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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.

A population of over 1.2 billion, but India reeling under critical vacancies
Despite a population of 121 crore — 31% of them aged between 20 and 44 years — India continues to reel under severe staff shortage, ranging from 20% to 50%, in crucial services.

UK offers defence technology to India for making weapons
NEW DELHI: The UK said on Wednesday it wants to further strengthen its cooperation with India in the fight against terrorism and extremism, while also offering cutting-edge military technology for co-production of weapon systems to jointly become "world beaters" in arms exports.

Modi, Australian PM inaugurate TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Premier Malcolm Turnbull on Monday jointly inaugurated the TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre following delegation-level bilateral talks here.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives on four-day India visit
NEW DELHI: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived here on Sunday on a four-day India visit during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on ways to boost ties in key areas including defence, security, energy and trade.

Chinese, Indian navies foil piracy bid in rare joint operation
MUMBAI: Despite a long history of military rivalry and strained ties, India and China joined hands in the Gulf of Aden to rescue a merchant vessel from pirates on Sunday.

8th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation SOM held in India
New Delhi (VNA) – The eighth Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) was held in New Delhi, India on April 7.

Seminar discusses lifting Vietnam-India ties to greater height
Hanoi (VNA) – An international scientific seminar “Vietnam-India: 45 years of diplomatic ties and 10 years of strategic partnership” took place in Hanoi on March 21, as part of a bilateral external activity programme approved by the Vietnamese Prime Minister.