regional cooperation

India, China, Pakistan dialogue on Afghanistan?


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) With the prospect of regional rivalries intensifying over Afghanistan, China is thinking of proposing a trilateral dialogue among New Delhi, Beijing and Islamabad on ... Read more...

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Amid Russia’s warning, India and US to discuss Syria


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the US threatening unilateral action against Syria and Russia warning against it, India and the US are set to appraise ... Read more...

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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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‘Economic connectivity precondition for South Asia political stability’


July 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Expanded economic connectivity through trade and investment is the precondition for political stability in South Asia, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said here Friday.He was speaking ... Read more...

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NATO welcomes Pakistan reopening supply lines


July 4th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's announcement on opening ground supply lines to Afghanistan."The resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF (International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Shed fear, invest in Afghan opportunity: India (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled its vision of promoting economic rejuvenation and stability of Afghanistan by asking companies from the region to invest in that country in ... Read more...

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Gandhi’s message very relevant today: Indian envoy


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Asserting that Mahatma Gandhi's message is still relevant for the world of today, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has called for a pooling of individual capabilities for ... Read more...

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Karzai wants neighbours’ closer cooperation for peace


June 14th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 14 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a closer cooperation among regional countries is required as his country is undergoing a critical period of transition, Xinhua ... Read more...

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SCO against interventionism, says Chinese president


June 6th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) follows "new trends" in security and development to increase regional cooperation and fight interventionism, Chinese President Hu Jintao has said.The ... Read more...

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India signs gas supply pact with Turkmenistan


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Awaza (Turkmenistan), May 23 (IANS) India Wednesday signed a gas sales and purchase agreement (GSPA) with Turkmenistan for the $7.6-billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project."For us, the signing of the ... Read more...

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UN chief discusses Afghanistan with Zardari


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Chicago, and held talks on the future of ... Read more...

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Iran, Oman commanders discuss military cooperation


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran and Omani military officialsSaturday held talks here on military cooperations during the 10th meeting of their joint military committee, reports said.The meeting is jointly ... Read more...

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ADB urges Asian countries to undertake more reforms


May 4th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 4 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday urged Asian countries to undertake more reforms to support the region's long-term growth.In his speech at the formal opening of ... 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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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

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Iran seeks regional cooperation for Persian Gulf’s security


April 30th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran has called for regional security cooperation to maintain the security of the Persian Gulf, ISNA news agency reported.Speaking during a ceremony held Sunday to mark ... Read more...

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Four Russian warships set to leave for China


April 15th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will leave the country's Vladivostok city Sunday for ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia to hold strategic dialogue this week


April 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Third India-Malaysia Strategic Dialogue will be held here this week to nurture the growing convergence of the two nations' regional and global interests.The ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Zardari meet a good beginning: Mufti


April 8th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) Terming the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari "a good beginning", patron of Jammu and Kashmir's People's Democratic ... Read more...

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Pakistan working to improve India ties: Gilani


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Pakistan is working to improve its international ties, including those with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said addressing the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) ... Read more...

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‘China is Russia’s most important strategic partner’


March 15th, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS) China is Russia's most important strategic partner and the two countries still have great potential to further their relations, the Russian upper house speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, ... Read more...

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Iran, India pledge to boost trade ties


March 12th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Iranian and Indian business leaders have pledged to boost trade ties. Currently, the bilateral trade is worth $15 billion and expected to hit $25 billion by ... Read more...

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Call for liberalising trade and travel in South Asia (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A two-day South Asia conference Saturday resulted in a raft of suggestions, including liberalising trade and travel, for promoting quicker integration in the region that ... Read more...

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India pitches for private sector role in South Asian integration


March 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Saturday underlined its commitment to the ongoing transformation of South Asia and asked the private sector to play a greater role in regional integration.India's ... 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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Islamabad hosts trilateral summit


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran will meet here Thursday for a trilateral summit that focuses on regional cooperation and seeks peace and stability.President Mahmoud ... Read more...

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World Bank’s Bangladesh wildlife project


February 13th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The World Bank Sunday launched a wildlife conservation project here that will also cover three neighbouring countries, including India and Bhutan.The "Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife ... Read more...

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India pitches for more trade, investment in SAARC


January 30th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Pitching for greater free trade and investment among South Asian countries, India has stressed that the current "challenging international economic environment" can provide SAARC ... Read more...

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India takes over presidency of Saarc business chamber


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday assumed presidency of the business chamber of the eight-member South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) after a gap of 12 years and ... Read more...

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India wants only bilateral defence ties with Australia


December 7th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Days after snubbing Australia over its proposal for a trilateral military pact with US, India Wednesday welcomed Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith but strongly communicated ... Read more...

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South Asian initiative seeks to break fresh ground


December 6th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Governments of South Asia may not have progressed much beyond the rhetoric and cliches of regional cooperation, but a new initiative at a non-governmental level ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan to gain a lot from MFN status to India’


November 24th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Pakistan has lot to gain from the most favoured nation (MFN) status granted to India, former governor of State Bank of Pakistan Salim Raza said ... Read more...

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PM in Bali, wants stronger ties with ASEAN, Singapore


November 17th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this Indonesian island Thursday to attend the 9th India-ASEAN summit and the 6th East Asia summit, hoping for stronger ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean Rim grouping to jointly combat piracy menace (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Tuesday resolved to jointly combat the piracy menace by strengthening maritime security in the region."We have ... Read more...

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