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A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

India to deliver kilo class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy

The step is in accordance with India's vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and commitment to building capacities, self-reliance in the neighbouring countries.
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MEA Joint Secretary Devyani Uttam Khobragade appointed Ambassador to Cambodia

Khobragade is a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer and is presently a Joint Secretary in the ministry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, in New Delhi | PTI

PM Modi to hold virtual bilateral summit with Mahinda Rajapaksa, to review India-Sri Lanka ties

PM Modi & his Sri Lankan counterpart Rajapaksa are expected to discuss anti-terror cooperation, overall defence, trade ties and India's development projects in Sri Lanka.
Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

India, China say won’t send more troops to Ladakh frontlines, agree to avoid misunderstandings

India and China issued a joint statement after senior Army officials of the two sides held commander-level talks as part of the countries’ first military-diplomatic dialogue.
Pangong lake | Commons

India and China stick to demands, current ground positions in Ladakh could become status quo

India & China’s first military-diplomatic talks Monday ended in stalemate as both Asian giants stuck to their guns with regard to positions at LAC in Ladakh.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

Govt rejects Pakistan-China Kashmir statement, says J&K integral & inalienable part of India

Govt says it resolutely opposes actions by other countries that change status quo in PoK. Response comes after Friday's joint statement by Pakistan and China that referred to Kashmir
11 members of minority communities of Afghanistan, including a Sikh community leader who was kidnapped and later released, arrived Sunday after India granted them visas and facilitated their travel | ANI

11 Sikhs and Hindus arrive in India from Afghanistan with MEA help

The 11 include Sikh leader Nidan Singh Sachdeva, who had been kidnapped by terrorists and was released earlier this month. MEA granted visas and facilitated their travel.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

India asks China to ‘sincerely work’ on Ladakh disengagement amid hints it is ‘slowing down’

MEA says India and China will ‘soon’ convene another meeting of the WMCC, a mechanism for bilateral talks on border issues.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

India struggled to gain influence due to 3 foreign policy ‘burdens’, says Jaishankar

Partition, delayed economic reforms and prolonged exercise of the nuclear option are ‘three major burdens’ from India’s past, writes External Affairs Minister in his new book.
Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother met him at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad on 25 December, 2017. | PTI Photo | Twitter@foreignofficepk

India says Jadhav was under stress, Pakistan didn’t allow ‘unimpeded’ consular access

Pakistan Foreign Ministry had earlier said two Indian High Commission officials were given ‘unimpeded and uninterrupted’ consular access to Jadhav.

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Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.