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.

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India-China stand off: Russia in touch with New Delhi, Beijing

A Russian government source told WION, "Moscow is staying in touch with India and China, appreciating efforts of both partners to de-escalate and offering them to use multilateral platforms to…

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Somaliland, next to China's only military base in Indian Ocean establishes ties with Taiwan

Chinese People's Liberation Army Support Base in Djibouti was established in 2017 and gives the Chinese navy an oversight from Suez canal to western Indian ocean.

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India blacklists Pakistani organiser of Bollywood events in Houston

The matter was raised by Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale from Mumbai South-Central constituency

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MEA's new division spearheading restoration of temples, pagodas in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

DPA IV, created in January 2020, aims to put all the stakeholders on the same page when it comes to the mammoth task of dealing with projects which New Delhi is helping restore across the world.…

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Exclusive: Afghan forces destroy LeT camp at Af-Pak border; kill commander

The development comes even as Pentagon in its report on Afghanistan said, "Afghanistan-Pakistan border region remains a sanctuary for various groups" and this includes Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT).

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Indian Navy increases monitoring of vessels in Indian Ocean

The Indian Navy has steadily developed the capability of being able to monitor movements through the Indian Ocean region, and interdict them as and when required.

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Afghan-Pak border sanctuary for terror groups: Pentagon

Last month, a United Nations report said that about 6,500 Pakistanis as foreign terrorist fighters are present in Afghanistan including 1,000 belonging to Pakistan based terror groups like Jaish-e…

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Pentagon sees India's role as positive in Afghanistan

Indian aid to Afghanistan focuses primarily on four main categories-- humanitarian assistance, major infrastructure projects, small and community-based projects and education and capacity…

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INS Kesari travels 7,500 nautical miles in over 55 days to deliver coronavirus aid

The Indian ship received a warm welcome to countries where it went. The first destination was the Maldives where the consignment was formally handed over by the Indian High Commissioner Sunjay…

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China face-off fallout: India to strengthen maritime alliance in Indian Ocean region

The details of the plan are still in the works but could include countries impacted by Chinese belligerence in the South China sea

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Want peaceful, democratic Afghanistan with rights for women, minorities: Khalid Noor

Speaking to our Principal Diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal from Kabul, Khalid said, Taliban knows Afghanistan has changed but 'We have to see if they really mean that during negotiations'.…

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India calls for proper management of China-Hong Kong situation

Beijing unveiled the details of the much-anticipated law late on Tuesday after weeks of uncertainty. Critics say the legislation is aimed at snuffing out dissent.

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Amid focus on WHO, India appoints new envoy to United Nations bodies in Geneva

The previous envoy to these UN bodies in Geneva was Rajiv K Chander who completed his three-year team

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Europe's world view: German, EU envoys call for more multilateralism amid coronavirus crisis

Speaking exclusively to our Principal Diplomatic Correspondent, Sidhant Sibal, German envoy on his country's EU presidency for next six months said, "COVID will be number one priority," while EU…

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India-China standoff: Mobilisation of troops continues along LAC, say Indian sources to WION

Both India and China had agreed on 'disengagement' amid the standoff after June 6 corps commander meet, but the Chinese Army attempted to unilaterally change the situation on the ground on June 15…

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