Bilateral Relations

21 Bangladeshis deported from Assam

They were under detention for violation of the Passport Act The border police in Karimganj district of Assam on Saturday deported 21 Bangladeshis who had been detained for illegally entering India. Officials said the 21 persons, two of them women, were sent back from the Sutarkandi border checkpoint after approval …

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Coal trucks from Bhutan will not be stopped

The Meghalaya government on Friday issued a modified order for allowing transportation of coal that “originated outside the State”. This followed an alleged misinterpretation of the Supreme Court’s January 15 order by Customs officials in Meghalaya, owing to which 28 coal trucks from Bhutan were prevented from delivering the consignment …

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Free Indo-Pacific not against China: U.S. Admiral

Quad countries evolving a common maritime awareness picture and improving interoperability Acknowledging the rapid expansion of the Chinese Navy in recent years, especially in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the four countries of the Quad on Wednesday stressed improving interoperability and evolving a “common maritime awareness picture” while not attributing …

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Norway PM moots mediation on Kashmir issue

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday suggested that third parties could help solve the Kashmir issue if India and Pakistan started a movement for greater talks. At an event to inaugurate the new building of the Norwegian Embassy here, Ms. Solberg indicated at international mediating support for solving the …

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Trump’s remarks rejected by India

Mr. Trump had referred to his conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging that Indian contribution to Kabul be increased and diversified as humanitarian contribution was not enough. “I could give you an example where I get along very well with India and Prime Minister Modi. But he is constantly …

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India to host newly elected Bhutan PM

India will host the newly elected Prime Minister of Bhutan from December 27-29, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday. A press release issued by the Ministry said that the visit by Dr. Lotay Tshering, 50, will take place to mark the golden jubilee of the diplomatic relations between …

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