Indian Congress President Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said that Indian government is trying to engage the Bangladesh government into taking some concrete steps and stop its citizens from crossing across illegally into India. “We are aware that much still needs to be done and many issues such as those related to immigration. We are presently engaging with the Bangladesh government to stem out illegal immigration are of concern to you,” she said addressing her party here
Pakistan Monday signed an agreement on handing over operations of the strategic Gwadar port to a Chinese company. President Asif Ali Zardari, speaking on the occasion, expressed confidence that the agreement will give new impetus to Pakistan-China relations, Radio Pakistan reported.
The 14th Chinese naval squad heading for Somali waters will take part in a multi-national exercise in Pakistan in March, military sources said on Sunday.
India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will pay a two-day official visit to Dhaka from tomorrow during which he and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni will co-chair the second meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consulative Commission (JCC).
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday spoke to his counterpart in Maldives which has raised strong objections to India’s views regarding former President Mohamed Nasheed, who has sought “refuge” at the Indian High Commission in Male.
In announcing a schedule for ending America's longest foreign war ever in Afghanistan by 2014, US President Barack Obama has found a balance between competing imperatives. In 2009, Obama had declared that America's occupation of Afghanistan was "a war of necessity" in contrast to the disastrous "war of choice in Iraq". He ordered a massive surge in American military presence to launch a counter-insurgency campaign to help Afghanistan secure itself.
The union cabinet on Wednesday gave a green signal to the land boundary agreement (constitutional amendment) bill, thus clearing the first hurdle to redraw boundary with Bangladesh by exchanging adverse possession areas and enclaves.
A delegation of parliamentarians from Afghanistan are on a visit here and are undergoing a training programme in parliamentary procedures and practices. The delegation of 94 out of 102 members of the Upper House of the Afghan Parliament arrived in India on February 11 and will be staying here till February 17.
The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden broke his silence on Monday, recounting in an interview the night he shot the al-Qaida leader three times and the financial anxiety he now faces as an unemployed civilian. The commando kept his identity secret in the Esquire magazine profile but revealed his role in the daring May 2011 raid for the first time, as well as the worries he has for his family's security.
Pakistani political leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman has gone on a "private visit" to Qatar to hold talks with the Afghan Taliban, a media report said Sunday.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in cooperation with Ministry of Counter Narcotics, Afghanistan released their Afghanistan opium risk assessment for 2013. Expectedly, the risk assessment paints a bleak prospect for 2013 writes Gaurav Kumar