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India, Canada agree to expedite finalisation of free trade pact

New Delhi, Nov 14  India and Canada on Monday agreed to work towards an early conclusion of a proposed bilateral free trade agreement, with New Delhi highlighting the importance of services under such a deal, an official statement said. The proposed...

India, US working for Asia’s future: Modi

Manila, Nov 13  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and the US were working together “for the future interests of Asia”. “Relations between India and the US are growing,” Modi told the media ahead of a bilateral...
India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

Manila/New Delhi, Nov 13  India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that “a free, open, prosperous and inclusive” Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid Chinas rising...
India, Canada seek to soon finalise free trade pact

India, Canada seek to soon finalise free trade pact

New Delhi, Nov 12  India and Canada will make expeditious efforts to finalise a Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or free trade agreement, on goods and services at the annual ministerial dialogue starting here on Monday, according an official statement. A...
India, Colombia discuss expanding bilateral ties

India, Colombia discuss expanding bilateral ties

New Delhi, Nov 9 As part of New Delhi reaching out to Latin America, India and Colombia on Wednesday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela...
Open up UNSC reform process to world scrutiny: India

Open up UNSC reform process to world scrutiny: India

United Nations, Nov 8  Frustrated by the secretive machinations that have crippled the UN Security Council reform process, India has called for “opening it up to world scrutiny” so everyone can see what is behind its failure to even taking...
India to contribute $100 mn to UN development fund

India to contribute $100 mn to UN development fund

United Nations, Nov 7  India has pledged to contribute $100 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund to help the poorest nations achieve the world organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reduce poverty and raise the...
India, South Africa tracing evolution of galaxies

India, South Africa tracing evolution of galaxies

Kolkata, Nov 6  India and South Africa have decided to expand their foot-print in the realm of stars underpinned by strong historical ties dating back to over 100 years. Bolstering 20 years of strategic partnership between both sides, India is participating...
India, Kazakhstan begin joint army exercise

India, Kazakhstan begin joint army exercise

Shimla, Nov 3  India and Kazakh troops started a joint exercise in Himachal Pradesh’s Bakloh on Thursday, an official statement said. The exercise ‘Prabal Dostyk’ which means ‘Robust Friendship’ in Hindi and Kazakh and...
India, Italy sign six agreements

India, Italy sign six agreements

New Delhi, Oct 31  India and Italy on Monday signed six agreements, including in the areas of railway safety and energy, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni here. The...

India, Italy can take trade beyond $8.8 bn: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 30  Praising the strong ties between India and Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said there is potential for both the countries to take bilateral trade beyond $8.8 billion. “India and Italy have shared very good ties....
Italy, India together in opposing protectionism: Italian PM

Italy, India together in opposing protectionism: Italian PM

New Delhi, Oct 30  Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Monday said his country and India are together in opposing increasing protectionism as it is not in the interests of global trade. In a talk on “Italy, the EU and India: A strong partnership...
India, China hold border meet in Arunachal Pradesh

India, China hold border meet in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Oct 31  India and China on Monday held a Border Personnel Meeting at Bumla near Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang and a “thaw” in relations was evident at the meet, an official statement said. The meet, that comes months after a...
India, UAE hold second Strategic Dialogue

India, UAE hold second Strategic Dialogue

New Delhi, Oct 30  Keeping with New Delhi’s growing links with the Gulf, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday held their second Strategic Dialogue in Abu Dhabi with Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar heading the Indian...
Digital technology key to fighting poverty: India

Digital technology key to fighting poverty: India

BJP Member of Parliament Santosh Ahlawat speaks at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly committee dealing with economic and financial affairs on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. She represents Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. United Nations, Oct 13  Digital...
India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space

India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space

United Nations, Oct 13  India has called upon the international community to work together to prevent the weaponisation of outer space and endeavour to formulate a global pact to avoid an arms race in space. “There are a lot of threats to space...
India, EU to fight terror, talk on free trade

India, EU to fight terror, talk on free trade

New Delhi, Oct 7  India and the European Union on Friday agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism while deciding to resume talks on a free trade agreement. At the 14th India-EU Summit here, both sides also adopted a joint declaration against...
India has ‘Plan B’, ready for any challenge from China: Air Force chief

India has ‘Plan B’, ready for any challenge from China: Air Force chief

New Delhi, Oct 6  Air force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said India is prepared to counter any threat from China and was also ready to face a two-front war. Addressing the annual press conference of the IAF ahead of Air Force Day,...

India calls for new global partnership to boost economic growth

United Nations, Oct 6  India has called for a new global partnership to stimulate the weak economic growth through long-term investments in critical sectors and enhancing trade. The global economic recovery is only progressing slowly and growth is weaker...
India, France discuss strengthening of defence, security ties

India, France discuss strengthening of defence, security ties

The Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the French Republic, Philippe Etienne calls on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. New Delhi, Oct 5 India and France on Wednesday discussed strengthening of ties in all areas, including defence and security, when...