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Why India is unable to bring back 28 sailors & 2 choppers Maldives doesn’t want

Sailors were to escort choppers back home but their visas expired on 30 June and Yameen govt is yet to renew them. New Delhi: For the...
Imran Khan

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf claims parliamentary majority after coalition talks

The party, led by Khan, has 174 members of the national assembly on its side so far, bringing him closer to prime-ministership. 
Ports Of Becancourt & Quebec City

Saudi Arabia suspends diplomatic ties with Canada as Ottawa slams activist’s arrest

Riyadh said the 'sharp reaction' was meant to 'prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty'.
Narendra Modi and Angela Merkel

India might receive €1 billion assistance from Germany for urban development

In 2016, a new priority area of bilateral cooperation between India and Germany was premised on sustainable urban development.
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Bangladeshis top the list of foreigners visiting India for medical tourism

More than 2 lakh Bangladeshi tourists came to India in 2017 followed by 55,681 from Afghanistan and 47,640 from Iraq, says tourism minister.
PM Narendra Modi | Commons

Pakistan welcomes Modi’s call to Imran, seeks resumption of talks

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson said that he hopes Modi's call paves the way for resumption of bilateral talks. 
US President Donald Trump

New bill caps US defence aid to Pakistan at $150 million

However, conditions like action against the LeT for disbursement of US aid have been removed. 
US Congress

In boost to India ties, US Congress passes $716-billion defence spending bill

As per the bill, the US seeks to uphold the values of a free and open Indo-Pacific region and promote regional security and stability.
Sushma Swaraj

Doklam issue was handled with diplomatic maturity, says Sushma Swaraj

Modi-Xi's Wuhan summit was aimed at creating a conducive environment between India and China, she says.
File image of Donald Trump | Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

US announces major Indo-Pacific engagement but Chinese loans are quicker

Two key announcements suggest a way forward in US ties with the region but they are a long way off Chinese initiatives.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.