Trump ready to mediate on Kashmir if asked by India, Pakistan: US

US President Donald Trump is ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir only if asked by both the countries, a senior administration official said reiterating that the onus for peace talks lies on Islamabad by taking sustained and irreversible actions against terrorist groups. Continue Reading

Positive atmospherics as Modi, Xi meet in Mamallapuram

In the backdrop of the seventh century monument of Pancha Ratha, overlooking the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today took a stroll and sipped fresh coconut water in a relaxed informal setting, creating positive atmospherics in bilateral ties strained over the Kashmir issue. Continue Reading

What to expect from Modi-XI meet

Several issues are expected to be discussed during the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram near here. However, it is said that no Memorandum of Understanding will be signed and no joint statements will be issued during the meeting. Continue Reading

Imran Khan creating content for cartoonists: Rajnath Singh

The Pakistan Prime Minister is going door-to-door around the world and creating content for cartoonists, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, a day after Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in his address to the UN General Assembly. Continue Reading

Terror elimination precondition for cooperation in South Asia: Jaishankar

Elimination of terrorism in all its forms is a “precondition” for fruitful cooperation in South Asia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, in a veiled attack on Pakistan while emphasising that the relevance of the SAARC will be determined by decisive actions against the scourge. Continue Reading

Yes to Pakistan, no to ‘Terroristan’: Jaishankar

India has no problem talking to Pakistan but it has a problem talking to ”Terroristan”, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here, asserting that Islamabad has created an entire industry of terrorism to deal with the Kashmir issue. Continue Reading

‘Peaceful neighbourhood’ a priority of Pak’s foreign policy: Imran

It was reported that the US President offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. “Trump offers mediation on Kashmir at Modi’s request” was its front page headline. The Express Tribune in its headline stated that Trump “offered to mediate on the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, a move that would signal a shift in long-standing US policy that the issue must be solved bilaterally” Continue Reading