Diplomacy

US praises India over providing aid to Afghanistan

When it comes to humanity, the whole world bows its head in front of India. Bowing its head in front of India on Wednesday, the United States lauded the efforts of New Delhi in providing aid to Afghanistan. Notably, a key official in the Trump administration Alice Wells said, “India is a responsible aid provider to Afghanistan and the war-torn country seeks a strategic partnership with it.” During a Congressional hearing on Afghanistan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central ..

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India, Australia stand together deepening cooperation to combat terrorism

Accessing discussion and exchanging views on prevailing terrorism threats in their respective regions, India and Australia held strategic meeting by coming together to work for counter terrorism...

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First of its Kind! An external affairs visits Luxembourg; addresses Indians

For the first time, an Indian External Affairs Minister officially touched the land of Luxembourg and bridged the bilateral ties between the two countries. EAM Sushma Swaraj reached the country on Tuesday and then she addressed the Indian community and prominent citizens of Luxembourg. ..

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Two decades of strategic partnerships deepens with EAM Sushma Swaraj meeting French President Macron

MEA Sushma Swaraj is in France in her seven days visit to Europe where she called upon the French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and discussed issues of mutual interest from a strategic perspective. They also discussed follow up to the understandings reached during French President's successful visit to India in March which infused new momentum in the bilateral ties of both countries...

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“India is a fast growing economy”, says Prez Kovind inciting Greece to look forward on investing in the country

“India is one of the fast growing economies in the world and it has shown its presence at the global dais through various sectors,” opined President Ram Nath Kovind during his last day on his Greece visit...

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New Delhi shatters China’s hope of mediating in India-Pakistan issues; says no scope for involvement of 3rd country

Shattering China’s hope of mediation in India and Pakistan’s bilateral issues, New Delhi on Monday clearly stated that India says matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature, no scope for involvement of 3rd country matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country...

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Prez Kovind's words bridges Indian Diapsora with its soil in Greece

India is the fastest growing economy in the world says President Ram Nath Kovind while addressing India Diaspora at Athens on Sunday. He also asserted that India will become a five trillion dollar economy by the year 2025. Kovind stated that Indian Diaspora has an emotional connect with India and they will continue to make their contribution towards the development of India...

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Ancient Civilizations but modern partnership! MEA Sushma Swaraj arrives in Rome in her seven days visit to Europe

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in land of one of the Ancient Civilizations, Rome to strengthen the modern partnership on Sunday as part of her visit to Italy. She is on a seven-day visit to four European nations - Italy, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium...

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India questions intention of UN report claiming human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir

Indian on Thursday slammed United Nations for a report in which it has called for a probe into alleged human rights violations in Kashmir by both India and Pakistan and questioned the intentions of the organization. Notably, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called for a probe into alleged human rights violations in Kashmir by both India and Pakistan and further added that it was not given full access to the area for a detailed investigation. Responding to ..

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Solidifying military ties, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Indian Defense firm’s first office in Vietnam

Intending to boost the relations between India and Veitnam, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first representative office of the state-owned defence equipment manufacturer Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in Hanoi. ..

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Prez Ram Nath Kovind to embark on a three nation visit from June 16

Intending to reach every nook and corner, building strong diplomatic relations with each and every country, President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to embark a three nation trip to Greece, Suriname and Cube from June 16. This visit will help solidify India’s connection with the countries and bring in new developments...

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UK assures India of full cooperation in bringing to book any fugitive

The United Kingdom has assured India of full co-operation towards bringing to book anybody whether it is Vijay Mallya or Nirav Modi who is wanted in India by Indian courts or agencies...

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PM Modi calls for good cooperation of SCO member countries towards security, economic development and connectivity

The Plenary Session of the SCO Summit witnessed many countries joining the blueprint of the brighter shared future including India. PM Narendra Modi, on behalf of 125 Crore Indians, sat with a pride to commit India’s full cooperation to a successful outcome of the Summit...

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Ni hao Qingdao! PM Modi welcomed on China land with utmost enthusiasm by Indian Diaspora

Smiling faces and excited Indian diaspora in China welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi with extreme enthusiasm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Qingdao in China to attend the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit. Apart from attending the regional summit, PM Modi will also hold bilateral talks with heads of several countries. PM Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping...

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Swiping right on SCO meeting, PM Modi takes off for China

Just a month after the world saw two super powers historic informal summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes off for China this morning to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The SCO meeting will be attended by eight nations; PM Modi will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping...

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Revisiting history, EAM Sushma Swaraj marks 125 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha and 25 years diplomatic relations

Marking 25 years of diplomatic relations with South Africa, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lauded the two countries for their immense support to solidify the relations. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday also undertook a train journey from Pentrich to Pietermaritzburg, a railway station in South Africa where the young Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a “whites-only” compartment 125 years ago, an incident that acted as a catalyst for him to practice Satyagraha...

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PM Modi to visit China once again; this time strengthening ties through SCO meeting

Giving major friendship goals by strengthening the demography of diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 2-day visit to China for the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit on 9-10 June. ..

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India, Denmark sign MoU in the field of sustainable and smart urban development

Indian and Denmark on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development. The MoU will create employment in the areas of integrated solid waste management including waste to energy, sustainable transport systems, water and sanitation management, energy efficiency, resource mobilization...

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Marching together towards peace and fight against injustice, EAM Sushma Swaraj recalls memories of Mahatma Gandhi in SA

Recalling India’s role at the international forum to help South African people in their fight against discrimination, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj evoked the efforts of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela who gave hope to those facing injustice and discrimination. ..

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EAM Sushma Swaraj urges countries to form strong security forum against money laundering, terrorism at BRICS meeting

Chairing the BRICS meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj urged the countries to come together and work towards creating a strong security forum to fight against money laundering, terrorism and radicalization. ..

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India, US vows to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership

Strengthened ‘Diplomacy’ of PM Modi-led government has made India the most strategic country which is now ruling others in various sectors including trade, economy and mainly in South China Sea and Pacific region. However, India’s growing importance has led Pentagon to replace the name of US Pacific Command by US-Indo Pacific Command...

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#OpNistar accomplished successfully! Indian Navy rescues 38 countrymen stranded in cyclone hit Socotra Island of Yemen

Humanity and saving lives either it is of Indian or of foreigners always remain on the top of all priorities of Indian security forces. Keeping up its promise, Indian Navy ones again evacuated the precious lives of 38 countrymen from Socotra Island in Yemen where they got stuck after cyclone Mekenu hit the area in the last week of May...

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Making roots strong, EAM Sushma Swaraj strengthens bilateral relations with South Africa ahead of BRICS, IBSA meeting

Heading on a five day trip to South Africa, EAM Sushma Swaraj makes it very clear that India aims at strengthening relations with every country. Reaching South Africa, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and discussed with him ways to make further progress in bilateral and multilateral cooperation on Sunday...

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Marking India’s presence at BRICS and IBSA, EAM Sushma Swaraj embarks 5-day visit to South Africa

Bonding the relations with the African regions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emplanes to visit South Africa on a five-day visit. It has been stated that during the visit, EAM Sushma Swaraj is expected to have meetings with the top leadership of South Africa. The Minister will also participate in the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting on 4th and chair the IBSA Foreign Ministers Meeting...

