Manmohan Singh is likely to undertake a ‘thanksgiving’ visit to the UAE for its cooperation in the arrests of terrorists like Abdul Karim Tunda, Yasin Bhatkal and Abu Jundal. Could this first visit by an Indian PM in over 30 years help India bring Dawood Ibrahim to justice?
Notwithstanding naysayers, the long and short of it is that Mian Nawaz Sharif and Sardar Manmohan Singh will have a bilateral meeting in New York likely to be held on September 29th.
The foreign office consultation was significant not only as it comes a bit over a week before the UN General Assembly session but at a time when US Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is on a visit to the region.
China and Bhutan will be conducting a “joint technical field survey” in September in a move to settle their boundary disputes, which could shrink the buffer zone between the Siliguri corridor and the India-China border in Chumbi valley.
South Block is upset over events in Qatar where the Taliban betrayed the presumption of having secured international recognition, and has reserved for Kerry the frostiest reception accorded to a visiting US Secretary of State in recent times.