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Swedish defence firm Saab signs deal to invest in India


August 25th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Swedish defence and security company Saab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding a $38-million strategic investment in the Indian company Pipavav Defence and ... Read more...

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Finnair’s second quarter revenue increases by 10 percent


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has reported a 10 percent rise in revenue for the second quarter of the current calender year at 600 million euros (Rs.4,147.74 crore) ... Read more...

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Vietnam, Britain hold strategic dialogue


July 6th, 2012 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 6 (IANS) Vietnam and Britain Thursday held their strategic dialogue here, focusing on cooperation in defence, and tackling organised crime and terrorism.Vietnamese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen ... Read more...

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India seeks more talks with US on Afghan withdrawal


May 31st, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing New Delhi's concern that extremist elements would gain ground once Western forces pull out of Afghanistan, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has called for greater ... Read more...

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Afghan house ratifies strategic pact with US


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, Saturday ratified a strategic partnership agreement signed by President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack ... 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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India mulling free trade pacts with African countries


May 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India is exploring possibilities of entering into free trade pacts with regional groupings of African countries such as the 19-nation Common Market for Eastern and ... Read more...

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India, US commit to Afghanistan’s future


May 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to ... Read more...

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Global solar industry set to shine again


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) The slump in the global solar industry may be over soon due to industry consolidation and improving demand, the world's leading solar cell maker has said.Solar ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... Read more...

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Kabul pact: Pakistan’s India discomfort makes it hard, says US (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan ... Read more...

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11 die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Third Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Taliban militants carried out an audacious attack in Kabul only hours after US President Barack Obama visited the city, leaving 11 people including all five ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in an audacious Taliban attack in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit ... Read more...

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Kabul attack: No Indian casualties, situation being monitored


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Clarifying that there were no Indian casualties, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Kabul after eight people were killed and ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s discomfort with India makes Afghan accord hard: US


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) As President Barack Obama signed a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, a senior official admitted it may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Kabul attack after Obama visit (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul ... Read more...

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Suicide blasts in Kabul after Obama visit


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Two suicide bombers struck near an American military base here, hours after US President Barack Obama left following a visit to the Afghan capital, officials ... Read more...

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Obama signs cooperation pact with Afghanistan (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama signed a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan as he paid an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Tuesday on the first ... Read more...

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Obama makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama arrived in Kabul late Tuesday on an unannounced visit to meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, reported local media citing Afghan ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Roundup)


May 1st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces to counter the Taliban in the run-up to ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces, indicating increased security cooperation between the two countries ... Read more...

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India’s security entwined with Afghanistan’s stability: Krishna


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its "unwavering commitment" to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become "a target for ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan to discuss terror, intelligence-sharing


April 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Building upon their landmark strategic pact, India and Afghanistan will Tuesday hold the maiden meeting of their newly-minted partnership council and explore ways of ... Read more...

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Afghan foreign minister to visit India


April 28th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul will arrive here Monday on a three-day visit to India during which the two sides will discuss the future ... Read more...

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Russia seeks US explanation over post-2014 Afghan presence


April 26th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The terms and goals of the projected US presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 need to be clarified, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.On Sunday, the ... Read more...

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India, Australia to jointly develop aerospace industry


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The Society of Indian Aerospace and Technologies (SIATI) and Aviation Aerospace Australia (AAA) Wednesday entered into a long-term agreement to jointly develop the aerospace industry in ... Read more...

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No pact with US until night raids end: Karzai


February 20th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Night raids conducted by US troops in Afghanistan remain a major stumbling block to a US-Afghan pact on long-term strategic cooperation, the Afghan media ... Read more...

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‘Re-abandoning Afghanistan not an option’


January 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Re-abandoning Afghanistan is not an option, a noted Indian security expert said Monday, lamenting at the same time the lack of a pan-Afghanistan leadership ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to support ‘brother Pakistan’ if US or India attacked: Karzai


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Aghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that his country will stand by "brother Pakistan" if it was attacked either by the US or India, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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US backs constructive India-Afghanistan ties


October 18th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Stressing that the situation in South Asia was not a zero-sum game, the US has backed the "constructive" partnership between India and Afghanistan despite its ally ... Read more...

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Pakistan plays down Afghan-India strategic pact


October 6th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday played down the strategic partnership agreement signed by Afghanistan and India by saying that Islamabad is not worried about the agreement as it ... Read more...

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India’s Afghan pact puts Pakistan on notice (News Analysis)


October 6th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The strategic pact that New Delhi has just signed with Kabul has formalised a bigger role for India in Afghanistan and put Pakistan on ... Read more...

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India training Afghans will increase mistrust: Pakistani daily


October 6th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) India training Afghan security forces as part of the Kabul-Delhi accord "has the potential to increase mistrust in the region", said a leading Pakistani daily Thursday.India ... Read more...

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UN’s eco-heritage awareness programme now in India


October 5th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) An eco-learning programme for 420 school students will be held at the world heritage site of the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur in Rajasthan Oct ... Read more...

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Pakistan media note Delhi-Kabul strategic links


October 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) The Pakistani media Wednesday noted with visible concern the move by India and Afghanistan to deepen their strategic ties.The Dawn said a strategic cooperation pact ... Read more...

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