Diplomacy

India, Maldives ease visa rules giving a thumbs up to Maldivian nationals to relish beauty of India

Engaging in yet another frontier of boosting people to people contact, India and Maldives on Tuesday exchanged diplomatic notes for the implementation of a visa facilitation agreement. This Agreement provides a very liberal visa regime for Maldivian nationals to visit India for tourism, business, education & medical purposes...

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Harnessing the blue economy, India- Norway step forward to fight against Marine pollution

India- Norway shared a strong and friendly bond with each other. Furthering this relation and fighting with universal issues like Marine pollution, India-Norway on Feb 11 signed the letter of Intent establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution initiative...

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Camaraderie going strong: Nepal officials gets special training for public finance management by India

Around 20 officials from Nepal’s Ministry of Finance have started off their second round of training under India. The training is slide in to enhance their skills in e-payment system, accounting, internal audit and fiscal responsibility. The training is a special tailor-made training course on Public Management which will enhance the capabilities of these officials in global practices. The special training programme is scheduled at New Delhi-based Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF)...

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‘Neighbour’s First’ policy going strong, India and Bangladesh unanimously evolve relation in security, defence, space

With Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen making his first outdoor official visit to India, the two countries sought to discuss wide range of bilateral relations. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the meeting took stock of progress in security, defence, trade and connectivity, development partnership, water, power and energy sectors and consular and cultural cooperation. ..

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Multilateral effort to address global challenges: India’s clarion call for reform in UN

India strongly takes stand for collective international efforts towards the revitalization of the 193- member UN General Assembly. India stated that we must lead the multilateral effort to address global challenges...

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Saving a precious life! Indian Coast Guard pilots successfully evacuates critically ill infant in Maldives

Committing strongly to ‘Neighbours First’ policy and extending a helping hand to whoever needs help, India has undoubtedly been at the forefront. Flashing another exemplary example, the Indian Coast Guard pilots successfully carried out the evacuation of a critically ill infant in Gan Islands in the Maldives on Monday. ..

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India and Maldives join hands in establishing mutual cooperation in AgriBusiness and Ecosystem

Agreeing to collaborate and take forward the relation, India and Maldives have given a nod to establish mutual cooperation to improve the ecosystem for agribusiness. A Joint Working Group will be constituted to prepare plans of cooperation, implement the tasks determined by the parties and to indicate the implementation of activities outlined...

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#ASEANIndiaYouthSummit2019: Partnership for growth-centric development between India and ASEAN

India and ASEAN have emerged as rising Asian powers in the new millennium with fast-growing new economies. India Foundation and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (MEA) are organizing the 2nd ASEAN-India Youth Summit on the theme “Connectivity: Pathway to Shared Prosperity” in Guwahati from 03-07 February 2019...

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Indian Ambassador to US expresses confidence that MEA will have access to all detained Indian students by today

The Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla has expressed confidence that officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will have access to all detained Indian students in the country by today...

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You are the highest priority for us: India issues ‘Demarche’ to American Embassy for the detention of students in the US

“We are on it! The welfare of the detained students in the US is the highest priority for us.” With this trust, India issued ‘Demarche’ to the American Embassy in New Delhi for the detention of students in the US...

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India’s new ties with Central Asian region, India and Kyrgyzstan expands the cooperation

India is expanding her ties with the world. Today External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj welcomed Foreign Minister of Kyrgyz Republic Aidarbekov Chingiz Azamotovich on his first visit to India...

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On the 70th Republic Day of India, Tricolour spreads all over the world

From Spectacular Parade to showcasing of India’s power to the world, from different theme based Chitrarathas To full display of Women power, the 70th Republic Day of India was magnificent and glorious...

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Fortifying the strategic partnership, India and South Africa signed “Strategic Programme of Cooperation”

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a 2-day state visit in India. This visit to India as the state guest of honor at the Republic Day celebration gave a fresh push to bilateral relations...

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Sustaining ‘Raksha’ on military grounds, India and Maldives vow to deepen maritime security and counter-terror cooperation

Reiterating India’s commitment to contribute towards capacity building and training requirements of the Maldives requirement force, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sithraman and Maldives counterpart Mariya Ahmed Didi discuss areas to strengthen their maritime security and give momentum to overall military ties...

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The splendid event of PBD ends with grandeur: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed PBD Convention

The three-day mega event of “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” ends with same Magnificence. In the valedictory session of PBD Convention, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind conferred “Pravasi Bharatiya Samman” to 30 Pravasis, with 2 organization, belonging to 23 countries...

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A local solution and the global application is our philosophy: PM Modi at #PBD2019

“Today is very special for me. Because today I am not only the PM of India, but also the host of this ceremony as MP from Varanasi.” said PM Narendra Modi while addressing 2nd day of PBD convention...

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#PBD2019-Day 2: India is unique but, Indianness is Universal

The most awaited and energetic PBD convention of 2019 started with the contribution of young members of the Indian diaspora in ‘Youth PBD’ on Monday. Today on the second day, the palpitating atmosphere remained the same in Inauguration of 15th PBD...

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#15th PBDConvention2019 day-1: The celebration of “Indianness”

The celebration of Indianness, the bond shared by each and every Indian and NRI was going to strengthen today onwards on 3 days PBD (Pravasi Bhartiya Divas) Convention in ancient and divine land of Varanasi...

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Redefining India Africa relations, EAM Sushma Swaraj vows to curb terrorism for peace and security

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today described terrorism as one of the most serious challenges towards international peace and security...

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Come, visit and explore..! India and Maldives open doors by facilitating 90-day visa free travel visa accord

Enhancing the strengthened relations that India and Maldives exhibit, the two countries have now opened wide arms in welcoming the Agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and Maldives signed in December, 2018. With this approval, the countries have solidified their people to people exchange making it easier for Indians and Maldivians to travel and explore each other’s countries giving boost to tourism, medical treatment, education, business etc...

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It is time for India to become a “Rule Maker”: FS Vijay Gokhale at #RaisinaDialogue2019

“As the most diverse country in the world, we Indian know there is no alternative to democracy and we demonstrate it every five years.” Said India’s Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale on the 3rd day of Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi. The statement made by him showed the true strength of India’s foreign policy and India’s strength in Multilateral world...

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Pride of every Indian: Today world is celebrating #VishwaHindiDivas

‘Everything will change, everything will transform but our pride and love about the Hindi language never fade away’, this is the feeling of every Indian and NRI today, because today is ‘Vishwa Hindi Divas’ or ‘World Hindi Day’...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj launches coffee table book of ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’ on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

Mesmerizing voices of singers from across the world contributed their share by creating the rendition of the famous bhajan, ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’. In a slight unique way, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of States for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh launched a coffee table book 'Vaishnavo Jan to Tene Kahiye' on singers from all around the world who rendered Gandhiji's favorite Bhajan. ..

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For us, the transformation is not a domestic agenda, it is a global vision: Sushma Swaraj at #Raisinadialogue

“From Past four years, the comprehensive and energetic renewal of India’s global engagement has been founded on the motto “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’, an emphasis on the welfare of all”, said Sushma Swaraj in a ministerial address at Raisina Dialogue...

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Vowing to step up cooperation, India and Norway collaborate on blue economy and combating terrorism

Emancipating wide spectrum of areas of discussion, India and Norway on Tuesday agreed to closely collaborate on ocean economy and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, while also vowing to step up cooperation in combating terrorism, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg...

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Solidifying relations to newer heights, India and Japan enriches cooperation of bilateral ties in the 10th Strategic Dialogue

Identifying the agenda of bilateral relations in 2019 and marking an important beginning for a series of high-level bilateral exchanges this year, India and Japan escalate their diplomatic relationship to newer heights. Welcoming Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kono, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj focused on enriching cooperation across entire spectrum of bilateral relationship & exchanged views on regional & global issues...

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Strengthening the bilateral ties: PM Modi held delegation level talks with Norwegian PM Erna Solberg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the delegation level talks with his Norwegian counterpart, Erna Solberg today...

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A new beginning: Vikram Misri takes charge as India's new envoy to China

Vikram Misri took charge as India's new ambassador to China took on Monday and met top Chinese officials during which they discussed Indo-China ties...

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Indian consulate organises poster exhibition outlining concepts of Bhagvat Gita through the eyes of Mahatma Gandhi in Dubai

Highlighting the values of Bhagvat Gita which Indians as well as people around the world comply on, the Indian Embassy in Dubai has held a two day poster exhibition starting from Friday promoting thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and also showcase a variety of handcrafted Khadi products. ..

