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US salutes Indians on 72nd #IndependenceDay: "India has set example for world by supporting democracy"

India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity and the rule of law. This was said by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on behalf of the Trump administration on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday...

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President-elect of UN calls on Sushma Swaraj to discuss on key issues including counter-terrorism, reform in Security Council

President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on Monday called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed on key issues such as revitalization of the world body, including reform of the Security Council and strengthening global counter-terrorism legal framework...

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Indian envoy calls on Pakistan PM-elect Imran Khan; draws attention over cross-border firing, infiltration and terrorism

Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria on Friday met Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Chairperson Imran Khan and draw his attention on cross-border firing, infiltration and terrorism. Notably, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the July 25 general election and will take the oath of Prime Minister on August 18...

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President-elect of UN calls on PM Modi to discuss major global challenges including terrorism

President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the need for stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, reform and climate change. On this occasion, PM Modi congratulated Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on her election to the post of President of the 73rd UN General Assembly. The two leaders discussed the need for stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, ..

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India, Indonesia join hands together for cooperation in health and Technological Cooperation

In a bid to strengthen the bilateral and diplomatic relations with Indonesia, New Delhi on Thursday approved MoU in two sectors including health cooperation and Scientific and Technological Cooperation. Notably, the two MoUs was approved by the cabinet chaired by PM Modi. The MoU on Scientific and Technological Cooperation was signed by Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan and his Indonesian counterpart Mohamad Nasir at New Delhi in May 2018...

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MEA answers on various issues including NRC, extradition of Mehul Choksi and BIMSTEC summit: Read here

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday provided detailed information on various issues including National Register of Citizens (NRC), extradition of Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, Indo-Russia relations, BIMSTEC summit etc...

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3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting to be held in New Delhi today

The 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting will be held in New Delhi today. A seven-member delegation from Nepal, headed by Inspector General of Nepal Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal will take part in the three-day meeting...

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Reviving strategic partnership with Uzbekistan, Sushma Swaraj strengthened productive discussion on trade, defence, security

After having a successful bilateral meeting in Kyrgyzstan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her next leg of visit arrived at Tashkent, Uzbekistan strengthening strategic partnership in the field of trade & economy, defence & security, healthcare, tourism & culture and exchange views on regional & global issues. ..

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Nurturing relations! India, Kyrgyzstan deepen bilateral ties on health, tourism, defence and security

Nurturing relations and escalating new heights of partnership, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her bilateral visit to Kyrgyzstan strengthened ties on areas of tourism, Information Technology, heath, natural resources with Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev in restricted and extended formats. ..

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Boosting bilateral ties, EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov

After successfully completing her visit to Kazakhstan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her next leg of visit to Kyrgyz called on Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov and discussed measures to expand and revive India's ties with the Central Asian country across all sectors...

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Escalating relations on trade, defence and security, EAM Sushma Swaraj boosts diplomatic partnership with Kazakhstan

Strengthening diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a comprehensive discussion with her Kazakhstan counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov on deepening cooperation in areas like trade, energy and defence and security...

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Wilbur Ross hails decision of Trump administration giving India STA-1 status; asserts US manufacturers to get benefit

The United States Wilbur Ross on Wednesday lauded Trump administration's decision regarding the designation of India under a Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country and said that it will directly benefit the US manufacturers. Wilbur Ross said that the Trump administration's decision to ease export controls for high-technology product sales to India by placing it in the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 list of countries will benefit the US manufacturers. He also expressed his happiness after ..

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India, Germany ink pact for urban development and renewable energy

‘Sixty years of successful Indo-Gerrman Development Cooperation’ taking this mantra further, India and Germany have signed an agreement on financial and technical cooperation focusing on sustainable urban development and renewable energy...

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Doklam issue resolved through diplomatic maturity without losing any ground; status quo maintained: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister on Wednesday in Lok Sabha made it clear that the India-China face-off over Doklam was resolved through diplomatic maturity without losing any ground and also status quo has been maintained. Notably, in a written reply during question hour in Lok Sabha, Minister Sushma Swaraj said, "We have resolved the India-China face-off over Doklam with diplomatic maturity without losing any ground. There is no change in the status quo. The face-off between Indian-Chinese forces at sight ..

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At least 21 fishermen stranded in Iran released after Sushma Swaraj, her team intervenes

Tightened diplomacy from External Affairs Ministry under the supervision of Minister Sushma Swaraj has led the country to rise high in the world. Sushma Swaraj is available 24X7 to help Indians stuck across the world. Due to the efforts of Sushma Swaraj and her team, at least 21 fishermen who were stranded in Iran are released and will be repatriated soon...

