A diplomat’s musings

Print edition : January 06, 2017

June 2, 1985: Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene, who arrived in New Delhi for talks to resolve the ethnic conflict on the island, with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

September 7, 1993: After the signing of the China-India agreement for maintaining peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control. It was signed by Minister of State for External Affairs R.L. Bhatia and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan in the presence of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and Chinese Premier Li Peng in Beijing. Photo: XINHUA/PTI

U.S. President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on March 2, 2006, after they agreed to terms of an accord that would give India access to U.S. nuclear power technology. Photo: BLOOMBERG NEWS

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