India and Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations
NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged lists of their nuclear installations under an agreement that aims to prevent both sides from attacking such facilities.

PM Modi calls Nepal's K P Oli, invites him to visit India
NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi spoke to Nepal communist leader and likely new Prime Minister K P Oli and congratulated him on CPNUML's victory in the recent polls. Modi also spoke to P K Dahal Prachanda, Maoist leader and Oli's alliance partner.

India helps train Vietnam UN peacekeeping force
Hanoi (VNA) – A mobile training team from the Indian Army is visiting Vietnam to help train Vietnamese sappers for UN peacekeeping missions.

Google parent company Alphabet to bring fast internet in Andhra Pradesh with boxes that beam light
X, a division owned by Google's parent company Alphabet and one that deals in experimental technologies, is aiming to bring high-speed internet to parts of Andhra Pradesh using special boxes that beam light. The X, called Google X before 2015, is also working on Project Loon that uses balloons to beam internet. But for the project in Andhra, the company has signed a MoU with Andhra Pradesh government to setup developmental centre in Visakhapatnam and to create a high speed internet network that doesn't require special cabling.

India, Australia hold talks on Indo-Pacific dynamics
New Delhi: India and Australia on Tuesday held their first ever dialogue involving defence and foreign secretaries, to discuss ways to ensure a “free” and “open” Indo-Pacific region, an Indian government statement said.

India is smart to handle OBOR process without sacrificing its position: Sergey Lavrov
NEW DELHI:Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday opined that India has enough very smart diplomats and politicians to find a way which will allow it to benefit from OBOR process without sacrificing its position.

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president unopposed, to take charge on Dec 16
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday named Rahul Gandhi its new president.

Vietnam attends ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit
New Delhi (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam is attending the ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit which opened in India’s capital city of New Delhi on December 11.

Singapore supports India playing a bigger role in Southeast Asia: Dr Ng
SINGAPORE — With India seeking to do more to promote regional security, Singapore "strongly welcomes" its plans to boost multilateral interactions with Southeast Asian countries lining the Andaman Sea, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday (Nov 28).

India-Japan Act East Forum will be a milestone: Envoy
New Delhi, Dec 5 The India-Japan Act East Forum will be a "milestone" for an enhanced relationship between his country and the North Eastern Region of India, and reinforce the bilateral ties, Japanese envoy Kenji Hiramatsu today said.