Narendra Modi


  • India 2018-12-27 10:21

    Crackdown on global charities in India

    TEHRAN - Global charities with operations in India have been forced to sack staff after the Indian government froze their bank accounts, accusing them of receiving funds from overseas.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-25 11:40

    Pakistan army chief backs PM Khan’s peace overtures to India

    TEHRAN - The civil and military leadership in Pakistan have often had conflicting views on important political issues, with latter asserting its authority and influencing major policy decisions.

  • India-Chhian 2018-12-25 11:35

    India, China hold joint military drill

    TEHRAN - As part of their military collaboration, India and China held fortnight-long joint anti-terrorism training drill in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province. The last exercise of the drill was a joint operation in the setting of an urban neighborhood and included a hostage rescue, said a report.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-19 19:58

    Conflict-torn Kashmir set for president's rule

    TEHRAN - As the governor's rule comes to an end in Indian-controlled-Kashmir on Wednesday, the region reeling under violence is set to come under President’s rule from Thursday.

  • Sanjay Hegde 2018-12-16 09:53

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Election results in India show huge drop in support for BJP and revival for Congress

    TEHRAN - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback last week after losing three key states to the main opposition party Indian National Congress (INC).

  • Modi 2018-12-13 11:27

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India Elections: Modi’s party suffers big setback, loses key states

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback on Tuesday after losing three key states to Indian National Congress (INC), the main opposition party, in state elections. Congress is all set to form governments in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Raza Rumi 2018-12-03 22:40

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Indian gov. avoids dialogue with Pakistan

    TEHRAN _ The relations between two estranged neighbors – India and Pakistan – continue to be marked by acrimony and distrust. Despite the new government in Islamabad headed by Imran Khan extending a hand of friendship to New Delhi, the response from the BJP-led government in India has not been too warm, owing to several reasons, including India’s allegation that Pakistan supports terrorist groups.

  • G20 2018-12-01 22:39

    India, China, Russia hold first trilateral talks in 12 years at G-20

    TEHRAN _ After a gap of more than a decade, regional giants India, China and Russia held a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Friday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held the trilateral meeting after a gap of 12 years to discuss cooperation in various areas.

  • Imran khan 2018-11-29 02:32

    Pakistan PM lays stone of Kartarpur corridor

    TEHRAN_While India has categorically stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending the SAARC Summit in Islamabad, some Indian union ministers on Wednesday attended the foundation laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan.

  • The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah 2018-11-06 07:47

    ‘Mainstream space shrinking in Kashmir’

    TEHRAN -The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah says people in the trouble-torn valley are losing their appetite for the mainstream parties as political space has “shrunk” for them due to the worsening security situation.

  • OPEC 2018-10-18 08:36

    OPEC says it hasn't failed India

    TEHRAN- A day after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced concerns about high crude prices, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Tuesday said it has not failed India and other major consuming countries as it restored stability in the market after four years of downturn.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, October 5. The two nations' strategic relationship dates back to the Cold War and both leaders were keen to assert their identity as global economic power swings to the East. 2018-10-08 15:33

    India Will Buy Weapons from Russia and Oil from Iran, Ignoring U.S. Warnings

    India was set to enter lucrative bids for Russian weapons and Iranian oil, despite warnings and potential sanctions from Washington.

  • Kallol Bhattacherjee 2018-10-01 17:37

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Putin’s India visit will test Modi’s idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ for India’

    TEHRAN - Russian President Vladmir Putin will be visiting India next week (October 4-5) to attend the 19th India-Russia summit with focus on advancing bilateral ties between the two countries. New Delhi is hoping to build on the momentum of the successful summit held in Sochi in May this year and follow up on the ambitious defence deals.

  • Pakistan-India 2018/10/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India-Pakistan verbal bang-bang at UN

    TEHRAN - Since the formation of new government in Islamabad, a series of overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad had rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation. But, much to the chagrin of peaceniks, it proved hogwash. The battle lines are drawn again. The war of words has resumed. Accusations and counter-accusations are flying thick and fast. The gains made in recent weeks have been squandered.

  • Putin 2018-09-30 01:00

    Putin to visit India next week

    TEHRAN - Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit India on October 4-5 for the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit, Indian government officially announced on Friday.

  • china-India 2018-09-26 23:55

    India, China military exchanges grow

    TEHRAN - The military exchanges between the two regional giants and economic powers India and China have grown rapidly following this year’s meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, Indian envoy to China said.

  • China- India 2018-09-18 09:50

    India not to lower guard along border with China

    TEHRAN - India will not lower its guard along the border with China, while maintaining border peace in sync with the “Wuhan” spirit, Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, according to reports.

  • Pakistsan-India 2018-09-11 04:45

    Pakistan's new govt. rekindles hope in India

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, have shown inclination to bury the hatchet and open a new chapter in their relationship since the change of guard in Islamabad.

  • Modi 2018-08-14 11:07

    Indian PM Modi confident of winning another term

    TEHRAN - Dismissing the attempts of opposition parties to corner him ahead of general election next year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would be re-elected with an even bigger majority in parliament in 2019.

  • Modi- Khan 2018-08-02 12:12

    Modi congratulates Khan, both discuss regional peace

    According to a statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs, the two leaders discussed peace and stability in the region. Modi “reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighborhood”, the statement said.

  • Ajai Shukla 2018-07-26 10:47

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘India's foreign policy should not be dictated by Western or Eastern superpowers’

    Ajai Shukla is a senior Indian journalist and analyst on strategic affairs, defence and diplomacy. In this interview with Tehran Times, he spoke about India’s domestic and foreign policy issues. Following are the excerpts: