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According to an official statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, India and Qatar enjoy strong economic, cultural and people-to-people ties.(Twitter / @IndEmbDoha)

Jaishankar arrives in Qatar for two-day visit to strengthen bilateral relations

By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:20 PM IST
During the visit, he will hold talks with his counterpart on bilateral issues as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.
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The temple administration on Saturday decided to open the temple for devotees in a graded manner from December 23 onwards.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo (Representative Image))
The temple administration on Saturday decided to open the temple for devotees in a graded manner from December 23 onwards.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo (Representative Image))

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: Puri Jagannath temple to open on December 23 and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar expressed concern over how the ties between India and China will progress.(HT File Photo)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar expressed concern over how the ties between India and China will progress.(HT File Photo)

On Ladakh standoff with China, Jaishankar says ‘India being tested, will meet national security challenge’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:16 PM IST
The minister expressed concern over the future of bilateral ties between the two countries and said the events of this year have not helped at all. “In fact, I think the real danger is that the goodwill which was so carefully developed will dissipate,” he added.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar commented on LAC, terrorism, India-China ties etc on Saturday.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar commented on LAC, terrorism, India-China ties etc on Saturday.(PTI)

‘India, China ties were stable for 3 decades because...’: Jaishankar on LAC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 11:15 PM IST
Agreements between the countries must be respected scrupulously in the entirety to restore normalcy, Jaishankar said.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during India-USA 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during India-USA 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI photo)

India, US engaging intensively on matters of national security: Jaishankar in opening remarks at 2+2 ministerial dialogue

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:13 PM IST
“I am sure that our discussions today will be very productive and fruitful,” said external affairs minister S Jaishankar in his opening remarks at 2+2 ministerial dialogue.
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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper will visit India next week.(REUTERS FILE)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper will visit India next week.(REUTERS FILE)

India, US will hold third 2+2 ministerial meeting in New Delhi next week

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 09:56 AM IST
US secretary of defence Mark Esper did not rule out the possibility that the two sides may sign a widely anticipated maritime information sharing agreement.
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Minister of external affairs S Jaishankar during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland in September 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Minister of external affairs S Jaishankar during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland in September 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

India has involved people, motivated them to deal with Covid-19 challenge: Jaishankar

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 09:09 AM IST
S Jaishankar said that the government had done right things such as stopping international travel and a nationwide lockdown in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ahead of the Quad meeting, Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Tokyo.(File photo)
Ahead of the Quad meeting, Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Tokyo.(File photo)

External affairs minister Jaishankar to attend second ministerial Quad meeting today

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The meeting between Jaishankar and his counterparts from Australia, Japan and the US will focus on ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific in the face of China’s increasingly aggressive behaviour across the region
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Jaishankar is visiting Tokyo for bilateral consultations with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and the two ministers(Reuters File Photo)
Jaishankar is visiting Tokyo for bilateral consultations with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and the two ministers(Reuters File Photo)

China row in focus ahead of Jaishankar’s Quad meet

By Shishir Gupta and Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The Indian relationship with China has taken a 180-degree turn since the Chennai summit on October 11-12, 2019, after the People’s Liberation Army’s aggression in eastern Ladakh in May.
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The meeting of the foreign ministers is an annual event held on the margins of the UN General Assembly.(PTI)
The meeting of the foreign ministers is an annual event held on the margins of the UN General Assembly.(PTI)

Cross-border terror among key challenges for Saarc: Jaishankar

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Jaishankar was addressing an informal virtual meeting of foreign ministers of the eight-member grouping, whose functioning has stalled because of differences between India and Pakistan
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Aim to see Delhi among top 5 global destinations for startups, says Arvind Kejriwal and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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S Jaishankar at India Ideas Summit.(ANI Photo)
S Jaishankar at India Ideas Summit.(ANI Photo)

‘India, US need to focus on something ‘bigger’ as they talk trade’, says Jaishankar

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is in London, also appealed to India to do more against China. “India has a chance to take global supply chains away from China and reduce its reliance on Chinese companies in areas of telecommunications, medial supplies and others”
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S Jaishankar also emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus in the US to strengthen the relationship with India.
S Jaishankar also emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus in the US to strengthen the relationship with India.

Disengagement in progress: Jaishankar

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 05:44 AM IST
A date for the meeting of senior military commanders next week is being worked out, and the situation on ground reveals a complete disengagement at Galwan with neither of the forces sitting on or next to the LAC.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a senior US Senator that India will “settle” the Kashmir issue on its own(REUTERS)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a senior US Senator that India will “settle” the Kashmir issue on its own(REUTERS)

‘Don’t worry, one democracy will settle it,’: Jaishankar to US Senator on Kashmir

By Press Trust of India | Munich
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Referring to the Kashmir issue during a panel discussion, Senator Lindsey Graham said the best way to sell democracy will be to settle the Kashmir issue in a democratic way.
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Mourners attend the funeral procession of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Kerbala, Iraq, January 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
Mourners attend the funeral procession of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Kerbala, Iraq, January 4, 2020.(REUTERS)

‘Deeply concerned’: India dials Tehran over ‘serious turn of developments’ after top Iran general’s death

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:45 AM IST
The external affairs minister had a word with the Iranian leader barely days after Iran’s top military commander Soleimani was killed in an US air strike as his convoy left the airport at Baghdad. Soleimani was the head of Iran’s elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic world.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was scheduled to meet the Congressional leaders on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of the 2+2 meeting that he and defence minister Rajnath Singh had with their American counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper.(AP PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was scheduled to meet the Congressional leaders on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of the 2+2 meeting that he and defence minister Rajnath Singh had with their American counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper.(AP PHOTO.)

