Diplomacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fortifying the best relations, India and Morocco sign extradition agreement

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

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

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

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

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

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Vice Prez Naidu represents India at WWI centenary commemoration in Paris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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India, Bangladesh etch pacts enhancing inland and waterways connectivity

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

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India, China work together strengthening security and counter terrorism

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

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India, Croatia ink pacts boosting cultural and diplomatic cooperation

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

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ASEM Summit concludes in Belgian capital Brussels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nirmala Sitharaman holds talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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India, Uzbekistan join hands for developing ICT Sector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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India puts cross on foreign minister-level meeting with Pakistan

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

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

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

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Romania to open consulate in Chennai

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

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

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

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

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

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PM Modi and Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani discuss ways to enhance security cooperation boosting mutual ties

With an aim to discuss security cooperation with India the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi proved to be fruitful with boosting cooperation and mutual ties. ..

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Visiting Afghan President to hold talks with PM Modi; agendas including security cooperation and Chabahar Port on top

Amidst a surge in violence in Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday on a day-long visit to India. Notably, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has arrived in New Delhi with an aim to discuss security cooperation with the Indian leadership as also to request it to expedite work on various India-supported infrastructure projects, including the Chabahar Port...

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Camaraderie going strong! India and Bangladesh jointly unveil pipeline and railway projects

Geographically being neighbors, emotionally we are family cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi while jointly unveiling the e-plaques for the ground-breaking ceremony of two projects, via video conference along with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. These pipeline projects assert to fortify the bilateral cooperation along with strengthening national and urban transport in Bangladesh...

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India lambastes Pakistan to provide safety for dark agendas of Taliban, LeT and other terror outfits; calls on to cripple illicit drug trade

Taking a veiled dig at Pakistan, India on Tuesday said that safe havens in Afghanistan's neighbourhood have for years provided safety for the dark agendas of various terror outfits like the Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). Notably, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said at a Security Council debate on Afghanistan that the Taliban, aided by their supporters, continue to pursue military operations perpetrating violence and destruction, like the recent attack ..

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India, Malta ink MoUs in fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training

India and Malta are on the path to cemetify their relations as they both have signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) in the fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training after delegation-level talks between Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu and President of Malta, Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca...

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Enabling ease of trade, Bangladesh nods on agreement on Chattogram, Mongla ports with India

Enabling feasible trading, the Bangladesh cabinet approved an agreement with India enabling the country to use Chattogram and Mongla ports for goods movement to and from India giving a major boost to strengthen bilateral ties. The agreement would permit India to use these ports to carry goods to their North Eastern states in a very short time...

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Reviewing and enhancing relations, India attaches ‘highest importance’ to its bilateral ties with Russia

Attaching ‘highest importance’ to its relations with Russia, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday conducted a comprehensive review of bilateral ties ahead of President Vladimir Putin's planned visit to New Delhi early next month...

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Connecting linkages, India and Africa sign a pact on implementing a digital bridge of knowledge and health

Promising to stand together in all terms and conditions, India and Africa share close ties from their past history. Creating digital linkages gives this connectivity a boost with Ministry of External Affairs on Monday signing an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) for the implementation of e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project between India and Africa...

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Dedicating three projects, India strengthens bilateral and diplomatic relations with Bangladesh

Demographically linking countries and consolidating bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh has chalked several associations with each other. Further strengthening the bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh jointly inaugurated three projects in Bangladesh, via video conference. These three projects include power supply, rail link and rehabilitation for railway sections...

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Sushma Swaraj all set to embark on a two day visit to Russia strengthening bilateral ties

Solidifying the rich base of bilateral relations between India and Russia, both the countries have mutually strengthened their diplomacy every time. With this, External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will embark on a two-day visit to Russia next week to co-chair the IRIGC-TEC commission that discusses different aspects of the two countries’ bilateral ties...

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India, France ink MoU under ‘Mobilise Your City’; Nagpur, Kochi, Ahmedabad to get benefits under the initiative

Nagpur, Kochi, and Ahmedabad will soon be able to get rid of their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as it will be helped by the French Govt under “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC), launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December 2015...

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Ties strengthening! India, Czech Republic vows for cooperation in field of visa waiver, laser technology and Life Sciences

India and Czech Republic signed five important agreements and vowed for cooperation in the field of Scientific and Industrial Research, visa waiver, laser technology and Life Sciences. Notably, President Ram Nath Kovind reached Prague on Thursday on the final leg of his state visit to three European nations including Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic...

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Iran takes a strategic move, decides to hand over Chabahar Port to India within a month

Increasing mobility will ultimately lead to boost the economy of the country. On sidelines of the Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aaayog, Iran will hand over the strategic Chabahar Port to India within a month for proper maintenance and operation of the port...

