Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been awarded the chemistry Nobel this year.
He joins a select club of scientists recognised by the Nobel foundation.
But Ramakrishnan joins an even more exclusive group — Indians (by birth) who received such recognition.
New Delhi is barring residents of Indian Kashmir from travelling to China on separate visas issued by the Chinese embassy.
China and India are sitting down for another round of talks this week on their unsettled border, a nearly 50-year festering row that in recent months seems to have gotten worse.
The unveiling of India’s top secret nuclear-powered submarine, three decades after it was conceived, has been greeted with much tub-thumping.
China’s troubled Xinjiang region shares borders with eight countries, which is perhaps one reason President Hu Jintao dropped out of the G8 summit to head home, underscoring the seriousness of the situation and the need to quickly bring the vast oil-rich region under control.
While Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Russia captured all the attention, Singh’s talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao may turn out to be just as important in easing off renewed pressure on the complex relationship between the world’s rising powers.