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Bravo! US upgrades India`s status to ease export controls for high-technology product sales

As soon as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government came in power, they focused on trade and economy as this two factors are key for a prosperous country. Taking several initiatives including Ease of Doing Business, Make in India led the country to earn more income and boost in relations with other countries too. India always tried to put a hold in the market of the United States and finally it has got the key. The United States has eased export controls for high-technology product sales to ..

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PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan for polls victory in Pakistan; reiterates peace, development

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Chairperson Imran Khan for winning Pakistan’s general elections that held on July 25. PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with Imran Khan and recalled their meeting in December 2015 and conversation from that time and hoped to pick up the thread from there. PM Modi also expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan...

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Nepal thanks our nation for providing 2.1 billion Nepalese Rupees as a helping hand

India has always proved to be a helping hand for every country during their troubled times. The same example was set by India when it released 2.1 billion Nepalese rupees grant towards reimbursement of the 1st tranche of housing support to 42,086 earthquake affected beneficiaries in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts...

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India, UAE sign MoU to promote use of digital technology for better governance

India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday signed a MoU to promote the use of digital technology for better governance. Notably, this partnership will generate an estimated USD 20 billion in economic benefits during the next decade for both countries...

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Standing strong with economic and development cooperation, PM Modi asserts India and Africa relations to reach great heights

Remarking the BRICS Outreach Session, PM Modi spoke about India’s historic and deep links with Africa. He said that the Government of India accorded highest priority towards maintaining peace and ensuring development in Africa. “Economic and development cooperation between India and Africa have touched new heights”, he added...

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When emerging Super Powers meet: India strengthens bilateral relations with BRICS bloc

The BRICS Summit 2018 in Johannesburg gave insights of countries pitching for multilateralism, growing trade and more importantly working towards development of the people. The BRICS summit in its Johannesburg Declaration has reaffirmed the principles of democracy and inclusiveness, implementation of the UN charter and respect for Rule of law. ..

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Pitching for youth development, PM Modi voiced India’s commitment towards rising technology and multilateralism in BRICS Summit

Voicing his commitments and promises to work together in bringing development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed India's commitment to multilateralism, international trade and rules based world order in the BRICS Summit on Thursday...

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After a successful bilateral visit to Rwanda and Uganda, PM Modi all set to attend the 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa

After having a successful bilateral visit in Rwanda and Uganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in South Africa to take part in the BRICS Summit. The 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg is ought to set the theme of 'BRICS in Africa - collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution'. ..

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Honored as “First Prime Minister” to address Parliament of Uganda, PM Modi chalks out 10 principles for solidifying India-Africa relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asserted as the first Prime Minister of India to address in the Parliament of Uganda. Enchanting Uganda as ‘Pearl of Africa’, PM Modi recalled the era of independence when India and Africa stood strong by each other in their quest for freedom. Boosting economy and trade with the nation, PM Modi also highlighted the opportunities chalked for the youth propelling employment generation facilities. ..

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Nurturing bonds of commerce and trade! “India is willing to address trade deficit with Uganda” says PM Modi

Creating a strong base with India in Uganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the Indian industry as a wide spectrum of opportunities and development ideas. Strengthening its economic relation with Uganda, PM Modi highlighted India’s growth route and the transformative changes taking place in the country...

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PM Modi addresses Parliament of Uganda

For the first time, Indian PM Modi addresses Parliament of Uganda..

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PM Modi addresses India Uganda Business Forum

PM Modi addresses India Uganda Business Forum boosting relations..

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Saluting the Loh Purush! PM Modi unveils bust of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kampala

Saluting Loh Purush! Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni unveiled a bust of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Indian community event they addressed in Kampala...

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Linking historical ties, PM Modi presents India as the emerging “Manufacturing and Start-Up Hub” for people of Uganda

Recalling the historical links shared by India and Uganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi complimented the Indian Community for retaining its sense of Indian-ness. Prime Minister Modi presented a rising India before the people in Uganda boosting the developments and growing economy through emerging manufacturing and start-up centers. ..

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Exhibiting immense potential, India and Rwanda boost relations on economic dais nourishing strategic partnership

A man with vision and exemplary knowledge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last event in the state addressed the business forum along with President Paul Kagame. Speaking to the leading CEO’s from both the countries, PM Modi notified saying that both the countries want to boost their economic ties. The countries have got immense potential and working together will create wonders. ..

