Ex-Navy men escape Qatar death row, but quick India return unlikely

The eight former Indian Navy officers whose death sentence has been commuted by a court of appeal in Qatar will now have to serve between three and 25 years in a Qatari prison. However, it would be tough for India to get these men back to India before the completion of their sentences. Read More

Qatar court commutes death penalty handed to ex-Indian Navy men

In what should come as an immediate but temporary relief to India, a Qatari court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of eight former Indian Navy personnel to varying prison terms. Read More

‘Human trafficking’: France grounds plane with over 300 Indians, 2 held

France has grounded a plane that took over from Dubai and was going to Nicaragua with over 300 Indians on board when the plane landed at the Vatry airport, 150 kilometres east of Paris, on the suspicion of human trafficking. Read More

France’s Macron to be chief guest at Republic Day 2024 celebrations

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, will be the chief guest at the main Republic Day celebrations in the national capital on January 26. Macron has acknowledged the invite and announced that he will be in New Delhi for the events. Read More

India set to sell Akash AD system to Armenia as Azerbaijan sees red

The deal, valued at approximately ₹6,000 crores and involves the delivery of Akash supersonic surface-to-air missile system, has upset Armenia’s archenemy, Azerbaijan, which has warned that it may destabilize the south Caucasus. Read More

Oman’s Sultan Haitham in India, holds bilateral talks with PM Modi

Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, who arrived in the national capital on a three-day visit to India, was accorded a warm reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Droupadi Murmu. Later, Sultan Haitham held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More

Gupta in Pannun case: Indian-American lawmakers ‘concerned’

Five Indian-American members of the United States Congress issued a joint statement after being briefed by the Biden administration with classified information on an Indian citizen’s involvement in an alleged assassination plot of a Canadian-American Khalistani activist. Read More

Maldives junks pact with India signed during Modi’s 2019 Male visit

The new Maldivian government of the pro-China president, Mohamed Muizzu, has cancelled an agreement that the Maldives National Defence Force signed with the Indian Navy during the previous government of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to carry out extensive hydrographic surveys in the atoll nation. Read More

Article 370 dilution: India rejects OIC’s new statement on Kashmir

India strongly rejected the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s call for the resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with UN security council resolutions. This development comes in the wake of the recent Supreme Court verdict that upheld the government’s 2019 move to abrogate the special status given to the erstwhile state. Read More

After skipping similar UNGA poll, India votes in favour of Gaza truce

India seems to have changed its recent stand on the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza and voted in favour of a United Nations general assembly resolution along with 153 other nations calling for a ceasefire in the besieged Palestinian enclave. Ten countries voted against it while 23 abstained. Read More

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