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Shivshankar Menon is the Indian Foreign Secretary

Visit to the US & France - September 2008

Menon accompanied Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on his 10-day visit to the United States and France. He felt Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari could face some tough questions from the former with regard to the recent cease-fire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) as also on the issue of cross-border and (or) state-sponsored terrorism during their meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.

Shivshankar Menon in News

Mahindra SSG Launches the IAHS Academy at IIT Mumbai Tech Fest 2013: Addressing the High Demand for Next Generation Cyber Security Professionals
Today, Cyber Security and Information Security skills are in high demand in India, with the government giving an estimate of 4.7 Lac professionals required by 2015. Shiv Shankar Menon, National Security Advisor (NSA), GOI, recently addressed a concern on the lack of cyber security professionals in India

US Defence Secretary meets Manmohan Singh in Delhi
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, who is presently on a two-day visit to India as part of his weeklong Asia tour to explain a new U.S. military strategy to allies and partners in the region, met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday to further deepen defence ties with New Delhi.

India, US to hold defence talks
The ongoing defence co-operation and regional security situation will figure prominently during a discussion that U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will have with Defence Minister A.K. Antony here.

US Defense Secretary Panetta in India, to discuss next steps in bilateral defence ties
United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in India on Tuesday for talks focusing on Washington's strategic shift towards Asia, even as American officials eye New Delhi as a potentially pivotal partner.

Menon wants indigenous manpower, technologies to tackle cyber threats
National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon on Wednesday said 'India needs to create a climate and environment within which security is built into our cyber and communications working methods'.

Shivshankar Menon says public debate on defence preparedness inappropriate
National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said it is not appropriate to debate on defence preparedness and acquisition process in the public domain due to its sensitive repercussions.

Army Chief issues statement denying leak of letter to PM
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh on Thursday issued a statement clarifying that he had nothing to do with the leak of the contents of his procurements-related letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the public domain.

'Evolve own strategy for self reliance', says Antony to DRDO
Defence Minister A.K. Antony has called upon the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to take a relook at the goal of self-reliance in a globalized economy.

India, Bangladesh to hold Home Minister-level talks tomorrow
India and Bangladesh are expected to discuss issues concerning security, border management and enhanced cooperation between the police and law enforcement agencies between the countries during the second Home Minister-level talks to be held here on Friday.

Strengthening India-Brazil defence ties
Brazilian Defence Minister Celso Amorim met with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss strengthening of bilateral military ties.

Manmohan Singh to consult cabinet on Friday to resolve UID Project
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today held discussions with his senior cabinet colleagues in an endeavor to resolve the issue of continuation of UID Project.

Menon hails Subrahmanyam's contributions to national security debate(Update)
Stating that independent institutions outside the government had significant contributions to make to decision-making, National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon has called for the broadening of debates on Indian national security.

Shivshankar Menon defends India's strategy to deal with militancy
National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon has defended the country's strategy to deal with militancy and strongly denied that India was a soft power.

Shivshankar Menon, India's strategy, militancy
National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon has defended the country's strategy to deal with militancy and strongly denied that India was a soft power.

China and India sign agreement on consultation on border issue
The 15th round of talks between the Special Representatives (SRs) of India and China, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, took place in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday.

India, China set up working mechanism to resolve boundary issues
India and China on Tuesday agreed to establish a working mechanism for consultation and coordination on the boundary issue to maintain peace and tranquility along the India-China border.

Lawmaker demands Arunachal nominee for Sino-Indian border talks
The relationship between India and China has never been cordial despite both civilizations having contacts dating back to several millennia, and it can again hit a bad phase following a demand to include a permanent representative from Arunachal Pradesh during the Sino-India border talks.

Sino-India boundary talks progressing along expected lines
Special Representatives (SRs) of India and China met here on Monday to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, including further progress to be made to resolve the vexed boundary question that has been a bone of contention between New Delhi and Beijing for over five decades.

15th round of India-China special representatives talks on Jan. 16-17
The 15th round of India-China special representatives talks will take place in New Delhi on January 16-17.

Shivshankar Menon hopeful of resolution of disputes with China
Indirectly referring to oil exploration dispute in the South China Sea, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon has said New Delhi and Beijing would be able to deal with such issues as channels of communications between the countries was widened and deepened.

Sino-India boundary dispute solution requires patience, perseverance: Krishna
Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who is on a three-day visit to China, said on Wednesday that the border issue is a complex issue that requires perseverance for a solution mutually acceptable to both New Delhi and Beijing.

U.S. Deputy Secretary Burns concludes visit to India
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has concluded his day long visit to India.

Sino-India border talks postponed indefinitely
Border talks between India and China, which were to be held here on Monday have been postponed indefinitely.

'Inclusive Asia' necessary for stability in region: Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Monday said "India is a meeting point of influences of West, North, East and South East Asia."

Carnegie Foundation delegation meets Pranab Mukherjee
A high level delegation from a Washington-based global think-tank 'Carnegie Endowment for International Peace' called on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at his office here on Wednesday.

India, Bhutan reiterate commitment to achieve 10,000 MW target power generation by 2020
Expressing satisfaction over the cooperation in the hydropower sector, India and Bhutan have reiterated their commitment to achieve the target of 10,000 MW of power generation in Bhutan by 2020.

Manmohan Singh likely to meet Iran president on UGA sidelines in New York
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who heads for New York today to attend the 66th session of United Nations General Assembly, is likely to meet Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines.

PM's visit to UNGA to focus on counter-terrorism, robust UN role: Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Saturday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to New York from September 22 to 26 would focus on a number of issues, including ways to resolve the continuing global economic and financial uncertainties, counter-terrorism and on ways to ensure a more robust all inclusive role for all countries who are members of the United Nations.

Teesta issue: Will work with Mamata, will take W.Bengal's interests into account, says PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he would continue to discuss the river water sharing issue with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and added that sentiments of states on issues related to them could never be wished away.

Manmohan Singh to arrive at Maldives for SAARC Summit on Nov. 9
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will arrive here on Wednesday to participate in the 17th SAARC Summit.

Indo-Bangladesh talks: No accord on Teesta, Feni waters sharing
India and Bangladesh on Tuesday fell short of arriving at a mutually acceptable accord on the sharing of river waters that pass through the two countries.

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