Ramananda Sengupta

No thaw in sight for India-Pak ties

Hopes of a breakthrough in the India-Pakistan relationship after the election of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister are eroding fast.

16 Sep 2018

Hoping for US waiver, India tries to keep Iran oil flowing

China, the largest importer of Iranian oil, is negotiating a similar arrangement.

15 Sep 2018

Rafale row: Cong says Min  lying, seeks JPC probe

To that extent, what the Raksha Mantri says is true,” said Gokhale, who is also the editor in chief of sniwire.com.

14 Sep 2018

India plays down Nepal’s BIMSTEC snub

Reports that Nepal would take part in Sagarmatha Friendship-2, another scheduled joint anti-terror military exercise with China, stoked controversy

14 Sep 2018

US journalist Bob Woodward’s book reveals how Prime Minister Modi missed Camp David

In his new book, Fear: Trump In The White House, American investigative journalist Bob Woodward devotes a few paragraphs to Modi’s visit.

13 Sep 2018

Air Force top brass bat for Rafale jet deal

IAF chief Dhanoa said the government was strengthening the air force by providing the Rafale fighter from France and the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia. 

13 Sep 2018

Donald Trump’s trade talk leaves Delhi bemused

American president Donald Trump’s assertion that India had sought a trade deal with the US owing to his tough stand on the issue has left Indian mandarins bemused.

12 Sep 2018

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina launch rail and power projects; MEA signs pacts with African diplomats

Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated three Indo-Bangla power and rail projects.

11 Sep 2018

New UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet rakes up Kashmir issue

The report, launched by her predecessor Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had been critical of the human rights situation in Kashmir, particularly the use of pellet guns as a measure of crowd control.

11 Sep 2018

Nepal may opt out of BIMSTEC military drill

According to the Kathmandu Post, although three Nepal Army officials are already in Pune, the participation of the full squad is now in doubt following the controversy.

08 Sep 2018

Won’t fight your war, Imran Khan tells US; Army chief stokes the Kashmir fire

Two days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s brief visit to Islamabad, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country would not fight ‘anyone else’s war.’  

08 Sep 2018

2+2 meeting ends with boost for defence, trade but sanctions elude agreement

The two sides pledged to work together on regional and global issues, including in bilateral, trilateral, and quadrilateral formats.

07 Sep 2018

When India voted against gay rights at the United Nations

Same-sex relations were a criminal offence in India after the Supreme Court had in 2013 overturned a Delhi High Court judgment that decriminalised gay sex in 2011.

06 Sep 2018

2+2 meeting ends with boost for defence, trade but sanctions elude agreement

Addressing a joint press conference, Swaraj expressed satisfaction over the agenda of the inaugural dialogue while giving the details of the deliberations.

06 Sep 2018

2+2 dialogue: Iran, Russia sanctions not to be stumbling blocks in talks, says US Secretary of state Pompeo

Pompeo and Mattis will meet with Swaraj and Sitharaman on Thursday for the first-ever  2+2 Dialogue between the strategic partners.  

06 Sep 2018