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China must build regional security pattern: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has the important task of building a "regional security pattern" in Asia as it lacks a safety mechanism, said a state-run Chinese daily Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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US pitches for a bigger global role for India


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of the US elections, India and the US Monday underlined broad bipartisan support for the bilateral strategic relationship in both countries, with the US ... Read more...

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India, China agree to work closely in Asia-Pacific region


September 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In an important confidence-building step to ease their ties, India and China have agreed to work closely for stability in the Asia-Pacific region, widely seen ... Read more...

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China must strengthen its nuclear capabilities, says daily


September 7th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) China should accelerate the renewal and consolidation of its nuclear deterrence capabilities, said a state-run Chinese daily that wanted the momentum to be continued, so that ... Read more...

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Don’t bid for strategic containment of China, daily warns US


September 6th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China does not want the US to perish nor does it want to dominate Asia, said a state-run Chinese daily, warning that if America launched a ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific key to Russia’s future: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the importance of the Asia-Pacific region for his country's development.Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to take ... Read more...

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Democrats to continue long-term strategic partnership with India


September 5th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indicating the bipartisan support that US-India ties enjoy, Democrats have now vowed to "continue to invest in a long-term strategic partnership with India to support ... Read more...

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India, China to resume military exercises; Antony to visit Beijing (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Against the backdrop of an imminent once-in-a-decade leadership transition in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume their stalled joint military exercises "at ... Read more...

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`Chinese military diplomacy to reduce India’s concerns’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) The Chinese military's diplomacy will help reduce miscalculations amid territorial disputes and concerns of neighbours, analysts said as Defence Minister Liang Guanglie visits India.China Daily ... Read more...

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China seeks explanation from US on its Asia policy


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) China Monday sought an explanation from the United States about the "true intentions of the Obama administration's Pivot to Asia policy, especially its new defense strategy".State-run ... Read more...

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China willing to promote military ties with US


August 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) China is willing to work with the US to properly handle their differences and promote stable and sound development of military-to-military ties, a senior Chinese army ... Read more...

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No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... Read more...

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India gets hawk eye over Strait of Malacca


July 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India will Tuesday formally open a key naval station, aptly named INS Baaz (Hawk), in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that ... Read more...

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FTA would complement Indian reforms: New Zealand minister


July 27th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 27 (IANS) A free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and India would complement the Indian government's domestic economic reform programme by opening up India businesses to limited ... Read more...

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Want to cut red-tape in defence ties with India: US (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the US rebalancing its strategic focus to Asia-Pacific, a key Obama administration official Monday said his nation's ties with India will play a ... Read more...

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Want to cut red-tape in defence ties with India: US


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With US rebalancing its strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region, a key Obama administration official Monday said his nation's ties with India will play a ... Read more...

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Delhi airport recognised for carbon emission cut


July 17th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here Tuesday became the fifth airport in the Asia-Pacific region to receive accreditation for its efforts at reducing carbon ... Read more...

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Respect our interests in Asia-Pacific, China tells US


July 13th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) The Chinese government hopes the US will respect its interests and concerns along with other nations in the Asia-Pacific region.According to China Daily, Foreign Minister Yang ... Read more...

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Worldhotels to expand presence in India


July 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 11 (IANS) Germany-based global hospitality major Worldhotels plans to expand its presence in India.Announcing its tie-up with four-star Golkonda Hotel here Wednesday, the company officials said they would ... Read more...

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Singapore invites Indian investment in education and health


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Wednesday invited Indian investments, especially in education, healthcare and power sectors in ... Read more...

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India to keep an eye on Malacca Straits with new naval base


July 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) To keep an eye on maritime security around the Malacca Straits and to gain strategic supremacy in the area, India will in about a fortnight ... Read more...

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Plane numbers to double by 2032: Boeing


July 4th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 4 (IANS) The global plane market will reach $4.5 trillion and will have doubled the existing fleet with 34,000 new planes over the next two decades, aircraft manufacturer ... Read more...

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Tiger Airways Hyderabad-Singapore flight from September


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Tiger Airways Monday announced launch of direct flight between Hyderabad and Singapore from Sep 28.With the five times a week service, Tiger Airways will be adding ... Read more...

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Danish group Danfoss’ new plant goes on stream


June 27th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Danish group Danfoss Tuesday inaugurated its factory here for manufacturing two million units of filter-driers per annum to meet its Indian and global air-conditioning market's demand ... Read more...

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Gandhi’s message very relevant today: Indian envoy


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Asserting that Mahatma Gandhi's message is still relevant for the world of today, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has called for a pooling of individual capabilities for ... Read more...

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US Navy to shift 60 percent fleet to Pacific


June 13th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The US Navy will send its most sophisticated ships and aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region as it builds up its presence there, it was reported here ... Read more...

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Don’t become US ally, CPI-M tells government


June 11th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government not to get into any strategic relationship with the US, "and firmly turn down any such role in the ... Read more...

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‘US focus on Asia-Pacific will help India contain China’


June 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The US military's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, as enunciated by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, is welcome and will aid in India's efforts to ... Read more...

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Art Basel to feature over 250 galleries in Asian debut


June 7th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hong Kong, June 7 (IANS) Art Basel, the prestigious international art fair in Hong Kong, will feature more than 250 leading galleries and 2,000 artists in its debut Asian ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific fastest growing greenhouse gases source: UN


June 6th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific area is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally and the region will contribute to around 40 percent of global carbon ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific issues should be settled bilaterally: Antony (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) All disputes in the Asia-Pacific region should be settled bilaterally under international law, India asserted Wednesday as it emphasized the need to strengthen the ... Read more...

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Trinamool resorting to violence to stifle dissent: Left


June 4th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to violence to stifle the voices of protests, the Left Front (LF) Monday said such tactics would hinder ... Read more...

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US to redeploy naval fleet in Asia-Pacific region


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will re-deploy bulk of its naval fleet in the Pacific Ocean by 2020, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said."By 2020, the ... Read more...

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India for navigational freedom in South China Sea (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday called for freedom of navigation though the South China Sea where Beijing has territorial disputes with other countries.Defence Minister A.K. Antony made the ... Read more...

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