: New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours


Pak Army chief backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes, including Kashmir Islamabad: The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistan’s Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa says.


Man tries to hijack plane in China using fountain pen Beijing: A mentally ill passenger today tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, forcing an Air China flight bound for Beijing to make an unscheduled landing. By K J M Varma FGN17 CHINA-INDIA-LD SED

India says will not take sides in US-China trade spat Beijing: India says it would not take sides in the ongoing trade spat between the US and China as it concluded the key Strategic Economic Dialogue with Beijing during which differences persisted over China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). By K J M Varma FGN13 PAK-LD FIRING

Gunmen open fire at residence of Pak SC judge Lahore: The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen today, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan. By M Zulqernain FGN11 MODI-CHOGM

UK wants India to take on more important role within Commonwealth: Diplomat London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this week will mark India’s enhanced engagement with the multilateral organisation, including increased financial and other contributions, according to a senior Indian diplomat here. By Aditi Khanna FGN7 UK-MODI

PM Modi to receive ‘unprecedented’ welcome during UK visit: Official London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive here on a four-day visit to the UK on Tuesday, is the only head of government to be offered bilateral meetings ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to senior officials. By Aditi Khanna FGN5 UN-INDOPAK

Address outstanding issues with India through peaceful means: UN official tells Pak United Nations: A top UN official has asked Pakistan to address the outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, reiterating Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control. By Yoshita Singh FGN4 UK-INDIAN-SKULL

UK historian wants 1857 revolt soldier’s skull buried in India London: A British historian wants the skull of an Indian soldier who was among those executed after the revolt of 1857 against the East India Company to be repatriated to India and buried where he participated in his last battle. By Aditi Khanna FGN3 US-INDIANFAMILY

Rescuers searching for missing Indian family find woman’s body Washington: A woman’s body was found by rescuers in the US during the search of a missing Indian family of four who are feared drowned in a swollen river in California, officials said. By Lalit K Jha FGN12 AFGHAN-LD ATTACK

Insurgents attack checkpoint in Afghanistan, killing 11 Kabul: At least 11 Afghan paramilitary forces were killed when the Taliban attacked their checkpoint, an official said today. (AP)

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