A- A A+
Last Updated : Jan 19 2020 8:21AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Nine Union Ministers visit Jammu and Kashmir today as part of Centre's public outreach programme            Pre-paid mobile connections restored in J&K            Home Minister Amit Shah accuses Congress of dividing country on religion            Khelo India Youth Games: Football, Hockey and Kho Kho finals today            India to take on Australia in 3rd & final ODI tomorrow; AIR to broadcast live commentary           

National News

Jun 27, 2019

India will go by its national interest: Jaishankar to Pompeo

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today conveyed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that India will go by its national interest while dealing with other countries, including with sanctions-hit Russia. 

New Delhi is procuring S-400 missile defence system from Russia. The two had an extensive bilateral meeting this afternoon in New Delhi.  

Replying to a media query on the issue of sanctions under the US' Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act which may also impact India's procurement of the S400 system from Moscow, Dr Jaishankar said India has relationships with several countries. 

In a joint press interaction, Mr Pompeo said India is an important partner of the US and that the bilateral ties are reaching new heights. 

Saying India-US have a strategic partnership based on deep and broad convergence, Dr Jaishankar said, discussions with Pompeo were held on key issues including energy and trade as well as on the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region. 

He expressed appreciation for the strong support of Trump administration on the issue of terrorism.  

Dr Jaishankar said, US Secretary of State shared the American concerns on Iran with him. He said, the two countries have a better understanding of each other's concerns on Iran. On India's energy concerns, Dr. Jaishankar said, Secretary Pompeo understands what India's interest is. 

On the issue of trade, the External Affairs Minister said,  countries which are enjoying good trade relations, can have difference but that can be sorted out. 

Dr Jaishankar made the point that Indo-Pacific is for peace, security, stability, and prosperity and not against anybody. He said, they are looking at a landscape where a number of independent players work together for what they believe to be global good.

Mr Pompeo said, US-India partnership is already beginning to reach new heights, and the two sides have bolstered the defence cooperation and have solidified the common vision for free and open Indo-Pacific. He said India and the US have grown cooperation in energy, space and other areas.

The US Secretary of State's meetings with the Indian leadership are the first high-level interactions between the two countries after the return of the Modi government to power last month.

Mike Pompeo's visit comes ahead of a meeting between PM Modi and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, later this week.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 18 (Jan) Midday News 18 (Jan) News at Nine 18 (Jan) Hourly 19 (Jan) (0605hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 18 (Jan) दोपहर समाचार 18 (Jan) समाचार संध्या 18 (Jan) प्रति घंटा समाचार 19 (Jan) (0600hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 18 (Jan) Khabrein(Day) 18 (Jan) Khabrein(Eve) 18 (Jan)
Aaj Savere 19 (Jan) Parikrama 18 (Jan)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 18 (Jan) Samayki 18 (Jan) Sports Scan 18 (Jan) Spotlight/News Analysis 18 (Jan) Samachar Darshan 17 (Jan) Radio Newsreel 18 (Jan)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 19 (Dec) Surkhiyon Mein 19 (Dec) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 15 (Jan) Vaad-Samvaad 14 (Jan) Money Talk 14 (Jan) Current Affairs 17 (Jan)
  • Money Matters 18 (Jan)
  • International News 17 (Jan)
  • Press Review 18 (Jan)
  • From the States 18 (Jan)
  • Let's Connect 18 (Jan)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 18 (Jan)
  • Know Your Constitution 15 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 18 (Jan)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 18 (Jan)