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Celebrating Golden Jubilee; India, Bhutan explore wide spectrum enhancing relations in space science, hydro power projects

Celebrating the golden jubilee of diplomatic relations of India and Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering that both the countries will work unanimously towards strengthening relations. Discussing a wide spectrum of bilateral relations both the countries has explored new opportunities in fields of space, hydro projects and other bilateral relations...

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India’s sharp reproach to Pakistan: Official summons to Pakistan on cross LoC infiltration

Pakistan High Commission officially summoned to lodge a strong protest at incidents of cross LoC terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians and security forces. ..

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To strengthen exemplary ties, Bhutan PM arrives India

Newly elected, Bhutan PM, Dr. Lotay Tshering arrived in India today on a three-day official visit. this visit is first abroad visited by Bhutan PM which underlines the importance Of India-Bhutan relations for Bhutan...

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Terming it as ‘ten pillars’; India, China escalate bilateral relations connecting cultural ties

Forget the clichés of bilateral ties and diplomatic relations, people-to-people ties is the new operative word in India-China relations. With Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, visiting India and holding wide range discussions with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj; the two countries discussed how to enhance the cultural links between the two Asian giants and how to enhance the people-to-people interaction...

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French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian meets PM Modi discussing developments on bilateral grounds

With the arrival of French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian in India and enhancing the bilateral relations, the French Minister on his next visit after EAM Sushma Swaraj met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two ministers discussed the various developments leveling up their strong relations...

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Availing beneficial facilities for pilgrims, India and Saudi Arabia sign bilateral pact for Haj 2019

India and Saudi Arabia have shared a strong cultural, historical, economic and political bond for years. With Saudi Arabia playing an active and effective role to ensure safety and better facilities to Indian Haj pilgrims, the relations between the two countries have deepened. Strengthening the bond to a deeper extend, India and Saudi Arabia have signed a bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement. ..

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Fulfilling promises with gratitude! India hands over 50 housing units to Myanmar with strengthening bilateral relations

India has handed over 50 housing units in the Rakhine province to Myanmar on Tuesday during President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit to the country. The housing units are part of a bigger developmental project, within which India is building 250 houses in Myanmar's Rakhine province. India and Myanmar signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) which includes - one in the area of judicial training and another on science and technology cooperation...

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Stressing on counter terrorism and boosting economic ties, India and Russia strengthen bilateral cooperation

Russia and India share a close bilateral relations stressing major mutual interest in various field. Strengthening the ties, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday met a Russian Parliamentary delegation and held wide-ranging discussions over key issues such as countering terrorism and boosting economic ties. Russian Parliament Chairman ‘State of Duma’ Vyacheslav Volodin called for enabling a legislative framework to fully tap the immense potential of bilateral cooperation between India and Russia...

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Reinforcing strong friendship; India, UAE sign currency swap deal along with enhancing trade, defence, counter terrorism

With External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE), the two countries have developed strong relations etching two important pacts. Holding strong exhaustive discussion, EAM Sushma Swaraj with her counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed signed two agreements, including one on currency swap and the other to step up bilateral cooperation in areas like security, defence, counter-terrorism, trade and energy...

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PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to strengthen the Wuhan spirit on friendship and development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here and the two leaders concurred there had been a perceptible improvement in bilateral relations, even as they looked to build on a thaw in ties after a standoff on the border last year...

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Asserting BRICS as an engine of global growth, PM Modi reaffirms India's commitment to globalisation and reformed multilateralism

“BRICS has been an engine of global growth since many years, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed the informal BRICS summit informal meet in Argentina capital Buenos Aires, amid the G20 Summit. PM Modi, said that the BRICS countries were ready to co-operate for a new industrial revolution. The Prime Minister said that terrorism and radicalization were the biggest challenges before the world and will have to work together against economic offenders...

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Supporting socio-economic development of Maldives, India extends a strong bilateral relation with the nation

After a successful bilateral discussion with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj implementing strong relation between India and Maldives, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid called on President Ram Nath Kovind...

