Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.
There are close to 50,000 Indians living and working in different parts of China. Many of them are also studying in various Chinese universities.
Dutch investors are not sure how safe their data and technology is while doing business in China. India, therefore, becomes a natural option.
The two other names doing the rounds for the coveted post are Ruchi Ghanashyam, India’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, and Harshvardhan Shringla, India’s Ambassador in the United States.
'The Order of Zayed', the UAE's highest civilian award, is being conferred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when Pakistan is busy pushing a hostile campaign against India over Kashmir among world leaders, especially in the Islamic countries.
The Washington meeting with Imran Khan makes it clear that US-Pakistan relations are on the mend, and in the coming days, is likely to show more warmth.
Every time Hafiz Saeed has been released by the courts of Pakistan, it's been for the want of credible evidence that establishes his links with terrorism, especially the Mumbai attacks.
If at all, the verdict interpreted differently in the two countries across the border could harden the position of the two South Asian neighbours further.
As a diplomat, S Jaishankar has served both in China and the US as India’s ambassador. Later, as Foreign Secretary, he was also part of several key negotiations involving the two countries.
The induction of Jaishankar as a Cabinet minister at a juncture when Sino-US relations are getting more complex, especially on trade and cyber-security, is an interesting choice.
Policy planners in Delhi feel India should take advantage of the small window of opportunity that opened in the Maldives after the last year’s presidential elections.
Politics and violence have always gone hand-in-hand in Bengal. The first two decades after independence, which witnessed a steady stream of refugees from across the border, abject poverty and Delhi’s “indifference” might have set the stage for what was to follow.
India feels the prevailing mood in the international arena against Pakistan is an ideal opportunity to push the diplomatic envelope further.
At least 290 people have died in the serial blasts in Colombo that ripped through three churches during Easter services on Sunday.
Sources say the US officials at the Security Council have now been asking China for details of its objection to declare Masood Azhar a "global terrorist".
There can be little doubt that China’s stocks at this juncture in the Indian public domain, is at the lowest.
There is no doubt that the outcome of Wednesday’s development will impact not only the South Asian neighbours but also their relations with key international players.
The Indian statement makes two important points: one, it was a “non-military” action. Also, care was taken to avoid civilian casualties. Two, that India was forced to respond against the JeM who were responsible for the Pulwama attack.
An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.PTI Photo
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.PTI Photo
Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.PTI Photo
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.PTI Photo
An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates