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India, Maldives sign MoU on strengthening audit of public finance

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With an aim to develop and strengthen professional capacity and improve methodologies in the field of audit of public finance, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Auditor General of Maldives signed...

India, Israel to renew negotiations on FTA agreement

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar and his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on Monday decided to renew negotiations on a free trade area agreement between the two countries in November, with the aspiration that...

India, US to reinvigorate action against terrorism-financing, money laundering

By Arul Louis (IANS) India and the US have said they would reinvigorate action against terrorism-financing, tax evasion and money laundering after a high-level meeting on economic and financial partnership led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Treasury Secretary...

India, Sri Lanka cooperate on defence as Colombo begins to distances itself from China

By Rahul Kumar, OCt 13: Indian Army chief General MM Naravane's five-day visit to Sri Lanka has reinforced New Delhi's commitment to Colombo as "Priority One" partner in defence relations. The two nations are also looking at cooperating over regional...

India criticises double standards ignoring ‘anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, anti-Sikh phobias’

By Arul Louis (IANS): India on Tuesday hit out at double standards in fighting religious phobias that ignores "anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist and anti-Sikh phobias" and thus encourages those propagating those ideas. Sounding an alarm on the "newer form of religious phobias", India's...

India, US defence officials discuss increasing cooperation with ‘partners’ in Indo-Pacific

By Arul Louis (IANS) The main India-US strategic defence coordination panel has discussed increasing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region with "like-minded partners" as security ties between the two countries expand, according to US Defence Department spokesperson Lt Col Anton...

India, South Korea aim high – bilateral trade could grow to $50 bn by 2030

By Mahua Venkatesh New Delhi, Oct 1: As life rapidly comes back to normal in India after being hit by a brutal second wave of Covid 19, economic and trade activities between India and South Korea are expected to...

India-US enhanced ties to boost research, health management: Minister

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, on Monday commended the way in which India and the U.S. have enhanced collaboration in research and development which will advance scientific...

Jaishankar distills 12 big policy takeaways from Modi’s UNGA speech

By Nikhila Natarajan (IANS) Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his 22-minute address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted 12 'big policy takeaways' from the PM's speech. The very first takeaway was...

India responds to Khan: ‘Pak supporter of terrorists, suppressor of minorities’

By Arul Louis (IANS) India has denounced Pakistan as a patron of terrorism and a suppressor of minorities in reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's tirade against the country. "This is the country which is an arsonist disguising itself...

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Pegasus row: SC sets up committee to probe snooping allegations

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a three-member committee to probe the Pegasus...