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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Sri Lanka a priority, says PM Modi during virtual summit with PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Indian PM Narendra Modi congratulated Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa on his recent victory which he said shows "confidence in your leadership"

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Bhutan supports G4's bid for UNSC reforms

Earlier this week foreign ministers of G4 countries met and called for urgent reforms "to better reflect contemporary realities".

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India slams Pak PM Imran Khan at UN, highlights Islamabad's support for terror, religious persecution

India's diplomat recalled how Imran Khan had referred to terrorist Osama Bin Laden as a 'martyr' in the Pakistani Parliament in July last year.

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Indian diplomat walks out of UNGA hall as Pak PM mentions Kashmir in speech

Imran Khan, on expected lines, raked the Kashmir issue and lashed out at India during his UNGA speech.

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At UN, India raises the issue of misuse of blasphemy laws by Pakistan against minorities

Misuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan is something that has been talked about at the international level, especially when it comes to the case of Christian Pakistani women Asia Bibi who later got…

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New Japan PM bats for quad in first conversation with Indian counterpart

The Indian readout of the meet said both leaders "emphasised that the economic architecture of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region" must be premised on "resilient supply chains, and in…

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Funds being collected by proscribed terror outfits in name of charity: India hits out at Pak at UNHRC

The national investigation agency or NIA recently said Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) founded by United Nations-listed terrorist Hafiz Saeed has been supporting terror activities in the union…

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Not appropriate time for SAARC summit in Pakistan: Maldives

The summit was to happen in 2016 in Islamabad but India along with most SAARC countries boycotted it due to Uri Terror attack perpetrated by Pakistan based terrorist.

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Pakistan proposal for SAARC Leaders Summit in Islamabad fails to get backing

The SAARC FMs meet is an annual gathering which has been taking place since 1997 on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly. Due to COVID, the meet happened virtually for the first time…

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"Typical of Pakistan...”, says India as Islamabad rakes Kashmir at SAARC, CICA 

Ministry of external affairs said this is "inconsistent with the principles and charter of such organizations and their meetings" but "what else can be expected of a country that indulges in cross…

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357 members of Afghanistan minority community have arrived in India: MEA  

The March 25 attack on Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib saw the death of 24 Afghan Sikhs and one Indian Sikh.

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India, China need to adjust to each other's rise: S Jaishankar

After the meet, the corps commanders of India and China met earlier this week and agreed that build up should be stopped.

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Pakistan has no legal basis to convert Gilgit-Baltistan as its 5th province: India

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava in response to a WION question said, “Any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the militarily occupied so-called “Gilgit-Baltistan…

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EAM lists Cross-border terrorism, blocking connectivity & obstructing trade as 3 challenges at SAARC FMs meet

In the meet, EAM, "Reaffirmed India’s commitment to Neighbourhood First policy" and "towards building a connected, integrated, secure and prosperous South Asia".

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Jaishankar, NSA Doval at Saudi National Day in Delhi; Saudi envoy calls India 'important strategic partner'

Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth-largest trade partner and a major source of energy as India imports around 18% of its crude oil requirement from the Kingdom.

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