Remembering Fidel Castro: President Pranab Mukherjee Pays Tribute

President Pranab Mukherjee delivered a speech on Saturday as he paid tribute to Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died on Friday night.

“I’m deeply sad to learn of Former Cuban President Fidel Castro's demise,” said the President.

Fidel Castro led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule. The Former President also shared a good relationship with India as he was close to Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

Funeral Honors to the Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz

On the occasion of the demise of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba declares nine days of national mourning, from 06:00 hours on November 26 to 12:00 hours of December 4, 2016. 

During the period of the National Mourning will cease the activities and public shows, the national flag will wave at half mast on public buildings and military facilities. The radio and television will maintain historical, patriotic, and informative programming.

Cuban Ambassador Oscar Martinez Cordovés presents his credentials in Nepal.

Nepal, November 10, 2016. The Cuban ambassador to India, concurrent in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, Oscar Martínez Cordoves, was received  today in a solemn hearing by the President of Nepal, His Excellency Ms. Bidya Devi Bhandari, to whom he  presented the Credentials Letters accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in that country.

Vice President of India ratifies the support of his country in the legitimate demand of Cuba in favor of lifting the blockade.

New Delhi, 25 October 2016. From 23 to 24 of this month was held in the capital of India an International Conference entitled "Focus Latin America: the Need for an Effective Program," which was sponsored by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA ) with the participation of a group of personalities, academics and former diplomats from Latin America and India to propose ways to approach the Indian subcontinent to Latin America and the Caribbean.