Brussels, Jan 31 (IANS) Relationships with the US, Russia, the ASEAN, Africa and the European Union (EU) are the pillars on which India's foreign policy stands today, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here Thursday.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday handed over a Dornier surveillance aircraft to Seychelles Foreign Minister Jean Paul Adam, describing it as another "milestone" in the defence cooperation between the two countries
Male, Jan 31 (IANS) The US announced here Thursday that it will assist the Maldives to boost its maritime security. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Michele J. Sison handed over a surveillance system to the Maldives which will be used to collect data from seven Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) installed along major shipping channels, Xinhua reported
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China Thursday reiterated its opposition to the Philippines' request to take disputes over the South China Sea to a UN tribunal.
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Israeli officials informed their US counterparts prior to an air strike along the Syria-Lebanon border, media reports said Thursday. The Israeli air force's target Tuesday night was a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weapons and Russian-made anti-aircraft SA17 missiles from Syria to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Xinhua cited the New York Times as saying.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India Thursday urged China to ensure its plans to construct upstream dams on Brahmaputra river do not harm interests of lower riparian states.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): In the light of recent reports that the operation where Indian soldier Lance Naik Hemraj Singh and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh were killed, was particularly planned by the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and Pakistan Army with involvement of terror outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Union Defence Minister, A K Antony, today said that India cannot afford to be slack in protecting the border it shares with Pakistan. Meanwhile, Congress Leader Rashid Alvi, said that India wants to have a good relation with Pakistan but provided they want the same
Manila, Jan 31 (IANS) A US nuclear attack submarine, which was the first to launch Tomahawk missiles in an Iraqi operation in 2003, will arrive in the Philippines Friday for a routine port visit, Xinhua reported. The USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) will be at the former US naval base in Subic Bay in the northern Philippine province of Zambales, the US embassy said Thursday. The submarine will be there to replenish supplies as well as offer its crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Twenty-eight-year-old Anita Jha, who has worked for many years as a domestic servant, is learning to drive a car. Demand for women-drivers is increasing, especially since the Delhi gang-rape incident of Dec 16, she says. Not just Jha, many women like her have decided to take to driving as a means of livelihood
Kabul, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 1,400 soldiers Thursday graduated from the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) and were commissioned into the Afghan National Army. The soldiers were inducted after completing a three-month training, Xinhua quoted KMTC commander Gen