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India has had talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on starting negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Friday.

 
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“It is not only China or Pakistan but Bangladesh poses an equally bigger challenge to our national security, I know it because I get to see that closely,” said Ahir while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM International Homeland Security Conference-cum-Exhibition in New Delhi 

 

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that relations between India and the United States were growing with “great deal of speed,” the two countries pledged to enhance their strategic cooperation as Major Defence Partners during a meeting in Manila Monday between him and US President Donald Trump.

 

The US Congress has authorised up to $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of American operations in Afghanistan.

 

 

India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that "a free, open, prosperous and inclusive" Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid Chinas rising military and economic power.

 

India and Pakistan on Friday agreed on "constant endeavour" to maintain peace on borders, "utmost caution and care" in dealing with civilians as well as resuming commandant-level talks to resolve local issues during the bi-annual talks between chiefs of their border guarding forces.

 

NATO will increase its training mission in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000 troops, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

 

Taking their close ties and connectivity links further, India and Bangladesh on Thursday opened a new rail line between Kolkata and Khulna with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee jointly flagging off the Bandhan Express via video-conferencing.

 

China on Thursday said President Xi Jinping and his visiting US counterpart Donald Trump have arrived at a consensus to jointly take on terrorism in South Asia.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday leave on a three-day visit to the Philippines where he will attend the Asean and East Asia Summits and hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, it was announced on Thursday.

 


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