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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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Krishna in Pakistan, will share concerns on terror


September 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday arrived here on a three-day visit that will see him hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Pakistan (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday left for Pakistan on a three-day visit that will see India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday agreed to resume joint military exercises at the earliest and boost security ties in the border areas, a source of occasional ... 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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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Barely weeks before the once-in-a-decade leadership transition gets under way in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume joint military exercises after a ... Read more...

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China told about activities in Pakistani Kashmir: India


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Liang Guanglie, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said Monday India has conveyed its concerns to China about ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss ramp up in military ties


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India and China are likely to ramp up military ties when they discuss from Monday possible resumption of joint army exercise from 2013, apart from ... Read more...

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Krishna, Khar to hold talks Sep 8, visa pact uncertain


August 31st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad Sep 8, but it's not yet clear ... Read more...

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Manmohan returns after Tehran visit


August 31st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Friday after a four-day visit to Tehran during which he attended the 16h summit meeting of the Non-Aligned ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves Tehran for home


August 31st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for home Friday morning after a four-day visit to Tehran during which he attended the 16h summit meeting of ... Read more...

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Speeding up 26/11 justice biggest CBM: Manmohan tells Zardari (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) India told Pakistan Thursday that expeditiously concluding the trial of the 26/11 Mumbai attack's perpetrators would be the biggest sub-continental confidence building measure (CBM).Indian Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Speeding up 26/11 justice biggest CBM: PM tells Zardari (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) India told Pakistan Thursday that the expeditious conclusion of the trial of the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack would be the biggest sub-continental ... Read more...

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India for freedom of navigation in South China Sea


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's visit, New Delhi Thursday reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India and backed freedom of ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister to visit India


August 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Wednesday began a three-day Asian tour that will also take him to India.Liang will be the first Chinese defence minister to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s steps to protect Meghalaya migrants reviewed


August 27th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) A delegation of ministers from Meghalaya Monday reviewed the security measures put in place by the Maharashtra government to protect students and other people from the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs moot new CBMs; discuss Assam, SMSs (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Friday recommended a clutch of radical confidence-building measures, including ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs brainstorm on liberal visas, media role


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a confidence-building exercise, the parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Thursday held a wide-ranging dialogue that focused on easing the visa regime and the ... Read more...

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Cyberabad police to build confidence among northeast people


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) In an attempt to instill confidence among people from Assam and other northeastern states, the Cyberabad police have decided to form confidence building committees, a police ... Read more...

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Iranian nuclear talks at difficult moment: US


August 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) The US has denied that the nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers have failed, saying that they are rather at a difficult moment, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Krishna’s visit: India, Pakistan to spur cross-border trade


August 14th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India and Pakistan are expected to spur some new confidence-building measures to accelerate cross-border trade and are likely sign an accord for liberalising the visa ... Read more...

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BSF trooper injured in cross-border firing near Jammu


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 11 (IANS) A Border Security Force trooper was injured in firing from Pakistan on an Indian post west of Jammu, officials said, adding this was the third incident ... Read more...

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Pakistani Rangers fire at Indian posts in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers had opened "unprovoked firing" at two Indian border posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said Monday.According to officials, ... Read more...

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Improving trade with India to boost peace: Pakistani daily


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Stronger trade ties with India are "clearly a new track that expands the potential for positive contact", said a Pakistani daily, noting that trade creates a ... Read more...

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Tunnel incident against India-Pakistan CBMs


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan was undermining confidence building measures by indulging in activities like digging a 400-metre cross-border tunnel in Samba sector for pushing terrorists to the Indian side, ... Read more...

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Peace dividend: India allows investments from Pakistan (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a major confidence-building step that will boost economic ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours and accelerate the pace of regional integration, India Wednesday announced ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan discuss additional CBMs for Kashmir


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday considered introducing additional confidence building measures (CBMs) across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, including pilgrimage, bank facilities ... Read more...

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Zardari writes to Manmohan, hails cricket ties resumption


July 19th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing the hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five ... Read more...

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Cricket tour an excellent CBM: Pakistani daily


July 18th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The proposed tour of Pakistan's cricket team to India will be an excellent confidence-building measure, said a leading daily while recalling that cricketing ties between ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan talks on CBMs Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) India and Pakistan will hold bilateral talks Thursday in Islamabad to review confidence building measures (CBMs) between the two countries, said an official Tuesday."The Joint ... Read more...

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Evolve national consensus to solve Kashmir problem: Mufti


July 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday underlined the need to evolve a national consensus to solve ... Read more...

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CII echoes Obama, calls for easing FDI norms


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday urged the government to urgently announce confidence-building reforms like opening up multi-brand retail trade that would send ... Read more...

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Hurriyat to fight ‘economic exploitation’ of Kashmiris


July 10th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) The Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-headed faction of the separatist Hurriyat conglomerate Tuesday announced the formation of an economic advisory council to address day-to-day issues of Kashmir's people ... Read more...

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India ups pressure on Pakistan over Jundal, Hafiz Saeed (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) India Sunday pressed Pakistan to act against continuing anti-India terror activities on its soil and reminded it of disclosures made by 26/11 handler Abu Jundal when ... Read more...

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Krishna meets Khar, discusses terror


July 8th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar here and pressed Islamabad to act on disclosures made by 26/11 handler ... Read more...

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