India demands transparency in UN Security Council reform
India has demanded transparency in the UN Security Council reform process so that the people could know what is preventing the members from translating discussions into a negotiating text for the much- needed revamping of the world body's top organ.

'Indo-Pacific' over 'Asia-Pacific' reflects India's rise: US official
The Trump administration today defended the use of "Indo-Pacific" phrase instead of "Asia Pacific", saying it captures the importance of the rise of India with which the US has strong and growing ties.

Bhutan king’s India visit reaffirms ties, sends signal to China
NEW DELHI: The well-timed visit of Bhutan king—within two months of the Doklam standoff resolution—is significant for India’s geopolitics.

India, Japan begin anti-submarine warfare exercise
The Indian and Japanese navies on Sunday started an intensive air anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean, a defence official said.

Defence cooperation key pillar of strategic ties between India, France, says PM Narendra Modi
The French Embassy said Parley's visit was to strengthen all aspects of France's "fast developing" defence cooperation with India, its foremost Asian strategic partner.

India, Italy sign six MoUs to boost energy, railway sectors
New Delhi: India and Italy on Monday decided that ties would not be held hostage to the Italian marines issue, sources said, even as the two countries signed six pacts to strengthen the bilateral relationship in sectors, including energy, trade and railways and also vowed to fight the menace of terrorism together.

India, UAE discuss security, defence ties at 2nd strategic talks
India and the UAE have discussed measures to deepen cooperation in a range of areas including defence, security, terrorism and trade as the two countries held the second round of their strategic dialogue in Abu Dhabi.

India’s Diwali light festival to be held in Hanoi
Hanoi (VNA) – The Indian Embassy in Hanoi on October 27 held the Diwali Festival, a traditional New Year festival of the Hindu community to celebrate their new year, in Hanoi on October 27.

Vietnam, India hold 9th political consultation, 6th strategic dialogue
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and his Indian counterpart Preeti Saran co-chaired the ninth political consultation and sixth strategic dialogue at the deputy foreign ministerial level between Vietnam and India in Hanoi on October 24.

Indian, Russian firms sign agreement for IT solutions
India and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate in Information Technology and the projects in the agreement include cooperation in Smart City projects, cyber security and e-governance, officials said.