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The use of the word ‘strategic’ five times was not accidental or a coincidence – but reiterates the underlying  feature of the relationship between the world’s two most populous nations, writes C. Uday Bhaskar.

 

India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action instead of sneering at it.

 

The first India-China strategic dialogue is to be held on February 22, 2017. This dialogue was proposed during the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in August last year and it was propagated as a new mechanism for a more comprehensive dialogue between the two countries. 

 

The 39th mission of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in the southern India this morning (February 15) carrying 104 satellites; three Indian and 101 nano satellites from international partners—the US, Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). The total payload for all 104 satellites will be around 1,500 kg.

 

Tehmina Janjua is the first woman to hold the key post. TOI had reported on January 26 that Janjua was the frontrunner and a clear chose of PM Nawaz Sharif. 

 

Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a South Asia hub of the Dalai Lama Centre For Ethics and Transformative Values here.

 

India's Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has questioned the United Nation's "coy approach" in defining terrorism and stressed on the need to identify countries that support and finance terrorism. 

 
A Chinese navy task force has finished visits to four Persian Gulf states as the nation’s increasingly capable maritime force expands its presence in the strategically vital region.  
 

The first, tentative steps towards the final frontier — dismantling the infrastructure of jihad in toto — or an all-too-familiar false start? The detention of Hafiz Saeed and co could be either.

The first, tentative steps towards the final frontier — dismantling the infrastructure of jihad in toto — or an all-too-familiar false start? The detention of Hafiz Saeed and co could be either.

 
Playing down reports that it was behind the detention of JuD chief Hafeez Saeed, China on Friday said it is sending a top official to Pakistan for talks on counter terrorism amid mounting pressure on Islamabad from India, Afghanistan and the US to rein in militant groups.  
 


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