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Navtej Sarna

Cycles of Time

Jan 23, 2008 Navtej Sarna

An instant decision, a quick negotiation for a ride a back to the market for a tenner and I was being driven imperiously through the milling crowds...

The India-Pakistan ATM

Mar 07, 2007 Navtej Sarna

The Joint Statement on the first meeting of the India-Pakistan Anti- Terrorism Mechanism held in Islamabad and the Indian response to allegations in media

Why Was The Pakistani Airforce Plane Delayed?

The media speculation is wrong. "The aircraft could not take off because it developed a technical glitch. One of its engines developed a problem and had to be repaired by the ground staff of the airport"

A Pakistani Airforce Plane In New Delhi

Feb 22, 2007 Media

'This is to evacuate seven injured Pakistanis who were in Safdarjung Hospital. The remaining three injured Pakistanis have preferred to go to Panipat and will return via Wagah.'

'A Tremendous Humanitarian Tragedy'

The dead include a number of Pakistanis, many of them burnt beyond recognition... Visas will be issued to relatives of the dead and injured by the High Commission of India in Islamabad, which will set up a visa camp in Lahore for this purpose.

08 December, 2006

'An Early Conclusion...'

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'Our obligations and commitments will be those that we undertake in the bilateral 123 Agreement. We expect that to adhere to the 18 July Joint Statement and the Separation Plan.'

14 November, 2006

Déjà Vu Revisited


The formal dialogue process resumes after the short disruption due to Mumbai terror attacks in July, marked by the strong insistence by India to focus on terrorism, and the equally predictable response. Official briefing.

25 August, 2006

Presumption Of Profiling?


'India lodged a strong protest at the way this entire incident has been handled. The Dutch Ambassador was informed that we took this matter of mishandling very seriously ... no evidence has been found of any reason for this detention. So there are no

05 August, 2006



The Indo-Pak 'peace process' suffers yet another blow as India and Pakistan expel each other's senior diplomats, following Pakistan handcuffing, blindfolding and detaining a senior Indian High Commission official.

26 July, 2006

No Stranded Indian


Every Indian who wanted to come back and whose papers were in order is being and has been evacuated from Lebanon, says the MEA, but refuses to comment on Khushab, maintaining that concrete steps to increase the credibility of Pakistan's offer had alr

21 July, 2006

'We Condemn The Continuing Incarceration'


MEA clarification on the continuing imprisonment of Palestinian leaders, on the visit of the King of Bhutan, and an update on evacuation from Lebanon.

21 July, 2006

'Disappointed At Pakistan's Continuing Denial'


India gets tough, asks Musharraf to walk the talk to 'give credibility to its assertion that it is willing to fight terror': arrest and hand over Syed Salahuddin, Jamaat-Ud-Dawa leaders and Dawood Ibrahim.

Getting Indians Out Of Lebanon


The MEA on what it is doing to help evacuate Indians out of the war-torn country, on compensatory funds the victims of the Gulf War 1990-1991 and on Richard Boucher.

12 July, 2006


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India slams Kasuri's remarks and urges 'Pakistan to take urgent steps to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism on the territory under its control, act resolutely against groups and individuals, who are responsible for terrorist violence'

15 June, 2006

'A Distinguished Son Of Asia'


'Mr. Shashi Tharoor's internationally acclaimed stature and experience make him eminently suitable to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations,' says the MEA, also fielding questions on Indo-Pak and India-US talks.

07 June, 2006

'Maoists Must Abandon Violence'


'We support the peace efforts of the Government of Nepal and the Maoists and we believe that Maoists must abandon violence and must accept the discipline of multiparty democracy to enter the mainstream of politics in Nepal'

21 April, 2006

'Let's Wait And Watch'


Before the king's announcement, the MEA had been as evasive as ever and tirelessly repeated: 'let's monitor this closely. It is a matter which is with the people of Nepal. We stand ready to help them come back to the path of democracy and we have con

25 October, 2005

'Under Close Watch'


The official spokesperson on the severe repressive measures being taken against legitimate protests and demonstrations in Gilgit and Baltistan, expressing 'hope that Pakistani forces will act with utmost restraint and observe international human righ

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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