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Pakistan's polity doesn't have capacity to sustain normal ties with India: Shivshankar​ Menon

Shivshankar Menon emphasised that expectations in India on any improved relations with Pakistan are "very very low" particularly after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

UPA govt thought of attacking Lashkar HQ, training camps after 26/11 strike, claims ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon

UPA govt thought of attacking Lashkar HQ, training camps after 26/11 strike, claims ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon

Former Foreign Security Shivshankar Menon has claimed that a proposal to attack Lashkar-e-Toiba's headquarters in Muridke in Pakistan’s Punjab province, or their camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was made before the Congress-led UPA government in 2008.

Increasing risk to Pakistan nukes from Army not terrorists: Shivshankar Menon

Increasing risk to Pakistan nukes from Army not terrorists: Shivshankar Menon

Noting that terrorists have easier and cheaper ways of wreaking havoc, Menon said the nuclear weapons are complex devises that are difficult to manage, use and deliver and require very high level of skills.

Infiltration frequency will test surgical strikes' success: Shivshankar Menon

Former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon stressed that in the last 30 years when Pakistan has thrown cross-border terrorism in all its worst form, India has done its best in this period.

Outside powers seem to be equating with legitimate Afghanistan govt: Ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon

Outside powers seem to be equating with legitimate Afghanistan govt: Ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon

Former Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon on Wednesday said outside powers seem to be equating with the legitimate government of Afghanistan with insurgent groups like the Taliban, which is creating more instability in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere, and it is Afghanistan and the region as a whole that pay the price of that intervention.

UPA discussed offer from Dawood Ibrahim to return India two years back: Sources

According to sources, Dawood Ibrahim had offered to return to India two years ago and had comminicated the same through a Congress leader to top party leadership in 2013.

Dawood Ibrahim wanted to return during UPA regime; Manmohan Singh denies

Dawood Ibrahim wanted to return during UPA regime; Manmohan Singh denies

Dawood Ibrahim, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused and India’s most wanted person, wanted to return to India in 2013 and had established contact with the Manmohan Singh government, a newspaper report said on Tuesday.

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.

India, China can quickly resolve boundary dispute: Ex-NSA

India and China can quickly resolve their vexed boundary dispute as they have governments with strong mandates to reach an agreement with most of the spadework already completed, former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has said.

PM Narendra Modi's US trip a successful visit: Menon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US and his meeting with President Barack Obama was successful, former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said, insisting that the outcome shows the progress made in the bilateral ties during the last 10 years.

Russia has legitimate interests in Ukraine: NSA Shivshankar Menon

The NSA was asked to comment on India`s assessment of the situation in Ukraine and its overall impact on Indian interests there.

Ready to work with India to settle border dispute: China

Ahead of the 17th round of Sino- India talks on the contentious boundary issue, China on Friday said it is ready to achieve an early and mutually acceptable deal to make border areas a "bridge and bond" between them.

India for building security architecture in Asia-Pacific: Menon

India is working with China, Japan as well as with its neighbours and friends to build a "security architecture" in the strategic Asia-Pacific region to help create an environment of development and prosperity, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said.

World needs to strengthen processes of multilateralism: India

Warning against unilateral intervention such as in Libya and Syria, India asserted that there is need to strengthen processes of multilateral consultation.

Devyani Khobragade’s arrest: PM upset; directs full resolution of issue

Upset Devyani Khobragade`s arrest in New York, PM Manmohan Singh has directed External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon to ensure "full resolution".

Treatment meted out to Indian diplomat by US ` despicable, barbaric`: NSA

Reflecting anger in the government, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on Tuesday termed as "despicable" and "barbaric" the treatment meted out to India`s Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York.

India says it intends pursue snooping issue with US

Concerned over US intelligence snooping over it as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, India on Friday said it intends to pursue the issue with the US administration.

China hopes to maintain peace along borders with India

China has said it hopes to continue to strengthen cooperation and coordination with India in international affairs and work together to maintain peace in border areas.

Can`t think of national security without securing cyber space: Menon

Addressing the Indian Academy of Science`s (IASc) annual meeting on the issue of Science and Security, Menon said there has been intimate connection between science and warfare and its significance has only changed with times.

No threats of nuclear blackmail post-Pokhran: NSA

India faced nuclear threats between the 70s and 90s but after the 1998 Pokhran tests it has not faced any such "nuclear blackmail", National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said on Tuesday.