India has immense goodwill due to our foreign policy says Dr. Jaishankar at India Inc event

New Delhi, May 05: The second wave of COVID-19 has taken the nation by storm and the government has been putting in all its efforts to ramp up medical infrastructure and expand the vaccine drive.

India Inc as part of its global dialogue series today hosted India’s External Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar at an event, ” Does India Have A Plan-From Survival to Revival.” At the event moderated by Manoj Ladwa, Chairman and CEO India Inc, Dr. Jaishankar said that the current COVID-19 crisis is very serious and all efforts are being made to address the concerns.

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Fake currency trafficked through complex network spread in India, Bangladesh, Nepal

New Delhi, May 04: The NIA has filed a supplementary charge-sheet against two people, including a Nepali national, for their alleged involvement in smuggling Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN, officials said.

The supplementary charge-sheet was filed before a special NIA court in Patna under sections of the IPC and the UA(P) Act against two accused, Mohammad Baitullah of Bihar’s Kishanganj and Biltu Mahto of Nepal’s Dhanusha district.

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India third largest military spender globally behind US, China

New Delhi, Apr 27: India is the third highest military spender behind the United States and China, according to the latest military expenditure database prepared by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

It said that the US accounted for 39 per cent of the money spent on military globally, followed by China at 13 per cent and India at 3.7 per cent. In 2020, the US spent USD 778 billion. China spent USD 252 billion and India USD 72.9 billion, the report also said.

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Playing a role to bring Delhi, Islamabad to the talks table says UAE in first official confirmation

New Delhi, Apr 16: The United Arab Emirates has given the first official confirmation that it was playing a role in bringing Delhi and Islamabad to the talks table.

UAE’s envoy said that the country was helping India and Pakistan reach a healthy and functional relationship. 

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Under PM Modi, India more likely than in past will respond with military force to external threats: US Intel

New Delhi, Apr 14: The US Intelligence Committee has said that the tensions between India and China remain high.

While the India-Pakistan crisis is likely to intensify, the chances of a war remains remote, the committee further said. 

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As Myanmar crisis deepens, Centre orders strict monitoring of borders

New Delhi, Mar 22: Amidst the ongoing military crackdown, Mizoram Chief Minister, Zoramthanga held a virtual meeting with Foreign Minister of Myanmar. India has sealed all entry points along the border with Myanmar and is closely monitoring the situation to prevent a any Myanmar national from entering the country.

Zoramthanga took to Twitter and wrote, ‘had a fruitful meeting with Zin Mar Aung, Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Myanmar. Our thoughts and prayers are with Myanmar in these trying times.’

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Thaw in tensions? Pak Army chief says time to bury the past

New Delhi, Mar 19: Sending out positive signals, the chief of the Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that it is time for both India and Pakistan to bury the past and moved forward.

He said that the potential for regional peace and development always remained hostage to the disputes and issued between the two countries. We feel it is time to bury the past and move forward. The responsibility for a meaningful dialogue rested with India, the General also said.

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India miles ahead of China in vaccine diplomacy

New Delhi, Jan 22: India is clearly gaining the edge over China when it comes to vaccine diplomacy.

Free shipments containing the first batch of Covishield which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India have already reached many nations. 2 million doses were supplied to Bangladesh, while 1 million was given to Nepal as a gift under the Neighbourhood First Policy.

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Exercise Skyros: India-France to undertake joint exercise with Rafales this month

New Delhi, Jan 02: Come January 19 and four Rafale fighters of the French Air Force will land in India to take part in joint exercises with the Indian Air Force’s Golden Arrow Squadron with was resurrected with the induction of the Rafale fighter jets in September last year.

The exercises have been planned between January 19 and 25 in the skies over Rajasthan. The four fighters will also take part in in joint exercises with the Australian Air Force before landing in India.

The Rafales from France will be accompanied by the Airbus A 330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft for aerial refuelling support.

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Special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India on track: Nikolay Kudashev

Nikolay Kudashev

New Delhi, Dec 24: Russian Ambassador in Delhi Nikolay Kudashev in a statement said that the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India is progressing well despite COVID-19. 

He also said that India and Russia are working out new dates for the Summit in near future. The Annual Summit meeting between the Prime Minister of India and the President of the Russian Federation is the highest institutionalised dialogue mechanism in the strategic partnership between India and Russia. 

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