Category: Diplomacy

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China is pumping money into countries around India — but there are ways New Delhi can hit back

    Indian Defence News: India has long been the dominant power in South Asia but as Beijing invests millions in the region, New Delhi is looking to defend its sphere of influence. India must play to its strengths instead of attempting to match Chinese capital, a panel of experts at the World Economic Forum’s India summit said in response to...

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India Not Sending Troops to Afghanistan Because of Pakistan, Says US

Indian Defence News: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised India’s contributions to the war-torn country, saying New Delhi has adopted a holistic approach in its assistance towards Afghanistan. Washington: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said that India’s decision not to send its troops to Afghanistan was in view of Pakistan’s considerations as this would bring in new complexities in the region....

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Pakistan ducks question on UN gaffe, blames India for pellets

Indian Defence News: Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Nafess Zakaria blamed Indian security forces for blinding Kashmiris. “India cannot deny injuring thousands of Kashmiris using pellet guns… It is an indisputable fact,” Zakaria claimed. Lodhi held up a photograph of a Gaza girl whose face was peppered with pellets and portrayed it as a Kashmiri victim. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday dodged a question on the...

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No Indian Military On Ground In Afghanistan, India Tells US

Indian Defence News: Sitharaman made clear to US defence secretary Mattis that India won’t contribute troops to Afghanistan. She added that India will continue with development assistance for the war-ravaged country. Mattis meanwhile said the US values India’s contribution to Afghanistan NEW DELHI: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday that she discussed the issue of terror safe havens in Pakistan...

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More Canadians want stronger ties with India rather than China

Indian Defence News: More Canadians are bullish on their country’s relationship with India than with China, albeit by a slim margin, according to a new survey. More Canadians prefer that their government direct its efforts towards strengthening economic ties with India than with China, albeit by a narrow margin, when asked to choose directly between the two Asian giants, according to...

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Government has completed 95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border: BSF DG

Indian Defence News: NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between the international border and a barbed wire fencing 150 meters away, said BSF chief K K Sharma. Most of these villages are in West Bengal, while a...

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BRICS declaration condemns terrorism; names Pakistan-based LeT, Jaish

Indian Defence News:  The ‘BRICS Xiamen Declaration’ named the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, among others. In addition, the BRICS members also called for greater efficiency in designation of terrorists NEW DELHI: In a big win for India, and for the first time, BRICS countries on Monday slammed Pakistan without naming it, as they “deplored” terror attacks in member countries...

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Yet another warning by Donald Trump to Pakistan to act against TERRORISM!

Indian Defence News: “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations,” Donald Trump declared, outlining a new US security strategy in South Asia. Trump said Pakistan will pay for harboring terrorists. Trump said US aid is at stake if Pakistan does not clamp down on extremism. Trump opened the door to an increase in US troops...

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News » India News » ‘Afghan policy review incorporates India too,’ says US, hinting at getting tough on Pakistan ‘Afghan policy review incorporates India too,’ says US, hinting at getting tough on Pakistan

Indian Defence News: The US may be strongly considering cracking the whip on Pakistan on the issue of terror. A solution to Afghanistan is a broader concern that incorporates India and Pakistan’, the US said. The US state department acknowledged that the US’s Afghan policy review is an issue ‘a lot of people are very curious about’ NEW DELHI: In...

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China standoff: MoD wants extra Rs 20,000 crore budget to be battle-ready

Indian Defence News: Amid Doklam stand-off, MoD seeks additional Rs 20,000 crore for combat readiness of armed forces The defence ministry sought an urgent additional allocation of Rs 20,000 crore for military modernization The forces have projected a requirement of Rs 26.84 lakh crore ($416 billion) over the next five years “The finance ministry said the MoD request will be examined...