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‘Situation Calm In Bishkek’: Kyrgyzstan Slams Rumour-Mongering Over Mob Violence

Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reaffirmed that the situation in Bishkek remains calm and well-managed, dispelling rumours of unrest circulating in foreign media, particularly in Pakistan. The Ministry assured that necessary measures are in place to ensure security and uphold peace and stability in the city. In a statement, the Ministry highlighted, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic informs that destructive forces are deliberately disseminating untrue and false information about the situation in the Kyrgyz Republic in foreign mass media and social networks, especially in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan." "The situation in the city of Bishkek of the Kyrgyz Republic is calm and under full control, and al...
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‘Terrorism, Extremism Began Consuming Those Who Practised It’: EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed on Friday that Asia is experiencing new tensions on land and at sea due to dishonoured agreements and disregard for the rule of law, with terrorism now affecting those who previously supported it. His comments surfaced amidst China's continued military posturing along the eastern Ladakh frontier and Pakistan's support for cross-border terrorism. Speaking at a CII event, Jaishankar also addressed the influence of currency and the threat of sanctions in global diplomacy, over the recent US warning of punitive measures after India's agreement with Iran on the Chabahar port, news agency PTI reported. "The world is experiencing a 3F crisis of fuel, food and fertilisers. In Asia, new tensions have emerged in lan...
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Video | S Jaishankar Responds To US Sanction Warning Over Chabahar Port Deal

A day after the US warned of "potential risk of sanctions" after India inked a 10-year agreement for running the Chabahar Port in Iran, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasised that the project will benefit the entire region and people should not take a "narrow view" of it. He also pointed out that the US itself had appreciated the larger relevance of Chabahar in the past. The EAM was speaking at an interaction after the launch of the Bangla edition of his book 'Why Bharat Matters' in Kolkata on Wednesday.  Source link
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China In Violation Of Agreements, Very Abnormal Deployment Along LAC: EAM Jaishankar

India-China Border Standoff: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday raised concerns over the abnormal deployment of forces at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. Emphasising the paramount importance of national security, Jaishankar highlighted India's response to the Galwan clash and the subsequent counter-deployment of forces. In an address at an event organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Kolkata, Jaishankar recalled former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China in 1988 as a crucial step towards normalising bilateral relations. "There was a clear understanding that we will discuss our boundary differences but we will maintain peace and tranquillity on the border. And the rest of the relationship will carry on," ...
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India extends budgetary support of $50m to Maldives | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following the recent visit of Maldives foreign minister Moosa Zameer, India has extended budgetary support of $50 million to the island nation. The support is in the form of a roll-over of $50 million Treasury Bill for an additional year, through the State Bank of India, Male, from May 13, 2024.Thanking his counterpart S Jaishankar for the support, Zameer said this was a "true gesture of goodwill" which signified the long-standing friendship between the two countries."Govt of India's decision to roll over the T-Bill came following a request to that effect made by foreign minister Moosa Zameer to India's external affairs minister . Jaishankar, during the official bilateral visit to India from 8-10 May, 2024. The Govt of Maldives is highly appreciative of the generous support t...
India bought Russian crude because ‘we wanted somebody to’, says US Ambassador Eric Garcetti
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India bought Russian crude because ‘we wanted somebody to’, says US Ambassador Eric Garcetti

New Delhi: US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti set off a controversy with his latest remarks suggesting that India’s purchase of Russian crude oil was “the design of the policy” and was carried out with the implicit support of Washington DC.“They bought Russian oil because we wanted somebody to buy Russian oil at a price cap; that was not a violation. It was the design of the policy because as the commodity we didn’t want the price of the commodity to go up, they fulfilled that,” Garcetti said Thursday at the 2024 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs organised by the think tank Centre for Foreign Relations (CFR).  Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of the Treasury had clarified that the US did not ask India to stop importing crude oil from Russia. ...
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‘Never Received Anything Worthy Of Being Probed’: Jaishankar On Nijjar Murder Case

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday addressed the recent arrest of a fourth Indian national in Canada in the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Identified as Amandeep Singh by Canada's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), the 22-year-old suspect was apprehended by authorities.  Responding to inquiries about the development, Jaishankar remarked, "I also read that another arrest has been made...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 further stated, "To date, we have never received anything specific or worthy of being investigated by our investigative agencies," as quoted by AN...
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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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India-European Union relationship consequential for world also: EAM Jaishankar | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday attended the Europe Day celebrations held in Delhi as the chief guest. While describing the relationship between India and the European Union as "consequential for the world as well," external affairs minister said the EU is not only "our largest economic partner," but ties run "very deep, spanning many domains."Extending felicitations to EU's ambassador to India, Herve Delphin, Jaishankar said, "I think today the relationship between India and the European Union is not only consequential for each one of us but also for the world as well."It is an entity with which we have, really, a very deep relationship spanning many domains...not just in the relationship between New Delhi and Brussels but in the regional and sub-regional ...
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Video | Maldives Minister Responds To Remarks Against India: “Won’t Get Repeated…”

In an exclusive interview to ANI on May 09, Maldivian Foreign Minister stated that stand of Maldivian Government on derogatory remarks against India is that it shouldn't have been done. Further he assured that proper action is being taken regarding the same so that such things don't get repeated. He said, "If you have seen as you said, we have said that it's not the stand of the government or we believe that it shouldn't have been done. We are taking proper action to make sure that this doesn't get repeated. There has been a misunderstanding, in social media. The governments of Maldives and India understand what has happened and we have passed that stage now." On Indian tourist figures declining in Maldives, Foreign Minister of Maldives, Moosa Zameer said, "I th...
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Maldives Foreign Minister In India Amid LS Polls To Push For ‘Debt Concessions’ From Modi Govt

India-Maldives: Maldives Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer undertook his ongoing visit to New Delhi to “garner concessions” for his country from the Narendra Modi government by way of major debt relief on the various lines of credit (LoC) given by New Delhi to Malé, even as the archipelago nation has openly take a pro-China stance under President Mohamed Muizzu, ABPLIVE has learnt.  This is Zameer’s maiden visit to India since becoming the Foreign Minister of Maldives, and comes as India is thick in the middle of its Lok Sabha election. During his visit, Zameer met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and the two held delegation-level talks. According to diplomatic sources, the main focus of the discussion was debt-relief measures – Malé, they said, wants New Delhi to f...
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‘We Are Public About That’: Jaishankar Says India Eventually Supports Homeland For Palestinians

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that India supports a homeland for the Palestinians and is public about its stand. Referring to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the Israel-Palestine issue, Jaishankar, while speaking at Gargi College on Vishwa Bandhu Bharat, said, "So you have a very tense, very complicated situation involving Israel, involving the Palestinians, involving many of the Arab countries, the Gulf monarchies, involving Iran. There was an exchange of the Iranians and the Israelis a few days ago, they fired on each other." Jaishankar said that when Hamas attacked Israel on October 7 last year, India took a clear stance and said it was terrorism. He, however, reiterated that civilian lives are protected and ther...