Ramananda Sengupta

India uneasy, regional free trade pact delayed

India also believes that such an FTA must include the free flow of services, and not just goods.

15 Nov 2018

Lest we forget: 75,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I finally get due recognition

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, in France on a state visit, inaugurated the Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain on Saturday.

11 Nov 2018

Lankan crisis deepens as Ranil’s party set to move top court

A senior Indian diplomat who had served in Colombo said, “All that the dissolution does is give Siresena and Rajapaksa time to buy supporters.

11 Nov 2018

Largest Singapore-India naval exercise begins in Port Blair

The final sea phase would be held in the Bay of Bengal from 19 to 21 November.

10 Nov 2018

India sends team for Afghan peace talks in Russia

The decision to send a ‘non-official’ team to the meeting  followed  hectic discussions with the Afghanistan government.

10 Nov 2018

PM Modi to attend swearing-in of Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on November 17

Relations between the nations had nosedived during the regime of outgoing President Abdulla Yameen, who repeatedly snubbed India and wooed Chinese investment and support.

10 Nov 2018

US midterm elections: Not much impact on ties with India

Even if the Democrats take control of one or both houses of Congress and you have an embattled president, it might not make a difference for India, said Dhruva Jaishankar, Foreign Policy Fellow.

08 Nov 2018

‘Toughest-ever’ American sanctions on defiant Iran come into force

A Singapore-based oil market analyst was quoted as saying that India’s crude oil imports from Iran dropped from 690,000 barrels per day in May to around 400,000 barrels per day in August.

06 Nov 2018

Arihant takes India into elite military club

India’s nuclear assets are handled by the Nuclear Command Authority, headed by the Prime Minister.

06 Nov 2018

Every day, 10 Indian workers die in the Gulf

The data was provided by Indian missions in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia but the Embassy in the UAE refused to give information.

06 Nov 2018

China lauds Pakistan efforts to make peace with India

The statement follows Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s trip to Beijing November 2-5, where he met top Chinese leaders.

05 Nov 2018

India, Japan collaborate to counter China’s sway 

This was the first Indo-Japanese venture to build a rail system in another country.

04 Nov 2018

India gets temporary US waiver for Iran oil buy for now

Stock markets around the world climbed on optimism about a potential ceasefire in the trade war between the US and China.

03 Nov 2018

Regional connectivity initiatives must promote trade, not tension: Vijay Gokhale in dig to China

In a veiled dig at China, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale on Thursday said that regional connectivity initiatives should promote trade, not tension. 

02 Nov 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in thanks PM for Modi Vest, Twitterati say it’s Nehru jacket

A couple of innocuous tweets by South Korean President Moon Jae-in thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a gift of four tailor-made sleeveless jackets sparked off outrage and angst.

01 Nov 2018