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In a quest to imply justice to the martyrs of 26/11, the entire world stands together against terrorism

As the nation honors its martyrs of 26/11, India calls on Pakistan to end state-sponsored terrorism and expeditiously bring the perpetrators to justice. 10 years to the horrific incident, the entire world stands with India against its quest to give justice to the one’s who sacrificed. United States, Italy, Singapore, Germany, France; showers of unity pour unstoppably opening gates to stand against terrorism...

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70 years of camaraderie, EAM Sushma Swaraj discusses health, education, tourism with Romanian Foreign Minister

Assembling the strong bilateral relation of 70 years, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and discussed a number of bilateral issues including co-operation in the field of agriculture and information and communication technology...

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Deepening ties of bilateral cooperation, EAM Sushma Swaraj ensures peace and security with Maldives Abdulla Shahid

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday met her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid to “deepen” bilateral cooperation and ensure peace and security in the region. This is Abdulla Shahid’s first visit after assuming charge as foreign minister of Maldives and assumes significance as the ties between both the countries had severely strained under the previous government in the island nation...

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Reviewing an entire gamut of bilateral relations, EAM Sushma Swaraj embarks on two day visit to Laos

Extending a supporting hand to Laos and strengthening bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay a two-day visit to Laos from November 22 where she will co-chair the on Bilateral Cooperation with her counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith. ..

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President invites Indian Diaspora in Australia to be part of India's transformational journey

President Ram Nath Kovind reached Sydney Australia on Wednesday for the final leg of his two-nation state visit to Vietnam and Australia. This is the first state visit to Australia by the President of India...

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Addressing at the National Assembly House in Vietnam, Prez Kovind etches pact strengthening bilateral relations

Sharing close diplomatic relations with Vietnam, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the National Assembly in Vietnam. Full range of bilateral and multilateral cooperation was discussed during the bilateral talks by Presidents of both the countries along with etching various pacts for mutual benefits...

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Talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih strengthen diplomatic relation

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih welcomed and thanked PM Narendra Modi for visiting the Maldives to participate in the presidential inauguration ceremony...

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President Ram Nath Kovind all set embark on his maiden visit from November 18

President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a week-long visit to Vietnam and Australia beginning Sunday. Starting his trip from the Vietnamese coastal city Da Nang, Kovind will head to the capital Hanoi where he will hold talks with the political leaders and also address the National Assembly of Vietnam. ..

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PM Modi leaves for Maldives to attend swearing-in ceremony of new President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the Maldives a short while from now to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Male today...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj gets her ‘Musafir’ travelling as she hands over two e-rickshaws to the Ambassador of Senegal

India has been very vocal on issues pertaining to climate changes. Swaying the air of clean energy all over the world, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday handed over two e-rickshaws to the Ambassador of Senegal here in a gesture symbolising the partnership between the two countries in the clean energy sector. India is supplying 250 e-rickshaws with lithium-ion batteries on a grant basis to Senegal, responding to the request of Senegal President Macky Sall to Prime Minister Narendra ..

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Pitching great deal of making India as hub of immense opportunities, PM Modi and US Vice Prez Mike Pence discuss enhancing bilateral ties

On the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit heading in Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his interaction with United States Vice President Mike Pence said that there is a great opportunity for US to make defence equipment’s in India and set up defence Industry as India can become a hub of export to the rest of the region...

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Fortifying the best relations, India and Morocco sign extradition agreement

Enhancing and fortifying deep bilateral relations with Morocco, India has approved signing and ratifying of an extradition agreement between the two countries. The agreement will provide a strong legal base for the extradition of fugitive offenders who are accused of economic offences, terrorism and other serious offences in one state and found in the other state...

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Marking a strong presence, PM Modi to embark on a two day visit to Singapore to attend 13th East Asia Summit

Marking a strong presence of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Singapore this evening to attend the 13th East Asia Summit, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and other associated meetings of the ASEAN Summit currently underway. ..

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India, Morocco sign agreement helping in criminal matters and providing legal assistance

India and Morocco on Monday signed an agreement to help each other in criminal matters and provide legal assistance wherever required...

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Vice Prez Naidu represents India at WWI centenary commemoration in Paris

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is on a three-day visit to Paris, represented India at the Armistice of World War I centenary commemoration in Paris yesterday. Armistice Day marks the 100 years since the end of World War One on 11 November 1918. Around 70 leaders including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel participated in the event in the French Capital...

