New Delhi, Jan 22: India is clearly gaining the edge over China when it comes to vaccine diplomacy.
Free shipments containing the first batch of Covishield which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India have already reached many nations. 2 million doses were supplied to Bangladesh, while 1 million was given to Nepal as a gift under the Neighbourhood First Policy.
New Delhi, Jan 11: India and China have maintained communication at the ground level to avoid any “misunderstandings and misjudgments” even as discussions continue for achieving complete disengagement in all friction areas, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
However senior officials tell OneIndia that the disengagement process is expected to take longer. This is because of the upcoming 100 year anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party planned in July. President Xi Jinping would want to showcase a strong position. Moreover the standoff with India along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, provides President Xi, the perfect opportunity to divert the nation’s attention from the poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi, Jan 08: China is not being allowed to play any procedural games and France has been very supportive of India at the UNSC on the Kashmir issue, Emmanuel Bonne, the diplomatic advisor to French President, Emmanuel Macron said.
He is in New Delhi for the annual India-France strategic dialogue with National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval.
New Delhi, Jan 02: India has asked China to urgently provide practical and time-bound assistance to help the sailors stuck in the two ships anchored off the Jingtang and Caofeidian ports.
India told Beijing that the conditions are becoming increasingly difficult for the 39 sailors from India and they are being forced to live onboard the MV Jag and MV Anastasia, which have been anchored off the ports of China for several months now.
New Delhi, Jan 01: India will allow the Tibetan refugees to cast votes to elect the new political leader of the exiled community. This move comes in the wake of China warning the Indian media against playing the Tibet Card.
Thousands of Tibetans living in exile in India (TGiE), the United States, Europe and other countries will cast their votes on Sunday and on April 11 and this would send out a strong message to China.
New Delhi, Dec 31: The European Union leaders and the Chinese sealed a landmark pact which would make it easier for their companies to invest in each other. President of China, Xi Jinping had earlier this month intervened to extend key market access concessions to businesses under the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.
It was the persuasion by Xi that that made the European Union accede to the pact. Brussels expects to open up lucrative opportunities for its businesses.
New Delhi, Dec 30: Even as China makes attempts to bring the warring factions in Nepal together, there are plans afloat to target Prime Minister K P Oli’s credentials in case he does not cave.
So far, the team of the Chinese Communist Party has not been able to any headway, with Oli remaining firm on his decision on the dissolution of Parliament. While China has been criticised for interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs, the Chinese Communist Party has maintained that its team is in Kathmandu only to deepen relations between the political parties of the two countries.