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 begins repatriation from Kazakhstan; 7 flights to bring back thousands of students 

Overall, 3 Flights from Karaganda, 2 flights from Nur Sultan, 2 from Almaty will be coming in next week.

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COVID-19 dominates UN resolution for 75th anniversary; calls for reforms

The draft resolution under the commitment to "protect the planet" called COVID "historic opportunity to build back better" and need to "immediately curb greenhouse gas emission".

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Indian patrol being detained by China is inaccurate, says government sources

The Ministry of external affairs last week said the Chinese side "hindering India’s normal patrolling patterns" after China alleged that Indian side had tried to build a structure in Galwan valley…

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COVID 19: On Saudi Arabia's advice, Haj arrangements are on hold

From 23nd to 27th of May, during the Eid days, it will be a complete lockdown at the kingdom. The city of Mecca remains completely sealed and no one can enter or exit the city.

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India, Cambodia ensure trade doesn't get affected amid coronavirus crisis

Speaking exclusively to our Principal Diplomatic Correspondent Sidhant Sibal from Phnom Penh, Indian envoy to Cambodia Manika Jain said 200 Indians wanted to go back to India and for that, the…

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Covid-19: India provides aid to strategic partner Tajikistan

India's Ambassador Viraj Singh also talked about the repatriation of Indians, especially students and said, "At the moment, two Air India special flights have been scheduled from Dushanbe to Delhi…

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China's 'blood money' at World Health Organisation's WHA meet

China President Xi Jinping, in his speech, announced to provide $2 billion over two years to help with coronavirus response and with economic and social development in affected countries,…

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'Brave' Indian Sikh community members went to quarantine centers to deliver mission's supplies: Indian envoy to Portugal

Many of them didn't have food or shelter. We had stranded Indian students and seafarers, people who were on a cruise ship that is currently anchored in Lisbon. 

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Repatriation of Indians begins from Argentina; New Delhi gifts medicines to Paraguay & Uruguay

Argentina envoy to India Daniel Chuburu who was in Argentina for 2 months due to lockdown is coming to India in the first flight from Buenos Aires that left on Monday

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Taliban acknowledges Kashmir internal matter of India after fake tweets

The group also sees a positive role for India for peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan.

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Nepal cabinet approves controversial map claiming Indian territory

Elaborating on the Nepal government's approach, President Bhandari explained that the 'government of Nepal is committed to safeguarding the international borders of Nepal'

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Amid COVID-19 India donates $2 million to UNRWA for Palestinian refugees; UN calls it commendable

India's contribution was handed over by India's representative to Palestine Sunil Kumar. 

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Afghan govt comes to India's support after Taliban accused New Delhi of supporting traitors

The Afghan government would like to India to play an important role, said Gran and added, "We expect India and other neighbouring countries play a significant role in the Afghan peace process".…

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India backs Australia-EU draft at WHO's world health meet

India is among the 62 countries backing the draft which calls for "impartial, independent and comprehensive" probe into the coronavirus crisis.

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270 register for repatriation in Chile as Indian mission starts shelter to house stranded Indians

Around 50 Indians are expected to come back in a LATAM flight that will leave the country on Tuesday. 

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