On board hovercraft, PM Modi lays foundation for Shivaji memorial worth Rs 3,600 cr in Mumbai
The project is expected to be completed by 2019. The Maharashtra government is expected to spend about 36 billion rupees ($530 million) on the statue.

India, Kyrgyztan to step up defence, business ties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev also decided to strengthen ties in security, mining, IT, agriculture and energy.

Ajit Doval meets Donald Trump’s NSA-designate
Flynn is believed to have expressed his “high respect” for India’s growth in modern times and for its leadership, Indian embassy sources said.

India to start screening imported telecom gear from April 2017
KOLKATA: The government plans to start locally screening imported telecom gear used in mobile phone networks and handsets from April 1, after having deferred the exercise as many as five times over three and-a-half years.

India-Russia naval exercise codenamed 'Indra Navy-16' to begin from Wednesday
New Delhi: India and Russia will hold their annual bilateral naval exercise 'Indra Navy-16' from Wednesday in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Navy said on Tuesday.

Vietnamese defence minister Ngo Xuan Lich calls on Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday.

Festival boosts Vietnam-India friendship
Can Tho (VNA) – A festival was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to tighten friendship between Vietnamese and Indian people.

Vietnam respects countries’ rights in East Sea: diplomat
New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnam has respected rights of countries in the East Sea, including overflight and navigation freedom and trade without restriction, in line with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), said Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh.

Vietnam-India people’s friendship festival opens in Hanoi
Hanoi (VNA) – The eighth Vietnam-India people’s friendship festival kicked off in Hanoi on December 3, with a string of activities to take place in several different localities.

NA Chairwoman to visit India, attend meeting of parliaments’ women speakers
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will pay an official visit to India from December 8 -11, announced the NA Committee for External Affairs.