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Will Manmohan Singh go to Pakistan this year?


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Pakistan have managed to avoid controversy and grandstanding to forge a people-centric relationship on the back of a liberal visa pact, but ... Read more...

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Don’t let social media fan communal flames: PM (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday flagged the use of social media and bulk SMSs to aggravate social tensions as the new challenge before the ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh meets Zardari


August 30th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari here Thursday evening on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit.The meeting lasted 30-35 ... Read more...

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India eases $1 bn credit line to Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India will convert $200 million of a $1 billion line of credit to Bangladesh to a grant, it was announced here Wednesday.The announcement came after ... Read more...

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Nukes needed to deter blackmail by other powers: India (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal, time-bound nuclear disarmament, but underlined that it will not be part of ... Read more...

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Nukes protect India from blackmail by other powers: Menon


August 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament, but underlined that until the world arrived at "this happy state" ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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India supports Sri Lankan reconciliation, to stay engaged


June 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) India Friday reiterated its support to all actors seeking a solution to the Tamil situation in Sri Lanka, but made it clear that political reconciliation ... Read more...

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Show patience in resolving border issue, China advises India


June 27th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) India and China should be patient in resolving their long-standing border issue though "difficulties remain high", a senior official here has said, falling back on ... Read more...

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Obama, Manmohan Singh may meet at La Cabos


June 16th, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Keen to forge deeper strategic and economic ties with India as the US draws down in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama may meet Indian Prime ... Read more...

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Manmohan leaves Saturday for key summits in Mexico, Brazil (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the political uncertainties of the last days having almost blown over and the party solidly behind him as prime minister, Manmohan Singh leaves ... Read more...

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India shall overcome, Krishna tells US business (Lead)Indian


June 13th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) As India and the US begin their strategic dialogue, India has insisted it will restore investor confidence and regain economic momentum even as a top ... Read more...

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‘US has enormous stake in India’s emergence as a global power’


June 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Saying that US has enormous stake in India's emergence as a global power, President Barack Obama's top adviser on international economic issues has voiced US ... Read more...

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Cut through red tape to enhance US-India defence cooperation: Panetta


June 6th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The US-India defence partnership "is coming of age" but both countries need to cut through the red tape to realise its full potential, particularly ... Read more...

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India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases


June 6th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The regional situation and India's purchases of military hardware were discussed Wednesday by Defence Minister A.K. Antony and his visiting US counterpart Leon Panetta, ... Read more...

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India-US discuss range of defence issues ahead of strategic dialogue (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The entire gamut of the India-US strategic partnership was discussed here Tuesday at visiting US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Jamia V-C felicitates first Anglo Arabic girl’s batch


June 1st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Friday felicitated 15 girl students, the first batch of girls who have recently been admitted to the 300-year-old ... Read more...

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US rules out apology to Pakistan for NATO strike


May 24th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The White House has ruled out an apology to Islamabad for the NATO air strike in November in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.It said ... Read more...

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No deal with Pakistan casts shadow over NATO summit


May 21st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) As a NATO summit opened here amid protests, the US failed to strike a deal with Pakistan to reopen supply lines to Afghanistan casting a long ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Karzai in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai during a NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, a White House official said."Obviously it is ... Read more...

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‘Link cyber terrorism to India’s overall counter-terror capabilities’


May 16th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Efforts at countering cyber-terrorism should be linked to India's overall capabilities to fight terror, a report released Wednesday by a defence ministry-funded think tank said, ... Read more...

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8,000 cyber attacks warded off during CWG: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A staggering 8,000 cyber attacks were warded off during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said Wednesday, pointing to India's capabilities."There were ... Read more...

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BlackBerry phones of Haqqani, Ijaz to be tested


May 10th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The BlackBerry handsets of former Pakistani envoy to US, Husain Haqqani and Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the main characters involved in the memo scandal, will undergo ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit: India, US to discuss Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the US are set to discuss a host of global issues, including Afghanistan and Iran, and the progress in implementing their bilateral ... Read more...

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Clinton’s India visit: Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal on agenda


May 4th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Afghanistan, Iran and progress in the nuclear deal are among the key issues that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to discuss ... Read more...

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Sumptuous spread at PM’s luncheon for Zardari


April 8th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) It was a Sunday feast in the best of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine that was on offer at the lunch hosted by Indian Prime ... Read more...

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NSA pitches hard for NCTC to prevent terror


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon Monday said the National Counter Terrorism Centre was needed to pre-empt and prevent terror threats as he strongly ... Read more...

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Manmohan to examine Gilani’s request for exporting power from Punjab


March 28th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani that he will look into his request for supplying ... Read more...

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Israeli defence minister heads to US to discuss Iran


February 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 27 (IANS) Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday headed to Washington for talks with senior US officials about the Iranian nuclear programme.The Israeli minister's two-day US visit ... Read more...

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Memogate: Ijaz submits details of communications with Haqqani


February 24th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz Friday handed over to the Memo Commission four pages of his Blackberry bill detailing his communications with then Pakistani envoy to ... Read more...

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India-US defence dialogue held ahead of naval drill


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of their navies holding a massive war game in the Bay of Bengal, India and the US held their annual Defence Policy Group ... Read more...

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Islamabad hosts trilateral summit (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The presidents of Afghanistan and Iran arrived here Thursday for a trilateral summit that focuses on regional cooperation, peace and stability.The leaders of Pakistan, Iran ... Read more...

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Ahead of naval war game, Antony reviews national security


February 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Visakhapatnam to witness a major naval war game in the Bay of Bengal beginning Tuesday, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday ... 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, China seal new border mechanism to enhance trust (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seeking to step up bilateral ties amid hiccups, India and China Tuesday decided to set up a new mechanism to maintain peace on their border, ... Read more...

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