asia policy

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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India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame


August 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Signalling an upswing in its "Connect Central Asia policy", India is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for longtime Tajik leader Emomalii ... Read more...

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Krishna to go to Tajikistan


June 26th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Intensifying India's outreach in Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will go to Tajikistan on a two-day visit next week and will also hold ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious ‘Connect’ with Central Asia (Comment)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
A little noticed but major Indian policy initiative was unveiled in distant Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, last week.Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed announced a new policy ... Read more...

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India unveils Connect Central Asia policy


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 12 (IANS) India Tuesday unveiled its Connect Central Asia policy that is aimed at greater political, economic and people-to-people engagement with the energy-rich Central Asian countries, both ... Read more...

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India to gift e-network to Central Asia


June 10th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Stepping up its diplomatic footprints in energy-rich Central Asia, India is set to replicate the success of the Pan Africa e-network by creating a similar ... Read more...

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Indian American gets key Pentagon job (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American security expert Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to the key post of deputy assistant secretary of defence for South and Southeast Asia ... Read more...

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BJP MP praises Manmohan on BRICS, East Asia policy


March 20th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a rare reference to foreign policy issues in parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ) MP Tarun Vijay has praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "BRICS ... Read more...

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Chinese think tank slams US’ overtly pro-India stance


July 21st, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Beijing, July 21 (IANS) China has taken careful note of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech pitching for a larger global role for India in East Asia, with ... Read more...

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Obama’s ‘embrace’ of India led to leap in economic ties : US


January 15th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Describing US President Barack Obama's November trip to India as a full "embrace" of India as a great power and partner, US officials say the ... Read more...

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Qureshi urges international community to help Pak govt in war on terror


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 23 (ANI): The international community should give political and economic support to the Pakistan Government in the war against terrorism that affects the whole world, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ... Read more...

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Obama’s visit acknowledges India’s global role: US scholar


November 4th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's visit to India offers an opportunity to set a new course for the direction of the US-India partnership, acknowledging India's ... Read more...

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Obama India itinerary finalised, US says it regards India as cornerstone of its Asia policy


October 28th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Washington, Oct. 28 (ANI): The White House has said that it regards India as the cornerstone of its Asia policy, and is therefore, attaching great importance to President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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‘Rise of India makes South Asia matter more to US’ (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) The rise of India and the difficulties of Pakistan has made South Asia matter more in the reckoning of the United States even as "Europe ... Read more...

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‘South Asia matters more with India’s rise’


August 10th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Given the rise of India and the difficulties of Pakistan, South Asia matters a little more in global affairs with the decline of America relative ... Read more...

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Nisha Desai Biswal named to key USAID job


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Nisha Desai Biswal as assistant administrator for Asia in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The agency channelling ... Read more...

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US-India ties will remain clouded by Pakistan (IANS Book Review)


May 29th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "The South Asia Story"; Author: Harold A. Gould; Sage Publications, Price: Rs.295; Pages: 136When the affable Chester Bowles was named ambassador to India in 1951, it was seen ... Read more...

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Obama’s ‘directive’ should be no surprise to India (News Analysis)


April 6th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya Chicago, April 6 (IANS) It is hardly surprising that the Obama administration is reportedly stepping up pressure on India to resolve bilateral issues with Pakistan in order to better ... Read more...

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India less threatening to neighbours due to US interests: Diplomat


June 26th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 26 (IANS) India will be less threatening to its neighbours because of Washington's overlapping interests involving the countries in the region, US envoy to Bangladesh has said and urged ... Read more...

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Obama’s South Asia policy: Pakistan will be the acid test


April 25th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) As President Barack Obama completes 100 days in office next week, experts have sat down to grade his foreign policy initiatives so far - and the report ... Read more...

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US expert says Obama team developing new policy on North Korea


February 3rd, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): The Barack Obama''s team is planning to develop a new, coherent US policy to deal with North Korea and its nuclear issues, Dr. Ralph A. Cossa, a ... Read more...

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”Mumbai carnage strengthened Pak military establishment, weakened democracy”


January 4th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): The Mumbai terror attacks had strengthened military establishment and rightist ideology in Pakistan, putting democracy under threat, according to security analyst and columnist Dr Ayesha Siddiqua.Speaking ... Read more...

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Obama associate Kerry to discuss S. Asia policy options with Pak


December 13th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.13 (ANI): A close associate of US President-elect Barack Obama, Senator John Kerry, will soon visit Pakistan to discuss anti-terrorism strategies. Senator Kerry will also visit India and Afghanistan, the ... Read more...

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Will a Obama presidency be proactive on Kashmir? (Comment)


November 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
When Chris Mathews, the host of the popular political show 'Hardball' on MSNBC, mentioned as a throwaway comment that Kashmir is one of president-elect Barack Obama's likely priorities, he unwittingly foreshadowed a ... Read more...

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India to play a crucial role in US relationship with Asia for McCain campaign


September 18th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): India will play a crucial role in Americas relations with Asia under Republican presidential candidate John McCain if he gets elected as the next US President, said ... Read more...

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‘India can do better on mobile phone growth’


August 7th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Frederick Noronha Bangalore, Aug 7 (IANS) India is growing by leaps and bounds when it comes to mobile use, but it could be doing better, the authors of a new book on ... Read more...

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