US slams China’s ‘opaque’ chequebook diplomacy, trade practices

PTI/AFP US Vice President Mike Pence pilloried China’s “opaque” chequebook diplomacy in a combative speech Saturday, taking aim at Beijing’s business practices and warning trade tariffs would remain in place. US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage at the APEC regional summit, with experts warning the spat could be catastrophic for the global […]

Technology is Changing Diplomacy

The world has changed more rapidly over the last 35 years than over the last 350 years. These changes ultimately permeated the world of diplomacy. Diplomacy originated from the deep belly of darkness we call “the dawn of history,” when the stage was set to forgo unprofitable squabbles over land and commerce. Key components of […]

India, Russia support Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process: Deputy NSA

PTI India and Russia support the Afghan government’s efforts towards the realisation of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran said Wednesday. His remarks come days after India in a “non-official” capacity attended a meet in Moscow where Taliban representatives were also present. Delivering the keynote address at the second […]

Top India, China officials hold defence, security dialogue, agree to step up military exchanges

PTI BEIJING: Top officials of India and China held the ninth Annual Defence and Security Dialogue here after a one-year gap due to the Doklam standoff, as both countries agreed to enhance military exchanges and interactions. The dialogue on November 13 was held between the two defence delegations headed by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and […]

India, Indonesia launch their maiden naval exercise

NEW DELHI: The first bilateral naval exercise named “Samudra Shakti” between the Indian and the Indonesian Navies was inaugurated on Tuesday in Surabaya, Indonesia giving further momentum to bilateral strategic partnership. These bilateral naval exercises will be conducted in Java Sea and would last until 18 November. Rear Admiral Mintoro Yulianto, S.Sos, M.Si, Commander of […]