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India, Vietnam to conduct 2-day naval exercise in South China Sea

INS Kiltan has been sent to the country to deliver relief material for flood-affected people in central Vietnam and it will participate in the exercise from 26 to 27 December.
Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson | Wikimedia Commons

Looking forward to welcoming UK PM Boris Johnson in India, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava was responding to reports that it may not be possible for Johnson, who has been invited as chief guest on Republic Day, to visit India next month.
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India-Russia summit postponed due to Covid, no other reason — MEA, Russian envoy. ThePrint stands by report

MEA and Russian envoy Nikolay Kudashev react to ThePrint report that said India-Russia annual summit was postponed for 1st time in 2 decades amid Moscow’s unease with Quad.

Cabinet approves signing of revised air service agreements with Afghanistan, Philippines

The official statement said the revised air services agreement signifies an important landmark in the civil aviation relations between India and the two countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Vladimir Putin, at Sochi, Russia | PTI

India-Russia annual summit postponed for 1st time in two decades amid Moscow’s unease with Quad

This is the first time since 2000 that New Delhi and Moscow have not held their annual meeting even as tensions with China remain high. 
The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

Committed to elevate ties with Tokyo — Rajnath after phone call with Japan defence minister

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said he spoke with his Japanese counterpart Kishi Nobuo and discussed bilateral defence and security cooperation.
File image of US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

US President Donald Trump presents Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi was presented with the highest degree Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit for his leadership in elevating the US-India strategic partnership.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc | Twitter

South China Sea, defence cooperation — What India, Vietnam discussed at virtual summit

PM Modi said Vietnam is a key partner in the Indo-Pacific initiative, and cooperation can make an important contribution in maintaining peace in the region.

India, Vietnam cooperation can make major contribution in Indo-Pacific region, says PM Modi

At a virtual summit with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Narendra Modi said India looks at its ties with Vietnam with a long-term and strategic perspective.
Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev

Moscow’s relationship with China, Pakistan independent of its ties with India — Russian envoy

Nikolay Kudashev, Russian Ambassador to India, says Moscow would encourage enhanced dialogue between India and China as it believes this is ‘key to regional security and stability’.

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