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PM Modi shakes hand with US Defence Secretary James Mattis and discusses issues of mutual and global interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Singapore and discussed all security-related issues of mutual and global interests. The meeting comes days after the Pentagon renamed its Pacific Command as Indo-Pacific Command in a largely symbolic move to signal India's importance in US strategic thinking. The closed-door meeting was held on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue which was addressed by the Prime Minister last evening...

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Full text of PM Modi’s Keynote Address at Shangri La Dialogue

Full text of PM Modi’s Keynote Address at Shangri La Dialogue ..

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Reclining relations post the Wuhan informal summit, Chinese military delegates to visit India

Moving on and strengthening the military ties between India and China, the Chinese Defense Ministry has announced the visit of its military delegation to India as a follow up to the informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping...

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"Differences must not be allowed to become disputes": PM Modi shares mantra at Shangri-La Dialogue to tackle Indo Pacific region

After having a virtuous interactive session with the students at the Nanyang Technical University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a collective to tackle emerging challenges related to international waters in Indo-Pacific region...

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Sharing insights on space technology, mounting industrial revolution; PM Modi interacts with students at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

After being welcomed by the enthusiastic Indian community in Singapore and having a brief interaction with the business community, the students of Singapore got a brightening opportunity to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, PM Narendra Modi answered questions on several subjects, including challenges that Asia faces, space technology and inclusive growth in the age of fourth industrial revolution...

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PM Modi Interacts with Students of Nanyang Technical University Singapore

PM Modi Interacts with Students of Nanyang Technical University Singapore..

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#ModiinSingapore: India, Singapore comes together on platform of maritime security, air service and Digital India partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a joint press statement with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore, on his second day of his tour after high-level bilateral talks...

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Joint Session of India and Singapore

Joint Session of India and Singapore..

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#ModiinSingapore: Words of PM Modi bridged "the two lions" to set a golden future goal

After a warm welcome in Singapore, PM Modi spoke in a Business-cum-Community Event which not only inspired people but attracted them and became a bridge between the people of Singapore and India...

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PM Modi addresses Business and Community event in Singapore

PM Modi addresses Business and Community event in Singapore..

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Divided by land, connected by hearts: Enthusiastic Indian community welcomes PM Modi in Singapore

After having a brief halt at Malaysia and meeting the PM Dr. Mahathir Mohamed to strengthen the relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Singapore on his last leg of the East Asia visit. PM Modi will hold talks with the country’s top leadership and deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue...

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Winding up a successful reconnecting tour to Indonesia, PM Modi to strengthen bond with Malaysia

After having a successful bilateral meeting with the Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his next leg of visits arrived in Malaysia on Thursday morning. Apart from the discussions on defence and maritime security in the Asia Pacific region, the Prime Minister will hold talks with business community on growing trade ties between the two countries...

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Down to earth and friendly as ever, PM Modi presents corruption free and citizen centric India for Indian diaspora in Jakarta

Terming India-Indonesia ties to be special, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi stated that in the last four years, India had witnessed the unparalleled transformation. PM Modi cited several initiatives and steps being undertaken by the Government of India to make India a better place to do business...

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America terms India-US relationship as a ‘natural partnership’; vows to confront challenges jointly

A top American lawmaker on Tuesday termed the relationship between India and the United States as a “natural partnership" between the two Indo-Pacific partners. American Congressman Mac Thornberry said, "The US-India relationship is a natural partnership between two Indo-Pacific partners. We share interests and concerns, including transnational terrorism and China's aggressive behaviour in the region and around the world."..

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India, Pakistan agree to implement 2003 ceasefire pact to halt cross-border firing on LoC

Taking an immediate cognizance in ceasefire violations along the LoC, the Indian Army and the Army of neighbouring country agreed on the implementation of ceasefire pact of 2003. Notably, the unscheduled interaction over the hotline took place last evening following a request by Pakistan...

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PM Modi talks with Indonesian president

PM Modi talks with indonesian president..

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PM Modi touches Indonesian land to reconnect it with India via these four dimensions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has touched the Indonesian land to hold talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta today. The two leaders are likely to explore ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the areas of maritime security, trade and commerce, regional connectivity and anti-terrorism measures. ..

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India, Pakistan agrees for instituting standard procedure to secure immediate repatriation of fishermen

In a bid to secure immediate release and repatriation of fishermen who inadvertently cross the international maritime boundary, the Indian Authorities on Monday conveyed to Pakistan the need for instituting a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)...

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Releasing a book on MEAs achievement, EAM Sushma Swaraj slates innovative diplomacy of #4SaalModiSarkar

Hailing achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over completion of four successful years. Presenting the report on the accomplishments of the government, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj bestowed the success on the foreign policy front on completion of its four years in office...

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India and Iran jointly discuss bilateral issues of mutual interest

India and Iran vowed upon the idea of strengthening bilateral relations shared by the two countries. Notably, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in New Delhi Monday on a one day visit and called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. ..

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Changing demographics of international relations with India, PM Modi to visit Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia

Leaving no stones unturned Prime Minister Narendra Modi has certainly created strong relations with India’s neighboring nations and also with other international nations. Looking at the demographics, PM Modi has made the country’s base strong on international dais. PM Modi is set to embark his next visit on a three-nation to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore today...

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Striking right chords with solidifying relations: PM Narendra Modi scheduled to visit Singapore, Indonesia on May 29

Following the development of the bilateral relations between the ASEAN countries, it has been taken into consideration that the relation with each country has been fruitful. To further strengthen and deepen relations Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2 on official visit...

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Ready to reinforce trust and work for doubling mutual cooperation, India-Netherland vow to push trade and investments higher

Keen to further cooperate mutually India Netherland vow to reinforce agriculture, science, health, technology and allied sectors. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Mark Rutte took stock of the bilateral ties between both the countries. ..

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India-Netherlands vow to come closer to deepen mutual cooperation and capitalize for private sector

“India-Netherlands relations are closer than ever. Agreed to further deepen our cooperation and capitalise on mutual opportunities for the private sector,” vowed Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte after he was warmly received by PM Narendra Modi...

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Dutch PM Mark Rutte touches down India to strengthen economic and mutual cooperation

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte touched down the capital today kicking off his two days of India visit. The visit looks forward to strengthening economic and mutual cooperation...

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Standing by with a common aim: India, China discusses ways to tackle terrorism and security

Resorting to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and transnational organized crime, India and China on Monday also discussed security and law enforcement cooperation as Deputy National Security Adviser Rajinder Khanna met Chinese Public Minister Zhao Kheji at the meeting of Secretaries of National Security Councils of SCO members held in Beijing. This was the first such meeting of SCO with the participation of India as a full member...

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Super powers wind up their informal summit: PM Modi and Prez Putin vows to stand together and strengthen relations

In a fruitful visit to Russia, PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin encompassed an extremely productive discussion over the relations between the two countries. The Black Sea coastal city noticed two strong super powers coming together and reviewing a complete range of India-Russia relations as well as other global subjects during their first ever informal summit...

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PM Modi and Russian Prez Putin will share "Mann Ki Baat" to each other over "Chai Pe Charcha" ; Diplomacy through Informal Meetings continues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to embark on a day visit to Russia for an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Discussing issues on mutual interest, the meeting will seek interaction that will be part of regular consultation between the leadership of the two countries...