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PM Modi addresses India- Rwanda Business Forum

PM Modi addresses India- Rwanda Business Forum..

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Disseminating friendship aura on African land, PM Modi strengthen ties with Rwanda on various field

Becoming the first Prime Minister to set his foot in the African state, PM Modi enlightened the streets of Rwanda, as he was personally received by Rwandan President Paul Kagame. On his arrival in the nation, PM Modi announced that India will soon open its High Commission in Rwanda. Apart from this, the two countries have joined hands in various sectors strengthening their relation. ..

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PM Modi to embark on Africa Tour, to visit Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa attending the BRICS summit

Strengthening India’s position on international platform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a state visit to three African countries, namely Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa, over five days starting Monday. ..

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Much-awaited 2+2 dialogue between India, US to be held in September; strengthening bilateral ties on agenda

New Delhi is all set to host the much-awaited 2+2 dialogue (two plus two dialogue) between India and the United States (US) on September 6 this year to strengthen bilateral ties. Notably, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will host the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis in New Delhi. The 2+2 meeting will cover a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues of shared interest, with a view to strengthening ..

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Attending the BRICS summit in South Africa, PM Modi to sway his positive layer in Rwanda and Uganda from July 23

In changing the demographics of Indian relations with foreign nations, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Friday that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from July 23-27...

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Celebrating the 10th chapter of Delhi Dialogue X, EAM Sushma Swaraj asserts ASEAN to be significant in India’s foreign policy

Reclining the ever-lasting strong relation that India and ASEAN shares, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India has been working with ASEAN towards evolving a regional security architecture which is focused on ASEAN’s supremacy...

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Enhancing bilateral cooperation, India and Ghana signed two MoUs

Enhancing the bilateral cooperation, India and Ghana on Wednesday signed two important MoUs. Notably, the MoUs on Cultural Exchange Programme and on cooperation between Bureau of Indian Standards and Ghana Standards Authority were signed. Informing the Nation via twitter, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, "Following the meeting between EAM @sushmaswaraj and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana Shirley Botchwey, two MOUs on Cultural Exchange Programme and on cooperation ..

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India lays red carpet to host “Delhi Dialogue X” strengthening India-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

Setting the stage ready for yet another significant summit between India and ASEAN, New Delhi lays carpet for the 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue X. The summit will focus on to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and ASEAN...

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India, Bahrain deepens bilateral ties by signing three pacts

Taking a step further in strengthening the bilateral relations between two countries, India and Bahrain on Sunday signed three MoUs in the field of Renewable energy, healthcare and relaxation of diplomatic visa rules. Notably, the three MoUs were signed in the presence of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bahrain counterpart Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa after the two leaders co-chaired 2nd India-Bahrain High Joint Commission meeting. The three MoUs including Agreement on Exemption ..

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India all set to take over as head of Asia Pacific region of World Customs Organisation

India is all set to take as head of the Asia Pacific region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Notably, India will assume as Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) on Monday at an event that has been organized in New Delhi...

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Enabling ease to apply for Indian Visa, Rajnath Singh inaugurates largest Visa Center in Dhaka

Having a successful bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh headed to inaugurate the Indian Visa Application Centre at Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka and handed over passports with Indian visa to a couple of visa applicants...

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Nirmala Sitharaman dismisses UN report claiming human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dismissed a United Nation report on human rights violation in Kashmir, saying that the Indian Army exercises maximum restraint in carrying out operations in the troubled state. Notably, the statement of Nirmala Sitharaman comes a day after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced support for the UN human rights chief's call for an independent international investigation into the human rights situation in Kashmir...

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Sushma Swaraj embarks on two-day visit to Bahrain; Bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest on agenda

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday embarked on a two-day visit to Bahrain i.e today and tomorrow with an aim to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest and inaugurate new Chancery-cum-Residential complex...

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Round two of India and China maritime relations pitch in to articulate PM Modi’s vision of Indo-Pacific region

Articulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Indo-Pacific region, India and China embarked their second maritime dialogue. India and China on Friday discussed maritime security issues and prospects for bilateral cooperation for the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pronounced India's policy on the strategic Indo-Pacific region...