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India and US 2+2 dialogue a huge success! Sign pacts on Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement

Holding the first ever 2+2 dialogue, India and United States have touched new heights of mutual trust with boosting cooperation between the countries. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their US counterparts Mike Pompeo and James Mattis respectively, worked on boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and finalizing a pact on encrypted defence technologies that aimed high on the agenda...

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India, Bulgaria together pact MoUs in the field of Investment, Tourism and Civil Nuclear Cooperation

India and Bulgaria on Wednesday signed five MoUs in the field of Investment, Tourism, Civil Nuclear Cooperation, Establishment of Hindi Chair at Sofia University and enhancing scientific cooperation. Notably, President Ram Nath Kovind reached Bulgaria on Wednesday morning after concluding his three-day visit at Cyprus. The five important MoUs were signed following the detailed talks between Indian delegations led by President Kovind and Bulgarian delegations...

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US delegation Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis arrives New Delhi to hold much-awaited 2+2 dialogue

Washington, September 5: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis have arrived New Delhi on Wednesday night to hold the much-awaited two-plus-two dialogue (2+2 dialogue) with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The 2+2 dialogue between India and US delegation will be held today in New Delhi. The key highlight of dialogue is scheduled to be counter-terrorism, defence cooperation, trade and India's concerns over the Trump administration's ..

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India buying missile from Russia and oil from Iran not on primary focus, says Pompeo ahead of 2+2 dialogue

New Delhi is all set to host US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday for the much-awaited two-plus-two dialogue (2+2 dialogue). Before arriving to New Delhi, US has indicated that the bilateral relationship between two countries will not be harmed due to other issues including India buying a missile defence system from Russia and oil from Iran...

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Jharkhand’s new development partner: China

Jharkhand to have an international partner for its development China as it will join the state at the Food Processing Summit slated in November, visiting Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Tuesday...

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2+2 dialogue between India, US to focus on areas including anti-terror cooperation, terror financing and cybersecurity

Days ahead of the maiden two-plus-two dialogue between India and the United States of America, the security officials of two countries on Monday worked on a draft plan related to six areas, including anti-terror cooperation in intelligence sharing, terror financing and cybersecurity. ..

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Good News! Cyprus reaffirms support for India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group

Cyprus on Monday reaffirmed its support to India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Notably, Cyprus reaffirmed its support to India for its membership of the Nuclear Supplier's Group (NSG) and its claim for being inducted as a permanent member of the United Nation's Security Council. While President Ram Nath Kovind, who was on a three-day visit to Cyprus thanked Cyprus President for supporting India in its bid for permanent membership of UN Security Council and the NSG...

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Consolidating bilateral ties in checking trans-border crimes, India and Bangladesh border forces hold high-level talks in Delhi

Intending to strengthen bilateral cooperation in checking trans-border crimes such as smuggling of drugs and narcotics, cattle lifting and gun running across the international border between the two countries, bi-annual talks between Indian and Bangladeshi border forces began in New Delhi on Monday...

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Deepening their bilateral relationships, India and Cyprus sign two MoU in fields of Money Laundering, Environment

Deepening their bilateral relationships, India and Cyprus on Monday signed two very important agreements in the field of Combating Money Laundering and Cooperation in Environment. Notably, the MoU was signed following the delegation-level talks between the two countries led by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential palace in Nicosia. Both the leaders held the discussion on issues of mutual importance to the two countries including promotion ..

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Strengthening ties by connecting tracks; India, Nepal join hands to build a broad-gauge railway line between Kathmandu and Raxaul

Helping each other in every possible way, the India and Nepal have connected several links strengthening their bond. In a latest, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding to build a strategic broad-gauge railway line between Kathmandu and the border town of Raxaul in Bihar...

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Dropping curtains of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, India and its member countries pledge to enhance effective economic activities

The fourth summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has dropped its curtain as the summit come to a close. The declaration paper signed today on the second day of the summit has aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of BIMSTEC Secretariat by engaging it in various technical and economic activities in the region...

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Six more Passport Seva Kendras to be set up in Gujarat

As many as six more Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) will be set up in Gujarat soon. This was announced by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday. Union Minister M J Akbar while addressing the conference said that Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) will be set up in Gujarat’s Amreli, Gandhinagar, Surendranagar, Sabarkantha, Surat and Patan districts. He said, "We have accepted the Gujarat government's demand to open six new passport centres."..

