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A delegation of the Awami League of Bangladesh meet Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and said ties between India and Bangladesh will not be affected due to China or Jamaat-e-Islami
People familiar with the matter said the Pacific Island states and Southeast Asian countries are looking to India as a balancing factor amid growing contestation between China and the US in the Indo-Pacific
New Papua Guinea PM James Marape was present at a reception on board multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri and guided-missile destroyer INS Kolkata on Aug 3
The annual budget for the Border Roads Organisation has been ramped up from ₹3,782 crore in 2013-14 to ₹14,387 crore in 2023-24, external affairs minister, S Jaishankar said
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said India will remain an active and willing partner to find a lasting and comprehensive solution, and nothing will give India more satisfaction than such an outcome
The five-member delegation, led by Awami League presidium member and agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque, includes party joint secretary general and information and broadcasting minister Hasan Mahmud, party organising secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and two women MPs
The economic partnership, unveiled during Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India last month, includes power grid interconnection, construction of a petroleum pipeline, and a feasibility study for land connectivity
Brazil, China, the United States, Ukraine and several European countries have been invited to the meeting
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said the two countries cannot be “normal neighbours” unless serious issues are addressed through meaningful discussions
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi reiterated India’s position that Brics should be expanded through “full consultation and consensus” among members of the bloc.
India’s top leaders have made 34 visits to the Latin America and the Caribbean region in the past nine years, including four by PM Modi
The two sides discussed core issues, such as trade in goods and services, rules of origin, IPR and sustainable development
At least two of the individuals designated by the US treasury department were accused of recruiting or radicalising Maldivian youth to travel to Pakistan
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif said the two countries cannot be normal neighbours unless serious issues are addressed through meaningful discussions
Russia is among G20 states sending an advance team to New Delhi this week to assess preparations for the summit
India was the first stop on Hayashi’s three-nation tour, which will also take him to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
The Ukraine crisis was among issues discussed by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi at the bilateral foreign ministers’ strategic dialogue
In a post on its website, JCCII said it has made several proposals to the Indian government to enhance the business environment
Stapled visas are meant to indicate that China doesn’t recognise India’s sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh.
The conversation between PM Modi and President Xi could not be characterised as a “consensus”.
The UN report also said the relationship between the al-Qaeda and Afghan Taliban, which captured power in Kabul in August 2021, “remains close and symbiotic”
The panel recommended the completion of pending development projects in Afghanistan and more financial support to help Sri Lanka tide over an economic crisis
China has stuck to the position that the G20 is not the right forum to address security issues while opposing the inclusion of any “geopolitical content” in outcome documents
The two sides agreed that the India-China relationship is “significant not only for the two countries but also for the region and world”
France plans to train Indian personnel on EPR technology for the Jaitapur nuclear power project, which will have a significant "Make in India" component. France also supports India's ambitions for carbon neutrality and phasing out fossil fuels and aims to strengthen multilateral commitment on these issues. France and India are cooperating on renewable energy, including solar power, and are working together on modular reactors. France supports India's Aatmanirbhar Bharat program and believes energy is crucial for strategic autonomy. France and India are also working together to spur international action on climate change.
India and Sri Lanka have announced a new economic partnership that includes maritime, air, energy, and financial connectivity.
India and Sri Lanka have announced a new economic partnership that includes cooperation in maritime, air, energy, and financial connectivity. The partnership will also see the use of India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in Sri Lanka. Additionally, the two countries will work on a power grid interconnection, construction of a petroleum pipeline, and a feasibility study for land connectivity. India has also called on Sri Lanka to fulfil the aspirations of the Tamil minority and work towards reconciliation and power-sharing. The economic partnership reflects India's long-term commitment to Sri Lanka and will accelerate cooperation in various sectors.
China’s foreign ministry made a brief comment about Qin Gang being away from work because of unspecified health reasons but those remarks were later excised from official transcripts
German vice chancellor Robert Habeck said making money out of the cap on Russian oil and using the system to benefit from it was not the idea behind it
Russia has conveyed to South Africa, the current president of Brics, that President Vladimir Putin will not attend the Brics Summit in August