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External affairs minister S Jaishankar will visit Abu Dhabi on April 18 at the invitation of his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (TWITTER/ @DrSJaishankar.)

India, Pakistan deny reports on ministers’ meeting in UAE

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 02:20 AM IST
The announcement immediately triggered speculation about a meeting between Jaishankar and Qureshi, especially in the wake of the acknowledgement by a senior Emirati diplomat of the UAE’s role in facilitating secret talks between India and Pakistan.
“Creation of an enabling environment is imperative for a constructive and result-oriented dialogue,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said.(AP)
“Creation of an enabling environment is imperative for a constructive and result-oriented dialogue,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said.(AP)

Pakistan green-lights sugar, cotton trade with India

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 02:04 AM IST
The move will allow Pakistan to cope with the rising price of sugar and a shortage of cotton, a Pakistani minister said.
India Pakistan flags seen during the 2nd day of world culture Festival at Yamuna River Bank in New Delhi, India.(HT File photo)
India Pakistan flags seen during the 2nd day of world culture Festival at Yamuna River Bank in New Delhi, India.(HT File photo)

Atmosphere of trust, without terror imperative: PM Modi’s message to Imran Khan

PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 10:52 PM IST
  • The message was part of a letter of greetings sent by Modi to Khan on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
Captain Amarinder Singh's statement comes a day after Pakistan's General Qamar Javed Bajwa said it was time for India and Pakistan to "bury the past."
Captain Amarinder Singh's statement comes a day after Pakistan's General Qamar Javed Bajwa said it was time for India and Pakistan to "bury the past."

On Pakistan army chief's 'move forward' remark, a comeback from Punjab CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:41 PM IST
  • Captain Amarinder Singh's statement comes a day after Bajwa said it was time for India and Pakistan to "bury the past" and move forward as that would help to "unlock" the potential of South and Central Asia.
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls education who miraculously survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012.(REUTERS Photo)
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls education who miraculously survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012.(REUTERS Photo)

My dream is to see India and Pakistan become 'true good friends', says Malala

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:33 PM IST
The 23-year-old activist also raised her voice for minorities across the world and said they are at "risk" and need to be protected globally by governments.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned home on 1 March via the heavily-guarded Wagah-Attari border post(PTI)
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned home on 1 March via the heavily-guarded Wagah-Attari border post(PTI)

A rare phone call, secret letter: How India got Pak to release IAF’s Abhinandan

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:24 PM IST
  • Then RAW chief Anil Dhasmana made a rare phone call to his then ISI counterpart Lt General Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah over a secure line, demanding that the IAF pilot be released immediately.
BSF soldiers patrol next to a stream near the LoC, at Sabjiyan sector of Poonch district. (HT archive)
BSF soldiers patrol next to a stream near the LoC, at Sabjiyan sector of Poonch district. (HT archive)

LoC ceasefire outcome of ‘behind the scenes’ contacts: Pakistan’s de facto NSA

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Moeed Yusuf, who holds the post of special assistant to Khan on national security and strategic policy planning, said in an audio statement released in Islamabad that the ceasefire, which began at midnight on February 24, is a “very solid and positive” development and should be welcomed
Referring to the 2019 decision to scrap the special status of J&K, Pujani said: “We reiterate that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral and inalienable part of India."(AP file photo)
Referring to the 2019 decision to scrap the special status of J&K, Pujani said: “We reiterate that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral and inalienable part of India."(AP file photo)

‘Patron of terror’: India hits out at Pakistan at United Nations

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:48 AM IST
India’s “right of reply” to the Pakistani minister’s speech was delivered by Seema Pujani, second secretary in the permanent mission to the UN. She described Pakistan’s continued misuse of various platforms for “baseless and malicious propaganda against India is not new”.
Pakistani rangers accepted Gemara Ram's presence on their side after a month.(HT File)
Pakistani rangers accepted Gemara Ram's presence on their side after a month.(HT File)

Pakistan asked to expedite return of Barmer man who fled home fearing infamy

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • The latest contact with Islamabad on the issue came after Barmer MP and Union agricultural minister Kailash Choudhary spoke to officials in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Members of the Sikh jatha leaving for Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary at the SGPC office in the Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar in November 2020(Sameer Sehgal/HT File Photo )
Members of the Sikh jatha leaving for Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary at the SGPC office in the Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar in November 2020(Sameer Sehgal/HT File Photo )

India rejects SGPC request for Jatha’s travel to Pak, cites threat to safety

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 10:39 PM IST
  • The Union home ministry said its clearance was mandatory due to restrictions on cross-border travel imposed in March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic
Men from Rajasthan married women in Pakistan and are trying to help them get visas to travel to India (Sourced Photo)
Men from Rajasthan married women in Pakistan and are trying to help them get visas to travel to India (Sourced Photo)

Poverty coming in the way of Pakistani brides' reunion with Indian husbands

By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:54 PM IST
  • Mahendra Singh Girab has been hoping to be joined by his wife for the past four years. He said he was thankful to the government for considering their cases on humanitarian grounds but at the same time stated that they cannot afford to pay for their wives' travel by the air route.
The aim of the terrorists is to reach Pathankot-Jammu-Srinagar National Highway by 2 or 3 am so they are picked by OGWs on Indian side and transported to safe places.(PTI)
The aim of the terrorists is to reach Pathankot-Jammu-Srinagar National Highway by 2 or 3 am so they are picked by OGWs on Indian side and transported to safe places.(PTI)

