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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.

Malabar exercise: India, US Japan go submarine-hunting in a veiled warning to China
NEW DELHI: India, the US and Japan have kicked off a joint 10-day naval exercise, Malabar, in the Bay of Bengal on the high seas off Chennai, with China in the cross hairs. Though its an annual exercise which has been taking place since 1992, it is important this time as it is happening in the backdrop of a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Sikkim border.

NSG bid: India trying to join Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia group
NEW DELHI: India is actively trying to join the export control regimes, the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group, notwithstanding China's attempts to stonewall its bid to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Decade-old space dosti of India, Israel goes on: 3 more pacts inked
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel has deepened cooperation in space technology between the two countries as the two sides on Wednesday signed three agreements relating to space. The first memorandum of understanding was between Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and Israel Space Agency for cooperation in electric propulsion for small satellites, second was on cooperation in GEO-LEO optical links and third pact was on cooperation in atomic clocks (which are satellite components meant to provide precise locational data).