PM Modi successful on foreign policy front: Former NSA Menon

Shivshankar Menon, who had served as National Security Adviser and Foreign Secretary under UPA government, on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been "very successful" in pursuing the foreign policy and observed there was continuity in dealing with India's external engagement.

'Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer'

Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official today told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy.

'Barack Obama's India trip a perfect example of positive foreign policy'

Calling President Barack Obama's India trip "a perfect example of positive foreign policy" noted Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria has advised Washington to be similarly engaged elsewhere.

India does not need to adopt hawkish foreign policy: Kiren Rijiju

India does not need to adopt a hawkish foreign policy stance but just has to be firm and responsible in its dealing with its neighbours, Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, said on Monday.

Fundamentalist terrorism result of 'deviant religion': Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday denounced the religious fundamentalism that inspired the Paris massacres and ongoing Mideast conflicts, saying the attackers were enslaved by "deviant forms of religion" that used God as a mere ideological pretext to perpetuate mass killings.

Russia-EU relations to remain Moscow''s priority

 Relations with the European Union(EU) will remain Russia`s foreign policy priority, despite the "complexity of the current situation", Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

EU to press Turkey for help in anti-IS fight

New European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was to meet Turkish leaders Monday for talks expected to focus partly on the war against the Islamic State insurgency in neighbouring Syria.

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BJP welcomes Omar Abdullah's appreciation of PM Modi's foreign policy

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday welcomed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy , saying he has acknowledged the reality that the latter has emerged as a major voice on the global political platform.

NDA govt seemd to be on right path on foreign policy: Natwar Singh

Former external affairs minister Kunwar Natwar Singh on Thursday suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus more on India's neighbours and SAARC members as part of the foreign policy and said the NDA government seemed to be on the 'right track".

India has got govt with a strong foreign policy: BJP president Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government has made it clear that security of the country's borders is of prime importance and no compromise will be made on that issue.

Hillary Clinton contrasts foreign policy vision from Obama

Hillary Rodham Clinton is contrasting her vision for America`s role in the world ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid.

Congress cautions govt about `slip and slide` on Indo-Pak talks

Cautioning the government about the risk of "slip and slide" over the proposed foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan on August 25, Congress on Friday said the country "must have some deliverables first" before moving forward to hold a dialogue.

India, Nepal to firm up power trading pact soon

India and Nepal are likely to firm up an agreement on power trading soon amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis that cooperation in this sector will be beneficial to both countries.

Kathmandu chants `Har Har Modi` as PM makes impromptu halt to talk to locals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an impromptu halt in a busy market in the heart of the Nepalese capital here during which he interacted with local people, just as he had done in Bhutan on his first foreign visit.

PM Narendra Modi showers Nepal with $1 billion Concessional Line of Credit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his official two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday on a first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in the last 17 years.

UPA had no foreign policy, never paid attention to neighbours: Natwar Singh

In yet another scathing attack on the previous Congress-led UPA government, former union minister K Natwar Singh on Friday said that the party had no foreign policy.

Narendra Modi may pursue Manmohan`s foreign policy: Chinese media

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may still not have unveiled his foreign policy but he may follow his predecessor Manmohan Singh`s diplomatic initiatives, official Chinese media said on Monday.

Bhutan ties will be key foreign policy priority: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described Bhutan as a "natural choice" for his maiden visit abroad, and said relations with Thimphu would be a key foreign policy priority of his government.