Monday, 19 April, 2021

Diplomacy

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the India-Bangladesh virtual summit on 17 December, 2020. | PTI

India is Bangladesh’s true friend — Sheikh Hasina to PM Modi at virtual summit

Hasina and Modi also relaunched a trans-border rail route between Chilahati in Bangladesh and West Bengal's Haldibari, which has been inoperative for almost 55 years.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. | Photo: ANI

Modi, Hasina meet today set to usher in new era of connectivity between India, Bangladesh

From rail and air to road connectivity, New Delhi is all set to throw open the doors for easier movement of people and cargo between India and Bangladesh.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at a joint press statement in New Delhi on 15 December | PTI Photo | Manvender Vashist

UK ‘not ruling out’ joining Quad in post-Brexit era — British Foreign Secretary Raab

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says India will be a major strategic partner when the UK begins to look towards the Indo-Pacific region.
Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the US | By special arrangement

India-US ties have got stronger, Modi & Biden eager to carry forward momentum — envoy Sandhu

In exclusive interview to ThePrint, India’s Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said both countries have reiterated their commitment to cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in New Delhi on 16 December

PM Modi meets British Foreign Secy, discusses potential of India-UK partnership post-Brexit

The meeting with PM Modi came a day after UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab held talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh | Twitter

Modi and Hasina to inaugurate historical rail link, closed during 1965 war, at summit

New Delhi and Dhaka will also look at strengthening connectivity between Bangladesh and the northeastern states, says Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi with his British counterpart Boris Johnson | Photo: @narendramodi | Twitter

Boris Johnson to be Republic Day chief guest, UK says ‘great honour’

Addressing a press conference after India-UK talks, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said the acceptance was symbolic of a new era in ties between the two countries.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with his British counterpart Dominic Raab in New Delhi | PTI

India welcomes UK’s ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ as Foreign Secretary Raab visits New Delhi

Dominic Raab confirmed UK PM Boris Johnson will accept Narendra Modi’s invite to be chief guest at next month’s Republic Day celebration.
The United Nations logo displayed outside the organisation's headquarters in New York, US | Photo: Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg

Our vaccine production, delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity — India at UN

Addressing UN's session on Covid, Vikas Swarup said the ongoing crisis had 'laid bare' the gaps that exist in global cooperation & governance structures of multilateral organisations.
Chabahar port in Iran

India, Iran, Uzbekistan hold trilateral meet, discuss ways for joint use of Chabahar port

The MEA said India's proposal to hold 'Chabahar Day' on the sidelines of the International Maritime Summit in January 2021 was also welcomed at the meeting.

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