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RIC meet: India and Russia must close all gaps in ties
The 15th foreign ministerial meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) trilateral grouping, originally scheduled for April, comes after eight months of arduous negotiations following Chinese intransigence: First, due to their objections to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh and second, the Dokalam stand-off.

As India, Russia mark 70th year of ties, report calls for revamp of engagement
New Delhi: As India and Russia mark 70 years of diplomatic relations, a report on the state of ties between the two nations brought out by two think tanks calls for a major revamp of the engagement between the once-close partners.

Tillerson in India: China, Afghanistan and Pakistan to dominate agenda
New Delhi (CNN)The Trump administration's South Asia strategy is in the spotlight this week, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in New Delhi after stops in Kabul and Islamabad.

The Ancient Origins of Diwali, India’s Biggest Holiday
Every year around October and November, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, or Deepavali—a festival of lights that stretches back more than 2,500 years. And in India, the five-day celebration marks the biggest holiday of the year.

Narendra Modi’s vision of a ‘new India’ is being tested
The prime minister wants to ‘purify the country’ but the shock of demonetisation has cast doubt over his methods

India gains from soft power in South East Asia
NEW DELHI: China may have penetrated Southeast Asian markets on the strength of its financial muscle but India’s attempts to use its soft power to revive historical links with the region appear to be bearing fruit.

India-EU summit signals progress but no big results
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has described the EU and India as natural partners.

India poised for smartphone revolution
India has nearly as many smartphone users as the U.S. has people, and it's about to get many millions more.

India must rejuvenate its business ties with the EU
The 14th India-EU summit has the potential to facilitate a resumption of dialogue on subjects such as renewable energy, counter-terrorism, urbanisation, education exchanges and joint development projects.

Asia Africa Growth Corridor aims for people-centric growth strategy
Asia Africa Growth Corridor will help in developing institutional mechanisms and models for connecting people, think tanks and businesses.