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Rajnath Singh levels up relations with Bangladesh, meets PM Sheikh Hasina to discuss bilateral ties

Molding relations to procure a bright and enhancing future for the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh embarked on a three day visit to Bangladesh. Meeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, both the ministers discussed ways to boost their bilateral ties. ..

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Expressing concerned about forceful eviction of Sikh police officer Gulab Singh from his house, India asks Islamabad for honest probe

Expressing a concern about Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh who was forcibly evicted from his house in Lahore, India has asked neighbouring country to probe honestly and comply with their international obligation to protect religious minorities...

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India, UK share a common aim: Enhancing bilateral ties in legal affairs, digitalization

India, UK look forward to enhancing their relations in the field of governance of the internet, cyber-crime, and cyber-security...

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India lashes out at Pakistan, UN saying report on Kashmir reflects clear bias and not even fit for consideration

Lashing out on Pakistan's reference to a UN report on Kashmir at the Security Council, India on Tuesday said that the so-called report reflects clear bias and was not even found fit to be considered by the members of the human rights body where it was submitted. Notably, the scathing statement from India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tanmaya Lal comes a day after Pakistan raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at a session of United Nation. Pakistan's Permanent Representative ..

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INS Sumitra creates history: Becomes first warship to touch Sabang port of Indonesia

Our presidential yacht, INS Sumitra has touched the land of Indonesia today which was welcomed warmly by the Indonesians. It also created a history as INS Sumitra became the first warship to enter into Indonesian water and touch the Sabang port...

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Two countries, one vision: PM Modi and S Korea Prez Moon Jae-in pitch in development with bilateral talks

Focusing on strengthening the Special strategic partnership, India and South Korea discussed a wide range of possible and positive development on various field. Releasing out a vision statement the discussion concentrated more on developing economic and business relationship...

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India to hold consultations next week in Geneva with US; aims to settle dispute on steel, aluminium

India and the US will hold consultations next week in Geneva to deliberate upon the case filed by New Delhi in the World Trade Organization's (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of high import duties on steel and aluminium by Washington...

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India, South Korea sign MoU in fields of Science and Technology, Commerce

In a bid to accelerate future-oriented cooperation in their respective sectors India and South Korea and Monday signed five MoUs in the field of Science and Technology and Commerce. The five MoUs are Programme of Co-operation 2018-21, Establishment of Future Strategy Group, Cooperation in Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and South Korean National Research Council for Science and Technology and IIT Mumbai and Korea Institute of Science and Technology...

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PM Modi and S Korea Prez Moon Jae-in at Gandhi Smriti Museum

PM Modi and S Korea Prez Moon Jae-in at Gandhi Smriti Museum..

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Elevating India-S Korea relations to a 'Special Strategic' level, Prez Moon Jae-in makes his maiden visit

Announcing big ticket investment in the economic sphere, South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a four-day visit. Accompanied by First Lady Kim Jung-Sook on his maiden visit to the nation, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh received the visiting dignitary at the airport. ..

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Binding historically and culturally, India and Nepal mutually encourage boosting tourism

Binding together religious and devotional bond between the two neighboring countries, India and Nepal gear up for yet another interesting pact. The two countries agree to come up with ideas to encourage and boost tourism by jointly promoting historically and culturally important tourism circuits...

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Punjab, Israel agree to co-operate in fields of water conservation and security

Punjab and Israel on Friday agreed to explore technology transfer in the critical areas of water conservation and security, besides agreeing to cooperate in the fields of agriculture and social development. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Israel’s ambassador to India Daniel Carmon discussed on the ways of water conservation and security along with agreeing to cooperate in the fields of agriculture and social development...

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Taking bilateral relations to new heights, Prez Kovind affirms firm commitment to Bhutan’s success

Reaffirming to resolve bilateral relations and enhance co-operation through mutual conduct, India and Nepal agreed to take the exemplary bilateral partnership to new heights. The two leaders held discussions on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. ..

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Malaysia denies of deporting controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

The efforts of Indian authorities in bringing controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik back to the country seems to go in vain, as Malaysia on Friday had clearly shown its intention against deporting him. Notably, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at a news conference in administrative capital Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur said that Zakir Naik will not be sent back to India. "As long as he is not creating any problem, we will not deport him because he has been given permanent residency status," ..

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Cheers to 50 years of strong bond! PM Modi and Bhutan PM Tobgay celebrate friendship by consolidating relations

A strong golden jubilee camaraderie envisioning for a bright future of two countries, India and Bhutan come together to strengthen the base of 50 years of diplomatic relations. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay are underway, the two ministers will deepen relations in matters of defence, security and strategic cooperation. ..

