External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

France expressed keenness on working with India in the Indo-Pacific, especially the western Indian Ocean. The discussion was held with Secretary-General, MFA of France.

The minister said that the temporary provision allowed a set of narrow elite to arbitrage Article 370 for monopolising political power and creating a close loop politics.

Jaishankar shared the update after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reached out to Center and the EAM to confirm whether, among 18 Indians, four were Malayalis.

The first batch of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims on Thursday reached ITBP Camp in Mirthi through the Lipulekh route. The 58-member batch was...