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A major boost to India-US defence ties

The growing defence and strategic ties between India and the United States got a major fillip when resident Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) that seeks to counter the growing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

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India-Maldives undertake joint naval surveillance of EEZ

Indian Naval (IN) ship Sumedha, a Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), has been deployed to undertake joint EEZ surveillance of Maldives from 09 to 17 May 18, as part of Indian Navy’s ‘Mission Based Deployments’.

India’s maritime interests vital to economic growth: Sitharaman

Addressing the senior leadership of the Navy, after inaugurating the first edition of the bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commended the Indian Navy for professionalism and dedication in safeguarding the maritime interests of the nation.

India happy to participate in SCO defence engagements

For the first time India is participating in the 8-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' Meeting that included Pakistan and seven Central Asian countries

UK, India commit to closer military ties

The UK and India will continue to strengthen their defence and security relationship, with the two countries working closer together than ever before to tackle terrorism and threats to cyber security.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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