Showing posts with label Modi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modi. Show all posts

Monday, March 9, 2015

Indian PM Modi will may visit Pakistan for SAARC Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will “certainly” visit Pakistan next year to attend the SAARC Summit according to Pakistan's Premier Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz.

Pakistan is going to host the 19th SAARC summit in 2016. Leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will attend the meeting.

Talking about Indo-Pak relations, Aziz was quoted by Dawn News as saying that “all matters of common interest will be included in the talks, whenever they are started.”

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visited Pakistan on March 3 as part of his ‘SAARC yatra’ and held talks with his counterpart Aizaz Chaudhary during which he conveyed the expectations of the Indian leadership on SAARC and the determination to forge a cooperative relationship with all the neighbours.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Modi Meets with Other Heads of Nations in 18th SAARC Summit

Indian PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 26, 2014.

Speech by Heads of Member Nations on First Day of 18th SAARC Summit

The 18th SAARC Summit was inaugurated by Nepal's PM Sushil Koirala.

India's PM Narendra Modi's Speech:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PM Modi Handing Over Helicopter and Inagurating Ktm-Delhi Bus Service [VIDEO]

On the occasion of 18th SAARC Summit, India's PM Narendra Modi has arrived Kathmandu. He is handing over a helicopter to Nepal Army in a ceremony.

The key of the advanced featured helicopter was handed by PM Modi to Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in an even at Tudikhel, Kathmandu.

Modi Speech Highlights in Nepal during SAARC Summit

Modi speech highlights: Click here to watch full video

  • Modi announces INR 500'and 1000 notes upto 25,000 can be brought from india to nepal.
  • Soil testing techno system to be handed over to Nepal for development of agriculture.
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi urges #Nepali leaders to deliver constitution in time
  • Nepali leaders be more responsible and draft constitution as soon as possible
  • This trauma centre will strengthen Indo-Nepal relations: PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of National Trauma Center in Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • He regrets for not being able to visit Lumbini, Janakpur and Muktinath this time.
  • PM Modi feels grateful for handing over Medical Center to Nepal
  • Ktm-Delhi Bus service to be operated with Wi-Fi internet if possible.

Trauma Center Being Inaugurated by Indian PM Narendra Modi

Modi speech highlights:

Modi announces INR 500'and 1000 notes upto 25,000 can be brought from india to nepal.

Soil testing techno system to be handed over to Nepal for development of agriculture.

He regrets for not being able to visit Lumbini, Janakpur and Muktinath this time.

This is How Modi Was Welcomed in Kathmandu for 18th SAARC Summit [With Video]

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived Kathmandu for attending the 18th SAARC Summit going to start tomorrow for next two days.

PM Modi was welcomed by Bamdev Gautam in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

During the courses of the next three days, Mr Modi is scheduled to meet Nepal PM Sushil Koirala and other Nepali leaders on Tuesday itself.

Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi being received by Hon'ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal Shri Bamdev Gautam (right), on his arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Suchana Bibhaag/Department of Information, Nepal)

Monday, November 24, 2014

PM Modi to Gift Helicopter & Handover built Trauma Centre To Nepal

In upcoming visit to Nepal for attending 18th SAARC Summit, Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is scheduled to handover a trauma centre at the heart of Nepal's Capital Kathmandu.

Also, Indian PM will gift an advanced light helicopter (ALH) named HAL Dhruv Mark-3, to Nepal which will be very helpful in emergency period too and will meet the requirements of both military and civil operators.

The keys of the helicopter will be handed over to Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala who will then hand them over to Chief of the Nepal Army (NA) Gen Gaurav Sumsher Rana at a function organized at the Nepal Army Pavilion in Tundikhel.

The  200-bedded Trauma center was built with Indian aid of Rs.1.5-billion years ago for providing better medical facility to Nepali citizens.

Few years ago, Nepal had sought to expressed interest in purchasing two ALHs from India at a highly subsidised price at the 11th Bilateral Consultative Group meeting in Kathmandu in July.

The helicopter is designed to meet the requirements of both military and civil operators. Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the helicopter costs $6.5 million. It has already landed in Kathmandu Saturday.

Tthe helicopter which costs $6.5 million is well equipped with rocket, air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles and a gun turret.

The centre is equipped with advanced 150 beds, six operation theatres, 14 intensive care units (ICUs), eight resuscitation rooms and beds for emergency observation, 10 examination cubicles in the outpatient department and a triage area.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Narendra Modi to Talk with Nawaz Sharif at 18th SAARC summit

India's Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is travelling to neighboring country Nepal on Tuesday for attending the 18th SAARC summit to be held in capital Kathmandu. PM Modi is expected to meet all top Saarc leaders, including his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Though there is no proposal for a bilateral meeting with Sharif, PM is expected to have a meaningful dialogue with as many Saarc leaders as possible and would handle all aspects of relationships.

