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China welcomes India's 'positive' remarks

China welcomed as positive India's remarks that it was ready to develop relations with Beijing and sort out differences on the basis of mutual respect.

'Democracy retreating in Southeast Asia, India must play bigger role'

Southeast Asia today presents an anomalous situation with widespread economic progress but also widening disparity, apparent stability in all its countries which, however, face a range of challenges from ethnic insurgencies to terrorism, and most worryingly, democracy losing ground, says a leading regional specialist.

29 countries concluded largest joint military drill in SE Asia

The largest military exercises in Southeast Asia concluded on February 23 in Thailand, after 11 days of drills, social and humanitarian projects and traditional jungle training. A total of 11,075 soldiers from 29 countries participated in the Cobra Gold 2018 training, held in eastern Thailand, reports Efe news.

Governments, partners discuss gender-equality and climate finance

Representatives from ten Asia Pacific governments, parliaments, civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions - including from six South Asian countries - gathered in Bangkok to reflect and share knowledge and learnings on climate change finance and gender-inclusion as part of the Regional Dialogue on Climate Resilient Growth and Development organised by UNDP’s Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF) in partnership with Action on Climate Today (ACT) with the support of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Department for International Development.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.

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India in “good position” to face fallout from possible trade tensions: UN economist

India is in a “good position” to deal with any fallout from global trade tensions and with right policies can reach an 8 percent-plus growth rate and hold it, according to a UN econo...

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