United Nations Security Council: News

'Habitual offender': India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir at UNGA 

India slammed Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday (local time).

18 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Get over 'West is bad guy' syndrome: Jaishankar to China

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Sunday took an indirect swipe at China, saying that there was a need to move beyond the "syndrome" of seeing the West as the "bad guy."

12 Sep 2023

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia amid Ukraine tensions

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly reached Russia on Tuesday to discuss possible defense cooperation and an arms deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid escalating tensions over the Ukraine war, BBC reported.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

What PM Modi, Biden discussed ahead of G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States (US) President Joe Biden held bilateral talks in New Delhi on Friday, reiterating their commitment to enhancing the India-US strategic partnership amid the rising influence of China.

UN Security Council's first-ever meeting on AI: Key takeaways

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been growing at an unparalleled rate. The technology is already being touted as the greatest invention since the internet.

21 Jun 2023


'Petty geopolitics': India slams China's move on Pakistan-based terrorist

India on Wednesday condemned China's move to block a proposal at the United Nations (UN) to declare Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Sajid Mir a "global terrorist."

02 Jun 2023

United Nations (UN)

Time for Security Council reform is now: India at UN

Ruchira Kamboj, India's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), said that the current composition of the UN Security Council (UNSC) no longer aligns with the "realities of our interconnected and multipolar world," reported PTI.

25 Apr 2023

Pakistan News

India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UNSC meet

India rebuked Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Monday.

17 Jan 2023

Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim remarried Pakistani woman: Haseena Parkar's son tells NIA

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's nephew Ali Shah revealed the fugitive gangster has married again, this time a Pakistani Pathan woman, and changed his address, reported ANI.

17 Jan 2023


UNSC: Abdul Makki designated 'global terrorist' months after China's blockade

The United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee designated Pakistan-based Abdul Rehman Makki (74) as a global terrorist late on Monday.

31 Dec 2022

S Jaishankar

India wants good neighborly relations with Pakistan, China: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar sent a stern message to China and Pakistan during his interaction with the Indian community in Cyprus on Friday.

21 Dec 2022


Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from university education

The higher education ministry of Afghanistan said that female students wouldn't be allowed in any of the country's universities until further notice.

18 Dec 2022


Pakistan minister Shazia Marri threatens India with 'nuclear war'

Pakistan minister Shazia Marri on Saturday threatened India with "nuclear war," a day after India slammed Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his derogatory remarks about PM Narendra Modi after the former referred to him as the "butcher of Gujarat."

16 Dec 2022

S Jaishankar

Try to be good neighbor: Jaishankar tells Pakistan at UNSC

Chiding Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday termed it an epicenter of terrorism that needs to clean up its act and be a good neighbor.

15 Dec 2022


India's 'Osama' jibe after Pakistan raises Kashmir at United Nations

After Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, India asserted that a nation that hosted al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden doesn't have the authority to "sermonize" in the powerful UN organ.

02 Dec 2022

United Nations (UN)

Don't tell what to do on democracy: India at UN

The Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, said that India doesn't need to be instructed on what should be done when it comes to democracy.

19 Nov 2022


UK, France bat for India's permanent seat at UNSC

The United Kingdom (UK) and France have supported India, Japan, and Brazil's candidature as permanent members in an expanded United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

01 Oct 2022


Only dialogue can settle differences: India on Russia's Ukrainian annexation

India chose to abstain on a draft resolution presented to the UN Security Council (UNSC) denouncing Russia's "illegal referenda" and annexation of four Ukrainian regions.

25 Sep 2022

S Jaishankar

India slams Pakistan, China over terrorism at UN General Assembly

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday took a strong swipe at Pakistan and China for allegedly defending terrorism.

18 Sep 2022


UN: China blocks US-India proposal to blacklist Pak-based 26/11 plotter

China on Thursday blocked a proposal moved by the United States (US) and backed by India at the United Nations (UN) to designate Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Sajid Mir as a global terrorist.

01 Sep 2022

Dawood Ibrahim

NIA announces Rs. 25 lakh bounty on Dawood Ibrahim

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a Rs. 25 lakh reward for information on "global terrorist" Dawood Ibrahim.

06 Apr 2022


India condemns Bucha killings at UNSC, seeks impartial probe

India strongly denounced the civilian killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday.

26 Feb 2022


Russia-Ukraine crisis: Zelenskyy seeks political support on call with Modi

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has reportedly held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to discuss the situation in his country amid the Russian invasion.

26 Feb 2022


Ukraine says it derailed Russian bid to capture capital Kyiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday said his country's military had halted the Russian forces' attempt to capture the capital Kyiv and oust his government.

