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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Joint Session of US Congress

June 9, 2016
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Joint Session of US Congress

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Distinguished Members of the U.S. Congress Ladies and Gentlemen. I am deeply honoured by the invitation to address this Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress. Thank you, Mr. Speaker for opening the doors of this magnificent Capitol. This temple of democracy has encouraged and...

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Diplomatic News Turns Five!

January 1, 2016
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Diplomatic News Turns Five!

Dear readers, Diplomatic News – India (www.diplomaticnews.in) was launched on January 1, 2011 to capture the diplomatic, geo-political, strategic developments around the world that have a direct bearing on India. As Diplomatic News turns five, we are in the process of creating a panel of writers from various countries....

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India is in Afghanistan to contribute, not compete: Modi

December 26, 2015
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India is in Afghanistan to contribute, not compete: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the Parliament of Afghanistan Eight centuries ago, a famous son of Balkh Province, one of the greatest poets in human history, Jalaluddin Rumi, wrote, “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that gives flowers, not thunder”. This is the wisdom...

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Rajapaksa seeks third term as Sri Lankan president

November 21, 2014
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Rajapaksa seeks third term as Sri Lankan president

Seeking a third term, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday announced presidential elections ahead of schedule. The decision to hold presidential polls, expected in January next year, comes two years before the expiry of 69-year-old Rajapaksa’s current six-year term. “I am declaring a secret today. I have signed...

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India, US reach deal to break WTO impasse

November 14, 2014
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India, US reach deal to break WTO impasse

In a major victory for India, the US on Thursday agreed to support the former’s demand to be allowed to continue with its food stockpiling scheme. In return, India will lift its veto on a global agreement on streamlining customs rules, known as the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), being...

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Indian PM Narendra Modi to Visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji

November 7, 2014
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Indian PM Narendra Modi to Visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an unusually-long 10-day foreign trip starting November 11, 2014. “Starting 11th November I would be travelling to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji to participate in various summits and bilateral meetings,” Modi said in a statement. The Indian PM is to attend two key...

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Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War

January 22, 2014
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Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War

By Reva Bhalla International diplomats will gather on January 22 in the Swiss town of Montreux to hammer out a settlement designed to end Syria’s three-year civil war. The conference, however, will be far removed from the reality on the Syrian battleground. Only days before the conference was scheduled...

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Manmohan Singh’s speech at the 68th UN General Assembly

September 30, 2013
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Manmohan Singh’s speech at the 68th UN General Assembly

September 28, 2013 Your Excellency, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first of all congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election to the presidency of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. We wish you every success and we assure you of...

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Manmohan-Obama joint statement

September 29, 2013
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Manmohan-Obama joint statement

September 27, 2013 Washington DC The Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama met this morning followed by a working luncheon at the White House. Marking their third bilateral summit, the two leaders reflected proudly on the transformation...

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Will Israel flare up Syria conflict?

May 6, 2013
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Will Israel flare up Syria conflict?

Keeping in line with its policy on such incidents, Israel has chosen to “neither confirm nor deny” its role in the bombing of the neighbouring Syrian capital. According to media reports, Israel did a ‘pre-emptive’ strike on Syrian army facilities in the capital city of Damascus on Sunday. Israeli...

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