Huma Siddiqui

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India’s new envoy to Taiwan is a sign of policy change towards China, say experts

Amidst border tension with China, India’s ambassador to Taiwan Gourangalal Das has already reached that country, Taiwan.

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South-South Co-operation: India and Argentina ink a strategic agreement on Lithium

In an effort to secure a key commodity in response to the Chinese geopolitical strategy of capturing key minerals, last week India has inked an MoU with Argentina to establish a commercial link and scientific-technological de

COVID-19 Vaccine: India-EU to discuss affordable vaccine to fight Coronavirus

The virtual summit will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Charles Michel, president of the European Council (which defines the EU’s political direction), and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commis

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India to challenge China’s foray in South America; To explore defence export opportunities

In a major policy shift, the government in its first term had notified a new strategy for export of defence products that not only encourages the sale of military equipment to foreign nations.

The region has been plagued by narco-terrorism.

India-US ties: Amid tensions at China LAC, world’s leading democracies discuss fighting Covid-19, joint military drills and more

Recently India reached out to all friendly nations urging them to expedite the deliveries of the military equipment orders for which have been placed.

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India-China Border Standoff: Long road ahead, next WMCC to take place soon

During the talks the Indian side was led by Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary (East Asia), Ministry of External Affairs and the Chinese delegation was led by Director-General of the Boundary & Oceanic Department of the Chine

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Vande Bharat Mission: Flights and Naval ships bring back stranded Indians back home, phase IV begins

So far around 6, 61,352 persons, have registered their request with the Indian Missions for repatriation to India, this is as on July 8.

Since the demand from the GCC countries, Singapore, and Malaysia has gone up, efforts are on to get them back too.

Apache firepower for IAF! Boeing confirms completing delivery of world’s best combat helicopters to India

According to the Boeing Company statement, India is one of the 17 countries which selected the Apache and has received the most advanced variant the AH-64E Apache.

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ISRO to launch Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil onboard PSLV next month

At the 6th BRICS Summit in 2014, the two countries –India and Brazil had an agreement all signed which talked about setting up a Brazilian earth station to receive data from the Indian satellites.

This Brazilian Satellite has been locally designed, assembled and tested in Brazil and will be the first satellite for Earth Observation.

India-China Border Tension: Next round of high-level talks next week, India needs to be cautious, say experts

India needs to be watching the PLA actions along the 3800 km of the LAC and not be limited to Ladakh, as the Chinese deceit is well known and we shouldn’t be surprised,” Lt Col Manoj K Channan (Retd), observes.

Border Infrastructure: BRO does it again! Six new bridges in J&K unveiled by the defence minister

The BRO was directed to fast track the improvement of the infrastructure in the border areas in an effort to ensure smooth and easy movement of the forces.

Around Rs 1,715 crore of permanent works has been done.

India, pharmacy of the world in LatAm, and future of pharma in the region

The documentary is based on the current Healthcare Crisis across the globe and how India is emerging as a solution provider for Life-saving Drugs, shares Shekhawat, avid traveller and photography and ex-banker by profession.

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Interview: MKU is exporting Made in India Night Vision Devices, says Prachi Gupta, Vice President

Night Vision Devices, commonly known as NVDs are tactical devices that are capable of amplifying light to illuminate the dark surroundings of their users.

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India-China Border Tension: No chest-thumping on disengagement, urge experts

As has been pointed out in numerous briefings after the two sides have engaged militarily, the process of disengagement is likely to be arduous, time consuming and long drawn with both sides resorting to verification of groun

Coercive diplomacy worked? Chinese troops seen disengaging post Corps Commander Level talks; what experts say

As per the agreement which was reached at during the recent Corps Commanders Level, there seems to be active disengagement in Galwan Valley, Hot Spring, Gogra Post area, Pangong Tso.

PM Modi’s surprise visit to Leh: A strong signal to belligerent China

The most important message that would go across to the Chinese would be that days of “Fait Accompli”, similar to earlier occasions are over and India will stand up to any land grab through force and restore status quo.

The visit also is a message to the International community of India's firm and just stance to ensure territorial integrity and Sovereignty.

Nepal Politics: Long instability in the neighbouring country, India should stay away, say experts

The politics of Nepal has re-entered the phase of long instability, and forming a durable government would be a gargantuan task for any faction.

A majority of the members asked for Oli’s resignation.

Indian Air Force to get more firepower! IAF to buy more MiG 29 and Su-30 MKI fighters

According to the MoD, these equipment are to be manufactured locally with the help of the several MSMEs as the prime tier vendors and defence industry and these systems should have indigenous content.

India-China border talks: Both countries to de-escalate in a phased manner, say sources

On Tuesday, June 30, Commanders from the Indian Army and Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) held the third round of meeting at the Corps Commander Level on Chushul-Moldo, on the Indian side.

Mission Sagar: A major milestone in India’s engagement with IOR countries

Prime Minister of Mauritius had personally thanked Indian Prime Minister during a telephone conversation last month for the deployment of INS Kesari.

Neighbourhood First: IOC subsidiary enters JV for LPG business in Bangladesh

On Tuesday, IOC Middle East FZE, Dubai, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, and RR Holdings Ltd., Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the holding company of Beximco LPG of Bangladesh, inked an agreement for setting

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IAF makes indigenous airborne Locust control system! To be fitted on MI-17 helicopter

This will be fitted inside the helicopter and pumped into the nozzles by using an electrical pump as well as compressed air.

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CCS meeting: India reaches out to friendly nations, seeks early delivery of weapons

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials have been reaching out to countries including the US, France, Russia and others in an effort to urge them to deliver earlier than the scheduled date.

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South-South Cooperation in Green energy: India’s NTPC to develop Solar Park in African nation Mali, says Indian envoy

India's National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has bagged the Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for the development of 500 Mega Watt Solar Park in Mali as a private investment initiative of Internationa

India-Nepal relations: ‘Premature and miscalculated move by Nepal govt’, experts say dialogue is critical

Nepal neither de facto controls these territories, nor does it have clear documents to establish it de jure status in its favour.

“Recent unilateral action by Nepal to change its maps to incorporate Indian territories through its self-perceived "cartographic aggression" and stamping it as historically correct is totally unacceptable that has already been conveyed by the Indian Government.(File image)

Rafale boost for IAF! Fighter jets to land in India on July 27; to join Golden Arrows

“The Rafale fighter aircraft from the French Dassault Aviation are slated to arrive in India July end,” sources have confirmed to Financial Express Online.

More firepower for Indian Army! To buy small arms for Special Forces from US-based company

“The 7.62 x 51 mm FN Scar, made by a US unit of Belgium’s FN Herstal, is being purchased by the Army under its own financial powers and is roughly around Rs 200-300 crore,” confirmed a source.

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