Under pressure from South Korea, Modi government ends 8-year bonhomie with North Korea
NEW DELHI: The Modi government’s recent gazette notification — following a UN resolution — prohibiting any training to North Korean military personnel in India reflects the position of the current regime which stopped training officers from the Far East Asian country since 2016.

North Korea cut off by 3rd biggest trading partner
North Korea has lost one of its biggest trading partners after India banned most dealings with the country.

Oracle to set up data centre in India
NEW DELHI: US tech giant Oracle today said it will set up a data centre in India to expand its cloud services here over the next 6-9 months.

Why India and China have separate ambitions for their space programmes
The successful launch of the South Asian Satellite from Sriharikota onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on Friday not only reiterated the technological prowess of India’s space agency, but was also a landmark in science diplomacy in the region.

India successfully test fires Agni-II Ballistic Missile
BHUBANESWAR: Amidst heightened tension along the LoC after Pakistan army from PoK mutilated bodies of Indian soldiers in Kashmir, India on Thursday successfully launched nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II, which can ‘kill’ targets more than 2,000 km away.

Indian cultural centre opens in Vietnam
Hanoi (VNA) – The Indian Embassy in Vietnam inaugurated an Indian cultural centre in Hanoi on the evening of April 20, as part of activities marking the two countries’ 45-year diplomatic ties (January 7, 1972-2017) and 10-year strategic partnership (2007-2017).

Vietnam hopes to forge stronger ties with India: PM
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and India should bolster investment ties in areas of India’s strength and Vietnam’s demand, while minimizing and generally removing trade obstacles, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said to visiting Indian Secretary of State for External Affairs V.K.Singh.

Why China is pressuring India to join OBOR meeting
BEIJING: China is putting pressure on India to participate in an international conference on its One Belt, One Road or Silk Road programme next May after realizing that showcasing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not be enough to sell the OBOR idea.

India to block Australia from naval exercise amid concerns it could inflame diplomatic tensions with China
An Australian Defence Force bid to join multilateral naval exercises is poised to be blocked by India over concerns it could inflame diplomatic tensions with China.

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership
NEW DELHI: The United States and India reaffirmed a strategic partnership that involves not only a growing defence relationship but also shared perspectives of the region.