Bilateral Issues

Questions grow over NGO’s invite to MEPs

NGO inviting MEPs claimed PM wanted to meet them, promised “VIP” visit The Members of European Parliament (MEPs) visiting India were promised a “prestigious VIP meeting” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the NGO that organised the visit claimed that he wanted to meet them as “influential decision-makers from the …

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Trump repeats threat to take U.S. out of WTO

President questions ‘developing’tag for China and India U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. would leave the World Trade Organization (WTO), the world’s largest multilateral trade forum, if it has to. Referring to trade disputes, Mr. Trump said, “We were losing all our cases in the World Trade …

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Several bodies lie unclaimed on LoC

Army asks Pakistan to take back the corpses, but it denies any hand in the infiltration attempts The Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of its Border Action Team (BAT) personnel lying in Indian territory, Army sources said on Sunday. “The Pakistan Army was contacted by us …

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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire again

A civilian was injured in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the Pir Panjal valley’s Poonch district on Saturday, the Army said. An Army spokesman said Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation around 9 a.m. by firing small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control in …

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RSS is part of Indian ‘mosaic’: German envoy

Explaining the comment, Mr. Lindner said that as a German, he was conscious of the organisation’s history during the 1930-40s, including the inspiration some of its leaders had drawn from Germany’s Nazi movement and had discussed that with Mr. Bhagwat. “I asked many questions on radicalism, and there are no …

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U.S. bars Turkey from F-35 programme over S-400 deal

Ankara says one-sided step against spirit of alliance The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Turkey would be excluded from the F-35 stealth fighter jet programme after it purchased a Russian missile defense system in defiance of warnings from Western allies. “Unfortunately, Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense …

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Give access to Jadhav, India tells Pak.

Multiple requests from India submitted earlier are pending, a source said Pakistan can immediately grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav acting upon the multiple pending requests on the matter from India, says a diplomatic source. The comment came a day after the International Court of Justice at The Hague pointed …

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white tiger exchange programme

Delhi zoo to get white tiger from Lucknow The National Zoological Park in Delhi is set to greet a white tiger, which will soon arrive from Lucknow under an exchange programme. “One of the two male cubs, Jay and Vijay, born to a white tigress at the Lucknow Zoo will …

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