Vijay Gokhale

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Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping

13 Oct 2019

Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping

At the end of his second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for better ties between both countries.

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).

Bonhomie, laughs, and meetings: Here's what happened at G20 Summit

29 Jun 2019

Bonhomie, laughs, and meetings: Here's what happened at G20 Summit

At the G20 Summit which concluded in Japan's Osaka on Saturday, world leaders displayed warmth for one another.

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 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.

Pakistan insists they will deal 'firmly' with terrorists: Trump's adviser

12 Mar 2019

Pakistan insists they will deal 'firmly' with terrorists: Trump's adviser

Pakistan promises to crack down on terrorist groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, United States President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said yesterday.

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.

India rejects Pakistan's claim of "shooting" down jets, "capturing" pilot

27 Feb 2019

India rejects Pakistan's claim of "shooting" down jets, "capturing" pilot

Minutes after Pakistan claimed it had shot down two IAF jets and imprisoned a pilot, India rejected the theory, and said "all our pilots are accounted for".

#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.

JeM's biggest camp in Pakistan destroyed, confirms foreign secretary

26 Feb 2019

JeM's biggest camp in Pakistan destroyed, confirms foreign secretary

Confirming the airstrikes conducted by IAF, Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Gokhale on Tuesday said Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp was destroyed in Balakot in Pakistan.

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

30 Nov 2018

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

At the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) on Friday.

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.

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

12 Aug 2018

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

India should encourage Bhutan to ensure an increase in the deployment of soldiers around Northern Doklam in the Sikkim sector to check China's military activities in the sensitive region, a parliamentary panel suggested.

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.

UK-based Indian students denied access to Modi's event in London

19 Apr 2018

UK-based Indian students denied access to Modi's event in London

A UK-based group of Indian students and alumni has said that it was denied access to PM Modi's 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath' event in London.

The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

17 Mar 2018

The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

Pakistan on Friday withdrew participation from the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in India on March 19-20, striking another blow on ongoing diplomatic standoff between the two nations.

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.

#Davos2018: Modi meets Swiss president; India hosts welcome reception

23 Jan 2018

#Davos2018: Modi meets Swiss president; India hosts welcome reception

For India, the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual jamboree at Davos began with a bang.

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

02 Jan 2018

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

Former ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale, a 1981 batch IFS officer, has been appointed India's new foreign secretary. He will replace the incumbent S Jaishankar on January 28.

How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

07 Sep 2017

How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval is being seen as PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man responsible for the resolution of the Doklam standoff, on terms favoring India.

In a major goof-up, Pakistani tableau features Red Fort

15 Jun 2017

In a major goof-up, Pakistani tableau features Red Fort

The world knows that Pakistan claims Jammu and Kashmir as its territory. But Delhi's Red Fort?