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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Rezaul H Laskar

Rezaul H Laskar


Rezaul H Laskar heads the Foreign Affairs desk at Hindustan Times. His interests include movies and music.

articles by Rezaul H Laskar (1110 results)
Jan 08, 2020 21:55
The two-day visit is being organised following requests from Delhi-based envoys to visit Kashmir after the government’s decision last August to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the state into two union territories, the people cited... read more
Jan 08, 2020 20:27
India has sought to adopt a nuanced position in view of its strategic partnership with the US and its dependence on Iran for unfettered access to Afghanistan and Central Asia through Chabahar port. read more
Jan 08, 2020 12:23
Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at al-Asad airbase in Al Anbar and another base in Erbil in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone strike on Friday. read more
Jan 08, 2020 02:58
The government’s plan is to take groups of senior diplomats representing different regions, including West Asia, and groupings such as the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to Kashmir. read more
Jan 07, 2020 22:41
The first batch of some 20 envoys and senior diplomats was expected to travel to Srinagar as early as this week. read more
Jan 06, 2020 01:06
New Delhi, which has been put in a difficult position because of its good relations with both Tehran and Washington, has been watching the escalation with growing concern. read more
Jan 04, 2020 14:46
The resumption of the IMET programme also sparked speculation that the US envisaged a role for Pakistan in dealing with the tensions caused by Soleimani’s killing. read more
Jan 03, 2020 09:53
The Pentagon, in a statement, said Soleimani was killed at “the direction of the President” in a “decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad”. read more
Dec 31, 2019 02:05
US President Donald Trump’s “America first” policy was the precursor to the trade war, which led to both sides imposing tariffs worth hundreds of billions of dollars on each other’s exports. read more
Dec 31, 2019 01:04
New Delhi and Beijing exchanged maps of the middle sector as far back as March 2002, but there has been no movement since then. read more
Dec 28, 2019 22:40
On December 27, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the chief Pakistani military spokesman, received a hero’s welcome when he visited the notorious Jamia Rashidia madrassa in the southern port city of Karachi, which has ties with the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) read more
Dec 28, 2019 01:27
Shringla, who will take over on January 29 after incumbent Vijay Gokhale retires, is well-placed to restore bilateral ties to an even keel in view of his stint as India’s high commissioner to Bangladesh during 2016-19 and his excellent relations with... read more
Dec 27, 2019 12:41
Harsh Shringla’s appointment as the next foreign secretary has come against the backdrop of several Indian envoys in key world capitals. read more
Dec 27, 2019 00:20
The understanding was reached when external affairs minister S Jaishankar visited Tehran on December 22, 23 to co-chair the Joint Commission meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. read more