India blames US Congressional panel for cancelled meeting with Jaishankar

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Jayapal, who was born in Chennai, has been extremely and publicly critical of the restrictions in Kashmir since the August 5 abrogation of Article 370 and rights of religious minorities in India generally.
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Addressing more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in Houston on September 22, with US president Trump standing next to him, Modi cheered for his ‘friend’ Trump and said ‘abki baar, Trump sarkar’. (Photo @narendramodi)
Addressing more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in Houston on September 22, with US president Trump standing next to him, Modi cheered for his ‘friend’ Trump and said ‘abki baar, Trump sarkar’. (Photo @narendramodi)

‘Don’t misinterpret’: Jaishankar on PM Modi’s ‘Trump sarkar’ remarks

By HT Correspondent | HindustanTimes, New Dlehi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 09:48 AM IST
The minister, who is on a three-day trip to Washington DC, strongly refuted the notion that PM Modi used the phrase to endorse Trump’s candidature for his 2020 re-election campaign.
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India and the US are in advanced stages of trade discussions.(ANI Photo)
India and the US are in advanced stages of trade discussions.(ANI Photo)

Trade dispute with US resolvable, says Jaishankar

By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 03:24 AM IST
S Jaishankar presented a positive view of the India-US ties. “I am overall very confident about both the near-term and long-term future of the relationship,” he said.
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The US has also raised concerns over high trade deficit with India.(HT image)
The US has also raised concerns over high trade deficit with India.(HT image)

Most of Indo-US trade disputes resolvable in near term: Jaishankar

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 09:24 PM IST
On the other hand the US wants greater market access for its farm and manufacturing products, dairy items and medical devices, and cut on import duties on some ICT products. The US has also raised concerns over high trade deficit with India.
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‘PoK a part of India, expect to have jurisdiction over it’: Jaishankar

By Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:31 PM IST
External Affairs Minster S Jaishankar has said that PoK is a part of India and it expects to have physical jurisdiction over the region one day.
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As the two largest developing countries and emerging economies, cooperation between India and China is of great importance to the world, Jaishankar told state-run Xinhua news agency here in an interview on Sunday.(HT image)
As the two largest developing countries and emerging economies, cooperation between India and China is of great importance to the world, Jaishankar told state-run Xinhua news agency here in an interview on Sunday.(HT image)

India, China must respect each other’s core concerns: Jaishankar

By Press Trust of India | Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Jaishankar, who concluded his three-day visit to Beijing on Monday, held extensive and in-depth talks with his counterpart Wang Yi on the entire gamut of the India-China ties.
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India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum in Bangkok, Thailand.(Photo: AP)
India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum in Bangkok, Thailand.(Photo: AP)

With focus on Ladakh status, Jaishankar begins China visit

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Jaishankar’s two-day visit to China was finalised before New Delhi revoked the special status to J&K and bifurcated the state into two union territories on August 5. China has called India’s decision to change Ladakh’s status to a union territory (UT) “unacceptable”.
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New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaks at Rajya Sabha during Budget Session in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaks at Rajya Sabha during Budget Session in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Efforts on to get Jadhav back, says govt on ICJ ruling; sends Pak a message

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Making a statement in Rajya Sabha, he said the verdict of the International Court of Justice is not only a vindication for Jadhav but also for all those who believe in the rule of law.
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An official, who declined to be named, said India had been buying Russian weapons even before CAATSA was enacted and there were indications from the Pentagon and the US state department that a waiver would be given by the US.(PTI)
An official, who declined to be named, said India had been buying Russian weapons even before CAATSA was enacted and there were indications from the Pentagon and the US state department that a waiver would be given by the US.(PTI)

India keen to seal sanction waiver on S-400 during Mike Pompeo’s visit

By Shishir Gupta and Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 10:04 AM IST
India believes it meets the criteria for a waiver from US sanctions on the $5.2-billion deal with Russia for the S-400 missile defence system and New Delhi cannot “wish away” its long-standing defence relations with Moscow, according to people familiar with the developments.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo and the US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, in New Delhi, Thursday, September 06, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)(PTI9_6_2018_000256B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo and the US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, in New Delhi, Thursday, September 06, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)(PTI9_6_2018_000256B)(PTI)

Pompeo at high table: Terror, trade top agenda of talks with PM, Jaishankar

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Secretary Pompeo is scheduled to have a pre-lunch meeting with external affairs minister S Jaishankar, followed by a lunch hosted by the latter. He will then call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi before leaving for Osaka the next day for the G20 Summit.
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External affairs minister Jaishankarr, said that the interest in the pilgrimage, which started in 1981, has increased significantly over the years.(Mohd Zakir / Ht Photo)
External affairs minister Jaishankarr, said that the interest in the pilgrimage, which started in 1981, has increased significantly over the years.(Mohd Zakir / Ht Photo)

Jaishankar announces start of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 01:13 PM IST
Jaishankar said the pilgrimage is an important step towards promoting people-to-people exchanges and strengthening friendship and understanding between the two countries.
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Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)

S Jaishankar’s appointment will boost US-India ties, say experts

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Jaishankar, 64, known for his skillful diplomacy, tough negotiating tactics and strategic vision, has served as the Indian ambassador to the US from 2013-2015.
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Former foreign Secretary S Jaishankar takes oath as cabinet minister during swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India, on May 30, 2019(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Former foreign Secretary S Jaishankar takes oath as cabinet minister during swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India, on May 30, 2019(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

S Jaishankar’s entry marks the era of the expert

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:14 PM IST
His role becomes important as India faces unusual foreign policy challenges
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