India backs Afghanistan peace talks but remains wary of Taliban-ISI links
Saturday, 12 September 2020 As Taliban sat down in Doha for its direct engagement with Afghan government for peace, India participated in the inaugural session of negotiations with foreign minister S Jaishankar underscoring the need for addressing the issue of violence in the war-torn country. Jaishankar said that India expects that the soil of Afghanistan is never used for anti-India activities.
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on September 12 said that India's expectation is that soil of Afghanistan should never be used for any anti-India activities. He was addressing the conference on Afghan peace negotiations at Doha. "Peace process must be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and...
India began its eighth tenure as a non-permanent member in the United Nations Security Council on 4th January, 2021. A flag installation ceremony was held to formalise the term. Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti said that India will be a voice for the developing world and it will not shy away from raising its voice against the common enemies of humanity like terrorism. India will be chairing 3 key subsidiary bodies of Taliban sanctions committee, Counter Terrorism committee (for 2022) and Libya sanctions committee. Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla also participated in an open debate titled "Challenges on maintaining peace and security in fragile contexts." India promises to speak out against terrorism and will offer solutions in matters of international peace and security. India advocates for a permanent UN Security Council seat for African Continent and has condemned the cowardly terror attack in Niger that killed over 100 people.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Nepalese counterpart Pradip Kumar Gyawali at the Hyderabad house in the capital. The two sides discussed all bilateral issues with focus on economy, trade, power, oil and gas, water resources, political and security issues, border management. Nepal also congratulated India on the remarkable success in the production of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines in India and requested for early provision of vaccines to Nepal. The two delegations included Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Bharat Raj Paudyal and other senior officials from both sides. Discussions were also held on expediting joint hydropower projects, including the proposed Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, which have numerous benefits for the people of both countries. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali Thursday arrived in India. He will attend the 6th meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission and discuss the entire gamut of relations, including COVID-19 cooperation and border disputes, with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar. Gyawali is the senior-most political leader from Nepal to visit India after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli triggered a border row last year by publishing a new political map that showed the three Indian territories - Limpiyadhura, Kalapani, and Lipulekh - as part of Nepal. Meanwhile, protesters were detained in Nepal’s Kathmandu city. Watch the full video for more details.
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Five suspected terrorists, two of whom were allegedly involved in the murder of Shaurya Chakra winner Balwinder Singh in Punjab, were arrested on Monday in east Delhi's Shakarpur area after an encounter and have revealed Pakistan spy agency ISI's attempt to link up terror outfits in Kashmir with Khalistan operatives, officials said. According to police, three of the five arrested are from Kashmir, while the rest are from Punjab. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said, "On Monday morning, our team received specific information that two Punjab based criminals were supposed to receive some money from three Kashmiris. On this specific information, five people were arrested after a brief exchange of fire from the Laxmi Nagar area in Delhi."Three pistols, two kilograms of heroin, and Rs one lakh cash were recovered from them along with the two cars in which they were traveling, he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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The arrest of five suspected terrorists in Delhi on December 07 showed how ISI is trying to link Khalistan movement with terrorism in Kashmir, Pramod Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell of Delhi Police, while addressing a press conference in national capital on Monday. He said, "Five people were apprehended following an encounter in Delhi today morning. Two of them are from Punjab, three from Kashmir. Their arrest shows how ISI is trying to link Khalistan movement with terrorism in Kashmir."
Five people allegedly belonging to different terrorist organisations have been arrested in Delhi. The men were nabbed following a shootout with police in east Delhi on Monday. The exchange of fire took place in the national capital's Shakarpur area around 7am. Police said that the two of those held are from Punjab while three are from Kashmir. Police added that they recovered weapons and other incriminating materials from them. Police further said that the probe is at an early stage and all information related to suspects is being verified. The arrested men include Shabbir Ahmed, Ayub Pathan, Riyaz, Gurjeet Singh and Sukhdeep Singh. Police added that the group was backed by Pakistan's ISI for narcoterrorism.
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On day two of the 2021 World Judo Masters, our woman of the day was four-time World Champion Clarisse Agbegnenou, who was once again on top form, dispatching her early opponents in the under -63kg category with an incredible display of ura nages.
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Relatives separated for years by a dispute between Qatar and four Arab states reunited as the first flight from Doha landed in Saudi Arabia after a U.S-backed deal opened up travel routes once more. Emily Wither reports.
Embracing Qatar's ruler, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pushed a deal to end a bitter row with Doha at a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday to try to shore up an anti-Iran front, although a final declaration contained only a general pledge of solidarity. Bryan Wood reports.
India hit back at Pakistan for raking up Jammu and Kashmir in the UN General Assembly. Slamming Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, India said that Jammu and Kashmir is its 'integral and inalienable'..
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