The schedule of the bilateral meets are yet to be finalized whereas India is willing to have peaceful and cooperative relations with Pakistan constructing the framework under the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration.

This will be Modi's second visit to Nepal after taking over as PM and the visit is expected to have a substantive bilateral component.

Update on 25th Nov, 9:19 NT:
On tuesday, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif said that his side is ready to hold talks but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off by it "unilaterally".

He blamed India for cancelling the meeting unilaterally.

Nepali Protests as Modi Reschedules Tour Cancelling Visits to 3 Places

People of Janakpur and other places in Nepal are protesting as soon as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cancellation his scheduled visit to these towns spread.

PM Modi's visit to 3 different places was scheduled during his trip to Nepal to attend 14th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu from November 26-27, 2014.

The Indian external affairs ministry confirmed the cancellation due to "unavoidable domestic commitments and pre-scheduled travels within" India.

During his last visit to Kathmandu last month, Prime Minister Modi had expressed a desire to visit other places in Nepal, including Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath.

There has been widespread interest in Prime Minister's schedule in the upcoming visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Indian Cabinet approves pacts with SAARC countries on power, tourism and Railways

With 18th SAARC summit coming nearer, the Union cabinet of India today cleared three key framework agreements with member-countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and setting up of a regional power grid. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi's is visiting Nepal for attending the SAARC summit starting few days ahead.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism was also given a green signal by the cabinet. The memorandum is proposed to be signed during Modi's visit to Nepal beginning 25 November.

India is the sixth-biggest donor to Afghanistan's reconstruction since the fall of the Taliban and has been involved in various infrastructure development and capacity-building projects as part of a $2-billion aid programme. Afghanistan is home to major natural resource deposits including iron ore and natural gas, which India hasn't been able to harness because of logistical and other reasons. The country is also the gateway to Central Asia and beyond, making it a country of major strategic interest to Delhi.

Will Sharif-Modi meeting held at 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu?

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi remains undecided, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told media in the weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

FO spokesperson said PM would participate in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit on November 26 and November 27 while meeting with host country (Nepal) leadership has been settled.

She further refuted news reports of PM turning down a car for the summit from India, adding that no car was offered by India and “so there was no question of turning down the offer”.

FO told that 55 thousand people have lost their lives at the hands of terrorism whereas indiscriminate operation is being carried out against the militants.
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Modi Visit to Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath Cancelled

The scheduled visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on three places apart from Kathmandu has been cancelled. The visit was confirmed while arrival of Modi on the occasion of 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu after a week.

Different political parties were protesting against Modi's speech in Lumbini, Muktinath, Janakpur which resulted in cancellation of the event. Indian Embassy confirmed the notice which might be due to insecurity. PM Modi had told he would visit Lumbini last month during first visit to Nepal.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Will Modi will bring new life to the 18th SAARC Summit?

Precisely six months after Narendra Modi took office as prime minister and his promise of achche din or "good days" caught the imagination of the Indian people, the high expectations raised by Modi's style and governance are spreading in the country's neighbourhood.

When Modi and seven other heads of State and government from South Asia meet in Kathmandu a week from today, India will stop being treated as the whipping boy within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation for the first time since Saarc was formed with great fanfare in 1985.

In the run up to next week's Kathmandu summit, voices continue to be raised that India should do more for its neighbours than vice versa in echoes of the ill-advised and mercifully short-lived "Gujral doctrine", but such voices are fewer and feebler than at any time before.

Instead, the new talking point in the region is that although India accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the region's economy, its resources, South Asia's demographic dividend and much else, the country could be held back in its "Modification" — in more ways than one — unless the prime minister incorporates neighbouring countries into his vision for the future.

Because Modi constantly stresses development, both social and economic, in his speeches, the single big theme for the Kathmandu summit will be that the entire South Asia region should move forward together and no country should become the laggard within Saarc.

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Did Modi And Sharif as Democrats Transcend Borders to Unite Against The Pak Army?

Modi won a landslide victory in the recently concluded elections in India. While that was a surprise, his invitations to all the SAARC heads of governments to grace his swearing in ceremony was a bigger surprise for one and all. Almost as an export, the surprise even landed in Pakistan.With the ball being unexpectedly thrown into their court by an uneasy neighbour, who was assumed not to follow 'love thy neighbour', unsure Pakistan was certainly in disarray.

Although, complete suddenness and 'go we lose not go we lose' situation made the political decision hard, not having a single power centre made it harder. Though external cause was blamed, a delayed yes from the army possibly delayed PM Sharif's yes. In addition, Pakistani brains airing venom against Modi in its TV, didn't make things easy.

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