Bilateral Relations

Ramaphosa likely to be R-Day guest

Ramaphosa is likely to be the chief guest of the 2019 Republic Day ceremonies, an official source said on Thursday. Mr. Ramaphosa had hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the BRICS summit in Johannesburg in July. He is also expected to take part in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, to be …

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India, Singapore begin sea drills

Missile and torpedo firings to be part of this year’s bilateral naval exercise The 25th edition of the India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise, SIMBEX, has begun at the tri-services command in Port Blair.The exercise, which kicked off on Saturday off the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, will conclude on …

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526 Pakistanis await Indian citizenship

They top the list of 1,084 applicants Nearly half the applications pending for Indian citizenship are from Pakistanis, according to a Home Ministry database. Out of the 1,084 applicants who applied for Indian citizenship before 2011, as many as 526 are from Pakistan. There were 103 applications pending from Afghanistan, …

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Elite China security team arriving

Visit to help both sides learn from each other on VVIP security A delegation of a Chinese group that takes care of the security of the top seven members of the nation’s leadership will visit New Delhi in November, as security ties between India and China begin to expand. The …

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Day One: Modi, Abe hold informal talks

The two PMs visit factory making industrial robots Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, held informal talks at a picturesque resort near Mount Fuji and visited a factory making industrial robots on Sunday as they spent eight hours together on the first day of the two-day …

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Respect democracy, Sri Lanka told

Amid Sirisena-Wickremesinghe stand-off, New Delhi assures Colombo of continued development aid India on Sunday reminded Sri Lanka of constitutional process, in an official statement following the ongoing political crisis that erupted after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. India’s response came as both the leaders began an outreach …

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Trump not to attend Republic Day event

U.S. President Donald Trump will not travel to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, and the White House has conveyed its regrets to the Narendra Modi government, The Hindu has learnt. The government is now exploring several other options for the event. According to multiple government …

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Sri Lanka: India opts to wait

Govt. prefers to watch developments including Parliament vote, weighs options Even as the European Union and the United States expressed concern over the manner in which Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena withdrew support to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swore in former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place, and China …

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