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‘Would you do business with somebody who had just barged into your drawing room’ : Jaishankar slams China | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday stressed that India has a very low tolerance for any form of cross-border terrorism. Speaking about China Jaishankar described the situation as 'more complex', and listed three factors that impact the situation."Would you do business with somebody who had just barged into your drawing room and is trying to make a mess of your house? there is a common sense proposition here," said the EAM.The second issue highlighted by the EAM is the "trade imbalance issue." He said, "We have a problem with the business community of India which is that businesses still is making choices based really on price point. I understand the compulsion of business but in the long run, we will have to see how we encourage businesses to do much more domest...
‘Don’t need gyaan from others on how to hold polls’ — S Jaishankar refuses to be ‘compliant’ with West
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‘Don’t need gyaan from others on how to hold polls’ — S Jaishankar refuses to be ‘compliant’ with West

Kolkata: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has accused the foreign media and the West of trying to “influence” Lok Sabha elections, saying that India didn’t need “gyaan from countries who have to go to court to decide their poll result”.Continuing with his tirade, Jaishankar also criticised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for jeopardising bilateral ties with India over claims that the Narendra Modi government was involved in the killing of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Speaking at an event in Kolkata Tuesday, he said: “Many of these countries feel they have influenced the world for the last 70-80 years, and the Western countries feel they have influenced the world for the last 200-300 years. How do you think someone who has been in that position would give up the old...
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Countries that go to court to decide poll results giving us ‘gyan’: Jaishankar’s dig at western media | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday expressed his displeasure with the Western media's coverage of the Indian elections, accusing them of portraying the process in a negative light. Speaking at an interaction after the launch of the Bangla edition of his book 'Why Bharat Matters' in Kolkata on Tuesday, Jaishankar said that the Western countries, having influenced the world for centuries, find it difficult to relinquish their old habits and accept an India that does not conform to their expectations."They (Western countries) do want to influence us because many of these countries feel that they have influenced this world for the last 70-80 years...Western countries actually feel that they influenced the world for the last 200 years. How do you expect someone wh...
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Countries which have to go to court to decide result of polls are giving us lectures about how to conduct elections: EAM Jaishankar | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In an unusually frank reaction, external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that many nations in the West want to "influence India because many of these countries feel that they have influenced this world for the last 70-80 years".Speaking at an event organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the EAM said there are western countries that "actually feel that they influenced the world for the last 200 years, how do you expect someone who's been in that position to give up those old habits so easily?"The minister was responding to a question on allegations made against India by Canada and the US of poll interference, and conducting operations on foreign soil. Jaishankar said these countries "are seeing an India which is not in a sense compliant with their ima...
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Chabahar agreement: India takes major step in Central Asia with Iran port deal – Times of India

India and Iran sealed a critical 10-year agreement on Monday to jointly develop and manage the Chabahar port, a move that significantly deepens their strategic and economic cooperation. The pact underscores India's intent to expand its geopolitical footprint and boost trade across the West and Central Asian regions.Under the agreement, India Ports Global Limited (IPGL) committed to investing $370 million to enhance the port's infrastructure.This includes acquiring strategic equipment and expanding the transport facilities, essential for transforming Chabahar into a dynamic regional hub for trade transit.Why it mattersChabahar port's strategic location on Iran's southeastern coast, close to the Pakistani border, positions it as a pivotal gateway for India’s trade ambitions, enabling dire...
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‘Nothing worthy of being probed’: Jaishankar on India’s involvement in Nijjar case | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Monday said that India has not received any information that is specific and worthy of investigation by its probe agencies regarding the fourth arrest made by Canada in connection with the killing of Khalistan separatist and designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar."We have long maintained that if any event or violence in Canada has any evidence or information that is relevant to be investigated in India, we are open to investigating it," he said, adding, "To date, we have never received anything specific or worthy of being investigated by our investigative agencies."This comes following the arrest of Amardeep Singh, a 22-year-old resident of Brampton, Surrey, and Abbotsford areas in Canada on May 11, marking the fourth arrest of an ...
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‘Pokhran test ensured national security’: Jaishankar recalls 1998 nuclear test | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday recalled the the Pokhran nuclear test done in 1998 saying that the "momentous decision has since ensured our National Security."In a post on X, Jaishankar further said, "The current NDA Government has built on that foundation, robustly countering terror and building our border infrastructure.""The country must know who stands where when it comes to National Security issues.Our political choices are eventually choices about the future of Bharat", he added.Twenty-six years ago, NDA government under PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee conducted the Shakti series of nuclear tests at Pokhran.On May 11 and 13, 1998, India conducted five nuclear tests of advanced weapon designs at the Pokhran range in Rajasthan's desert. The first three detonat...
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EAM Decries ‘Separatists Given Political Space In Canada’, Rejects ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Argument

Amidst a diplomatic standoff with Canada, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Thursday that while freedom of speech is essential, it does not extend to endorsing separatism. In an interview with PTI, Jaishankar underscored concerns regarding Canada's tolerance of Kalistani separatist elements, implying that political expediency appeared to override adherence to the rule of law.  "We cannot, for the good relations, overlook that," Jaishankar asserted.  "It is not so much a question of running out of options. What we have seen, to our regret, has been the direction of Canadian politics, where separatists and extremist forces, many of whom openly advocate violence, have been given political space in that country. And there are people in position...
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‘Looking forward to …’: Maldives foreign minister arrives in India amid strained ties | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maldivian foreign minister Moosa Zameer has arrived in India for his first bilateral official visit amid strained ties between the two countries. In a post on X, he expressed his enthusiasm for engaging in fruitful discussions, fortifying the relationship between the two nations, and immersing himself in the rich culture of India.The ministry of external affairs (MEA) also announced his arrival on X, extending a warm welcome and highlighting the upcoming discussions on bilateral and regional matters, as well as efforts to strengthen the multifaceted relationship between the two countries. According to the MEA release, foreign minister Zameer is scheduled to meet external affairs minister S Jaishankar to address issues of mutual interest."Moosa Zameer, minister of foreign affa...