Sidhant Sibal

Sidhant Sibal

Sidhant Sibal is the principal diplomatic correspondent for WION. When he is not working, you will find him playing with his dog.

Maldives-China FTA is dead: Speaker of Maldivian Parliament Mohamed Nasheed tells WION

'The FTA is dead. It is not proceeding and it has to come to the parliament first for it to be implemented,' Nasheed told WION's diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal. 

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Maldives refuses to comment on Citizenship Amendment Bill, says respects India's domestic processes

Indian parliament has its right, granted by the people of this country and constitution on appropriate laws. It is not for the Maldives to comment on such an issue, said Abdulla Shahid.

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With RECP in focus, Japanese trade minister to meet Piyush Goyal on Tuesday 

Japan wants India to join the RCEP from which New Delhi had withdrawn in November during the East Asia Summit. 

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Taliban has to integrate into new Afghanistan: Afghan chief of mission tells WION

While speaking exclusively to WION's diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal, Afghanistan's chief of mission Tahir Qadiry said the Afghan government wants peace talks which are dignified and peace-…

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Only a Pakistani national can represent Kulbhushan Jhadav in court, insists Islamabad

During the consular access given to Indian side on September 2, a power of attorney was signed by Jhadav under which the Indian high commission can represent him for further legal recourse. 

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Isreal shares its regional connectivity plan with India 

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Israel Katz met India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Meditteranean dialogue last week and shared the “Tracks for…

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SAARC needs greater collaboration to act against terrorism: PM Narendra Modi

The announcement of Saturday's test at the Sohae satellite launch site came just hours after US President Donald Trump said he would be "surprised" by any hostile action from the North.

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We don't comment on internal affairs of other countries: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar 

While he said he is aware that such traditions are not there in Europe and North America, the EAM added that 'the problem is when you start being judgemental'.

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Nakamura assassination: India mulled over his technique to divert water from Salma dam 

Nakamura was assassinated last week by unknown persons in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 

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Lithuania's Hindi-speaking foreign secretary says Hindi is key to the future

We believe India is playing an increasingly important role, Lithuania's foreign secretary Laimonas Talat Kelpsa told WION.

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Ecuador denies Nithyananda's request for refuge; says he may be heading to Haiti 

The mission 'categorically' denied reports that Nithyananda was given 'asylum by Ecuador'.

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If Taliban engages with Afghan government, India can drop its hesitations: Former ambassador to Afghanistan

'The only way forward is through a ceasefire and with the Taliban engaging with the Afghan government and the Afghan people,' Sinha said. 

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India to build cancer hospital, cricket stadium in Maldives 

India gifted in-shore patrol vessel CGS Kaamiyaabu to Maldives National Defense Force Coast Guard which President Solih said will be a 'valuable asset' to protect the maritime border. 

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MiG-29 upgrade allows weapon customisation, improves operating range

The fuel payload has been increased and the operating range has been improved

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Male to get lit with Indian LED bulbs, get vessel for patrolling from India

The other 3 projects are-- the launch of RuPay card, gifting Fast Interceptor Craft and 3 Fish processing plants.PM Modi and President Solih will inaugurate the project at 4 pm via video…

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