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Terror attack: Indians in Afghanistan safe


April 15th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In the wake of Sunday's terror attack in Afghanistan, India said it was in constant touch with its embassy in Kabul and its citizens living ... Read more...

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Krishna to pitch for regional approach on Afghanistan


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Pakistan boycotting the Bonn conference on Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will represent India at the key global conclave ... Read more...

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Krishna heading to Istanbul for Afghan conference


October 31st, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Buoyed by a strategic pact with Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is set to highlight India's growing stakes in stability in the violence-ravaged ... 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 to host ministers from LDC countries


February 15th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the campaign for the UN Security Council expansion gathering momentum, India is expected to announce a slew of concessions for the Least Developed Countries from Africa ... Read more...

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Indian missions in Afghanistan under constant threat: Krishna


January 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A day before he leaves for Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said Indian missions in that country were under constant threat but President Hamid ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China sign MoUs on first day of Wen’s visit


December 18th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Pakistan and China Friday signed several agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on expanding cooperation in the economy, energy, security and technology sectors as Chinese Premier Wen ... Read more...

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India is not concerned about WikiLeaks, yet interested to know: Krishna


November 28th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
Onboard Special Aircraft, Nov. 28 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said the government is not concerned about WikiLeaks but yet interested to know about it.Interacting with the mediapersons while returning to ... Read more...

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Canada to pull civilian staff from Kandahar, base training mission in Kabul


November 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Nov 17 (ANI): Canada is slashing aid to Afghanistan and abandoning any presence in Kandahar by withdrawing not only troops but civilian officials who manage development projects from a Provincial Reconstruction ... Read more...

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Karzai delays ban on private security firms by at least two months


October 28th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 28 (ANI): In what may be seen as yielding to intense Western pressure, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has extended the deadline for private security companies to end operations in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda kingpin escaped as chopper had no fuel


October 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) A British military helicopter ran out of fuel, allowing Osama bin Laden's Iraqi commander to evade capture for further 15 months, the Guardian reported Sunday after studying the ... Read more...

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PM likely to visit Leh to review reconstruction


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jammu, Oct 22 (IANS) Keeping his promise to the people of devastation-hit Leh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit the cold desert next month to oversee relief and ... Read more...

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‘Friends’ ask Pak to ensure transparency in utilisation of flood-aid


October 15th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): At the ongoing meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) in Brussels, the international community has asked Islamabad to involve renowned experts in the bidding and implementation ... Read more...

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Indian toilet model to be used in Afghanistan


September 5th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Low-cost lavatory technique, developed by an Indian NGO, will be adopted by the US Army to build public toilets in Afghanistan, a senior US military official said. The ... Read more...

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Pak facing worst ever natural disaster: Gilani


August 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.25 (ANI): With one-fifth part of the country inundated and nearly 20 million people affected, Pakistan is facing its worst natural calamity, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.During a ... Read more...

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Krishna meets Afghan President Karzai


July 19th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay SinghKabul, Jul 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who reached Kabul on a two-day visit today, met Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and his National Security Adviser Rangin Dadfar ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Kabul, meeting with Clinton likely


July 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday left for Kabul on a two-day visit during which he is expected to air India's concerns over the contentious Taliban ... Read more...

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India clears cost hike for Afghan power project (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Signalling its resolve to stay engaged in Afghanistan, the government Thursday approved revised estimates for a hydro-power project in Herat province that has made it costlier ... Read more...

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Clinton Foundation gives $1 mn for Haiti hurricane safety


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (DPA) Former US president Bill Clinton's foundation Tuesday pledged $1 million towards disaster preparedness and hurricane safety in Haiti ahead of a conference to discuss the earthquake-shattered country's future. Clinton ... Read more...

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U.S. troops, Afghan police launch operation to patrol Taliban stronghold


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar, May 23(ANI): U.S. military and Afghan national police commanders have sort out a plan called 'Operation Kokaran' to patrol Kandahar's Taliban stronghold.Operation Kokaran was named for the neighborhood where ... Read more...

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Indian assistance to Afghanistan will continue: Antony


May 18th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, May 18 (IANS) India Tuesday said its economic and development activities in Afghanistan would continue, despite terrorist attacks on Indians there, till peace returns to the war-ravaged nation. Indian Defence Minister ... Read more...

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India won’t scale down activities in Afghanistan: Krishna


April 21st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Ruling out any scaling down of India's reconstruction activities in Afghanistan, the government Wednesday told parliament that although 17 Indians have been killed there so far, its ... Read more...

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Obama lauds India’s Afghan role, to monitor Pakistan aid


April 12th, 2010 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand and Arun Kumar Washington, April 12 (IANS) Rejecting any disconnect between New Delhi and Washington on regional issues, US President Barack Obama has lauded India's role in the ... Read more...

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No reaching out to Taliban, says India


April 3rd, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Unfazed by the Feb 25 attacks in Kabul, India is scaling up the security of around 3,500 Indians working in Afghanistan and has made it clear ... Read more...

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Japan gives $9 mn for refugees in Pakistan’s northwest


March 30th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Japan has donated $9 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) for the rehabilitation of civilians displaced by last year's military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Chile will take years to recover from quake impact: president


March 13th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 13 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said the Feb 27 earthquake and the following tsunami had cost the nation tens of billions of dollars and left an impact that ... Read more...

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Karzai, US general visit Taliban’s former stronghold


March 7th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Marjah (Afghanistan), March 7 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO's chief commander, US General Stanley McChrystal, Sunday visited the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan.NATO officials also announced two ... Read more...

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Indian medical mission in Kabul on pause


March 6th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India will continue its reconstruction activities in Afghanistan, but has put its medical mission, the target of the Feb 26 terror strike in Kabul, on temporary ... Read more...

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Menon meets Karzai, discusses security of Indians (Roundup)


March 6th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/New Delhi/Washington, March 5 (IANS) India Friday said that the Feb 26 terror attack in Kabul will not deter it from helping rebuild Afghanistan as National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon met ... Read more...

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India undeterred by Kabul attack, Menon reviews security (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kabul/Washington, March 5 (IANS) India Friday said that last month's terror attack in Kabul will not deter it from helping rebuild Afghanistan as National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon arrived in ... Read more...

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Real challenge of Marja offensive lies ahead: Top NATO commander


February 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Marja (Afghanistan), Feb. 21 (ANI): Even as thousands of US and Afghan troops remain engaged in the first phase of the gruelling fight against Taliban in southern Marja, top commanders believe ... Read more...

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Rise in infiltration in Kashmir: Chidambaram


February 19th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said there has been a rise in infiltration into Kashmir from across the border. "There has been a rise in ... Read more...

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Leaving Iraq would bring $53bn reconstruction back to square one, fears America


November 21st, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Nov. 21 (ANI): The United States has spent 53 billion dollars in relief and reconstruction work in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, but American officials fear that Iraq will not be ... Read more...

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US set to pay Taliban members to switch sides


October 29th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed a $680 billion defence appropriations bill with one provision giving commanders the ability to pay Taliban members to switch ... Read more...

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Boos and cheers greet Bobby Jindal as Obama visits his turf


October 16th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American Republican governor Bobby Jindal was first booed and then cheered at a town hall meeting when President Barack Obama came visiting to Hurricane Katrina hit ... Read more...

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