in the group as it meets all the criteria.

11 Sep 2018

South Korea

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.

21 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

US asks Pakistan to act against all 'externally-oriented' terror groups

The US has expressed concern over terrorist groups continuing to enjoy safe haven in Pakistan and is asking the country to do more against "externally oriented" extremist outfits, Alice Wells, the Head of South and Central Asian Bureau at US State Department said.

21 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US

The US has said the upcoming "2+2 dialog" with India is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defense partner.

28 Jul 2018

Afghanistan

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.

10 Mar 2018

India

India plays responsible role in Afghanistan's economic development, reconstruction: US

The Trump administration has stated they have seen India play a responsible role in the economic development and reconstruction of Afghanistan "over the last several years."

06 Mar 2018

Trump Administration

No change in Pak's behavior even after $2bn aid-suspension: US

The US has not seen "decisive and sustained" changes in Pakistan's behavior, even after Trump Administration announced a $2bn security-assistance freeze to Islamabad in January.