Modi, Putin begin bilateral talks on BRICS sidelines

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 11:44

Benaulim (Goa), Oct 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday began a closed-door bilateral meeting ahead of BRICS heads of states meet in Goa.


India, China agree on closer cooperation in energy

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:14

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India and China have agreed to cooperate in the energy sector, including on sourcing energy from international markets, the Indian government said on Thursday.


India Russia's 'privileged strategic partner': President Putin

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 18:42

Moscow, Oct 13 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia remained the top supplier of advanced weapons and defence technology to its "privileged strategic partner" India and added that Moscow and other BRICS nations were determined to back New Delhi's fight against terror.


M.J. Akbar to co-chair Joint Commission Meeting in Palestine

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 18:10

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will visit Palestine to co-chair the first Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Palestine on November 8-9, an official statement said on Thursday.


Russia, India share need to rebuild Afghanistan: Putin

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 18:10

Moscow, Oct 13 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said India and Russia were both interested in deepening "constructive multilateral cooperation" to help rebuild war-torn Afghanistan where decisive action was needed to defeat terrorism.


Chinese President appoints new envoy to India

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 02:28

Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed Luo Zhaohui as China's new ambassador to India, in accordance with a decision from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the top legislature.


India never counts bullets while retaliating: Rajnath

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 19:16

Barmer (Rajasthan), Oct 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reviewed security on the international border in the desert state and said India never attacked anyone but doesn't count the bullets when retaliating.


India getting noticed globally by investors: Jaitley

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 20:04

Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) India is getting noticed by investors globally as it is opting for liberal reforms at a time when major economies are turning protectionist, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said adding that it also has the best growth rate in the world.


Lee visit: India, Singapore cement ties, to boost counter-terror cooperation

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 20:12

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Almost a year after they elevated bilateral ties to a strategic partnership, India and Singapore further cemented their relationship with the inking of three new agreements on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held talks here and decided to boost cooperation in countering threats of rising terrorism.


BSF handed over 12-year-old Pakistani who entered India to drink water

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 19:28

Ferozepur (Punjab), Oct 3 (IANS) At a time when tension between both countries is at its peak, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday repatriated a 12-year-old Pakistani national who had inadvertently crossed into Indian territory in Punjab's Ferozepur sector.


India, Pakistan NSAs talk as border tension continues

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 19:14

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India and Pakistan troops exchanged fresh border fire on Monday, hours after top security advisors of the two countries spoke with each other in a bid to reduce escalating tension.