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India to lay carpets for Netherlands PM Mark Rutte for his visit from May 24

Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte, will be on a two-day official visit to India from 24th of this month with an aim to boost the economic and political cooperation between the two countries. Rutte’s visit comes within a year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to The Netherlands last June...

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India, Morocco shake hands for cooperation in legal fields

India and Morocco are all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the legal fields. The MoU will help the two countries to share their experience and expertise in the field of law and legislation. The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing of the MoU for cooperation in the legal field between India and Morocco on Wednesday. The MoU will also give an opportunity to the Lawyers, Law Officers and law students to discuss ..

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India expresses concern on Gaza border incident: Urges to maintain peace

India has expressed deep concern over the continuing tension at the border between Gaza strip and Israel, where more than 50 Palestinian nationals lost their lives and thousands injured...

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After China, PM Modi to visit Russia on 21 May for an informal summit with Valdimir Putin

Booking his dates in the calendar, PM Narendra Modi is ready for his next visit to Russia on 21 May. Invited by the President of Russia, Valdimir Putin, PM Modi has been scheduled to meet for an informal summit with the president in the city of Sochi...

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Blending ancient and modern customs, PM Modi lauds Katmandu’s contribution in Nepal’s development

‘Whenever I think about Katmandu, the image that comes in front of me is not that of the geographical or just a city image, it does not comply to the neighboring relations that both the countries share. Katmandu is a complete world in itself. The history of the city is similar to the Himalayan Mountains,” PM Narendra Modiu warmly said addressing the civic reception of Katmandu...

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MEA Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Myanmar envelops landmark deal enabling ‘legal land border crossing’

MEA Sushma Swaraj’s two-day visit to Myanmar concluded on Friday with a range of bilateral issues discussions and signing seven agreements...

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Celebrating 55 years of diplomatic relationship; India, Peru deepen ties by signing pact on renewable energy

Celebrating 55th anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Peru, Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo signed agreement strengthening the bond of the two countries. The agreements signed related to the areas of Renewable Energy in Lima...

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Transforming ‘Land-locked Nepal into land and water linked’, PM Modi, Oli strengthen relations between the nations

India and Nepal share a strong bond and the relationship that the two countries share are extending on the verge that the countries friendship is based on cordial and deep-rooted ties between the people of two countries. India supports a “united, prosperous and strong” Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday as he backed Nepalese PM KP Sharma Oli’s vision to transform the land-locked Himalayan nation into a land- and water-linked country...

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Focusing on ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, PM Modi stresses on 5Ts: Tradition, Trade, Transport, Tourism and Trade to strengthen ties

Feeling grateful garnering the respect and attachment from the people of Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cited that the relations of India and Nepal are deep rooted since histories with Ram and Sita. Addressing the people of Nepal, PM Modi stresses by highlighting the 5Ts (Tradition, Trade, Transport, Tourism and Trade) to further strengthen ties between both the countries...

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MEA Sushma Swaraj shakes hand with Myanmar Prez U Win Myint making 'Act East Policy' stronger

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Myanmar President U Win Myint at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. External Affairs Minister is on a two-day visit to Myanmar for discussions on a number of bilateral and regional issues...

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India urges US, Iran to resolve issues arisen out of abolition of nuclear deal through dialogue and diplomacy

Days after United States President Donald Trump accused Iran of supporting terror and announced the withdrawal of US from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, India has said it will take necessary measures to offset any adverse impact on its interests...

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Enrouting Janakpur Ayodhya historic connection, PM Modi and Oli flag off Ramayan Circuit Bus Service

Touching the pious land of Janakpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured amnd welcomed by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Offering prayers at the 20th century Janaki temple in Janakpur during his two-day visit to Nepal, PM Modi and PM Oli jointly flagged off the Ramayan Circuit bus service between Ayodhya and Janakpur...

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Tourism Minister K J Alphons visits China to enhance tourism sector between two nations

Recently we saw PM Modi, MEA Sushma Swaraj, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited China to enhance the relations between the nations. Now the MoS for Tourism K. J. Alphons visited China to attend the Tourism Ministers’ conference by Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Wuhan on Wednesday...

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Sharing strong friendship goals, PM Modi to deepen ties with Nepal on 11 and 12 May

Giving major friendship goals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit Nepal on May 11 for the third time. Visiting the neighboring nation on the invitation by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, the visit is aimed to strengthen the relations between both the nations. ..

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MEA Sushma Swaraj emplanes for two days visit to Myanmar: Theme is ‘Neighbourhood first’

In order to cementify the relations with Myanmar, Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs of India, has left for a two-day visit to Nay Pyi Taw starting from today...

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Strengthening base: India, Panama joins hand for agriculture and exemption of visa

Reaching the next leg of the South American nation’s tour, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and President of Panama signed two agreements on exemption of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports and in the field of Agriculture. VP Naidu was received by Minister of Presidency, Panama, Mr. Alvaro Aleman, the Director General of Protocol (Ceremonial), Mr. Francio Torres, the Ambassador of India to Panama, Shri Ravi Thapar on 9th May...

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India-China must reciprocate candidly over divergence issues to achieve convergence mutually: Amb Gautam Bambawle

“India-China must engage each other seriously and should hold talks frankly and candidly, to boost mutual trust,” asserted Ambassador Gautam Bambawale while speaking at 8th India-China Dialogue between Ananta Aspen Centre & China Reform Forum...

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Vice Prez Naidu’s words gave Indian Community a smell of their soil in Guatemala

Indian Community in Guatemala is fortunate to be the inheritor of a great heritage of timeless values says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the Indian Community Reception hosted by the Ambassador of India to Guatemala, Sajeev Babu Kurup...

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India, Gautemala join hands aiming to strengthens diplomatic cooperation

Strengthening the bilateral relation in South American Nations, Vice President first visit to Gautemala has seen fruitful results. Signing two Memorandum of Understanding VP Naidu and his Guatemala counterpart, Jafeth Cabrera Franco in Guatemala city, both countries took a step forward for development and progress...

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We need to strengthen ‘Economic Diplomacy’ for India’s overall development, stresses V K Singh

“Economic diplomacy can strengthen the manufacturing sector, which is the most stable part of any economy,” said Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh at a conference on Economic Diplomacy for Development at the first Deccan Dialogue, held at International School of Business on Sunday...

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Embarking on five day visit VP Naidu vows to strengthen ties with South American nations

Strengthening the bilateral ties and trade relations, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday morning emplaned for a five-day visit to South America's Guatemala, Peru and Panama, commencing from Sunday...

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Friendship waves for India: China exempts import tariffs for 28 drugs to balance out mutual trade load

Welcoming friendly waves, China has exempted import tariffs for 28 drugs, including all cancer drugs from 1st May. This is the second good news after Sikkim's Nathu La pass for India-China trade was finally opened after 10 long months on Wednesday...

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Celebrating 70 years of strong diplomatic relations, Sushma Swaraj and Serbian counterpart vows to boost trade, defence ties

Creating a strong base of relationship with every country, India has emerged as a leader of cordial relation with many countries. Increasing substantial trade and commerce, India’s relation with Serbia has been very close and historic. Strengthening ties Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Ivica Dacic, visited India on the invitation of Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. ..

