Reopening of Varosha: India supports Cyprus, calls Turkey’s move to reopen ghost town ‘concerning’

New Delhi: India has supported Cyprus and expressed its deep concern on a Turkey-backed move to open the ghost town of Varosha.  Varosha was once a popular resort town but was abandoned after the 1974 invasion of the Mediterranean island by Turkey.  The invasion led to the division of the country into two– Republic of […]

Committed to establishment of independent, democratic state of Palestine: India at UNSC

New Delhi: India has backed the establishment of an ‘independent, viable, and democratic State of Palestine’ and called for an end to the decades-long conflict in the Middle East. At a session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India has expressed concern about the potential for renewed violence in East Jerusalem and called for […]

EAM’s Kenya visit: India extends support to domestic progress, Indo-pacific discussed

New Delhi: India has extended its support to Kenya’s domestic programs listed under the “Big Four Agenda” during the visit of External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar even as both sides discussed Indo Pacific. The Big Four Agenda of Kenya are- on Manufacturing, Affordable Housing, Universal Health, and Food Security and are key projects led by President […]

Proud of contribution at UN peacekeeping: India highlights Congo volcano relief work at UNSC

New Delhi: At a debate on the safety and security of UN peacekeepers at the United Nations Security Council or UNSC on Monday, India has said its “proud” of its “contribution”, highlighting the recent role played by the Indian brigade in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption in DR Congo.  Speaking at the debate, India’s Deputy […]

Pakistan would not hold talks with India until New Delhi reverse Article 370, says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday (May 11) that Pakistan would not hold talks with India until New Delhi reverses its decision of scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories. […]

World order under serious stress, EAM S Jaishankar tells UNSC

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday (April 19, 2021) told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the world order built ‘following the Second World War is under serious stress’ and highlighted how ‘security challenges’ have also changed. Speaking at the UNSC, the EAM said, “Nature of threats faced by member states […]