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Vice Prez Venkaiah Naidu to embark on a State visit to France; will unveil Indian Armed Forces Memorial

Vice Prez Venkaiah Naidu, at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of France, will be visiting Paris from today to November 11, to represent Government of India in the activities commemorating the centenary of the Armistice of World War I...

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Continuing cordial bond! India, Malawi etch pacts on extradition, atomic energy, visa waiver

Enhancing bilateral relations, India and Malawi signed three MoUs on extradition, cooperation in atomic energy and visa waiver for diplomats and officials as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu met Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika and held wide-ranging talks...

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Covering every spectrum, India and South Korea join hands promoting sports

With cabinet giving approval for the MoU signed in tourism sector last week, the new league of development, India and South Korea have signed MoU in the field of sports.The Memorandum of Understanding covers a range of areas including elite sports, sport science, and anti-doping. ..

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Joining hands with new partner to boost tourism, Cabinet gives a nod to India S Korea MoU

India and South Korea has lately being engaged in enhancing and levelling up their bilateral relations. Escalating this relationship, the cabinet on Thursday gave an approval to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and South Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism...

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India is one of the most attractive FDI destinations: Vice President Naidu in Africa

India’s stability, consistency, transparency and reform agenda coupled with a safe and structured financial system makes India one of the most attractive FDI destinations says Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Global Expo Botswana 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana on Wednesday...

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Enhancing relations, VP Naidu embarks on three nation visit to South African

Enriching and enhancing the rich history of India and Africa, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday embarked on a three-nation visit to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi, during which he will hold talks with the top leaders of these African countries, meet business groups and interact with the Indian community...

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Laying carpets for Italian counterpart, PM Modi addresses India-Italy Technology Summit

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the India-Italy Technology Summit with the presence of Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte. During the address, Prime Minister announced the launch of the next phase of the India-Italy Industrial Research and Development Cooperation program. He added that the program will enable our industry and research institutes to develop new products...

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Vowing to achieve significant milestones, India and Japan envisions for unparalleled potential for development in 13th Annual Bilateral Summit

Recognizing the unparalleled potential for development of relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviewed the significant milestones achieved over the last four years and outlined the following shared vision for the future of India-Japan relations...

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Liberating waves of Indianness, PM Modi slates ‘Ease of Doing Business’ as top priority presenting India as a robust investor

Implying on the fact that Japan being a major business alliance in the world, India has also looked upon the country to strengthen its business and investment base. Liberating the waves of Indian developments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that 'ease of doing business' was his 'top priority' and said that India and Japan had made "favourable progress." ..

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Sharing strong values by attending Annual Bilateral Summit, PM Modi embarks on a three day visit to Japan

With the agenda of attending the Annual Bilateral Summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a two day visit to Japan. This will be PM Modi’s twelfth meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since his first visit to Japan...

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India, Myanmar agree to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories

India and Myanmar have shaken hands to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories. They have also agreed to provide security cooperation in facilitating movement of people and trade across the international border. This was decided during the two day 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar which concluded in New Delhi on Friday...

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Enhancing engagement with Gulf regions, EAM Sushma Swaraj makes her maiden visit to Qatar and Kuwait from Oct 28

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make her first visit to Qatar and Kuwait during October 28-31, with energy security, trade and investment topping the agenda for her interactions in both countries. Sushma Swaraj’s visit is in line with the government’s overall objective of enhancing engagement with the Gulf region, which is a major supplier of oil and gas and is home to millions of expatriate Indian workers...

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India, Bangladesh etch pacts enhancing inland and waterways connectivity

Furthering with the motto of enhancing the bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh signed several milestone agreements today, for enhancing inland and coastal waterways connectivity between the two countries for trade and cruise movements. The two sides also signed agreements to use Chattogram and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for movement of goods to and from India...

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India, China work together strengthening security and counter terrorism

To further strengthen and consolidate discussions and cooperation in various areas including counter-terrorism, organised crimes, drug control and other relevant areas, both India and China on Monday signed an Agreement on Security Cooperation. The agreement between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security of China was inked in the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chinese State Councillor Zhao Kezhi...

