Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

Kanwal Sibal

Wrong To Dismiss Trump’s India Visit As All Hype And No Substance

Feb 22, 2020 Kanwal Sibal

India should see Trump’s visit as a plus for the country, recognising that managing America will remain a challenge.

Snowflakes Of Time: The Poetry That Grabs You

Feb 27, 2017 Shyamala B.Cowsik

A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life

Opening Statement

The Foreign Secretary on the Prime Minister's visit to Russia, Tajikistan and Syria

'Syria Is Very Well Placed'

Nov 10, 2003

But it is not that India is going because Syria is neighbour to Iraq and Israel. per se, clarifies the Foreign Secretary, "We have always held our relationship with Syria to be important," in his briefing on the PM's visit to Russia, Tajikistan and S

'We Don't Need An Asian Axis'

The Indian Foreign Secretary was in Moscow last week where Moscow and Delhi announced the beginning of trilateral talks among India, Russia, and China.

27 August, 2003

'There Has Been No US Pressure'

Kanwal Sibal

The US would, of course, like India to contribute to the stabilization force but to say that a request amounts to pressure would be a reflection of an undue sense of vulnerability,' argues the foreign secretary on the much debated question of Indian

23 June, 2003

'One Should Not Lay Deadlines'

'That is a great mistake in diplomacy where you lay artificial deadlines. When you cannot meet those deadlines and then you have a feeling of being unsuccessful,' says the Foreign Secretary on the eve of the PM's China visit and Indo-China relations.

26 May, 2003

Opening Statement

Kanwal Sibal

After the CCS meeting, on the Prime Minister's visit to Germany, St. Petersburg, and Evian and the decision regarding sending troops to Iraq

26 May, 2003

'We Cannot Walk Away From Iraq'

The Foreign Secretary after the CCS meeting, on the question of sending Indian troops to Iraq, in a press-conference on 26 May, ponders over 'how do we walk back in to Iraq so as to protect our future interests?'

19 February, 2003

'We Do Not Have To Do Any Choreography'

18 February, 2003: The foreign secretary on the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister to attend the NAM summit and on the prospects of a meeting with General Musharraf and what the plans are in case they 'run into each other'.

19 December, 2002

'India: A Country Wounded By Terrorism'

Kanwal Sibal

All our neighbours, says the foreign secretary, 'by choice or default, by acts of commission or omission, compulsions of geography and the terrain, have been or are involved in receiving, sheltering, overlooking or tolerating terrorist activities fro

03 December, 2002

Opening Statement

Kanwal Sibal

03 December, 2002

Sharing Wavelengths With Russia

Special Media Briefing by the Foreign Secretary on the eve of President of the Russain Federation Vladimir Putin's visit

25 September, 2002

Opening Statement

Kanwal Sibal

25 September, 2002

'We Have No Confidence In Musharraf'

The Foreign secretary on Indo-Pak relations, LTTE, Sri Lanka and a host of other foreign policy issues in the wake of J&K elections and recent US statements.

24 August, 2002

"Court Martial"

Kanti Bajpai

Transcript of Televison Talk Show Court Martial broadcast on SAB TV  where the foreign secretary, recently in the news for his hard-hitting views on Indo-US relations spoke extensively on Indian foreign policy.

11 July, 2002

India-USA: Blow Hot, Blow Cold

Kanwal Sibal

The full text of the controversial speech by the new foreign secretary at CII Headquarters roundtable on July 8 that's being seen by some as responsible for the US secretary of state's plans to visit India again.

Photo Gallery

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

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