The first Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26 is likely to build on common concerns like security, economy and tourism while accepting that China will continue to play a role in the island state.
The AICC revamp came in the backdrop of a major push for organisational reform by some of the party’s and Nehru-Gandhi family’s staunchest loyalists.
The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president will be elected – only a tentative time frame of ‘within six months’ is what party sources confirmed to Outlook.
Pakistan has named Dawood together with 87 others in a new sanctions list. But it is mainly to avoid facing the heat from the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force which has put Pakistan on a 'grey list'.
Use of issue of illegal influx of Bangladeshi immigrants as an election plank by the ruling dispensation harms ties with a friendly country. It shows little concern for India’s strategic interests.
Though the PM did not name either country in his Independence day address, his reference to LoC (Line of Control) and LAC (Line of Actual Control) made it obvious that he was talking about Pakistan and China.
Indians are happy because Harris has her roots in Chennai. But the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre may not share the same enthusiasm as a Democratic presidency is regarded in India as intrusive, especially on human rights issues.
The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.
It was India which started the trend. The new map may be Islamabad’s response to India’s action in October 2019 when New Delhi issued a new political map showing POK and the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan inside Indian territory.
Both the events -- Article 370 abrogation and Ram Janmabhoomi -- are landmark events for BJP that will rewrite the history of the country. The date marks the victory of the BJP ideology, says a party general secretary.
A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.
The irresponsible finger-pointing and loose language used by BJP leaders against alleged Bangladeshi immigrants, during various election campaigns, has put off ordinary citizens in Bangladesh.
By raking up a religious symbol and claiming Lord Rama as Nepali, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is hoping to reap political mileage. It is a desperate attempt to stir the pot for his own benefit.
The Prime Minister’s Ladakh visit is unlikely to affect the ongoing efforts by Indian and Chinese commanders on the ground or diplomats in Delhi and Beijing working at bringing down temperatures.
The Congress or any other Opposition party will now find it difficult to counter the powerful images of the PM Modi walking amid the soldiers and chants of ‘Vande Matram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.
Perhaps, with both India and China trying to de-escalate at the moment, Delhi, with its wishy-washy statement on developments in Hong Kong, is holding its fire for later.
In Nepal, India and China are jostling for influence. India, Nepal’s traditional ally, had in recent years watched China steadily spreading its wings in the Himalayan nation.
Some argue that Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, at the fag end of his life, has foreclosed any option of compromise or dialogue and passed the baton to youth and asked them to stand for 'whatever ideology he stood for over the years'.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Photo by AP/PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.PTI Photo
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Eduardo Munoz /Pool Photo via AP
Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in ChandigarhPTI Photo
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