Ajay Bisaria says Canada is bullish on the Indian economy despite gloomy forecasts, and is reconsidering its relationship with China.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar met his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif amid concerns over alliance proposed by Iran, which will include China, Turkey, Russia & Pakistan.
Diplomats and analysts say though the Jaishankar-Wang Yi meet might end in stalemate like Rajnath’s meeting with Wei Fenghe, India must keep talking to China.
The discussions between S. Jaishankar and A.K. Abdul Momen later this month will mostly be around cooperation with regard to tackling the Covid pandemic.
Sources said the decision to invite Australia rests on how the talks between India and China on the LAC standoff proceed.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Iran comes a day after he voiced India's deep concern about the situation in the Persian Gulf.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India’s ties with Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka have never been better. On China, he said current situation was unprecedented.
The ship carrying 270,000 metric tonnes of crude oil was towed to the deep sea away from land and the fire was successfully contained at 5:30 am Saturday.
BSF has seized 2,800 kg of hilsa since February, 8 years after Bangladesh banned it. It is considered a delicacy in Bengal, and the fish is selling for Rs 3,000/kg in Kolkata markets and online.
Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla says there will be no compromise ‘on our sovereignty and territorial integrity’, but India is always willing to talk & ready to engage.