Politics

EICC warns EU against extension of GSP+ trade privilege to Pakistan

EICC warns EU against extension of GSP+ trade priv...

July 24, 2023

The leading Indo-European trade body, Brussels-based Europe-India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) has warned the European Union against granting extension to Pakistan for the GSP+ trade privilege that expires at the end of this year. According to a press statement by EICC, Sunil Prasa...

Read More
Modi visit to Paris fails to address bilateral trade, achilles heel of a blossoming partnership

Modi visit to Paris fails to address bilateral tra...

July 18, 2023

At the first look, the Indo-French relationship looks to be in the pinkest of health, with little need for anything to change as cooperation is flourishing in almost every sector of the economy and every aspect of social or people-to-people contact. The year 2023 marks 25 years s...

Read More
World needs transformational diplomacy, not transactional diplomacy

World needs transformational diplomacy, not transa...

July 13, 2023

A mighty military parade would march down the Avenue de Champs Elysée, the most dignified avenue in France, while fighter jets would zoom past up in French skies to celebrate ‘Fête nationale française’ –French National Day on  July 14. It is also called Bastille Day...

Read More
Indian Ambassador to France talks to MIG on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris

Indian Ambassador to France talks to MIG on Prime ...

July 12, 2023

A whole host of bilateral and multilateral issues would be on the table when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with the French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on July 13, Jawed Ashraf, Ambassador of India to France, tells Media India Group. Ashraf adds the visit is of ...

Read More
Modi’s Bastille Day visit to cement India-France relations

Modi’s Bastille Day visit to cement India-France...

July 8, 2023

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Paris on July 14 to attend the Bastille Day Parade as the Guest of Honour at the Champs-Elysées. France celebrates this day as National Day marking the fall of the Bastille, a French prison on July 14, 1789, a key celebrative mo...

Read More
Nahel killing puts spotlight on France that got left behind

Nahel killing puts spotlight on France that got le...

July 2, 2023

Large parts of France, including immediate suburbs of the capital Paris and many large towns, have been gripped by intense rioting for the past five days. The rioting, that began after French police shot dead at point blank a young man, has been unprecedented in scale, as buses, ...

Read More
Modi visit to US: Time to institutionalise bilateral relations

Modi visit to US: Time to institutionalise bilater...

June 17, 2023

On June 22, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his first State visit to the United States at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The White House says that the State visit, the highest level of diplomatic reception, will boost the US and In...

Read More
India’s tryst with G20: Can India seize its moment?

India’s tryst with G20: Can India seize its mome...

June 5, 2023

India assumed the presidency of the Group of 20 nations on December 1, 2022, taking over from Indonesia. India’s presidency comes at a time of escalating global tensions coinciding with a period of geopolitical tumult and uncertainty over post-pandemic economic recovery. Ho...

Read More
India falls 11 places to 161 in World Press Freedom Index 2023

India falls 11 places to 161 in World Press Freedo...

May 3, 2023

Saying that press freedom in India had suffered further under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Paris-based journalists’ organisation, Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) says that India has fallen from 150 to 161 in the World Press Freedom Index 2023 that was released earlier today, to...

Read More
French trade unions reinforce stance despite Macron’s steamrolling reforms through Parliament

French trade unions reinforce stance despite Macro...

March 27, 2023

Enthused by the massive turnout for Thursday’s and Saturday’s nationwide strikes in France against the pension reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron, trade unions have warned that their actions will only be intensified in the days ahead and have already called for...

Read More