“India-Africa partnership stands out and stands on its own. In India, Africa will always find a friend,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while speaking at the 55th Africa Day celebrations held in New Delhi on Friday.
Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam.
India's Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh and United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries at their meeting in Buenos Aires on Monday.
India takes seriously any comment that calls for peace with it, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, days after Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa favoured talks to resolve all disputes, including Kashmir, between the two countries.