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India becomes Associate member of CERN
India became an Associate member of CERN on Monday with the Indian government completing its internal approval procedures in respect of the agreement it had signed with CERN on November 21, 2016.

India, UAE ties to turn strategic during crown prince’s Republic-day visit
NEW DELHI: India will conclude Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with UAE, which until now has been a key strategic ally of Pakistan.

India, US hold talks to protect ocean ecosystems
WASHINGTON: Officials from India and the US have held talks here to protect ocean ecosystems and promote sustainable development through the 'blue economy'.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault meets PM Narendra Modi, discusses defence, terrorism
BENGALURU: Seeking to bolster the Indo-French strategic partnership, French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a wide range of issues, including defence and terrorism.

Parrikar: India to Kick Off Competition for New Foreign Single-Engine Fighters
NEW DELHI — India will invite global competitive bids to select a foreign single-engine fighter to be made in India, said Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar.

India, Sri Lanka agree on releasing fishermen, to set up SOPs
An understanding was also reached to ensure that there was no physical harm or loss of life while apprehending fishermen by Navy and Coast Guard of the two countries.

Nuclear capable Agni-IV test a hit
BHUBANESWAR: India on Monday successfully flight tested nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-IV having striking capabilities of hitting targets 4,000 km away.

On board hovercraft, PM Modi lays foundation for Shivaji memorial worth Rs 3,600 cr in Mumbai
The project is expected to be completed by 2019. The Maharashtra government is expected to spend about 36 billion rupees ($530 million) on the statue.

India, Kyrgyztan to step up defence, business ties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev also decided to strengthen ties in security, mining, IT, agriculture and energy.

Ajit Doval meets Donald Trump’s NSA-designate
Flynn is believed to have expressed his “high respect” for India’s growth in modern times and for its leadership, Indian embassy sources said.