Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

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Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

12 Oct 2019

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held discussions concerning issues of trade and terrorism in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram. This marked day one of the ongoing informal summit between the two leaders.

'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

25 Sep 2019

'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

In his fourth meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year, and the second one in a span of three days, United States President Donald Trump had nothing but laudatory words for the former.

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

27 Aug 2019

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

In a welcome development for India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would help New Delhi in its bid to get a seat on table of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Pakistan open to Azhar's listing as terrorist, but conditions apply

29 Apr 2019

Pakistan open to Azhar's listing as terrorist, but conditions apply

On Sunday, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said his country is fine with Masood Azhar's listing in UN as a terrorist, as long as the development is not related to Pulwama attack.

India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official

22 Mar 2019

India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official

The relationship between India and the US flourished under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official in US President Donald Trump administration has said, adding it expects the ties to improve after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

India, US agree to build six nuclear-power plants in India

14 Mar 2019

India, US agree to build six nuclear-power plants in India

India and US have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in a boost to bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation.

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

13 Mar 2019

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

11 Mar 2019

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today, during which the two officials are likely to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.

#IndiaStrikesBack: IAF airstrikes' target involved in 1999 IC-814 Kandahar Hijack

26 Feb 2019

#IndiaStrikesBack: IAF airstrikes' target involved in 1999 IC-814 Kandahar Hijack

India on Tuesday carried out air strikes to destroy Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror modules in Pakistan's Balakot along the Line of Control (LoC) avenging the deadly Pulwama terror attack.

After IAF strike, Army tweets heart-winning poem

26 Feb 2019

After IAF strike, Army tweets heart-winning poem

Exactly 12 days after the deadly Pulwama attack, which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the Indian Air Force (IAF) destroyed several camps of the terrorist organization across the Line of Control (LoC) today.

19-minute long operation: How IAF planned strikes on JeM's camp

26 Feb 2019

19-minute long operation: How IAF planned strikes on JeM's camp

Rattling Pakistan and delivering a strong message that India won't tolerate actions of terrorism, Indian Air Force struck a terrorist training camp on Tuesday.

Mehbooba Mufti questions IAF strikes on Pakistan

26 Feb 2019

Mehbooba Mufti questions IAF strikes on Pakistan

While India rejoiced the Indian Air Force's successful operation which ended in the destruction of Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti questioned it in her tweet.

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

28 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early. It was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Delhi: Modi, Afghan President hold talks to boost bilateral cooperation

19 Sep 2018

Delhi: Modi, Afghan President hold talks to boost bilateral cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on ways to further boost bilateral cooperation.

US agrees to sell India Predator-drones, but New Delhi hesitant

01 May 2018

US agrees to sell India Predator-drones, but New Delhi hesitant

Days after the Donald Trump administration agreed to ease the US' weapons sale procedure, it has said it will supply Predator-B drones to India, the world's largest weapons buyer, so it can locate and shoot targets across seas and land borders.

Loved Bollywood, want more Bollywood movies in China: Xi Jinping

28 Apr 2018

Loved Bollywood, want more Bollywood movies in China: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi-Jinping has seen a number of Indian films, including Hindi and regional, and believes it would be a good idea that Bollywood movies come to China and vice-versa.

PM Modi visiting China to hold talks with President Xi

22 Apr 2018

PM Modi visiting China to hold talks with President Xi

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit meeting in Wuhan city China April from April 27-28 to improve bilateral relations, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced today.

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

11 Mar 2018

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

Plans to check Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its chief Hafiz Saeed is high on the agenda as Indian and US officials prepare for three-day discussions starting later this week.

After India snub, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi

06 Mar 2018

After India snub, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi

New Delhi's zeal to rebuild relations with Beijing has taken a toll on the anniversary celebrations of Dalai Lama's arrival in India.

No change in stance on Dalai Lama, says Indian government

02 Mar 2018

No change in stance on Dalai Lama, says Indian government

After media reports of Center asking its senior leaders to stay away from events marking 60 years in exile of the Dalai Lama, Ministry of External Affairs clarified that India's position on the Dalai Lama has not changed.

Challenges that await new Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

29 Jan 2018

Challenges that await new Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale took charge as the new foreign secretary today, a day after his predecessor S Jaishankar demitted office.