The reason why the meeting was not held in New Delhi, where it was originally planned before the Pulwama terror attack was to send a clear message to Pakistan that there was no bilateral dialogue taking place between both countries in the present situation.
In 1977, 1996 and 2014, the two polls were held in the same year but after a gap of few months.
Government sources said there was no offer of any mediation by any country to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan even though Islamabad was reaching out to several foreign governments for such a role
India has carried out three cross border strikes in the last five years, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Mangaluru on Saturday.
Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Modi government on national security comes amid an escalating war of words between the BJP and the Congress over India's air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan and the Pulwama terror attack.
India had earlier this week said that its first meeting with Pakistan to finalise the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor would be held on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on March 14.
Modi said the previous government had done nothing after the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 and if the people wanted a similar response to such incidents, they would not have elected him.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was addressing his annual press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress, China's Parliament on Friday.
The First Information Report was filed by the forestry department on Friday against pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bombing and destroying trees in the Balakot area
The RSS on Friday lauded the Indian Air Force (IAF) for hitting terror launch pads in Pakistan and also praised the government for taking the decision.
Beijing has called on both sides to “avoid action to escalate tension, show goodwill and flexibility and hold dialogue as soon as possible”. Beijing also said it will play a constructive role in the effort.
The former Army chief called student leaders accused of involvement in "anti-India" protests as "jonk" (tapeworms) and took aim at the media for referring to terrorists as "militants", claiming such things do not happen in Israel.
The Vice Foreign Minister's visit to Islamabad is designed for communication with Pakistan for the situation concerning both India and Pakistan, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang.
Union minister V K Singh on Wednesday used a mosquito metaphor to address the debate on casualty figures in the Balakot air strikes and asked if he was expected to sit and count how many he killed at night or sleep in comfort.
At least two seminaries and property belonging to proscribed JuD and FIF were taken over by the government under the National Action Plan (NAP) on Tuesday
The cross-LoC trade was suspended last Wednesday when Pakistani jets violated Indian airspace in Mendhar sector, a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) struck Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps in Balakote area of Pakistan.
"Should our Air Force go and count the bodies after the attack -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...? What is this joke?" Rajnath Singh questioned.
"India gave a befitting reply to Pulwama attack by entering den of terrorists. We have told them (Pakistan), if they don't improve, they know what will happen to them," Modi said.
A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.PTI Photo
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.PTI Photo
Indian bowler R Ashwin bowls during the 2nd day of the 2nd test match between India and New Zealand at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
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