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US lauds informal meet between PM Modi and Xi Jinping; says it a good thing that world leaders were getting along

The United States (US) on Thursday appreciated the informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that was held in Wuhan last week saying it was a good thing that the world leaders were getting along. Notably, during a daily news conference White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to comment on the summit after which she said that the Trump administration had good relations with both India and China, and wanted things to continue down the same road...

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India rubbishes Pakistan’s claim of human rights violations in Kashmir; says remark of neighbouring country in UN irrelevant

India has downplayed and rubbished all the allegations made by Pakistan of human rights violation in Kashmir at the United Nations committee on information. Notably, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Masood Anwar while addressing a session of Committee on Information raked up the issue of Kashmir accusing Indian authorities of violating human rights. In response to the allegations of Pakistan, India raised strong objection saying it was irrelevant to the work of the panel...

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Reviving ties, PM Modi set to embark on 2-day visit to Nepal on 11th and 12th May: MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Nepal on 11th and 12th May, was announced by Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs during the press conference held today...

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Sweetening ties-A reality: Bilateral trade between India-China through Nathu La resumes

Today Sikkim's Nathu La pass for India-China trade was finally opened after 10 long months. The bilateral trade between India and China through Nathu La border has resumed post Doklam stand-off. On June 16 last year, the Dokalam controversy started between India and China. The 73-day-long dispute was resolved on August 28, 2017...

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Superpowers Unite with ‘Hearts’: Prez Xi steps out twice to heartily welcome PM Modi

Leaving behind all the sulky issues, India-China prioritized ‘unity for development’ above all. With the informal summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping pledged to unitedly serve towards ‘world peace’ and emerge as a superpower by pooling resources for countering terrorism, climate change, tackle border issues, promote culture, boost trade and pump our economy on global platform etc...

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PM Modi winds up informal summit: Indo-China journey vows to stand by these promises made from heart-to-heart

And the journey winds up on a sweet note! Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Delhi after Informal Summit with President Xi Jinping at Wuhan. Here are the highlights of India-China informal summit that took place in Wuhan. ..

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PM Modi, Xi mutually vow to counter terrorism, maintain border trust and pump growth engines for Indo-China’s flourishing ties

Contributing to stand for ‘world peace’, India-China mutually recognize ‘terrorism’ as common threat and vow to ‘counter-terrorism’ unitedly, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. After India-China meet went on serious notes to mutually cooperate, today Ministry of External Affairs held a press conference addressing the media in Wuhan, China...

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China’s blooming flowers welcome Indo-China’s warming ties: PM Modi, Xi Jinping take a walk along East Lake

The whole world witnessed the warming meet that took place between India-China on Friday, that didn’t stop there as today morning Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with President Xi Jinping went on ‘lake-walk’ amidst beautiful spring where even flowers are blooming to welcome Indo-China...

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China in Jittery- Kim Jong’s South Korea Visit, Future Trump Summit to make China Obsolete in Korean Peninsula

China in Jittery- Kim Jong’s South Korea Visit, Future Trump Summit to make China Obsolete in Korean Peninsula..

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Two great leaders share momentous talks: Superpowers India-China mutually can lead world on their shoulders, believes PM Modi

After the Indo-China hearts kicked off their informal meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with President Xi Jinping held delegation-level talks. PM Modi warm-heartedly thanked Xi Jinping for welcoming him to Wuhan, saying “the people of India feel really proud that I’m the first Prime Minister of India, for whom, you (Chinese President) have come out of the capital twice to receive me.”..

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Heart-to-Heart journey begins: Xi Jinping royally welcomes PM Modi at Hubei Provincial Museum

‘Heart-to-Heart’ journey begins as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping at Hubei Provincial Museum and witnessed a cultural programme. Two-day friendly summit amidst PM Modi and Xi Jinping kicked off at Central China's Wuhan city...

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India calls for punitive measures against terrorist sponsoring nations

Terrorism is becoming the dominant feature of conflict in the 21st century these were words from the soil of France of MoS for External Affairs M J Akbar while addressing a Conference in Paris on fight against terrorist financing for Daesh and Al Qaeda...

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PM Modi touches down in China; Sun rises up to witness superpowers share friendly talks

Today the sun rose up to one of the historic moments for Indo-China relations, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched down China on Tuesday late night. PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to hold informal summit further paving way for sweetening bilateral ties...

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EAM Swaraj stressed saying "India-Mongolia mutually share relationship of trust and spiritual strength"

“India and Mongolia share a unique partnership which is not of convenience but a relationship of, "trust and spiritual strength", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on promising ties of both nations. After China tour, EAM Swaraj kicked off her Mongolia tour...

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Pak High Commissioner meets Punjab CM, both agreed to promote trade, people ties in mutual interest

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood called on Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in a bid to promote better relations between the two neighbours. At an informal luncheon meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, Punjab’s CM Amarinder Singh expressed concern over the declining trade levels between the two countries due to the escalation in tensions along the borders in recent months...

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To smoothen up bilateral ties, PM Modi set to emplane on his 3-day China visit today

In a wake to smoothen up bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on 3-day visit to China.PM Modi and Xi Jinping are set to hold informal meet on April 27-28 in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. This meet would definitely add up to push bilateral relations on higher levels...

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After 42 years, Indian Foreign Minister touches Mongolia; EAM Swaraj calls on Mongolian community to seize opportunities out of India’s growth

After wrapping up China visit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj kicked off her Mongolia tour. This was External Affairs Minister’s first visit to Mongolia in 42 years! Also, Narendra Modi was the first Prime Minister to tour Mongolia in 2015...

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India’s priority strives for sustainable development, better connectivity and world peace, pledges EAM Swaraj at SCO Meet

India has always stood for the betterment of world by contributing in peace, climate, connectivity, economy etc. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stressed on India’s role towards sustainable development, facilitating a trade for a better economy, boosting connectivity, combating climate change etc while addressing Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meet in Beijing...

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China optimistically nods to share hydrological data of Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers, says Swaraj

“China optimistically nods to resume sharing of hydrological data of the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, months after Beijing stopped the practice following the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam...

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Sushma Swaraj’s mantra to Chinese: Learn Hindi to wipe out the need of Interpreter

One of the best ways to bridge the gaps between two nations is the communication in their language, dialect; this mantra was given by MEA Sushma Swaraj when she pitched for spreading the essence of our language Hindi in Beijing...

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Thriving for sweetening Indo-China ties, PM Modi, Xi Jinping set to hold informal meet for prosperous bilateral ties

In awake to push Indo-China relations to a new high, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold informal meet with Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on April 27-28 in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. This meet would definitely add up to push bilateral relations on higher levels...

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India is ready to work with China to deepen leaders' friendship says Sushma Swaraj

“Maintaining peace with the border areas with China was an essential prerequisite for the smooth development of bilateral ties,” stressed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the crucial talks held with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The cherry on the cake is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold informal meet with Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on April 27-28 in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province...

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PM Modi’s meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: A paving way for stronger ties

PM Modi on his last leg of three nations visit met German Chancellor Angele Merkel to brighten up the Indo-German relations. PM Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed multiple aspects relating to bilateral cooperation as well as other global issues...

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With an aim to enhance political ties, EAM Sushma Swaraj emplanes for 4 day China and Mongolia tour

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emplanes for 4 day China tour. This significant visit aims to enhance political trust between two nations. She is expected to participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). She will hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi...

