Ramananda Sengupta

US representative to Afghanistan to brief India

He is expected to hold talks with both Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, apart from other senior officials.

11 Jan 2019

Russia promises to keep commitment on S-400 missile system delivery

India will receive the systems on time, at the agreed date and without any delays, Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergey A Ryabkov told journalists.

10 Jan 2019

Days after ‘library’ jibe, PM Modi and President Trump talk strategic ties 

A statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs, however, did not mention the trade deficit, Afghanistan or the Indo-Pacific.

09 Jan 2019

Raisina Dialogue sees a host of foreign dignitaries descend on Delhi

While Norway PM Erna Solberg is here on a state visit, the others visiting dignitaries include the foreign ministers of Australia, Iran, the EU, Mongolia, Nepal and Japan.

08 Jan 2019

Indian diplomats in Pakistan face rough times again

Indian consular officials, including High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, were prevented on three occasions from meeting Sikh pilgrims visiting shrines in Pakistan. 

06 Jan 2019

 US President Donald Trump got his facts wrong in PM Modi jibe?

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday sneered at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, even as he sought more Indian involvement in the strife-torn country.

04 Jan 2019

Government takes steps to protect rights of migrant workers in Gulf nations

The report reads that globalisation has created a lot of mobility in the labour market and this mobility is conducive to the requirements of labour surplus countries like India.

03 Jan 2019

India, Pakistan exchange lists of prisoners, nuclear installations

Under the Consular Access Agreement signed in May 2008 by the two nations, they are required to exchange these lists twice a year, January 1 and July 1, respectively.

02 Jan 2019

PM Modi first foreign leader to call Hasina, hail her win 

The whopping majority lends some credence to claims by the opposition and independent observers that the election was less than free and fair.

01 Jan 2019

Key foreign policy challenges India faces in 2019

 One of the key foreign policy challenges that India faces in the year ahead is juggling its relationship with the US and the west on one hand and Russia and China on the other.

01 Jan 2019

Karmapa acquires a Dominica passport, loses New Delhi’s trust

Ugyen Trinley Dorje was barely 15 when he arrived in India via Nepal after escaping from Tibet in late December 1999.

29 Dec 2018

Why India hopes that Sheikh Hasina wins December 30 elections

Since Independence in 1971, two parties — Sheikh Hasina Wajed’s Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by Khaleda Zia— have dominated the national politics.

28 Dec 2018

‘India’s stand vindicated by Afghanistan Cabinet picks’

Both Amrullah Saleh, nominated as Minister of Interior and Assadullah Khalid, the new Minister of Defence, headed Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security in the old government.

25 Dec 2018

India takes over Chabahar Port operations in Iran

The trilateral agreement, signed in May 2016, entails the establishment of a transit and transport corridor among the three countries using Chabahar Port as one of the regional hubs.

25 Dec 2018