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PM Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe to set ‘future direction’ of India-Japan partnership this week: MEA

PM Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe to set ‘future direction’ of India-Japan partnership this week: MEA

The summit takes place amid rising tension in the region following the nuclear test by North Korea and growing Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea. This will be the fourth annual summit between PM Modi and Shinzo Abe. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will set the future direction of

Pakistan army chief slams US, India; says will continue to support Kashmir

Days after the BRICS declaration condemning Pakistan-based terror groups, the country’s army chief Qamar Bajwa said Pakistan would “continue to extend political, moral, and diplomatic support for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination”, reported Pakistani media. Bajwa said, on the one hand, that “Kashmir does not need interference from Pakistan”, and then on the other hand, that

China avoids Azhar ban issue

China today parried questions on any change in its stand of blocking JeM chief Masood Azhars banning by the UN, even as the declaration of the BRICS Summit for the first time named the terror outfit along with other Pakistan-based groups for spreading violence in the region. A veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council,

Trump to nominate Kenneth Juster as US ambassador to India

President Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate Kenneth I Juster, a top economic aide and an expert on India, as the US ambassador to India. In June, the White House said that Juster, 62, will be America’s new ambassador to India. Juster, who is the Deputy Assistant to the US president for International

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