The COVID-19 situation may push India further to secure more assistance and soft loans under various bilateral or multilateral windows.
In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) alleged that religious freedom in India witnessed a drastic downward turn.
Tense relations with India would continue to consume much of Pakistan's strategic and diplomatic bandwidth, Islamabad Policy Institute said in its report 'Pakistan Outlook 2020: Politics, Economy & Security'. Also, the peace process in Afghanistan would in near future continue to be marred by uncertainty, Dawn news quoted the report as saying.
A total of 279 LOCs have been extended to 63 countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Oceania, and Commonwealth of Independent States worth nearly $28 billion informed the minister to the lower house of the parliament.
India's holding jumped by $7 billion to $124.1 billion in April.
It is not yet clear what provoked the incident, which has elicited a strong reaction on social media. Hashtags such as ‘How dare you Oppo’ and ‘Boycott China phones’ have been trending on Twitter.
Top officials including Foreign Secretary and DGMO are scheduled to brief a panel of MPs, including congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on the surgical strikes conducted by the army across the LoC on September 28.
News of the arrests comes 48 hours before a rare meeting of foreign secretaries of the nuclear-armed rivals is tentatively scheduled to take place.
The civic body is also dedicating to the summit an 'India- Africa Friendship Rose Garden' on Shantipath, which will be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on October 25.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said Modi will hold one-on-one talks with leaders of the African continent between October 28 to October 30.
Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception. "The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went there and came back," he said replying to a question about his presence at the reception.
"The meeting deals with all issues of peace and tranquillity on the border...However, this meeting does not deal with border issues as those issues are handled by Special Representatives on both sides," said the spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha today urged the Government to take serious note of a Chinese General's warning to India against provoking "new trouble" by increasing military deployment at the border.
India is also set to face off with UK on visa issues. UK has plans to introduce financial bonds for visitors in order to curb visa misuse. The UK said these bonds will not be for all visitors - it will be for visitors who are in the high risk category and the process will be selective.
CNBC-TV18‘s Aakansha Sethi reports that officials from the finance and external affairs ministries, investment bankers and representatives from NSE and BSE are headed out on roadshows to present the right perspective of the Indian economy to investors across the globe.
INDIA INC. BEWARE! RBI IS WORKING ON A NEW OVERSEAS DIRECT INVESTMENT POLICY. MENAKA DOSHI SPEAKS TO SOURCES TO BRING YOU AN ADVANCE GLIMPSE OF WHAT THE POLICY WILL SET OUT TO DO
An element of greater trust was developed during the Indo-Pak Foreign Ministers' talks in New Delhi that raises hope for a tension-free relationship between the two countries, top Pakistani newspapers commented today, highlighting the need to build on the achievement.
CNN IBN's Editor-in-chief, Rajdeep Sardesai, tells CNBC-TV18 that though a date cannot be fixed for the cabinet reshuffle, it is likely to be ‘expansive’ in nature.