After Balakot strike, Pakistani bids to infiltrate via the Jammu border up: BSF

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:57 AM IST
Since Pakistan terms Jammu IB as ‘working boundary’, it attempts to change status quo of the IB.
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)

Caught entering girlfriend’s home, shamed Rajasthan youth flees to Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • n the missing complaint, family members expressed apprehension that the boy might have crossed to Pakistan since the family lived very close to the Indo-Pak international border and they had relatives in Pabni village in Pakistan.
Kabul: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. AP/PTI(AP19-11-2020_000114A)(AP)
Kabul: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. AP/PTI(AP19-11-2020_000114A)(AP)

Secret tunnel on India-Pak border reveals PM Imran Khan’s real plans

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • There were 930 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2020, a 54% increase over the 605 instances the previous year
A soldier takes cover as the Taj Mahal hotel burns during a gun battle between the military and militants inside the hotel in Mumbai, on November 26, 2009. India blamed the Laskhar-e-Taiba for the attack, in which 174 were killed.(AP File Photo)
A soldier takes cover as the Taj Mahal hotel burns during a gun battle between the military and militants inside the hotel in Mumbai, on November 26, 2009. India blamed the Laskhar-e-Taiba for the attack, in which 174 were killed.(AP File Photo)

26/11 accused continue to enjoy Pakistan patronage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 07:53 AM IST
A decade after the 26/11 terror attack that killed 174 Indians, Americans, Britons, and Israelis, there’s little to show that Pakistan has acted against the masterminds
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi(Reuters)
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi(Reuters)

Domestic political, electoral compulsions behind India’s reluctance to talk, says Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in New York for a SAARC meeting of foreign ministers.
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a news conference in Islamabad.(Reuters File Photo)
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a news conference in Islamabad.(Reuters File Photo)

India agreed and then disagreed, Pakistan foreign minister says after talks called off

Washington | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 04:36 PM IST
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he was unable to understand India’s refusal to participate in peace talks with Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters File Photo)

Govt cancels foreign ministers’ meet, says ‘Imran Khan’s real face revealed’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 11:20 PM IST
The meeting was scheduled for when India and Pakistan’s foreign ministers attend the SAARC foreign ministers lunch and get-together next week.
Newly elected parliamentarian Imran Khan (left) takes the oath of office with Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on August 13, 2018.(AP)
Newly elected parliamentarian Imran Khan (left) takes the oath of office with Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on August 13, 2018.(AP)

After Pak PM’s letter, Govt says foreign ministers to meet in New York

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 05:30 PM IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will be in New York to attend the SAARC foreign ministers lunch on September 27 where her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will also present.
Prime Ministers Imran Khan of Pakistan and India’s Narendra Modi(File Photo)
Prime Ministers Imran Khan of Pakistan and India’s Narendra Modi(File Photo)

Let’s talk, says Pakistan’s Imran Khan in letter to PM Narendra Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
In his congratulatory telephone call to Imran Khan on winning the elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said he hoped both countries will “work to open a new chapter in bilateral ties”.
Newly-appointed Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addresses the media on his first day at the foreign ministry in Islamabad on August 20, 2018.(AFP)
Newly-appointed Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addresses the media on his first day at the foreign ministry in Islamabad on August 20, 2018.(AFP)

In potential challenge to army, Pakistan seeks ‘uninterrupted talks’ with India

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Pakistan and India “have no other option but to engage,” Qureshi told reporters in Islamabad on Monday. “I want to go to Afghanistan with the message of a new beginning.”
In this handout photograph released by Pakistan's Press Information Department (PID) on August 18, 2018, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain (centre) takes an oath from newly-appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) during a ceremony in Islamabad.(AFP Photo)
In this handout photograph released by Pakistan's Press Information Department (PID) on August 18, 2018, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain (centre) takes an oath from newly-appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) during a ceremony in Islamabad.(AFP Photo)

Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan PM, Sidhu explains why he hugged army chief

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 09:31 PM IST
Pakistan Army chief, Gen Qamar Bajwa, and former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu, were seen embracing in television footage, were part of the audience at Imran Khan’s oath ceremony in Islamabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and China's President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China, on June 10, 2018.(Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and China's President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China, on June 10, 2018.(Reuters)

India-Pakistan ties purely bilateral, no space for third country, says India after China suggests trilateral summit

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 10:14 PM IST
The Chinese Ambassador said “some Indian friends” had suggested trilateral cooperation comprising India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the SCO, which was a “very constructive idea”.
Pakistani rangers and Indian Border Security Force officers lower their national flags during a daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, near Lahore. Relations between India and Pakistan turned frosty after the Pathankot terror attack in January 2016 and another strike by terrorists on an Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in September that year ,(Reuters File Photo)
Pakistani rangers and Indian Border Security Force officers lower their national flags during a daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, near Lahore. Relations between India and Pakistan turned frosty after the Pathankot terror attack in January 2016 and another strike by terrorists on an Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in September that year ,(Reuters File Photo)

No talks between India and Pakistan’s foreign, defence ministers at SCO

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2018 08:29 PM IST
The meetings, which are part of the preparations for the SCO summit to be held in Qingdao in June, have become prominent as they are the first of such after India and Pakistan were admitted into the eight-member group last year.
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