Diplomats said the PM approached these interactions with the aim of building a rapport with the strongmen.
Manmohan Singh bequeathed a larger legacy than he inherited for a settlement on Kashmir: Satinder Lambah
In a rare interview to Pranab Dhal Samanta, Satinder Lambah says that Singh "bequeathed a larger legacy than he inherited" for a settlement on Kashmir.
As Modi government settled down, clearly a change of mind led to cancellation of the foreign secretary-level talks over an unexpected issue like Hurriyat.
Govt is considering to replace the one kilometre area with National Investment and Manufacturing Zones that may be set up on a few sites along the corridor.
The FATF meeting saw India and the US act in tandem with the latter being quite vocal on Pakistan’s lack of seriousness at cracking down on LeT
India could no longer be pushing for just a UN-led statecentric multilateral approach when most countries have fallen in line with the US.
India is giving contracts for six reactors each to US blue-chip companies. The six-reactor deal will mean cheaper pricing for India.
It was forgotten that Pakistani Army assists terror camps against India, while Myanmar has helped India uproot insurgents on its side.
India applies for membership of Missile Technology Control Regime that controls missile & space tech
India’s space and missile programmes will gain from MTCR membership since it will get access to world-class technology.
The defence ministry has, however, mandated that winners of contracts must seal offset arrangements, within a year of signing the main deal, Parrikar said.
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