Let's Get Ties On 'Right Track', China's Xi Jinping Tells PM Narendra Modi: 10 Points
XIAMEN, CHINA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi Jinping agreed that more needed to be done to avoid future border disputes, the government said today as the two leaders held their first bilateral talks since the protracted standoff at Doklam ended last week. "One of the most important points made during the meeting was that peace and tranquility in the border areas was a prerequisite for the further development of ties," said Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar after talks that lasted more than an hour in China's port city of Xiamen, on the sidelines of a BRICS summit. "We held fruitful talks on bilateral relations," PM Modi tweeted before leaving for Myanmar.

Indian Navy gets long-range surface-to-air missiles
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by India and Israel, to the Indian Navy, at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) here.

India welcomes Donald Trump’s South Asia policy, says committed to supporting Afghanistan
United States President Donald Trump vowed to keep American troops on Afghan soil so that a hasty recall does not create a void to be filled by terrorists organisation like Al-Qaeda and ISIS and threat America.

Nepal PM Deuba's maiden foreign trip begins with India visit on Aug 23
India is set to host Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba later this month as part of efforts to step up engagement with the Himalayan nation at a time when China is seeking to increase its influence in the region, including Bhutan. Deuba is expected to begin his five-day visit to India on August 23, his first foreign trip after being elected the prime minister for the fourth time two months ago, according to people aware of the matter.

Vietnam congratulates India on Independence Day
Hanoi, August 15 (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang sent a congratulatory message to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence Day (August 15, 1947).

India-ASEAN Youth Summit opens in India’s Bhopal city
New Delhi (VNA) – The India-ASEAN Youth Summit, themed “Shared values, Common Destiny”, opened in Bhopal city, India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh on August 14.

India, Japan join hands for big infrastructure push in Northeast
New Delhi: Japan has joined hands with India to aggressively develop infrastructure projects in India’s northeastern states.

Sushma Swaraj's veiled attack on Pakistan, China amid tense stand-offs
NEW DELHI: In a thinly-veiled reference to Pakistan, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said India's geopolitical overtures had resulted in better relations with all neighbouring countries, with one glaring exception.

Ram Nath Kovind elected as the 14th President of India: Here’s all you need to know about him
Ram Nath Kovind was the NDA's presidential candidate and won with over 7 lakh votes against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. Kovind, 71, is a Dalit leader and will take oath as the 14th President of India.

Photo exhibition on Buddhist heritage opens in Hanoi
Hanoi (VNA) – A photo exhibition entitled “Buddhist ruins and heritage” opened in Hanoi on July 17, which was organised by the Indian Cultural Centre under the Indian Embassy in Vietnam.