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India, Croatia ink pacts boosting cultural and diplomatic cooperation

India and Croatia on Monday signed two agreements to facilitate cultural exchange and diplomatic cooperation. Enhancing bilateral relations both the countries have pitched in for strengthening relations on grounds of strong diplomacy. ..

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ASEM Summit concludes in Belgian capital Brussels

The 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit concluded in the Belgian capital Brussels last evening. Around 51 Heads of state or government from the European countries and Asian partners, including India, attended the two-day summit...

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Boosting defence, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman holds bilateral talks with US and ASEAN in Singapore

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday held a series of bilateral meetings with her US, ASEAN counterparts on the sidelines of ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meet in Singapore. The members will discuss ways to boost defence, regional security and promote strategic dialogue...

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With an aim to boost trade and maritime security, Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in India

Enhancing ties and boosting the bilateral relations, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reached New Delhi today on a three-day visit in a bid to boost ties in a range of areas including trade and investment and maritime security...

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ASEM Summit begins in Brussels; Vice Prez Naidu holds bilateral meetings with PMs of Greece, Portugal

The 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit began in the Belgian capital Brussels last evening with the arrival of around 51 Heads of States from the European and Asian countries including India...

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Liberating vibes of commitment and partnership; India, Tanzania sign pacts to set up research centres

Liberating vibes of a robust friendship and bilateral relations, India and Tanzania have signed two Memorandum of Understanding. These two MoUs include strengthening foreign relations between both the countries...

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First time ever! India, China come together to train Afghan diplomats

In a first of its kind initiative, India and China launched a programme on Monday to train Afghan diplomats and China's ambassador has said it would likely be followed by joint programmes in other fields to help war-torn Afghanistan...

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Token of strong camaraderie, India signs pact with Sri Lanka for constructing 1200 houses using Indian grant aid

Making their bilateral camaraderie strong and living up to the policy of ‘Neighbors First’, India and Sri Lanka signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of 60 crore Srilankan rupees. ..

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Nirmala Sitharaman invites French Defence industry to expand their manufacturing under Make in India initiative

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly in Paris on Friday. The talks were held under the framework of the annual Indo-French defence ministerial dialogue...

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Nirmala Sitharaman holds talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today held wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly in Paris on ways to deepen strategic and defence cooperation between the two countries...

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Fortifying relations, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman on a three-day visit to France

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman left for France Wednesday night on a three-day visit to France. Nirmala Sitharaman will hold wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly on ways to deepen strategic cooperation between the two countries and the two sides will also deliberate on major regional and global issues of mutual interest...

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India to roll out carpets for Italy PM Conte on Oct 30

Prime Minister of Italy Prof. Giuseppe Conte will pay visit to India on 30th of this month. Conte will be accompanied by a delegation that will participate in the 24th edition of the DST-CII India-Italy Technology Summit 2018. This will be Prime Minister Conte’s first visit to India after taking office in June 2018...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj to attend the CHG meeting of SCO in Tajikistan on October 11

Enhancing relations and bilateral ties with countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the SCO Council of Heads of Government meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 11-12 October, 2018. The leaders will discuss prospects for further development of SCO and will exchange in-depth views on current international and regional issues...

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India offers grant of $20 million to Tajikistan for developmental projects with collaboration in defence, trade, tourism

India has demographically blended together with each and every country making its bilateral relations strong. In a latest, with President Ram Nath Kovind visiting Tajikistan, besides agreeing to further deepen their `Strategic Partnership’, by collaborating in areas of defence, trade, tourism and investments, India has offered a grant of $20 mn to Tajikistan for development projects...

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Strengthening bilateral ties, President Kovind to visit Tajikistan from Oct 7

Leaving no stones unturned to strengthen bilateral relations with foreign nations, President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a three-day visit to Tajikistan from October 7, during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of the country to strengthen India's ties with the Central Asian country...

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India and Russia condemn terrorism in all forms; call for action without any ‘double standards’

In a complete win-win situation, To be perceived as the big victory for India against Pakistan for its role in spreading terrorism in the region as India and Russia have condemned state support of terrorism including cross boarder one. Terrorism is a big issue that not only India has to fight with but Russia too faces it in one of its province Chechnya...

