India said Pakistan’s campaign to highlight Kashmir at the United Nations had failed. India’s stand on solidarity among terror victims came after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif described slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “young leader” in his UNGA speech. India had rebutted it by saying that the Pakistani leader had used the highest... Continued.
Potential Nod by India to assign Political asylum to BugtiThe Home Ministry stated that it had received Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s request for an Indian ID card and travel papers and was examining it. The request was forwarded by the Ministry of External Affairs. The official said that though a time frame could not be... Continued.
NAM Summit held in VenezuelaThe Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) wrapped up a summit in Venezuela with an expression of support for its embattled host, President Nicolas Maduro, and condemning U.S. “interventionism” around the world. The 120-member group issued a statement at the end of the two-day meeting calling for peace, urging world powers not to meddle... Continued.
Officials warned about the possible terrorist activity by Islamic State in various countries As the Islamic State (IS) loses territory in Iraq and Syria, they are bracing for large numbers of battle-tested terrorist fighters to escape the conflict and prepare attacks after returning home. Some of the fighters will head north to Western Europe, posing... Continued.
Highlights of Nepalese Foreign Minister Meet1. Kathmandu’s Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat demanded introspection on the months-long blockade that hurt Nepal’s economy. It is alleged by Nepal that blockade is undertaken by Madhesis in Nepal with the help of Madheshis in India. Madhesis are undertaking blockade to seek demarcation of provinces on the basis of... Continued.
India had accepted Pakistan’s invitation for the summit to be held in Islamabad. Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB), Dineshwar Sharma will be leading the Indian delegation and would discuss terror issues prevalent in the region. This will only be the second time in four years that the High Level Group of Eminent Experts to Strengthen the... Continued.
Initiative by External Affairs Ministry Taking the Modi government’s commitment to reach out to all countries worldwide, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued letters to various Ministers “assigning” them dozens of specific countries to engage with. Statement issued by Sushma Swaraj “By 2016-end, we will not leave any country where Indian Ministers have not gone.”... Continued.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in East Asia SummitWithout naming Pakistan, PM Modi stated that there was one country in our neighbourhood which 'produces and exports' terror, and urged the international community to isolate and sanction 'this' instigator. This terrorism export is reducing space for peace and increasing space for violence and putting at risk peace and... Continued.
Mr. Modi held talks with Mr. Abe after arriving in the capital of Laos (Vientiane) to attend the ASEAN-India and the East Asia summits. Highlights of meeting 1. The leaders discussed strengthening and diversification of trade and investment relations. 2. India and Japan pledged to strengthen ties in the key areas of counter-terrorism, civil nuclear... Continued.
SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November, no change in official stand on PM’s SAARC visit: Official (Relevant for GS Paper III, Topic: International Relations)
Response by Indian High commissioner India has not changed its position on the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November this year in the last one month. Doubtful status of India’s participation was on account of: 1. Following the cold reception to Home Minister... Continued.