What does Shiv Shankar Menon, one of India's most brilliant diplomats and the former National Security Advisor, think of the Modi visit to the US, the Chinese stand-off in Ladakh and the situation on the LoC? Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com listens in. What India, Shiv Shankar Menon, who served as India's ambassador to Beijing in the mid-2000s, was seeking from China, "is very much what the US is seeking." "We don't want confrontation; we are trying to build a cooperative relationship in which both ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, has not been accorded the status of a Union Minister Of State, unlike his predecessors Brijesh Mishra, MK Narayanan and Shiv Shankar Menon. Doval has been put at par with the Principal Secretary rank, just a step above Cabinet Secretary, one step below an MoS. Sources say, Doval is upset. ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Rajnath Singh keen to use NSA Ajit Doval's expertise in internal security matters Economic Times, 1 month ago
Departing from the convention of the National Security Advisor (NSA) doubling up as the special representative for boundary talks with Beijing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may appoint foremost China expert Shyam Saran, a former foreign secretary, ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago Govt in bind over selecting envoy for China talks Deccan Herald, 4 days ago PM to appoint emissary for boundary row talks Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Barely hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaj Sharif harped before the world audience on its over-six-decade-old position, long discarded by India as unacceptable and held impractical by most nations deeply interested in peace in the region, that ...The Echo Of India, 1 week ago
Xi Jinping has agreed to start his India tour from Gujarat. Much is being written about the important issues that will figure in his talks with the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi. Surely Modi will push for an early resolution of the border ...Calcutta Telegraph, 1 month ago
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is readying to welcome Chinese president Xi Jinping to Ahmedabad on 17 September. As part of the high-level preparation, PM Modi met former ambassadors to China and former foreign secretaries Shyam Saran and Shiv Shankar Menon. Modi has understood the scope of dealing with China with help of them. Menon has been National Security Advisor and PM's envoy to handle Boder talks with China. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's plan to hold a spiritual conclave in Delhi in the third week of this month put Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Government in a fix as it is preparing to host Chinese President Xi Jinping in the national capital around the same time.Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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