S Jaishankar

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India announces projects worth $80 million for war-torn Afghanistan

25 Nov 2020

India announces projects worth $80 million for war-torn Afghanistan

Sending a message that it stands by its allies, India on Tuesday released new development initiatives for war-torn Afghanistan. The initiatives include the construction of a dam and nearly 150 projects which would cost $80 million.

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

24 Oct 2020

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

Ahead of the crucial India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, senior officials of the Trump administration said the United States is closely watching the India-China military standoff in Ladakh, adding they do not want the situation to escalate.

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

19 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

The Indian side caught a Chinese soldier in Eastern Ladakh, and he will be returned to the People's Liberation Army, the Army said in a statement on Monday.

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

18 Oct 2020

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that India is prepared for any eventuality with China.

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2020

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

10 Oct 2020

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

China has deployed over 60,000 soldiers on India's Northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in interviews after returning from Tokyo where he met counterparts from Japan, Australia, and India.

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

05 Oct 2020

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

India and the United States will hold the third 2+2 dialogue this month and will most likely sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which is linked to geospatial cooperation, HT reported on Monday.

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

24 Sep 2020

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

Cross-border terror, blocking connectivity, and obstructing trade are the key challenges that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) must overcome, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday at an informal virtual meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

10 Sep 2020

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's meet with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is underway amid intensified Indo-China border tensions.

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

10 Sep 2020

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

With India and China laying reciprocal allegations on one another about warning shots being fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) this week, questions about a full-blown war between the nuclear-armed neighbors have received attention.

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

08 Sep 2020

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

Ahead of his trip to Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet the Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar called the situation in Ladakh "very serious," adding that a "deep political conversation" was needed.

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

01 Sep 2020

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

06 Jul 2020

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

24 Jun 2020

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

Amid heightened tensions regarding the border situation in Eastern Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday agreed to sincerely implement disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

20 Jun 2020

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

Amid heightened tensions with India, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian gave a step-by-step account of what happened at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

20 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

19 Jun 2020

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meeting today to discuss the clash in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

Galwan martyrs had brutal marks, nation bids a tearful goodbye

19 Jun 2020

Galwan martyrs had brutal marks, nation bids a tearful goodbye

Attacked by the Chinese in a barbaric manner at Galwan Valley, 20 Indian soldiers laid their lives, defending our territories.

Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

19 Jun 2020

Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

A total of 76 soldiers of the Indian Army were injured in the clash with China's People Liberation Army (PLA), on Monday, and all of them are recuperating, several reports said.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

Whatever happened at Galwan was planned by China: EAM

17 Jun 2020

Whatever happened at Galwan was planned by China: EAM

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi over the phone on Wednesday, two days after armies of both the countries clashed at the Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action.

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

16 Jun 2020

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tri-service chiefs, and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat after three soldiers were martyred along the Line of Actual Control last night. The meeting lasted nearly 90 minutes.

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

27 May 2020

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.

Operation to bring Indians home starts; flights land in Kerala

08 May 2020

Operation to bring Indians home starts; flights land in Kerala

The biggest evacuation operation to help Indians stuck abroad kicked-off with the arrival of two flights in Kerala on Thursday.

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

16 Mar 2020

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday revealed that the fourth batch of 53 Indians stranded in Iran, where the impact of coronavirus has been catastrophic, has arrived in India. With this, the total number of people evacuated from the nation stands at 389, he added.

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

13 Mar 2020

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

A 76-year-old man in Karnataka died due to coronavirus and became the first COVID-19 fatality in India. The elderly also suffered from hypertension and asthma, the Health Ministry confirmed.

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

04 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.

India registers diplomatic win: EU parliament defers voting on CAA

30 Jan 2020

India registers diplomatic win: EU parliament defers voting on CAA

In what qualifies as a major diplomatic win for India, the European Union Parliament chose to not vote on a resolution against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), for now.

Coronavirus: Government monitoring well-being of Indian students stuck in China

26 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Government monitoring well-being of Indian students stuck in China

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Sunday said that the Indian embassy in Beijing is "constantly checking" on the Indian students still stuck in China, where a coronavirus outbreak has exploded over the past month.

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

16 Jan 2020

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the annual meeting of the council of heads of the government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted in New Delhi later this year.

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

14 Jan 2020

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

A logistics and security team from Washington is expected to arrive in New Delhi this week to figure out modalities of US President Donald Trump's probable visit to India.

Owaisi's take on JNU violence: Situation is so bad...

06 Jan 2020

Owaisi's take on JNU violence: Situation is so bad...

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has weighed on today's raging topic of violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and said it was so bad even Union Ministers were tweeting helplessly.

What happened at JNU last night? All your questions answered

06 Jan 2020

What happened at JNU last night? All your questions answered

Terror took over Jawaharlal Nehru University last night when masked goons entered the campus, beat students and teachers as well as vandalized the campus. Over 20 people were injured.

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

05 Dec 2019

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the ghastly 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if the advice of his predecessor Inder Kumar Gujral had been heeded.

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

07 Nov 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

On Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was granted permission by the Ministry of External Affairs to travel through the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said.