Joint Military exercise in Eastern LadakhIndia and China for the first time conducted military exercises in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in Eastern Ladakh amidst the growing uneasiness in the bilateral relationship. The exercise comes in the backdrop of stalemate over India's multilateral disagreements with China over blacklisting of terrorists at the United Nations... Continued.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to IndiaIndia has offered to help in Myanmar’s national reconciliation effort, officials said, shortly after State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi began her first state visit to India. During the meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the issue of reconciliation came up again. The two leaders discussed the manner... Continued.
US viewpoint with regard to India’s stand on terrorismU.S. Ambassador Richard Verma stated that U.S. supports cross-LoC strikes by India and Washington has drastically cut assistance to Pakistan in the past five years over concerns on terror. In a rare admission that the U.S. had spoken to the Pakistani leadership about the use of “proxies”... Continued.
China expressed its reluctance to isolate Pakistan in the name of terrorismA day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed Pakistan a “mothership of terrorism”, China said it was against linking any country or religion with terror. In a sharp reaction to a question about Mr. Modi’s remark against Pakistan at the BRICS summit in Goa... Continued.
Outcome of BRICS SummitThe 8th BRICS summit ended here on Sunday with the adoption of the Goa Declaration which pledged opposition to terrorism, even as India failed to get a consensus on references to “cross-border terror” and Pakistan-based terror groups in the final statement. Statement by PM in BRICS Summit Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,... Continued.
Several reasons to believe that the BRICS forum, once comprising the world’s fastest growing economies, is running out of steam1. The slump in oil prices has affected Russia and Brazil’s growth stories, and Russia has paid heavily for western sanctions over Ukraine. 2. Chinese manufacturing saw its weakest growth in years. 3. India, the world’s... Continued.
Highlights of India-China meet 1. India and China “cannot afford” to have differences on terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Xi Jinping at a bilateral meeting just ahead of the BRICS summit in Goa, and directly raised the need to designate Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the U.N. On the issue... Continued.
Highlights of India-Russia Summit1. India and Russia, signed 16 important deals including one on S-400 missile systems, a game-changer in countering airborne threats. Details of Defence deal: Apart from the Inter-Governmental Agreement on the missile system — worth nearly Rs 39,000 crore — Russia also agreed to sell Kamov 226T helicopters and four Krivak class... Continued.
Highlights of China – Bangladesh meet in the backdrop of BRICS Summit 1. Bangladesh and China have agreed to elevate their cooperation to “strategic partnership” during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the South Asian country. 2. The two countries have also agreed to jointly advance China’s ‘belt and road initiative’ and establish “institutional cooperation”... Continued.
Commerce and Industry Minister opposed complete ban on Chinese imports India can’t impose a blanket ban on all imports from China, but it is possible to introduce anti-dumping duties and safeguard mechanisms on certain products to protect consumers and producers based on factual evidence. Her remarks assume significance in context of a growing popular clamour to... Continued.