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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
The Centre is in a bind over the appointment of India's new special representative for boundary negotiation with China as it has to take a call on according the Minister of State (MoS) status to the person chosen for the job and place him above National ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago PM to appoint emissary for boundary row talks Deccan Herald, 2 months 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 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
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