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Obama names Bombay IIT graduate to key post


September 1st, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has appointed Romesh Wadhwani, an Indian American founder of several software and IT companies, on board of trustees of the John F. ... Read more...

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Rajamony takes over as president’s press secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, an Indian Foreign Service officer, who has served in Indian missions in Beijing, Washington and Geneva, Thursday assumed charge as the press ... Read more...

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Venu Rajamony to be President Mukherjee’s press secretary


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, joint secretary in the finance ministry and an officer of the 1986 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), is all set ... Read more...

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India should collaborate more with US in healthcare: Prathap Reddy


July 25th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) A leading Indian health expert has suggested greater collaboration between the US and India to meet the healthcare challenge with new tools to transform its delivery, ... Read more...

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Raise FDI limit to boost defence trade: US think tank


July 18th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) A US think tank has suggested that India should raise the limit of foreign direct investment from 26 percent to over 50 percent in order to ... Read more...

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Three keys to make India-US ties soar


July 16th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A leading US think tank has proposed three key focussed policy initiatives - a bilateral investment treaty, accelerated defence trade and educational collaboration - to unleash ... Read more...

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Indian MPs, US think tank discuss policy issues


July 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth ... Read more...

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US senator wants bilateral investment treaty with India


May 15th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Former US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested that, starting with India, Washington move forward with a bilateral trade agenda in the Asia-Pacific region ... Read more...

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US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) US and Chinese officials have been "discreetly engaging" in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt ... Read more...

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US making ’strategic bet’ on India in Asia, says scholar


February 28th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) India gets a key place in the US pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region because Washington is making "a strategic bet" that India will promote peace and ... Read more...

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N-deal, Iran sanction to figure in Mathai’s talks in US


February 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Implementation of the India-US civil nuclear deal, sanctions against Iran and the Af-Pak situation are among the host of bilateral and regional issues expected to figure ... Read more...

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India makes major pitch for tie-ups with US varsities


October 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) India is making a major pitch for top US educational institutions to collaborate with educational institutions in India, saying such tie-up would help solve not ... Read more...

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Pressurise Pakistan to dismantle LeT infrastructure: US expert


September 19th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Calling Lashkar-e-Taiba one of the greatest threats to American and Indian interests in South Asia today, a US expert has suggested that Washington apply consistent ... Read more...

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LeT is a threat to US too, says official (Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist group, blamed for the Mumbai attack of 2008, could pose a threat to the US too, a top American official has ... Read more...

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‘LeT a threat both to India, US’


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Likening Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, to Al Qaeda, a top US official has said besides India it could also ... Read more...

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US India friendship, not a tit-for-tat business: Blake


May 14th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The United States has voiced deep disappointment at India did not choosing US bidders for its $12 billion fighter jet deal but said it would ... Read more...

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US hails Indian efforts to rebuild Afghanistan


May 14th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Taking note of India's "enhanced position as a regional leader" the United States has welcomed New Delhi's boost in aid to Kabul and strong support ... Read more...

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Obama endorsement, a bold foreign policy stroke: US experts


November 9th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Leading US foreign policy experts agree that President Barack Obama's endorsement of India's permanent membership in the UN Security Council is "a bold foreign policy ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao in US to prepare ground for Obama visit


September 17th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao began a hectic round of diplomacy to iron out differences over issues like outsourcing and hiked visa fees and prepare ... Read more...

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US presses Pakistan to stop India infiltration, try 26/11 suspects


June 9th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 9 (IANS) Underlining its hands off policy on the Kashmir issue, the US has asked Pakistan to first show progress in stopping cross-border infiltration into India and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘India should be pleased with US cooperation in Headley case’


June 9th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 9 (IANS) Hinting that a key Mumbai terror attack plotter, Pakistani American David Headley, may be cooperating with Indian investigators, the US says India would have been very ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda continues to plot from Pakistan: US


May 27th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 27 (IANS) The top White House counterterrorism adviser says President Barack Obama has refocused US efforts on Afghanistan as "Al Qaeda continues to plot from the tribal ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NATO claims China has declared a cyber war


March 8th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 8 (ANI): NATO diplomatic sources have told The Times that the Chinese have become very active with cyber-attacks."We're now getting regular warnings from the office for internal security," they said, ... Read more...

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‘Al Qaeda, Pakistani Taliban have teamed up for attacks in India’


October 23rd, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) With its epicentre in the tribal areas of Pakistan, the Al Qaeda terrorist group has now teamed up with the Pakistani Taliban in recent attacks in Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pakistan ties vulnerable to Mumbai type attacks: US analysts


April 14th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 14 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani governments' means of detecting, preventing and responding to Mumbai type incidents needs to be strengthened to reduce the vulnerability of their relations to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kayani key to Washington plans: US radio station


February 27th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani is the key to US strategy in the region, the National Public Radio has claimed. The radio recalled that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Massive changes needed in USs Afghan-Pak policy : CSIS


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.22 (ANI): US strategists feel that Washingtons policy regarding Pakistan and Afghanistan needs massive overhaul if it wants to establish peace in the troubled region, and succeed in its objectives. According ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Need to involve Pakistan Army in resolving Indo-Pak dispute: Schaffer


January 31st, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Teresita Schaffer has expressed the need to involve the Pakistan Army in resolving the countrys dispute ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak, Afghanistan need to become full partners in any US plan to ensure peace


January 30th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30 (ANI): The people and the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan need to become full partners in any US plan to ensure peace and security in the region, a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Don’t get involved in Kashmir: expert tells US envoy for Pakistan


January 24th, 2009 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian strategic analyst C. Raja Mohan has advised newly-appointed US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke not to publicly get involved in Kashmir, stating "any high-profile intervention ... Read more...

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Obama inherits stronger than ever Afghan insurgency


November 12th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Incidents in the recent past have shown that insurgency in Afghanistan has emerged stronger than ever, and new US President-elect Barack Obama will have to adopt a ... Read more...

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Taliban has turned much of Afghanistan into No Go zone


September 20th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Sep 20 (ANI): A resurgent Taliban has turned much of Afghanistan into No Go zones for aid workers and civilians, according to a new report.The Centre for Strategic ... Read more...

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Rudd Asia plan stirs tensions with US, China


June 28th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 28 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudds proposal for an Asia-Pacific community will be endorsed and supported only if it champions democracy, Republican presidential nominee John McCain has said. Experts ... Read more...

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Government study faults Bush Administration measures showing progress in Iraq


June 24th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A Government Accountability Office report has said that the Bush Administrations plan for a stable Iraq lacks a strategic framework and is out of touch with the ... Read more...

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PM warns against terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons


June 9th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manomohan Singh Monday underlined the "growing risks" of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons and urged all countries to work for universal nuclear disarmament in a timebound ... Read more...

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