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UK apologizes to India over Tricolor disrespect in London

The United Kingdom government has tendered an apology on Thursday after Indian authorities complained that Indian flag being pulled down from an official flag post, torn, stomped on and burnt on April 18 at Parliament Square, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the country for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018...

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For fruitful ties, PM Modi shakes hand with many countries during CHOGM

PM Modi’s visit to UK has proved to be fruitful which helped India to cementify its ties with many nations including small and island states in the Commonwealth...

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#ModiinLondon: PM Modi participates in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

With leaders of 53 member-countries’ participation including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting -CHOGM began in London today...

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PM Narendra Modi interacts with participants across the globe in Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with participants across the globe in Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath..

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Indo-UK relations on stronger stage: Inks 10 pacts for fruitful ties

PM Modi’s visit to the UK has brought both countries more close as the nations have inked 10 pacts in several sectors like Cyber Security, rejuvenation of Ganga and skill development. “Had a wonderful meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May; we had fruitful discussions on multiple aspects of India-UK relations” says PM Modi...

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India won’t tolerate those who export terror, will always fight fiercely to combat terrorism, says PM Modi at ‘Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath’

We have a million problems but we also have a billion people to solve them said PM Modi while addressing ‘Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath’ in London which not only Britain but the whole world heard about the glory of India through PM Modi’s words...

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PM Modi shakes hand and holds bilateral discussions with Swedish counterpart

On his first leg to the three nations visit, PM Modi shook hands with Sweden PM Stefan Lofven and Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria. PM Modi held crucial bilateral discussions with his Swedish counterpart...

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Cheers to India for winning six elections to key UN subsidiary bodies

With flying colors, India has won six elections to UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) bodies, five of them unanimously on Monday. India won places on the executive boards of four UN bodies, three commissions, and a committee. ..

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PM Modi waves hand to Swedish people with aim to cementify bilateral ties

PM Modi has touched down Sweden on the first leg of his three-nation visit following with the warm welcome by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the Arlanda Airport of Stockholm on Monday...

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PM Modi with bale of invitations to visit UK, Sweden

PM Narendra Modi, carrying a bale of invitations of several functions, is set to visit the UK and Sweden for five days from today with an aim to enhance bilateral relations...

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NSA Ajit Doval held talks with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi ahead of Shanghai Cooperation Summit

Today the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held talks with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Shanghai ahead of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to Qingdao for an SCO...

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Aiming for economic cooperation between India-Zambia, Prez Kovind wraps up his historic African nations tour

On his final day of a visit to African nations, President Ram Nath Kovind along with the President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, ceremonially commenced work on the 93-km Lusaka Traffic Decongestion Project on Thursday...

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India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere under any circumstances: MEA

“India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere at any time by anybody under any circumstances,” says Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar while addressing to the media on Thursday...

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India-Korea mutually seek to collaborate in Highway, Shipping and River development sectors

“India plans to construct 12 expressways with an investment of over Rs 1 Lakh Crores which would stage a number of opportunities for Korean businesses,” said Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari while addressing India-Korea Infrastructure Cooperation Forum in Seoul on Thursday...

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Indo-ASEAN ties have entered 25 years of dialogue

The countries around the South China Sea had made a number of attempts to form an intergovernmental platform where countries around the region could come together on principles of Pan-Asianinsm addressing common goals of security, economy and strategic interests. One predominant driving force behind this longing was the fear of communism and a antagonist china, there had been various instances in the past when China had border disputes with a number of current ASEAN member countries. It was this fear ..

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India-Morocco mutually vow to explore potential mineral resources and strengthen geological research

In order to assist Morocco in geological mapping and mineral exploration, India has levelled up mutual ties with Morocco. India-Moroccan pact focuses on the evaluation of potential mineral resources and promoting exploration and mining through the participation of both public and private sector...

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37-student delegates visit Nepal under ‘Youth Exchange Programme’

A 37 member youth delegation from India visited various parts of Nepal from April 4 to April 11 under Youth Exchange Programme. The visit was part of MoU signed in November, 2014 between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of Nepal...

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Prez Kovind joins hands with Zambia, aiming to flourish new prospects of development

Arriving at the last leg of the African tour, President Ram Nath Kovind visited Zambia having a "meaningful and wide-ranging discussions" with his Zambian counterpart. India and Zambia on Wednesday signed four agreements including on double taxation avoidance and judicial cooperation as President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with his Zambian counterpart Edgar Chagwa Lungu...

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Arriving in the last league of African tour, Prez Kovind urges Indian diaspora to contribute in India’s growth

Arriving in the last leg of the African tour, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Indian Community in Lusaka, Zambia. Addressing the Indian diaspora, he urged the masses to become a partner in India's growth and asked them to take advantage of Overseas Citizen of India, OCI programme...

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UK shows keen interest to have equipment partnership with India at DEFEXPO 2018

For the first time, India will be showcasing its defense export potential at DefExpoIndia which is going to be held in Chennai on 11th April and will go on until 14th April. The UK Government and UK defence companies are seeking to deepen and broaden their strategic defence equipment partnerships with India at DEFEXPO 2018...

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India, Vietnam discusses strategic partnership between two countries; vowed to boost ties

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy on Tuesday called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and held discussions on the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries and on ways to further boost ties. Notably, the official spokesperson of MEA Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, “Vice Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy of Vietnam called on EAM @sushmaswaraj today. They discussed comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Vietnam and the plan of action to further expand ..

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India-Korea shakes hands to boost maritime sector; Nitin Gadkari explores avenues to pump up naval infrastructure

Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari arrived on his 4-day Korea visit to bloom up the bilateral relations. India-Korea shook hands with each other to boost maritime sector and help Korea with big shipping fleet of India...

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Prez Kovind strengthens partnership by opening up various development prospects for Swaziland

Becoming the first President to visit and address the Parliament of Swaziland; President Ram Nath Kovind commits to have developmental partnership with the African nations and create local capacities in Swaziland and across Africa...

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India-Bangladesh pledges to deepen ties with 6 MoUs in development cooperation

To strengthen development cooperation between India and Bangladesh, the two countries on Monday inked six MoUs, including one for the construction of a 129.5-km long oil pipeline between Siliguri and Parbatipur, and discussed the Teesta water sharing issue...

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Prez Kovind strengthen ties with Swaziland; signs pact on health and visa waiver

After having a cordial and mutual visit in Equatorial Guinea, President Ram Nath Kovind has headed to the second leg of the visit, Swaziland. The President held delegation level talks with Swaziland King Mswati III in Mbabane. During the discussion, both the countries reviewed the spectrum of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. Both sides agreed on expanding the India- Swaziland partnership to accelerate growth and development...

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Nitin Gadkari all set to visit Korea to boost bilateral ties and increase seafarers

Aiming to coarsen the relations between India and Korea in terms of shipping space and ports, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari is all set to be on an official visit to Republic of Korea commencing today...

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Consolidating relations, Prez Kovind signs agreement for cooperation and development with Equatorial Guinean

In the first-ever visit to African nations aiming to deepen ties, President Ram Nath Kovind said that India is keen to enhance development cooperation with Equatorial Guinea. Holding delegation talks with the Equatorial Guinean counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, both reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and discussed ways of expanding it...