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Binding together a strong bilateral relation, India Russia sign pacts including space, defense, nuclear energy

Liberating fruitful engagements on the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held delegation talks to fortify the relations between the countries. India and Russia etched 8 pacts including on cooperation on India's ambitious human space mission project Gaganyaan, along with a deal for the purchase of the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia...

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Eyeing to strengthen defense deal, Russian Prez Vladimir Putin to visit India

Fortifying the strong bilateral relation between India and Russia, the two countries have shown immense partnership with strong friendship. Continuing the bond of diplomacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in New Delhi on Thursday to attend the 19th India-Russia bilateral annual summit. ..

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Together in good and bad times; India assures providing all possible assistance to Indonesia

With Indonesia suffering majorly because of earthquake and Tsunami, the toll of people losing their lives has been increasing considerably. Indonesia has opened its gates for international aid helping the people by providing the necessary aide possible. Being a close neighbor and liberating strong diplomatic relations, India promises Indonesia to provide all possible help to the country...

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Reinforcing strong relation, India Uzbekistan etch 17 pacts including national security, counter terrorism and various other fields

Reinforcing a strong friendship, India and Uzbekistan have etched pacts on various fields. The two countries have reaffirmed their interest in expanding and further strengthening long-term cooperation between India and Uzbekistan, covering diverse sectors such as political ties, defence, security, counter-terrorism, trade and investment, science and technology, space, nuclear energy, Information Technology, as well as cultural and academic linkages. ..

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"We believe in peace talks but Pakistan glorifies killers"; EAM Sushma Swaraj addresses the 73rd UN General Assembly

Slating the need for the world to work together by engaging in fundamental reforms, the United Nations need to work together as a family and make the concept of multilateralism effective. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the 73rd United Nations General Assembly coined the efforts taken by India in building New India by 2022, explained how talks with Pakistan failed because of their actions and chalked India’s thoughts on UN reforms...

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India, Uzbekistan join hands for developing ICT Sector

In order to strengthen bilateral cooperation between India and Uzbekistan, a meeting between Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad and his counterpart Shuhrat Sadikov was held for strengthening the ICT sector...

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Sushma Swaraj presses terrorism as single largest threat to peace and stability in the South Asian region

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has told a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers that the scourge of terrorism remains the single largest threat to peace and stability in the South Asian region...

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Calling for united efforts, EAM Sushma Swaraj pitches a better world for children in the UNGA summit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called upon international leaders to unite against terrorism and hate to 'make a better world for our children'. India has always pitched in for development and crafting a better future for the coming generations. ..

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Demographically far, diplomatically close! EAM Sushma Swaraj meets foreign ministers on sidelines of the UNGA Summit

Demographically far, diplomatically close, India leaves no stones unturned in boosting ties with the countries to maintain their bilateral relations. Maintaining comprehensive relation, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a series of bilateral meetings with several of her foreign counterparts discussing a host of issues, including trade, investment and capacity building...

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India puts cross on foreign minister-level meeting with Pakistan

India has called off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. The meeting between the two Ministers was scheduled to take place in New York later this month on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly- UNGA...

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Responding to request of Imran Khan, Sushma Swaraj to meet Pak foreign minister; MEA highlights meet is not resumption of dialogue

Responding positively to the request of Pakistani government-led by newly made Prime Minister Imran Khan’s letter, New Delhi on Thursday announced that India has agreed to a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi making it very clear that it was not the resumption of the Indo-Pak dialogue...

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Romania to open consulate in Chennai

Romania will open a consulate in Chennai. This was decided in a meeting between Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Romania Prime Minister Viorica Dancila in on Wednesday evening...

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Strengthening bilateral relations, India etches pact with Niger to build Mahatma Gandhi’s Convention Centre

Developing relations and emerging a strong bilateral relation with Niger, India has agreed on providing grant assistance to build Mahatma Gandhi’s Convention Centre. In this regard, India and Niger on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC) in Niamey, Niger with the Indian government's grant assistance...

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India, Morocco join hands to enable greater air connectivity through modernized agreement

India and Morocco on Wednesday signed the revised Air Services Agreement between the two countries enabling greater connectivity through a modernized agreement. Notably, the signing of the agreement will enable code sharing with airlines of other party as well as greater freedom in mounting direct flights. The delegation of the both India and Morocco have met three times in the past years wherein they have worked towards liberalization of markets between the two countries and updating of the existing ..

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