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U.S. Proposes Reviving Naval Coalition to Balance China’s Expansion
NEW DELHI — The chief of the United States Pacific Command, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., on Wednesday proposed reviving an informal strategic coalition made up of the navies of Japan, Australia, India and the United States, an experiment that collapsed a decade ago because of diplomatic protests from China.

India signs $300 mn loan agreement from World Bank for education
The objective of the project is to improve student outcomes especially of disadvantaged groups in selected Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and to increase the effectiveness of the Higher Education System in Madhya Pradesh.

First World Sufi Forum in Delhi from March 17, PM Modi to address
New Delhi: In a bid to spread Islam's message of peace and tolerance as a counterpoint to the rising global violent extremism, the first World Sufi Forum is being organised here and will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the inaugural day on March 17.

India Hosts First Multilateral Military Exercise with Asian Nations
India is set to host its first multilateral exercise with regional countries next week.

India urges no unilateral actions in East Sea
New Delhi (VNA) – India has called on all States to avoid unilateral actions in the East Sea that can lead to tensions in the region.

India, US should consider joint the East Sea  patrols: John McCain
WASHINGTON: Days after criticising China for acting like a bully in its neighbourhood, top Republican Senator John McCain today said "it is a very good time" for India and the US to announce that they are "considering" joint maritime patrols in the disputed East Sea.

India expands tourist e-visa scheme to 150 countries
India has expanded its tourist e-visa programme to 37 more countries.

Nepal does not play India or China card: KP Sharma Oli
NEW DELHI: Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli today said his country does not play India or China "card" and there is "no question" of favouring one over the other as it is not a viable "policy option".

Japan, Australia, India share concern over East Sea (Vietnam) tensions
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Senior officials of Japan, Australia and India agreed Friday on the importance of maintaining the rule of law in the East Sea (South China Sea), sharing "strong concerns" about tensions in the region amid China's rising maritime assertiveness.

State leader bids farewell to Indian Ambassador
Hanoi (VNA) – President Truong Tan Sang appreciated contributions made by Indian Ambassador Preeti Saran to the friendship between Vietnam and India, when he received her in Hanoi on February 25.