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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).

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.

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

04 Nov 2018

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

China today said it supported Pakistan's "quest for peace through dialogue" to settle the outstanding disputes with India as it backed Islamabad's "engagement" with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

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

13 Sep 2018

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.

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

06 Sep 2018

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

On Thursday, India and the US signed a crucial agreement on military communications that could see Washington sell more arms to New Delhi.

5 ways Trump administration favored India

02 Jun 2018

5 ways Trump administration favored India

Indians love Donald Trump! Ok, that's untrue, but admittedly we all are intrigued by the man who 'very' often uses the word 'very' even though it's 'very' much not needed.

India to make a strong bid for NSG membership

28 May 2018

India to make a strong bid for NSG membership

India will make another strong bid to enter the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) - a club of 48 countries that deal with nuclear technology and fissile material.

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 sanctions on Pakistani companies could boost India's NSG bid

26 Mar 2018

US sanctions on Pakistani companies could boost India's NSG bid

On the back of passing a spending bill which incorporates US President Trump's warnings of freezing security aid, the US has added seven Pakistani companies to the list of foreign entities that are subject to sanctions in the form of stringent export control measures.

Indian elephant, Chinese dragon must dance together: Chinese Foreign Minister

08 Mar 2018

Indian elephant, Chinese dragon must dance together: Chinese Foreign Minister

Speaking for the first time on bilateral ties this year, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said the Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight but dance with each other.

Now, China's PLA accuses Indian troops of being aggressive

01 Jan 2018

Now, China's PLA accuses Indian troops of being aggressive

India and China ended 2017 on a positive note by declaring truce along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after the special representative (SR) dialogue.

India's entry into Wassenaar Arrangement may boost NSG prospects

08 Dec 2017

India's entry into Wassenaar Arrangement may boost NSG prospects

In a major development, the elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) has agreed to accept India's application for membership.

Russia pleads India's case to China over NSG membership

08 Dec 2017

Russia pleads India's case to China over NSG membership

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said his country is speaking to China at "all levels" for India's inclusion to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

PM Modi meets Swiss President, discusses NSG membership, black money

01 Sep 2017

PM Modi meets Swiss President, discusses NSG membership, black money

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Swiss President Doris Leuthard on important matters concerning bilateral relations during the latter's visit to New Delhi.

Gen. Bajwa: Pakistan "indebted" to China over support on Kashmir

02 Aug 2017

Gen. Bajwa: Pakistan "indebted" to China over support on Kashmir

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan is "indebted" to all-weather ally China for its "unflinching support" over the Kashmir issue, the Nuclear Suppliers Group's expansion and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Modi's Portugal visit: 11 agreements signed to boost research, start-ups

25 Jun 2017

Modi's Portugal visit: 11 agreements signed to boost research, start-ups

Kicking off his three-nation foreign tour, PM Modi stopped by Portugal and held talks with Portuguese PM Antonio Costa on intensifying bilateral co-operation.

India continues to work for NSG membership despite Beijing's snub

21 Jun 2017

India continues to work for NSG membership despite Beijing's snub

This time last year, India was campaigning hard to garner support for its membership in the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Modi, Xi Jinping to hold talks at SCO summit

09 Jun 2017

Modi, Xi Jinping to hold talks at SCO summit

Official sources have confirmed that PM Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the ongoing Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

China again refuses to support India entry into NSG

05 Jun 2017

China again refuses to support India entry into NSG

China has once again ruled out backing India's bid to become a member of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

NSG- China seeks formula for non-NPT countries before considering India

23 May 2017

NSG- China seeks formula for non-NPT countries before considering India

On May 23, China said it won't support India's NSG bid unless a universal formula is created for applications from non-NPT signatory countries.

Modi-Putin meet: India to link Kudankulam, NSG bid

17 May 2017

Modi-Putin meet: India to link Kudankulam, NSG bid

In a bid to make Russia more proactive in convincing Beijing to allow India to join the NSG, India may tell Russia it would reconsider the MoUs for Kudankulam Units 5 and 6.

China firm, but other countries may support India's NSG membership

05 Apr 2017

China firm, but other countries may support India's NSG membership

It was reported on April 5 that some of the countries which opposed India's membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) may change their opinion and accept it instead.

India to use judicial declaration to strengthen case against Azhar

27 Feb 2017

India to use judicial declaration to strengthen case against Azhar

The Mohali court intends to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar as a proclaimed offender in an attempt to strengthen the international case against him.

Bilateral cooperation more important than disputes: China

26 Feb 2017

Bilateral cooperation more important than disputes: China

Acknowledging Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Beijing, Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said bilateral cooperation is more important than disputes.

Beijing says there is no evidence against Masood Azhar

17 Feb 2017

Beijing says there is no evidence against Masood Azhar

China clarified that India has not provided sufficient evidence for Beijing to support sanctioning Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the UN.

US moves for sanctions against Masood Azhar, China opposes

07 Feb 2017

US moves for sanctions against Masood Azhar, China opposes

USA, supported by UK and France, moved a proposal in the United Nations' Sanctions Committee 1267 in the second half of January to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

UN Sec-General to get dossier from Pak about India's interference

01 Jan 2017

UN Sec-General to get dossier from Pak about India's interference

Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi will present a dossier on alleged "Indian interference" in its affairs to incoming UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on 2nd January.

China blocks Azhar vote, India's NSG bid

30 Dec 2016

China blocks Azhar vote, India's NSG bid

China once again blocked India's motion to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the UN; India said it would continue to push to place Azhar on the global terror list.

PM Modi's 2016 foreign policy mission accomplished

30 Dec 2016

PM Modi's 2016 foreign policy mission accomplished

Prime Minister Modi's third year in office had effectively been a time of foreign policy consolidation.

New draft proposal could pave way for India's NSG membership

29 Dec 2016

New draft proposal could pave way for India's NSG membership

In December 2016, a new draft proposal was distributed amongst the NSG members to make way for India's membership.

Indo-Japan N-deal termination clause is non-binding

14 Nov 2016

Indo-Japan N-deal termination clause is non-binding

The Indo-Japan civil nuclear agreement contains a termination clause, which has specific conditions cited by Japan for terminating the agreement.

India, Japan sign a rare civil nuclear deal

13 Nov 2016

India, Japan sign a rare civil nuclear deal

India and Japan entered a landmark civil nuclear energy pact after six years.

Pakistan can't expect to be welcomed into NSG: report

09 Nov 2016

Pakistan can't expect to be welcomed into NSG: report

A report by Project Alpha of King's College of London's Centre for Science and Security Studies stated Pakistan cannot expect to be welcomed into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

India pushes SCS issue to counter NSG stand-off

07 Nov 2016

India pushes SCS issue to counter NSG stand-off

India has been pushing to rake up the South China Sea (SCS) issue, in response to China's repeated rejections of sanctioning Masood Azhar and India's NSG bid.

PM Modi meets Xi Jinping to discuss bilateral ties

04 Sep 2016

PM Modi meets Xi Jinping to discuss bilateral ties

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China's President Xi Jinping ahead of the G20 leaders summit at Hangzhou.