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NOT MUCH TO SMILE ABOUT NOW: Shivshankar Menon (left), with U.S. Under Secretary Nicholas Burns and U.S. Ambassador David C. Mulford (right), during a break in their negotiations in 2007. India feels the U.S. is now about to
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NOT MUCH TO SMILE ABOUT NOW: Shivshankar Menon (left), with U.S. Under Secretary Nicholas Burns and U.S. Ambassador David C. Mulford (right), during a break in their negotiations in 2007. India feels the U.S. is now about to "derogate" from the landmark nuclear agreement. Photo: V. Sudershan

NSG all set to up-end India's clean waiver

Proposed restrictions on transfer of sensitive nuclear items are a 'derogation', 'rollback' of U.S. commitments, Indian officials had warned » 20 comments
In a candid conversation with a Political Officer at the U.S. Consulate-General in Chennai in February 2008, DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran spoke of corruption in his party and the increasing anti-incumbency factor in Tamil Nadu, according to a cable accessed by “The Hindu” through WikiLeaks. File photo

When in power, people start making money, Maran told U.S. Political Officer

The estranged DMK M.P. spoke about party's corrupt image & predicted its downfall; criticised ‘freebies'; praised Rahul Gandhi; was ‘very downbeat' about United Progressive Alliance's... » 34 comments
The then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, on a day-long hunger strike at the Marina Beach in April 2009 to protest against the military action in Sri Lanka. Photo: R. Raghu

Maran called Karunanidhi's October 2008 resignation threat a diversionary ‘drama'

Spoke of DMK leader's attempted ‘blackmail' on Sri Lanka, warned that the Congress ‘will carry this grudge and retaliate at the right time' » 18 comments
Then Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee with U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke (left) in this 2009 photograph. New Delhi sent out an unequivocal message to Washington that any move to include India in Holbrooke's brief would be

How India kept Kashmir out of U.S. Af-Pak envoy's brief

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee registered India's strong disapproval of President-elect Barack Obama's plan to appoint a special envoy for the India-Pakistan-Afghanistan region. » 9 comments

Terror threats keep me awake, Manmohan Singh told U.S. official

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a visiting United States official in 2009 that he "did not sleep well at night" knowing there were threats of more terror attacks in India after the 2008 M... » 8 comments