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On his historic visit, Prez Kovind touch downs Malabo for his 3-nation Africa tour

President of India Ram Nath Kovind touched down at the capital of Equatorial Guinea as a part of his three-nation Africa tour. Warmly received by Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President Kovind was accorded with ceremonial welcome...

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Venkaiah Naidu meets Nepalese PM; says peace is the prerequisite for progress of any nation

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday called on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu hours after India and Nepal over deepening and solidifying the bilateral relations signed the pact on border security, connectivity, trade and agriculture...

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Excavating partnership of history and culture, India and Nepal strengthen bilateral relations with economic progress and development

Deepening and solidifying the relations between India and Nepal, Nepal PM KP Oli’s visit is in line with the tradition of a Nepalese premier visiting India on his first overseas trip. India and Nepal aims at strengthening and consolidating the bilateral relations along with economic progress and inclusive development. Excavating the bond of friendship and co-operation between India and Nepal, the meeting also emphasized on connectivity, infrastructure, development, energy and people to people ties...

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President Ram Nath Kovind leaves on a 3-nation visit to Africa

To deepen ties with African nations, President Ram Nath Kovind has left on a three nation visit from April 7 to 12 to Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. This is President Kovind's third visit to the African nations...

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PM Modi and Nepalese PM at the Joint Press Meet

PM Modi and Nepalese PM at the Joint Press Meet..

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Nepal PM KP Oli accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan

Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli who's on a three-day visit to India has today been accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Earlier, the Nepal PM met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi...

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India, UAE signs MoU on technical cooperation in rail sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised about the Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector on Wednesday. Notably, the MoU was signed on 10th February 2018 for the regulation and safety and technical investigation of rail accidents...

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India seeks to strengthen its friendly relations with Azerbaijan says Sushma Swaraj; 18th NAM Ministerial Conference kicks off

“India seeks to consolidate and strengthen its friendly relations with Azerbaijan,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a press conference along with Azerbaijan counterpart on Wednesday. EAM Sushma Swaraj got clicked for the group photo of 120-member strong Non-Aligned Movement before kicking off the 18th NAM Ministerial Conference in Baku...

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India-Canada mutually nod to robustly boost cross-border partnerships through innovation cooperation

India, Canada shook hands to boost cross-border partnerships focused on research excellence to bring out robust innovations gain between two nations.The collaboration is expected to lead to new knowledge creation, joint scientific publications, Industrial exposure, IP generation, etc..

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EAM Sushma Swaraj calls on Azerbaijan Prez Ilham Aliyev to boosts bilateral ties in various sectors

Today External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and discussed strengthening cooperation in trade & investment, connectivity and transportation, culture and tourism, pharmaceuticals, energy, IT and other sectors...

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India, Japan and US agree to strengthen partnership for peace in Indo-Pacific region

India, Japan and the United States on Thursday held the 9th Trilateral Meeting at New Delhi in which all sides agreed to remain engaged and strengthen cooperation in support for a free, open, prosperous, peaceful and inclusive Indo-Pacific region through the partnership with countries in the region...

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With an aim to boost mutual ties, Sushma Swaraj emplanes for 3-day Azerbaijan visit; Set to attend NAM Conference

Today External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emplaned for her 3 day visit to Azerbaijan, with an effort to boost bilateral relations between India and Azerbaijan. EAM Sushma Swaraj is also set to participate in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Conference...

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Pakistan kneels down after New Delhi acts tough on intimidation of Indians diplomats in Islamabad; agrees to resolve issue

After New Delhi acted tough against Islamabad by sending a series of note-verbale over harassment and intimidation of Indians diplomats, Pakistan itself laid down on its knee on Friday and decided to resolve the issue. Notably, India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises. The two countries issued a press statement saying, “India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and ..

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Kutch which was once considered a deserted place has been converted into a prime tourist destination: PM Modi

“Kutch which was once considered a deserted place has been converted into a prime tourist destination today,” said PM Modi while interacting with the Kutchi Leva Samaj in Nairobi, Kenya via Video Conference. While addressing with the Kutchis, he underlined the sustained efforts of the whole team to give a new face to Kutch, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat...

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Nepal's newly elected PM Oli soon to be honored with Doctorate degree in Uttarakhand

Nepalese PM K P Oli will be visiting India from April 6th. During his visit, G B Pant Agricultural and Technical University of Uttarakhand will be honoring him with the Honorary Doctorate degree...

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India Japan friendship blessed with huge potential for growth says Shinzo Abe after Sushma Swaraj meets Japanese PM

Today morning External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and conveyed the greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to him. Warmly reacting to her Japanese PM said that India Japan traditional friendship is characterized by heart-to-heart bonds and blessed with a huge potential for growth...

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India expresses concern over IED attacks on peacekeepers; urges UN to deploy resources to protect troops

The concrete rise in improvised explosive device (IED) attacks on UN peacekeepers had largely made a negative impact in past. Therefore, in the United Nations, India has expressed concern over the rising IED attacks on UN peacekeepers and called for deploying resources to protect troops against them...

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Diplomatic win for India: China agrees to share Brahmaputra data after trans-border river communication

India and China agreed to share hydrological information to manage their trans-border rivers during times of crisis as the two countries finished with their two-day talks. The meeting held in the city of Hangzhou comes at a time when former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi requested PM Modi to raise the issue of China building a dam on the Brahmaputra...

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Soaring high, India Japan give momentum to the much anticipated Strategic Dialogue Meeting

Imparting new momentum to strategic and global partnership between India and Japan, the 9th Indi-Japan meeting enhanced the cooperation in bilateral, regional and global issues. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono chaired the 9th India-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue today giving impetus to strengthen the relations between the two countries. ..

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India’s relations with Japan have strengthened under the leadership of PM Modi: Sushma Swaraj addresses Indian Diaspora in Tokyo

“India’s relations with Japan have strengthened under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while addressing the Indian Diaspora in Tokyo. On Wednesday External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj touched down Tokyo for her three-day visit to Japan...

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India, US reviews threat posed by terrorism; vows to strengthen information sharing on terrorist groups, individuals

The bilateral relationship between India and the United States has been strengthened over the years in various sectors including counter-terrorism, trade and defence etc. Continuing with the same, India and United States on Tuesday reviewed the threats posed by terrorism, including cross-border terror in the South Asian region and further vowed to strengthen cooperation to combat the menace...

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Diplomacy of Suryaputra nations at peak! India, ISA sign the Host Country Agreement

This agreement gave a new height to the Suryaputra Nations as the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), signed the Host Country Agreement on Monday. The Agreement will give ISA a juridical personality and gives it the power to contract, to acquire and dispose of movable and immovable properties, to institute and defend legal proceedings. Under this agreement, ISA shall enjoy such privileges, applicable tax concessions and immunities as are necessary for ISA’s ..

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Welcoming everyone Israel Tourism Ministry lauds Saudi’s ‘historic’ move of opening its airspace for Air India to fly to Israel

“Saudi Arabia has opened its airspace for Air India to fly to Israel; I think it is a great move. I hope many more people will come to Israel and there will be peace in the region,” said Hasan Madah, India head, Israel Ministry of Tourism...

