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Capacity-building programme for Afghan diplomats begins

On 11 Nov, Indian and Chinese officials began a course to train diplomats from Afghanistan at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) run by the External Affairs Ministry. The two-week intensive programme, launched in the presence of Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong, is designed to give the visiting diplomats an exposure to Indian diplomatic practices and ..

Response of foreign countries on article 370

While Pakistan has tried to drum up international support in its favor in view of the abrogation of the Article 370, its efforts have borne little fruit as most countries have decided to stedfastly back India and have refused to take a call in this issue. What the other countries have said? Bangladesh In a ..

International Response to Article 370 Abrogation

In response to the abrogation of Article 370, international bodies and foreign nations have expressed their reactions and responses to it. While most nations have welcomed the decision of the Indian Government, claimed that it is an internal matter of India, a few nations have expressed concern over India’s steps which they have called arbitrary ..

Kartarpur Sahib

The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also known as the Kartarpur Sahib, is a gurdwara which is built in Kartarpur located in Narowal District, Pakistan. The Gurudwara has been constructed on the place where Guru Nanak had settled and assembled the Sikh commune after the end of missionary travels. Geography of the Kartarpur Sahib The gurdwara ..

Pakistan grants Consular Access to Jadhav

Following the verdict given by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which castigated Pakistan for denying India consular access to imprisoned former Indian naval officer Kulbhusan Jadhav, Pakistan has now granted India consular access to Jadhav. What is consular access? As per Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, “all consular officers shall ..

Suresh Prabhu India’s Sherpa at 14th G20 Summit in Osaka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on 28th and 29th of June 2019. Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will be India’s sherpa at the summit. More than 20 countries will be participating in the G20 Summit. Informal meeting of the BRICS leaders and bilateral meetings with other leaders ..

The 2019 Global Disability Summit to be held in Buenos Aires

The 2nd edition of Global Disability Summit (GDS) will be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6-8 June 2019. The Indian delegation will be headed by Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE). The objective of the summit is to deliberate on issues across the world concerning empowerment and inclusion of ..

The first-ever International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has officially celebrated the first-ever International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on 24th April 2019 for the international observance. The day is a reaffirmation of the UN Charter and its principles of resolving disputes among countries through peaceful means. It acknowledges the use of multilateral decision-making and ..