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Bilateral issues in focus as Nikki Haley set to visit India

Haley's visit comes in the middle of a deteriorating India-US relationship. She will deliver a talk at the Observer Research Foundation.

Beijing distances itself from envoy’s idea of India-Pakistan-China trilateral talks

The Chinese foreign ministry refused to answer a question on the Chinese embassy erasing the ambassador's comments from the transcript

Nikki Haley is coming to town. Does she want to be US president?

The buzz is that Haley’s real purpose is to check India’s reaction to her possible candidature in the US presidential race.

Experience in India completely at odds with what we heard, say Pakistani students

The 71 Pak students who visited India on a cultural exchange also want to change how Indians view their country.

India-China ties cannot afford another Doklam, says Chinese envoy

Luo Zhaohui said that both the countries should narrow their differences and adopt confidence-building measures.

As ties nosedive, India voted against Maldives at the UN Security Council

India’s move reflects its frustration with President Yameen who, while inching closer to China, is demolishing New Delhi’s presence in Maldives. New Delhi: As the relationship...

India slams Maldives for ‘long prison terms’ handed to Maldivian ex-president, top judge

The foreign ministry said the sentences will raise questions on the credibility of the country's presidential election this September.

India and Pakistan should emulate US, North Korea, says PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, brother of ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, says if US and North Korea can return from the brink of nuclear flashpoint, no reason why Pakistan and India can't.

‘Top of the line, really good’: Trump describes his meeting with Kim Jong-un

After his meeting with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump announced that they have agreed to 'sign' an unspecified document.

India to do urgent sweet-talking to soothe Trump seething over Harley Davidson & stents

Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu's trip comes as Trump threatens to undermine the special relationship built over the last decade, underpinned by the Indo-US nuclear deal.

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How India’s imports from Turkey outpaced exports in 2022, bucking 2-year...

Merchandise trade rose to $9.12 billion in April-November 2022 from $6.44 billion in the same period in 2021. But this time, it was driven by imports from Turkey.

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Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.