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India, Russia weigh rupee-rouble trade for defence deals
New Delhi: Efforts to break the logjam over Russian defence deals because of US sanctions have zeroed in on a rupee-rouble transfer as the only way out but both sides are finding it difficult to find banking institutions through which such payments can be routed.

President Ram Nath Kovind to deliver India's Europe policy in Athens
NEW DELHI: As President Ram Nath Kovind makes his first trip to countries outside Africa, the Indian government is using the President to deliver an important policy speech in Greece on Monday. To be seen as a complement to the prime minister’s Shangri-La Dialogue speech where he outlined India’s approach to the Indo-Pacific, the President is expected to affirm the governing principles of India’s Europe policy. Kovind is travelling to Greece, Cuba and Suriname this week.

India working towards becoming $ 5 trillion economy by 2025: Kovind
India is striving to become a $ 5 trillion economy and the world’s third largest consumer market by 2025, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday as he highlighted investment opportunities in the country.

India funds building IT centre of defence ministry’s university
Work started on the second phase of the information technology and foreign language centre of the Defence Ministry’s Telecommunications University in Nha Trang city, central Khanh Hoa province, on June 14.

President voices support for stronger Việt Nam-India defence ties
HÀ NỘI — The Party and State of Việt Nam will create optimal conditions for the Vietnamese and Indian defence ministries to co-operate closely, deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, said President Trần Đại Quang.

India wants to build armament factories in Vietnam: minister
Weapons would be exported to third-party nations, said India’s Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Vietnamese, Indian defence ministers hold talks
Hanoi (VNA) – Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich held talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman in Hanoi on June 13 during the latter’s official visit to Vietnam from June 12-15.

PM Narendra Modi spells SECURE code for SCO bloc
Seeking connectivity, unity and respect for sovereignty among the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday suggested linking these countries by promoting tourism and building transport corridors. He said India would host an SCO food festival and an exhibition on the Buddhist heritage shared by the grouping's eight countries — India, China, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The leaders signed 22 documents, including a framework to prevent radicalisation of youth and spread of narcotics.

India, Thailand militaries to launch war game
Defence cooperation between India and Thailand is set to get a boost with their armies all set to engage in a two-week annual war game to enhance battle efficiency of the two Asian states.

India-Nepal joint battalion level exercise Surya Kiran-XIII commences
The aim of the exercise is a joint training of troops in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism operations in both jungle and mountainous terrain and disaster management.