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2+2 dialogue between India, US to have a set of actual concrete outcomes in political and defence sector

The upcoming 2+2 dialogue (two plus two dialogue) between India and the United States in New Delhi is an opportunity to advance the Indo-US relationship in a significant way and are also going to have a set of actual concrete outcomes. This was said by a Pentagon official on Thursday. US Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver in a press briefing said that the 2+2 dialogue India and United States in New Delhi next week is an opportunity to advance the ..

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India, US to sign MoU for sharing experiences in insurance regulatory sector

India and United States (US) are all set to sign the MoU in insurance regulatory sector. Under the agreement, both the countries intend to share their experiences on various regulatory functions and to provide mutual assistance including training activities...

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Expressing confidence in building a peaceful Bay of Bengal region, PM Modi arrives in Kathmandu for BIMSTEC Summit

Arriving in Kathmandu to attend the fourth BIMSTEC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that the Summit will map the course for building a peaceful and prosperous Bay of Bengal Region and will further consolidate the progress made so far under the BIMSTEC...

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India lambastes Pakistan for spreading terrorism, violence; hopes new govt will work constructively to make region terror-free

India on Wednesday lambasted Pakistan in the United Nations for spreading terrorism and violence across the world and also hoped that the new government in Islamabad will work constructively to build South Asian region terror-free. Addressing a debate on ‘Mediation and Settlement of Disputes’, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said, “Regurgitating a failed approach, which has long been rejected, is neither reflective of pacific intent nor a display of pacific content.”..

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Strengthening India’s strategic cooperation, EAM Sushma Swaraj makes her first official visit to Cambodia

Making India’s relation strong through diplomatic friendship, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on her first official visit to Cambodia. The visit by the External Affairs Minister aims to deepen India’s strategic cooperation with one of the key ASEAN countries. ..

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Deepening defence cooperation, India and Thailand enhance a positive bilateral defence engagement

Commencing on an official bilateral visit to the Kingdom of Thailand, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman held bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Thailand His Excellency Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon in Bangkok. The Ministers welcomed the positive momentum and substantive content of ongoing bilateral defence engagement and discussed measures to further enhance and deepen defence cooperation between India and Thailand...

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Terming vital priority for India’s foreign policy, EAM Sushma Swaraj calls for peace and stability in Indian Ocean

Maritime connection has strengthened many ties between countries and has even helped in linking defence and security. Indicating that the seas around India have nurtured its links of commerce and culture with its extended neighborhood over ages, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that fostering a climate of peace and stability in this region is an important priority for New Delhi’s foreign policy...

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Boosting trade ties, India and Singapore join hands signing the Second Protocol amending the economic cooperation agreement

Spreading its presence diplomatically and strengthening ties demographically, India and Singapore on Friday signed the "Second Protocol" amending the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to boost trade ties between the two countries. ..

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Connecting chords of strengthening ties, PM Modi will attend the BIMSTEC summit on August 30

Reclining the memorable relationship between India and Nepal, taking it further Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the BIMSTEC summit in Nepal. This is the fourth time since he assumed office to attend the summit of seven-member Bay of Bengal grouping that would see the countries firming up their connectivity and security cooperation...

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Fourth BIMSTEC summit to be kicked off from August 30 in Kathmandu

Fourth Summit of Heads of State/Government of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held at Kathmandu in Nepal on August 30 and 31. Nepal's Foreign Affairs Ministry said all member states of BIMSTEC have confirmed their participation in the Summit...

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Recalling a warm flashback of Wuhan Summit, PM Modi appreciates increasing momentum of defence with China

Consolidating the nurturing ties, India and China continue to implement the consensus during the informal Wuhan Summit that took place in April. Welcomed with a warm gesture in India, State Councillor and Defence Minister of China, Gen. Wei Fenghe called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday...

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2+2 dialogue between India, US is an important opportunity to enhance diplomatic and security priorities: American diplomat

The 2+2 dialogue (two plus two dialogue) between India and the United States is an important opportunity to enhance and discuss our engagement in a range of diplomatic and security priorities and is an indication of the deepening strategic partnership that we enjoy with India. This was said by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Monday...

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Spreading roots of Indian language in Mauritius! India inaugurates Panini Language Lab liberating Indianness

A Lab has been gifted by the Government of India at Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) which will help in the teaching of all Indian languages in Mauritius on Sunday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated "Panini Language Laboratory" at Port Louis...

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India, Singapore to conduct longest naval exercise in next month

The navies of India and Singapore are all set to conduct joint exercises next month in a bid to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the maritime bilateral exercise between the two countries. Indian High Commissioner Jawed Ashraf in Singapore on Wednesday said, “The two countries have excellent defence relationship and this is a reflection of deep mutual trust and a shared vision for the region.” He further informed that in just a few weeks, we will be celebrating 25 years of our bilateral naval exercise. ..

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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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