Narendra Modi


  • Kashmir 2019-08-07 21:01

    By Quayyum Raja

    Trump’s offer on Kashmir and bottom line

    American President Donald Trump revealed to Pakistani premier Imran Khan in a meeting in White House that the Indian premier Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir Issue.

  • Odds stacked against Modi in India elections 2019-04-14 12:23

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Odds stacked against Modi in India elections

    After the political razzmatazz of many weeks, general election is finally underway in India, ballyhooed as the ‘largest democratic exercise in the world’. 

  • A. G. Noorani 2019/03/18

    By A. G. Noorani

    Kashmir matters, and Kashmiris too

    TEHRAN- Relations between India and Pakistan have nosedived since Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014. If anyone thought that he would make up the loss by a conciliatory policy towards Kashmiris, they were mistaken. It was never part of his agenda. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) would have none of it. The game is to accuse dissent within Kashmir as a movement that is Pakistani sponsored, and ruthlessly crush it.

  • Battle lines drawn for India elections; Modi and Gandhi main challengers 2019-03-12 09:58

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Battle lines drawn for India elections; Modi and Gandhi main challengers

    TEHRAN _ Battle lines are drawn and countdown has virtually begun for the biggest electoral showdown on the earth – the elections for India’s parliament – scheduled in April.

  • India signs deal to lease Russian submarine 2019-03-10 10:13

    India signs deal to lease Russian submarine

    TEHRAN _ Taking their defense partnership to the next level, India has inked a $3 billion agreement to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years.

  • Lessons from the Indian brinkmanship 2019-03-09 10:40

    By Asif Durrani

    Lessons from the Indian brinkmanship

    What lessons have we learnt from Mr. Modi’s misadventure in the past week? Alertness to face the enemy on the diplomatic and military fronts has been the major takeaway for Pakistan of this episode which won accolades globally from friends and foes. The second important lesson which our policy makers may have learnt is that in the international arena, it is your own prowess which saves the day for you. Third and most important gain from Pakistan’s point of view has been the internationalization of Kashmir dispute, much to the chagrin of India. Fourth, and pleasantly surprising for Pakistan, was Russian offer of mediation between Pakistan and India, which, of course, India did not like a bit.

  • Modi-Trump 2019-03-06 22:06

    Trump’s next trade war with India; India’s preferential trade status ended

    TEHRAN - It is official: U.S. President Donald Trump’s next trade war is going to be with India, and his decision to end India’s preferential trade status bears testimony to that.

  • Trump-Modi 2019-03-05 10:33

    Trump alleges India is a ‘ very high-tariff nation’

    TEHRAN - In an indication of another simmering trade war between the United States and India, U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that India is a very high-tariff nation

  • Modi 2019-03-05 10:20

    India, Russia inaugurate plant to produce AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles

    TEHRAN - Taking their defense partnership to the next level, India and Russia on Sunday inaugurated a plant that will produce AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles.

  • India-Israel 2019-03-04 20:12

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Israeli footprint in India-Pakistan saber-rattling

    TEHRAN - Last Tuesday when Indian air force conducted pre-dawn ‘surgical strike’ in neighboring Pakistan, the relations between the two nuclear powers and regional giants touched a new low.

  • Modi-Khan 2019/03/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Khan outmaneuvers Modi with his statesmanship

    TEHRAN - It appears that better sense has prevailed between the two warring South Asian neighbors – India and Pakistan – with military belligerence coming to a halt, at least for now.

  • Beena Sarwar 2019-02-28 13:13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Events unfolding between India and Pakistan very frightening’

    TEHRAN - The heightened tensions between India and Pakistan – the two warring neighbors – in the wake of recent terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir have brought them on the warpath again.

  • India launches air raids on Pakistani territory 2019-02-26 13:57

    India foreign secretary says jets hit Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Pakistan, but Islamabad denies casualties in air raids.

    India launches air raids on Pakistani territory

    Indian fighter jets on Tuesday crossed into Pakistani territory, conducting what the foreign ministry in New Delhi termed a "non-military pre-emptive action" against armed group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), dramatically escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours weeks after a suicide attack in the disputed Kashmir region.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-26 10:32

    Pakistan PM says he is in ‘favor of peace’

    TEHRAN - Amidst the shrill rhetoric of war and retaliation, Pakistani prime minister has again extended an olive branch to India, saying he is in favor of peace in the region.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-21 09:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan PM offers cooperation, demands ‘actionable evidence’ from India

    TEHRAN - Almost a week after a deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 44 members of India’s central reserve police force, Pakistan’s premier finally broke his silence on Tuesday.

  • Kashmir attack 2019/02/17

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After Kashmir attack, war drums beating again

    TEHRAN - The war drums are beating again, this time deafeningly. Following the ghastly attack on a military convoy in Indian controlled Kashmir on Thursday, which left more than 40 dead, India is seeking revenge.

  • Modi 2019-02-11 23:51

    China protests Modi’s visit to Arunachal

    TEHRAN - Bringing India-China border dispute again in spotlight, China this week protested the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Bangladesh 2019-02-07 01:32

    Bangladesh seeks India’s help to resolve Rohingya crisis

    TEHRAN _ Bangladesh will seek more Indian support to resolve the Rohingya crisis as foreign minister AK Abdul Momen visits New Delhi on Wednesday in his maiden overseas tour since his party retained power in the controversial elections late last year.

  • Modi 2019-02-04 23:22

    Modi visits Kashmir amid complete shutdown

    First time since his Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the coalition government in Indian controlled Kashmir late last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the conflict-torn region on Sunday.

  • India election 2019-02-04 23:20

    India elections: Congress seeks to dislodge Modi’s BJP from power

    It’s the election season again in India and preparations are in full swing to woo voters with attractive manifestos and catchy slogans.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi


    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • 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.