Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev today and hold bilateral meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. PM Modi yesterday met Chinese president Xi Jinping and said that Pakistan is yet to take “concrete action” on India’s concerns and create an atmosphere free of terrorism, which is necessary to facilitate any possible engagement between the two sides.PM Modi is scheduled to meet president Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus and president Khaltmaagiin Battulga of Mongolia today.Highlights:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. The PM’s flight took a longer route to Bishkek, through the airspace of Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries, bypassing Pakistani airspace despite permission for overflight from Islamabad. The government’s decision is a reflection of the frosty nature of bilateral ties with Pakistan since the standoff following the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers.A day before embarking on the visit in a statement on Wednesday, the PM said that the global security situation as well as economic cooperation will be on the agenda at summit, and asserted that his visit to the Central Asian country will strengthen India’s ties with the SCO member states.The prime minister also plans to plans to meet several leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the SCO Summit. Follow Highlights here:
India will hold bilateral meetings with Russia and China on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit at Bishkek this week, the Ministry of External Affairs stated during a press briefing on Monday.
The list of wrestlers who were exempted from the Asian Games 2018 trials were Olympic Games medallist Sushil (74kg), Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik (women’s 62kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Vinesh Phogat (women’s 52kg)