Profile of Media
Even the press secretary admits to "getting confused" regarding the version put out about the raid as there was a "great deal of information" which was handled "with great haste"
'In August 2010, we found their residence, a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a town about 35 miles north of Islamabad'
'...the progress of the operation from its commencement to its time on target to the extraction of the remains and to then the egress off of the target,' says Obama's Assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
'It truly is cricket, to use that phrase. Sporting contacts epitomise in many senses the substance, the essence of people-to-people contact: it is about peace, it is about reconciliation, it is about healing wounds'
The PM blames the media for creating "an impression that we are a scam-driven country" and the opposition and BJP for coming in the way of "path-breaking reforms", insinuating that the BJP wanted Amit Shah released as a quid pro quo
'The number of Indian students going to Australia has dipped...not only because of the problems associated with the students issue but also the strength of Australian dollar'
The chemistry was perfect, as were the soundbytes -- from Kashmir to the "bogeyman" of outsourcing or jobs losses and creation... to even UNSC
The PM says he "would like to reduce the average age" of his Cabinet, thinks Chidambaram is doing "an exceedingly good job", and that the Supreme Court should leave policy formulation to government
Preliminary Transcript provided by the PMO of this meeting with the editors
'In recent memory, a delegation at this scale from UK has not been to India'
The press conference began on a calm and restrained note but the Pakistani foreign minister cracked under pressure of hostile questioning, ending up equating the home secretary's statements on ISI with Hafiz Saeed's jihadi rants against India
As I have said in dealing with Pakistan our attitude has to be – trust – trust but verify. So only time will tell which way the animal will turn.
The foreign secretary on the eve of her visit to Pakistan and the PM's visit to Canada for G20 Summit on what India expects Pakistan to do, and other topical questions
'...till I finish the job that has been entrusted to me,' says the Prime Minister.
Full transcript of the press conference by the PM
'The trial of Kasab underlines the fact that India is a country governed by the rule of law'
The BCCI president exonerates himself, the politicians, the BCCI, the IPL governing council and makes Lalit Modi the fall guy, even offering hope to him: If his "reply convinces the members, proceedings would be dropped"
The foreign secretary says the US says it is engaging Pakistan on LeT and other terrorist groups in Af-Pak and is sensitive to Indian concerns about security assistance to Pakistan.
'When you live a life where you're lying all the time, life is not fun. And that's where I was. Now that's been stripped all away and here I am'
'We went into today’s talks with an open mind, but fully conscious of the limitations imposed by the large trust deficit between the two countries'
Apart from a namaste, a lot of atmospherics and the usual obfuscation on Pakistan. On nuke deal, the PM says "a few "i's" and "t's" which have to be crossed" before operationalizing it as early as possible.
The foreign secretary says "the United States fully understands the depth of our concerns on the issue of terrorism directed against us from across our borders" and has "worked very closely with us in the wake of the 26/11 attacks"
'He is a religious leader; we do not allow the Tibetan refugees to indulge in political activities; and that as proof of that last year we took resolute action at the time of Olympics when there were reports that some Tibetan refugees might disrupt t
'After my meeting with Mr Zardari, there have been discussions with our High Commissioner, with the ISI chief and the Foreign Office. They have have given some suggestions, some information on what they are doing about punishing those behind the Mumb
The foreign secretary on whether he sees a shift in US policy on J&K in the light of recent statements by William Burns, US Under Secretary of State and on the PM's visit to Yekaterinburg to attend SCO and BRIC Summits