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Israel PM lauds Air India flight as ‘historic’; hopes for direct flight from Tel Aviv to Mumbai

It was the significant and historic both when the Air India flight AI 139 flew from India to Israel over the Saudi’s airspace! “Air India flew direct to Israel on a straight line from India to Tel Aviv, the significance is clear to all,” said Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while taking out special moment to laud this historic flight that connects India-Israel...

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Professor J S Rajput appointed as India’s representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO

Professor J S Rajput, a former Director NCERT is selected as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO. Notably, Professor J S Rajput is an eminent educationist with rich experience in various fields including UNESCO...

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PM Modi, President Steinmeier discuss ways to deepen India-Germany ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Sunder Nursery in New Delhi yesterday. During their meeting, both the leaders are believed to have discussed ways to further deepen ties between the two countries in various areas...

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Indian envoy in China refutes Media reports; Confirms no change in status quo at Doklam

Rejecting reports of Chinese military stepping up infrastructure build-up in the Doklam area, India’s envoy Gautam Bambawale said there is no change in the status quo situation at the Doklam standoff area after it was resolved last year...

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New Delhi acts tough against Pakistan over intimidation of Indians diplomats in Islamabad; sends note-verbale

New Delhi acting tough against Pakistan on Thursday has sent a note-verbale to the Islamabad over continuing harassment and intimidation of Indians officials and staff members of the High Commission. Notably, India has sent a note-verbale to Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on continuing harassment and intimidation of officials and staff members of the High Commission in Islamabad. New Delhi via note-verbale in a stringent manner asked Pakistan to immediately investigate all the incidents and also ..

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Air India flight flies over Saudi airspace to Israel: ModiDiplomacy made impossible possible

All hails to MoDiplomacy! Air India flight AI 139 from New Delhi to Tel Aviv landed at Ben Gurion Airport today making India Israel come closer. This opens up new chapter in the India-Israel friendship and also ending a decades-old overfly ban by Saudi Arabia. Meantime India- Saudi relations are also positively evolving...

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Pakistan envoy returns to New Delhi today

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, has returned to New Delhi after he was called back by Islamabad last week. Mahmood reportedly left India over incidents of harassment and intimidation against him and his family in Delhi. The High Commission will hold an event to celebrate Pakistan National Day on March 23. Indian envoys are also facing harassment in Pakistan...

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To add another feather in cordial relation, German President Steinmeier arrives in India on 4-day visit

In a bid to boost bilateral ties, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with his wife, Ekle Budenbender has arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India. The MoS for Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia has received the honoured guests in a grand ceremony. The President, who was being accompanied by CEOs and Indologists, will be visiting Varanasi and Chennai during his visit...

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Saudi’s significant push makes India-Israel ties tighter: 1st diplomatic flight to take off today

After Saudi gave its significant nod; the 1st diplomatic flight set to take off between India and Israel. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Israel considers the new route important as this will lead to leveraging investments and tourism from India to Israel...

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Congratulating Xi Jinping on reelection, PM Modi says looking forward to work to improve bilateral ties

After Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected; Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on telephonic conversation. China Prez Xi Jinping expressed enhancing communication with PM Modi on long term and strategic issues regarding India-China ties...

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Indian Railways hands over the 18th diesel locomotive engine to Myanmar

As a part of Indian Railways’ efforts to boost ties with the neighboring countries, handed over 18th diesel-electric locomotive to Myanmar Railways. MoS of Railway, Rajen Gohain attended the formal handing over ceremony in Myanmar on Monday...

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Indian diplomat flags 13th complaint against intimidation, harassment in Pak

The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has sent the thirteen written complaint to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan regarding harassment of Indian in the Islamic nation. The incidents of harassment began in January this year...

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India will respond diplomatically on ‘harassment’ charges, asks for resolution from Pakistan to ensure safety of Indian envoys: MEA

“Pakistan envoy Sohail Mahmood to India has been called back for consultation. It’s a routine and not a recall” said Spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar while speaking during the press conference. This press was held to discuss on the so-called ‘harassing’ treatment given to the envoys of both the nations...

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India, Madagascar shake hands by signing MoU in various field

For improving bilateral ties, India and Madagascar have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of defense, air connectivity, and agriculture. Both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the respective fields, this was announced by President Ram Nath Kovind after delegation-level talks with his Madagascar counterpart...

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India-Pakistan relations: Converting response dynamics from reactive to proactive

India’s Pakistan policy needs to be based on well thought out parameters which are constantly aligned and adjusted to the evolving situational dynamics. It is only a clear understanding of the enigma that is Pakistan that can convert the response threshold from reactive to proactive. ..

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India considers Mauritius as a voice for peace and stability in entire Indian Ocean Region: President Kovind

President Kovind reached Mauritius on 11 March on the first leg of his State Visit to Mauritius and Madagascar. He was received at the airport by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and his entire Cabinet and hundreds of dignitaries and local people...

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Pakistan's blame game continues, now accuses India for harassing its diplomats

Pakistan has accused India of harassing the Islamic nation's diplomats and their families in Delhi. It further claimed that it would call them back if the intimidation didn't stop. The accusations came on the back of India's complaints that Indian diplomats in Islamabad are being harassed and are subjected to hostility. As per reports, Pakistan has flagged a total of 18 incidents of harassment...

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PM Modi at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance

PM Modi at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance..

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With Euro 150 million, India’s renewable energy projects to get financial push from Europe

Signing a loan agreement worth Euro 150 million, European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Ltd shook hands for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in India. The line of credit is for the tenure of 15 years including a grace period of 3 years. More than 1.1 million households are expected to benefit from clean energy produced with these funds...

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France and India ink 14 pacts enhancing nuclear energy, security

Strengthening strategic partnership and creating a golden chapter in the defence history of both countries, Narendra Modi greeted France President Emmanuel Macron today. Initiating the delegation talks, Mr Macron and PM Modi discussed on stepping up cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. Besides defence, cooperation in the areas of nuclear energy and space are the other pillars of the strategic partnership between India and France...

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India would like to work with China on commonalities and deal with differences for stability: MEA

Today in a regular press briefing, Ministry of External Affairs MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India would like to work with China on commonalities and deal with differences. MEA also spoke on different topics during press conference...

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Pakistan still provide sanctuaries to support dark agendas of terrorist organizations: India in UNSC

India on Thursday lambasted Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting for supporting terrorism and said that challenges posed by cross-border terrorism emanating from safe havens and sanctuaries to Afghanistan and other regions should be addressed soon...

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India France together shake hands to prevent illicit consumption of narcotic drugs

India and France join hands to strengthen bilateral ties by signing MoU on the cooperation on the Prevention of Illicit Consumption and Reduction of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Chemical Precursors and related offences...

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India, Malaysia mutually tie up to cooperate in field of Traditional Systems of Medicines

India and Malaysia mutually agree to cooperate in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicines. The MoU on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicines was signed on 27th October 2010. This information was given by the Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. ..

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French President Macron to visit Varanasi along with PM Modi on March 12

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that French President Emmanuel Macron along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tour Varanasi on March 12th. "The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of our engagement," the MEA said, adding that both the leaders of India and France will preside over in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) conference, slated to be held on March 11th...

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Magazine “Namaste Shalom” launch to highlight cordial relations of India-Israel

The Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the social media of “Namaste Shalom”, a magazine devoted to India-Israel relations, yesterday. The magazine is edited by former MP Tarun Vijay...

