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 reaches out to China, Singapore, South Korea for PPE as COVID-19 cases surge 

Three Asian countries -- South Korea, Singapore and China -- will be supplying India with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators. 

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Jack Ma Foundation sends masks, ventilators to India 

Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, Lav Aggarwal said, "We got a shipment yesterday, which has masks, Personal Protective Equipment and ventilators"

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Maldives Parliament goes virtual as social distancing becomes norm to fight coronavirus 

The actual sessions will start from Monday and will continue till health emergency is lifted.

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India cites Covid-19 as it highlights the importance of bio-weapon accord

In making the fresh call to ban biological weapons on the occasion of 45th anniversary of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) coming into force, India also mentioned the fast…

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Field hospitals can create 10 bed ICU facility in 6-hour notice: Indian Army chief

He said that the Covid crisis in a preparatory stage in India and the Indian army has the "inherent capability to rise to various emergency situations by virtue of organizational structure and…

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Situation in Iran remains precarious, India asks citizens to stay put

219 Indian students in Iran, primarily from Tehran and Shiraz, have already returned to India. India plans to evacuate another batch of more than 200 Indians from Iran on March 28. 

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World took time to respond to corona crisis, says PM Modi

India also called for reform of the world health organisation (WHO) at the G20 virtual summit that took place on Thursday evening. 
 

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Coronavirus crisis: China's role at G20 emergency summit not raised

The G20 countries met on Thursday evening for the first time via video conference to come up with a joint action plan to deal with the coronavirus issue.

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G-20 SAARC video conference on COVID-19 a blueprint for other multilateral platforms: Indian envoy to Saudi Arabia

Speaking to Wion’s diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal from Riyadh, Indian envoy to Saudi Arabia Dr Ausaf Sayeed also detailed how the Indian mission has been taking care of Indians in Saudi…

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India lends a helping hand to Bangladesh, hands over 30,000 face masks

India has extended help to various South Asian countries including the Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan

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United Nations still to discuss Covid-19 crisis formally

The world body, based out of New York has moved its operations virtually and is meeting through video conference now due to the COVID crisis. 

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Emergency G20 summit on Covid-19 on Thursday via video conference

G20 representing 86% of the global GDP is a forum that can play a leadership role. Coronavirus has become one of the most destabilising factors, economically, socially, politically all over the…

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Indian government says three Indians died outside India due to coronavirus 

A total of 276 cases of Indias infected with the deadly virus have been confirmed abroad with a substantial number of 255 from Iran's central city of Qom.

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Unsung heroes! From Tehran to Qom, Indian diplomats in Iran are leaving no stone unturned

Over 600 Indian nationals, including students, pilgrims and others, have been assisted and returned home

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India to evacuate 400 of its citizens from Iran

India has so far evacuated 389 Indians from Iran in 4 batches. The last batch came from Iran on 16th March bringing 53 Indians—52 students and one teacher.

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