Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times

Jayanth Jacob

Hindustan Times

New Delhi, DL, India

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Past articles by Jayanth:

Why Abdulla Yameen’s ouster is good news for India

Maldives has become a showpiece of mega projects-driven Chinese foreign policy as well as an important player in President Xi Jinping’s marquee one-road-one-belt project. → Read More

After Pak PM’s letter, Govt says foreign ministers to meet in New York

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will be in New York to attend the SAARC foreign ministers lunch on September 27 where her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will also present. → Read More

Joint Indo-China project to train Afghan envoys to begin in October

India and China had agreed to train diplomats from Afghanistan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping’s informal summit in China’s Wuhan in April. → Read More

Parliament panel hails govt’s handling of Doklam standoff

The report includes submissions by senior government officials to the panel, which emphasised that the standoff in Dolkam was clearly the result of “an effort to compromise our security.” → Read More

US expects India to reduce oil imports from Iran to zero by November

The US has said that countries need to reduce the import of oil from Iran to zero, though they “would consider waivers” and from the sanctions that are planned to begin on November 4 → Read More

US asks Pakistan to act against culprits of Uri, Pathankot, Mumbai attacks

In the two-plus-two dialogue between the India and US, the two countries also decided to increase information-sharing efforts on known or suspected terrorists. → Read More

US-India 2+2 talks: A platform that reviews the entire range of bilateral relationship

The two plus two is a high level dialogue mechanism between the foreign ministers, defence ministries of the two countries that befits their strategic partnership. → Read More

Ahead of 2+2 talks, India hopes US takes lenient view of Russia arms deal, Iran oil imports

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will discuss collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region and other issues with US secretary of state, Mike R Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis. → Read More

India seeks Russia’s help in new bid to enter Nuclear Suppliers Group

The 48-member NSG works on the principle of consensus for admitting new members. India has not signed the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) for an entry into the group. → Read More

Kerala floods: Centre firm on no-aid policy but may allow funds under ‘schemes’

India may, however, not be averse to treating some offers as ‘humanitarian aid or reconstruction plans under other schemes’, the people indicated. The details of the schemes could be worked out later, the people added. → Read More

Extradition among options India trying to get back Mehul Choksi

Another option would be initiating the legal process to prove that Mehul Choksi acquired Antigua citizenship to escape Indian law. → Read More

Central govt likely to launch more Quick Impact Projects abroad

The quick impact projects mostly cover upgradation of physical infrastructure such as roads, local community centres, social infrastructure such as in the education, health, sanitation or community development sectors. → Read More

Over 300K Indians applications for Green Card are pending approval with US

A total of 306,601 applications filed by Indian nationals for a Green Card under the Employment-Based Preference Category are pending approval with the US authorities, the latest available data show. → Read More

NRC is India’s ‘local internal matter’ with ‘ethnic undertones’: Bangladesh

Bangladesh called the exclusion of over 40 lakh people in Assam from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) India’s “local internal matter” with “ethnic undertones”. It said New Delhi has not even once in the 48 years of Bangladesh’s existence ever raised the issue of illegal immigrants with Dhaka. → Read More

India neither surprised by Pakistan election results, nor expecting turnaround, say experts

Imran Khan, once seen as a progressive liberal, and the Cricket World Cup-winning captain of Pakistan , has undergone a major political transformation in the little over two-decade history of his political party. → Read More

Pakistan’s new government will look at Army for deciding India ties

Jayanth JacobWill a new government is Pakistan, only the second democratic handing over of power in the country’s 70-year history, bring any change to the frosty relationship... → Read More

PM Modi to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on BRICS sidelines

Prime Minister Modi will also meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who assumed office in February this year, and is expected to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin, officials said. → Read More

India seeks leniency in US sanctions on Iran, cities oil imports, Chabahar port venture

The US is re-imposing sanctions on Iran after the Trump administration decided to walk out of the Iran nuclear deal of 2015. → Read More

Four reasons led Air India to replace Taiwan with Chinese Taipei on website

Chinese Taipei is a standard nomenclature used internationally, said a person familiar with the development, listing one of the factors. → Read More

Air India’s decision consistent with international norms, India’s position on Taiwan: MEA

The external affairs ministry has defended national carrier Air India’s decision of replacing Taiwan with Chinese Taipei on its website. → Read More