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India, Vietnam gives major boost to bilateral ties; ink pacts on three MoUs including Nuclear energy partnership

Taking a step forward to strengthen bilateral relationships between the two countries, India and Vietnam on Saturday signed three MoUs including Economic and Trade, Nuclear energy partnership and Agriculture. After signing the three MoU, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Vietnam will work together for an open and prosperous Indo-pacific region where sovereignty and international law are respected and disputes are resolved through dialogue...

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India-Jordan should mutually defeat ‘Terrorism’ says Prez Kovind

Terrorism is challenging us on daily basis and so India and Jordan should mutually work together to defeat it, said President Ram Nath Kovind. After signing 12 MoUs in different sectors to strengthen mutual ties, the President Ram Nath Kovind, received His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the King of Jordan, at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hosted a banquet in his honour...

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Vietnamese Prez Tran Dai Quang calls on Sushma Swaraj; discusses ways to strengthen bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties. Notably, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on a three-day visit to India in a bid to strengthen bilateral partnership with New Delhi to tackle China's growing influence...

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India Jordan vows to strengthen cordial ties catering to areas like defense, health, tourism

India being the cradle of all major religions in the world, Indian democracy is a celebration of age-old pluralism said Prime Minister while addressing Islamic Heritage Conference along with Jordan King Abdullah II. India-Jordan mutually vowed to combat ‘terrorism’; thereby inked 12 MoUs catering defense industry, counter-terrorism, military studies, cyber security, military medical services...

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India Jordan seeks to strengthen bilateral ties; ink MoUs in defense, mining, tourism, health sectors

While India and Jordan are looking forward to mutually strengthen the ties in different sectors. Jordan King Abdullah II arrived in India on Wednesday on his 3-day tour. India Jordan inked several MoUs in mining, administrative assistance, manpower, health etc...

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India believes in taking everyone together in the journey towards development says PM Modi; Jordan King Abdullah II reciprocates

The world's largest democracy, democracy in India is not only a political system but a fundamental basis for equality, diversity and harmony. Indian Democracy is a celebration of our age-old plurality, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’. Also, King Abdullah II pitched for world peace saying that Jordan is working globally towards peace...

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India Israel vow to fight ‘terrorism’ with foolproof security along international border

India, Israel has always looked mutually to combat ‘Terrorism’. The 2-day meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on Homeland and Public Security of India and Israel concluded discussing rigid measures to ensure foolproof security along the international border by using sophisticated technology...

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PM Modi, Jordan King Abdullah II to address ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’

Today Jordan King Abdullah II received ceremonial reception by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. King Abdullah arrived in India on Wednesday early morning on his 3-day tour...

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PM Modi royally welcomes Jordan King Abdullah II looking forward to deepen mutual ties

Welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II to Delhi. It’s wonderful to meet him again, after my brief halt at Amman. His visit to India will further deepen bilateral ties between our nations. I look forward to our talks said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after warmly receiving Jordan King Abdullah II...

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After 37 years, Sri Lanka called for Indo-Lanka ferry service

The Sri Lankan government has invited expression of interest (EOI) to operate a passenger cum cargo vessel service between port of Colombo and the port of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu...

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Welcoming Koreans PM Modi says India is a combination of Democracy, Demography, Demand; fastest growing major economy of the world

India-Korea share many things in common, from Princess to Poetry and from Buddha to Bollywood; India & Korea have so much in common. Listing democracy, demography and demand as 3 important factors for any thriving economy, India is a combination of all three, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today while addressing the India-Korea business summit in New Delhi...

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King of Jordan Abdullah II to visit India tomorrow

As an indicator of increasing profile of India in the Arab world, King Abdullah II of Jordan will be visiting Delhi on Tuesday. King Abdullah II will have a summit level meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday...

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The Gas Pipe Diplomacy- India Forays into Central Asia

India needs huge volumes of energy to fulfill the needs of the fast-growing economy. Strategically, India is not gifted with natural energy resources as compared to its population. It supports around 17 percent of the world population but only has 0.3 percent of oil, 0.8 percent of natural gas and 6.8 percent of the world’s, oil, and gas and coal reserves, respectively. Hence India has been striving hard to increase energy supply by exploiting all possible sources of conventional and non-conventional ..

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Sri Lanka soon to release all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture

The Sri Lankan government has decided to release remaining 20 Indian fishermen in their custody for charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. This will be the first time in recent years that no Indian fishermen are left in Sri Lankan custody...

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India-China relations matter; both willing to strengthen strategic communications: Wang Yi and Vijay Gokhale conclude

After taking charge as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing and discussed on wide range of issues catering to bilateral ties. India China aims to boost mutual ties with this talks. India-China relations matter and is willing to work to strengthen strategic communications, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during the meeting...

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India Canada vow to strengthen ties in the area of security, terrorism and extremism; ink 6 MoUs

Today morning Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was warmly received at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with the ceremonial welcome ceremony. Also present were President Ram Nath Kovind and Union Cabinet Ministers. India Canada vowed together to strengthen ties in the area of security, terrorism and extremism...

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India sighs with dismay on extension of Maldives emergency

Recently Maldives Government extended its state of emergency for further 30 days which has quaked the political and social environment nationally and internationally too. The Indian government has issued a press release on this issue in which the government has cited the decision of emergency as an offense as it is violating the constitution of Maldives in the name of national security...

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Along with defense and agriculture India-Israel join hands for ‘Film Co-Production’

Besides defence, agriculture and water technologies India- Israel also join hands for ‘Films’. India-Israel inked an agreement on film co-production which opens the door for creative, artistic and entertainment avenues for both nations...

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Canada PM Justin Trudeau enthused by diverse cultures of India seeks to strengthen mutual ties over trade and business

Enthused by diverse cultures of India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed saying that one of the things that I really wanted to show to my kids is the extraordinary diversity of India, being able to go to a mandir, to Golden Temple, to a mosque & then to other places, this highlights the diversity & pluralism of India which isn't without its challenges...

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FM Arun Jaitley vows to enhance bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia to newer horizons

While chairing the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on Monday in Riyadh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated to enhance bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia to newer horizons. Notably, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the bilateral issues, strengthening ties and chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting. The Saudi side was headed by Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed Al Qasabi...

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Arun Jaitley visits Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral issues, strengthening ties

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday embarked on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the bilateral issues and strengthening ties. He will also co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM). Notably, the JCM will be held at Riyadh on 18th and 19th February...

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‘Namaste’ from Canada, Justin Trudeau arrives in New Delhi

Respecting the Indian tradition and following the rituals, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bowed his head down, joined his hands and said ‘Namaste’ after he reached New Delhi on Saturday night. Notably, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is on a 7 days long visit to India in a bid to strengthening ties between the two nations...

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Modi-Rouhani pledge to deepen mutual ties; ink 9 pacts including energy, defense and health sectors

India and Iran signed nine agreements after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New Delhi today. Both the countries agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, energy, connectivity, defence and security and regional issues...

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Press Statement by PM Modi during state visit of President of Iran

Press Statement by PM Modi during state visit of President of Iran..

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani lauds India’s cultural diversity saying it as ‘Living Museum’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad to embark his 3-day India tour aiming to bolster India-Iran ties in fields of politics, economy, culture, information technology, health, industry and agriculture. Iran President lauded India’s cultural diversity...

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