India summons Pakistani envoy over cross-border terrorism

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 16:24

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday summoned Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit and served him a "strong demarche" over continued cross-border terrorism from Pakistan.


'India at top of Wikipedia's priorities'

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 12:32

Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) India is expected to remain the "number one most strategic region" in the global plans of the Wikipedia, according to a top official of the free Internet encyclopaedia that allows its users to edit most of its content.


Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India next week

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:36

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India next week for holding talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on various issues of mutual interest, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Friday.


Indian attacked twice in Pakistani jail

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:28

Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) An Indian prisoner was injured after being attacked by a Pakistani prisoner in a Pakistani jail, a media report said on Friday.


India contributes to start UN fund for sex abuse victims

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:46

United Nations, July 22 (IANS) India has made the starting contribution to the trust fund set up by the UN for victims of sex abuse by peacekeepers, a spokesperson for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday.


Afghanistan seeks India's help in farm produce trade

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:22

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Afghanistan government on Tuesday urged the Indian government and investors to utilise the trade opportunities in the agricultural sector of the country and sought assistance in marketing, packaging and processing of goods to boost its economy.


India, Japan call for utmost respect to UN convention on Sea

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:40

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India and Japan on Thursday urged all parties "to show utmost respect for the Unclos" in the wake of an international tribunal ruling against China's claims to rights in the South China Sea and laid emphasis on freedom of navigation and overflights in international waters.


Bangladesh begins nationwide campaign to trace missing youth

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:00

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) With several of the militants involved in the deadly Dhaka terror strikes turning out to be educated youth who have been missing for months, the Bangladesh government has initiated a nationwide campaign to identify them and maintain a database, a top Bangladesh official said here on Thursday.


India invites Australia for joint Special Forces drill

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:26

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction at the manner in which defence cooperation between the two countries has progressed, the Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, on Thursday invited the Australian Army to participate in the inaugural joint Special Forces training exercise being planned in India in October.


India, Kenya to strengthen defence, healthcare cooperation

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 20:52

Nairobi, July 11 (IANS) India and Kenya on Monday agreed to boost cooperation in the defence and healthcare sectors even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without naming Pakistan, said that all those who shelter terrorists should be condemned.


Sharif wrote to 17 countries against India's NSG membership: Aziz

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 18:10

Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's intensive diplomatic lobbying, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif personally writing to 17 prime ministers, prevented India from gaining entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), top Pakistani Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said on Monday.


The Missile Technology Control Regime explained

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:50

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India on Monday became the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) -- an association of countries that controls the proliferation of missiles and unmmanned delivery of weapons of mass destruction.


Modi meets Belarus, Tajikistan leaders in Tashkent

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:02

Tashkent, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the SCO summit here.