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India welcomes Bhutan PM on his 3 days visit to India

India has said Namaste on arrival of Prime Minister of Bhutan Dasho Tshering Tobgay in New Delhi today as he is on a three-day visit to India. He will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 6. The External Affairs Minister and other Ministers will call on the visiting dignitary...

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Mongolia hears the words of Kiren Rijiju: India believes in working together with other nations in disaster risk reduction

MoS for Home, Kiren Rijiju, on his visit o Mongolia said that India has said it is ready to work with other nations and stakeholders and share best practices to build partnerships and collaborate in the domain of resilient infrastructure to reduce disaster risk...

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Indian Ocean region: “Assumption”

The sparsely populated littoral nation of the Indian Ocean region holds a centre piece in India’s maritime diplomacy. The Bilateral received a necessary boost in 2015 after the current prime minister embarked on a maiden journey to the archipelago ending a 34-year old gap of any Indian Prime minister setting foot on the island nation...

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India lambastes Pakistan in UN: A hub of terrorism, Pakistan’s cynical attempts to spread false narrative about Kashmir always failed

India on Tuesday lambasted Pakistan in the United Nations saying that the neighbouring country is a hub of terrorism in South Asia and its cynical attempts to spread a false narrative or propaganda about Kashmir have always been unsuccessful.The remark from the first secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu came after Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue in its Right of Reply. The Pakistani official said that the High Commissioner for Human Rights has identified many ..

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South Korea President Moon Jae-in to visit India from July 8 for 3 days

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in will visit India from 8th to 11th of this month. In a release, External Affairs Ministry said, during the visit, a ceremonial reception will be accorded to President Moon. He will also hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Israel opens wide doors of development, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani join hands with President Netyanahu on various fields

India is demographically enhancing its relations with the neighboring as well as other countries as well. In a new attempt to tighten the noose of relations with Israel, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on June 28 met Israel President Netyanahu to knock developments in the field of agriculture, cyber security, water management and innovation...

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US reaffirm support for India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group

The United States of America on Thursday reaffirmed its support to India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley while addressing press gathering in New Delhi said, “India, a nuclear state, is respected widely because it is a responsible democracy. US also support India's membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group."..

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US expresses regret over postponing the much anticipated ‘2 plus 2 dialogue’ with India

The much anticipated talk between India and United States, the ‘2 plus 2 dialogue’ has been postponed. External Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were to visit the United States to further the meeting in July. ..

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PM Modi, Nikki Haley join hands in various areas

US Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley is on two days official visit to India where she called on Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday...

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India, Seychelles to commence Island naval base project based on 'each other's interests'

Noting that India and Seychelles share robust defence and security cooperation, Modi said India would also hand over second Dornier aircraft to Seychelles tomorrow as promised by him during his visit there in 2015. The aircraft would reach Seychelles before its National Day on June 29, Modi added...

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Calling on deepening ties, India accords President of Seychelles Danny Faure with ceremonial welcome

Calling on deep rooted relationship with India, Seychelles President Danny Faure, who is on his first bilateral visit to India, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewing the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security. ..

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UAE Foreign Minister to visit India with keeping ‘comprehensive strategic partnership between two countries on top

In a bid to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be on a week-long visit to India from Sunday. During the visit from June 24-30, Abdullah will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides holding official talks with Sushma Swaraj. The External Affairs Ministry in a statement said, “Apart from the official programme in New Delhi, the visit also includes engagements ..

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India assists Mongolia to break ground for its first refinery construction

Mongolia broke ground for the construction of country's first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India on Friday. During this event, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was present...

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Prez Kovind on his last leg of three-nation visit reaches Cuba

President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived in Cuba today after the visit to Greece and Suriname. He is on the final leg of his three-nation tour. He reached capital Havana after first arriving in the Cuban city of Santiago...

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Sushma Swaraj becomes part of ‘A Night of India in Belgium' on Thursday

Creating a bridge between Indians in Brussels with their soil, MEA Sushma Swaraj addressed the Indian Diaspora on Thursday. “India and Belgium share unique linkages of culture that go back hundreds of years” said Swaraj...

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Sushma Swaraj shakes hand with European Commission President in Brussels

EAM Sushma Swaraj, on her seven days visit to Europe, met President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday. The two leaders exchanged views on progress made on the understandings reached during the last India-EU Summit in 2017...

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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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