26 Feb 2022


Ukraine crisis: India abstains from UNSC resolution against Russian invasion

Russia, on Friday, vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution against the Russian attack on Ukraine.

24 Feb 2022


Russia-Ukraine crisis: At UNSC meeting, India calls for immediate de-escalation

India on Thursday called for an immediate de-escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, saying, "the situation is in danger of spiraling into a major crisis."

22 Feb 2022


De-escalation, Indians' safety priorities: India at UNSC on Ukraine crisis

At an emergency meeting called by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, India said that de-escalation of tension along the Russia-Ukraine border is a "matter of deep concern."

10 Sep 2021


India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the "fragility" of the Afghanistan situation is of great concern to India.

10 Sep 2021


Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

Afghanistan is at the risk of a "total breakdown" of the economy if the international community does not immediately step in and infuse money into the country, the United Nations (UN) has warned.

09 Aug 2021


'We must save our maritime environment,' says Modi at UNSC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a United Nations Security Council open debate, becoming the first Indian PM to achieve the feat.

01 Aug 2021

United Nations (UN)

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

India on Sunday took over the rotational Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

12 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he will be seeking a second term as chief of the world organization.

08 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees

India will chair the crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council during its tenure as non-permanent member of the powerful 15-nation UN body.

05 Jan 2021


US welcomes India to UN Security Council

The United States welcomed India to the United Nations Security Council, saying that it looks forward to working over shared interests toward a peaceful and secure India-Pacific region and the world.

02 Jan 2021


India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

India, which has been at the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Friday began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful organ of the world body.

23 Dec 2020


'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

"Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen." That is what China's deputy United Nations envoy, Geng Shuang, said to Germany's ambassador as the latter completed a two-year term on the UN Security Council.

24 Nov 2020

United Nations (UN)

Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.

25 Oct 2020

Pakistan Army

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

Turkey was the only country of the 39 members of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) batting for Pakistan's removal from the terror financing watchdog's grey list.

24 Oct 2020


FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

15 Sep 2020


India wins a seat at UN's ECOSOC body, beats China

In yet another diplomatic win for India, the country has now secured a seat at the United Nation's Commission on Status of Women (UNCSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

03 Sep 2020


UNSC members block Pakistan's plan to list Indians as terrorists

Five members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) blocked a move by Pakistan to list two Indians as UN-designated terrorists, reports said on Thursday.

18 Jun 2020


India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

On Wednesday, India was elected to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, after getting 184 votes in the 193-member strong General Assembly.

06 Apr 2020

Antonio Guterres

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

27 Mar 2020

South Africa

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

A call by Estonia to discuss coronavirus pandemic at the United Nations Security Council was thwarted by China, with a little help from Russia and South Africa.

16 Jan 2020

Pakistan News

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

Pakistan's all-weather ally China attempted to turn the attention of United Nations Security Council members towards Kashmir, but to no avail, as most participants see the tension in the Valley as a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad.

26 Sep 2019


Hafiz Saeed allowed to use bank account for "monthly expenses"

Pakistan had knocked on United Nations Security Council's doors with a peculiar request related to terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

18 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

Kashmir may not be 'major topic' during Xi-Modi meeting: China

Recently, China dragged the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), lending its support to Pakistan.

17 Aug 2019


After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

On Friday, India reiterated that all issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, specifically the abrogation of Article 370, putting the state under lockdown, and dividing it into two union territories, were the country's internal matter, and Pakistan should stop terrorism to initiate dialog.

16 Aug 2019


UNSC to hold closed-door talks on Kashmir today

The United Nations Security Council will take up the Kashmir issue and hold closed-door talks on Friday, said reports. The meeting has been facilitated on China's request.

10 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

10 Jun 2019


#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. The three-stage CSE comprises Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test/Interview.

30 Mar 2019


India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

India and the United States yesterday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.

20 Mar 2019


Jamshedpur traders burn Chinese goods in protest on Holika-dahan eve

Traders in Jamshedpur burned Chinese goods to protest China's move to use its veto in the UN Security Council against the declaration of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

14 Mar 2019


Why does China keep protecting Masood Azhar?

India has been fuming after China chose to side with Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar at United Nations Security Council.

14 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was "weak" and "scared of" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

14 Mar 2019


India "disappointed" as China blocks move on Masood Azhar again

China blocked UN Security Council from designating Jaish-e-Mohammed founder, Masood Azhar, a global terrorist for the fourth time on Thursday.

13 Mar 2019


China hints at blocking Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist

Just hours before the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to take up a resolution to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China hinted at blocking the move once again.

28 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

Have attractive news: Trump hopes Indo-Pak tensions will end soon

About the escalating India-Pakistan tensions, United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has received some "reasonably attractive news" and the hostilities may end soon.