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India, Maldives agree on Indian Ocean stability

Seen as a revival of ties between India and the Maldives, the two countries agreed to work on peace and stability in the Indian Ocean region following a meeting between visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.

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Quad officials discuss regional cooperation

Officials from Australia, India, Japan and the US, collectively known as the Quad, met on November 15 to consult on regional and global issues of common interest, including the situation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Modi attends East Asia Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore on November 15.  Modi was the only South Asian leader at the summit.

Modi, Lee at hackathon to showcase youth potential

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong attended the first India-Singapore hackathon at the Nanyang Technical University where 120 technical students from both countries showcased a series of innovative solutions to a variety of problems.

India, US discuss free Indo-Pacific, cooperation in defence, trade

India and the US on Wednesday discussed their roles in a free Indo-Pacific region and cooperation in defence and trade sectors during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here.

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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.


Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions

India and Iran discussed ways of continuing biliateral trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported.