No exodus of Indian expats from Oman, says India envoy

Muscat: “There has been no mass exodus. In fact, there has been some net increase,” said Indra Mani Pandey, ambassador of India to Oman, while commenting on the Indian expat population in Oman. The economic downturn has resulted in many companies cutting costs and laying off workers. However, the total number of Indian expats in Oman has risen, although not at a very high rate, Pandey added. “The net increase is not very high; it’s a small net increase. But it’s an indication that there has been fresh recruitment also, while some people may have to leave their jobs and … Continue reading No exodus of Indian expats from Oman, says India envoy

New Indian envoy for China could be delayed

Sources said it would take a while before India names its next ambassador to China as the two contenders, Gautam Bambawale and Harshvardhan Shringla, the high commissioners to Pakistan and Bangladesh, have equally strong credentials. Indian envoy to China, Vijay Gokhale, would stay there till October before he takes over as economic relations secretary at the foreign ministry headquarters in New Delhi. Sources said it would take a while before the government names its next ambassador to China as the two contenders, Gautam Bambawale and Harshvardhan Shringla, the high commissioners to Pakistan and Bangladesh, have equally strong credentials. If Bambawale … Continue reading New Indian envoy for China could be delayed

India deserves to lead Asia in UN: Nepalese envoy

  Nashik: India, and not China, deserves to lead Asia at the United Nations (UN), said Mahavir Prasad Tordi, special adviser to the Nepal vice-president and senior envoy of the country. Tordi was in Nashik on Monday to attend several academic functions organized by the Gokhale Education Society (GES). He interacted with reporters after the functions and expressed his views about Indo-Nepal ties and India’s recent conflict with China. “Nepal has always been in favour of a stronger India. We sincerely believe that India should lead the Asia region at the UN. India got its independence in 1947, two years … Continue reading India deserves to lead Asia in UN: Nepalese envoy

Ajay Bisaria is India’s New High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale Heads to Beijing

New Delhi: India’s ambassador to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale will now head the Indian mission in China, while envoy to Poland Ajay Bisaria will replace him in Islamabad. The re-jig was effected in the wake of Vijay Gokhale, the then ambassador to China, being appointed as the Secretary of Economic Relations in the External Affairs Ministry. Gautam Bambawale, a 1984 batch officer who is fluent in Mandarin, was earlier the Joint Secretary in-charge of East Asia the desk. He is said to have developed a close working relationship with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who is set to retire next year. Their … Continue reading Ajay Bisaria is India’s New High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale Heads to Beijing

India, China should start a new chapter: Chinese envoy

It is time India and China turn the old page and start a new chapter, Chinese envoy to India, Luo Zhaohui said today, adding the countries have made a lot of progress at bilateral level. He said Chinese President Xi Jinping met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen earlier this month, and the two leaders sent a clear message of “reconciliation” and “cooperation”. “We should turn the old page and start a new chapter with the same pace and direction. We should dance together. We should make one plus one eleven. China is the largest trading … Continue reading India, China should start a new chapter: Chinese envoy

Indian envoy congratulates Egypt for win over Congo

India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya has congratulated the country for beating Congo 2-1 and becoming a 2018 World Cup qualifier after 28 years of absence. The Ambassador tweeted  “Congratulations #Egypt for qualifying #Russia2018WorldCup Bravo @Indian-diplomacy”. People all over Egypt celebrated on streets by raising the Egyptian flag and chanting songs. Talented young footballer and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah scored the two Egyptian goals which sends Egypt to Russia. The second goal came in the last minute. The match was played in Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria as Egypt raised security measures to secure the stadium and audience. Egypt … Continue reading Indian envoy congratulates Egypt for win over Congo

Nikolay Kudashev is Russia’s new envoy to India

A specialist in South East Asia, he is now the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev has been appointed as Russia’s new Ambassador to India, the country’s embassy here said. Mr. Kudashev, a specialist in South East Asia, is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. “President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin by the executive order appointed Nikolay Kudashev as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India,” the Russian Embassy here said in a statement on … Continue reading Nikolay Kudashev is Russia’s new envoy to India

INDIA, CHINA MUST LOOK FOR A NEW CHAPTER: CHINESE ENVOY

China’s Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, has said that the time is right for both India and China to “turn a new chapter” in ties and “dance together”. His intention was to enhance the economic ties and bury the bitterness of military statements. “We should make one plus one eleven”, he added. “At BRICS, Prime Minister Modi and President Xi reached a consensus to work out a new chapter of bilateral relationship”. Highlighting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen earlier this month, Ambassador Zhaohui said both … Continue reading INDIA, CHINA MUST LOOK FOR A NEW CHAPTER: CHINESE ENVOY

China ‘aggressive’ in border row: India envoy

NEW DELHI : A top Indian diplomat said China is being unusually aggressive in a month-old border dispute with India that shows no sign of easing, media reports said Wednesday. Beijing has made virtually daily warnings to its neighbour over the deadlock on a remote Himalayan plateau, where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a tense face off. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told lawmakers in a closed briefing on the dispute that India wanted a diplomatic settlement, the reports said. “Jaishankar told us that China’s aggression and rhetoric on the recent standoff is unusual,” a member of the … Continue reading China ‘aggressive’ in border row: India envoy

Vladimir Putin appoints Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new envoy to India

Russian President Vladimir Putin today appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new ambassador to India, the country’s embassy here said. Kudashev, a specialist in South East Asia, is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia. “President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin by the executive order appointed Nikolay Kudashev as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India,” the Russian Embassy here said in a statement. The appoint of Kudashev comes nearly seven months after the death of Russia’s previous ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin. Kadakin, a … Continue reading Vladimir Putin appoints Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new envoy to India