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  • The Japan Visit: An Eastward Sojourn

    The Japan Visit: An Eastward Sojourn

    At the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Japan from 10 to 12 November, 2016 for the Annual Summit meeting. During the three day visit Prime Minister had an audience with the Emperor of Japan and held wide-ranging consultations with Prime Minister Abe.

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  • The Lao PDR visit: Constructing the Arc of a new Asian century

    The Lao PDR visit: Constructing the Arc of a new Asian century

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Vientiane from 7 - 8 September 2016 at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Lao PDR, to attend the twin summits - 14th ASEAN-India Summit and 11th East Asia Summit.

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  • An Eastern Journey: Strengthening Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy

    An Eastern Journey: Strengthening Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy

    At the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an Official Visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 02 - 03 September 2016.

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  • Engaging Africa: Highlights of Prime Minister​ Narendra Modi's visit to 4 Nations

    Engaging Africa: Highlights of Prime Minister​ Narendra Modi's visit to 4 Nations

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on 7th July 2016, on the first leg of his four nation tour. Prime Minister met President Filipe Nyusi and held extensive talks with him.

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  • International Day of Yoga 2016

    International Day of Yoga 2016

    Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.

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  • 5 Days, 5 Nations: From Immediate Neighbourhood to Trans-Atlantic Partners

    5 Days, 5 Nations: From Immediate Neighbourhood to Trans-Atlantic Partners

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Herat, Afghanistan on 4 June 2016 for the first leg of his five nation tour.

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  • Pathbreaking Diplomacy

    Pathbreaking Diplomacy

    Steady rise in India's stature over the last two years, with the world looking at the coutry anew as an influential player with a distinctive voice to shape the global agenda.

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  • Mapping New Frontiers Two Years Of Pathbreaking Diplomacy

    Mapping New Frontiers Two Years Of Pathbreaking Diplomacy

    The quest to map new frontiers in our diplomacy was the defining theme of India’s foreign policy over the last two years – an extraordinary time not merely for the scale and speed of our engagement with a large number of countries but also for Indian diplomacy’s efforts to deliver tangible achievements for the country’s development.

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  • The Iran Visit: Civilisational Connect, Contemporary Context

    The Iran Visit: Civilisational Connect, Contemporary Context

    At the invitation of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a state visit to Iran from 22 to 23 May, 2016. He called on the Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei and held wide-ranging discussions with President Rouhani.

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  • Celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

    Celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

    ''Constitution is not a mere lawyer's document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.'':- Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar

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  • The Brussels Visit- Stronger Together: A Multifaceted Engagement

    The Brussels Visit- Stronger Together: A Multifaceted Engagement

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brussels on 30th March 2016 on the first leg of his three-nation tour of Belgium, the United States and Saudi Arabia from 30th March to 03 April 2016 .

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  • The Washington DC Visit

    The Washington DC Visit

    "Nuclear Security Summit is about a commitment to making our world safer & creating a better tomorrow for future generations." - Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Washington DC to attend the fourth and final National Security Summit 2016 hosted by President Barack Obama.

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  • The Saudi Arabia Visit

    The Saudi Arabia Visit

    At the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2-3 April 2016.

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  • Diplomacy for Development: From Aspirations to Achievements

    Diplomacy for Development: From Aspirations to Achievements

    Path-breaking, Proactive, Pragmatic- these 3 Ps encapsulate the development-centric diplomatic initiatives and outreach of the Government of India led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. It was a year marked by out-of-box thinking, boldness of vision and energetic execution, which has reignited the 'Índia Story'.

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  • The Russia Visit: Shared Trust, New Horizons

    The Russia Visit: Shared Trust, New Horizons

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two-day visit to Russia from 23-24 December 2015 for the 16th India-Russia​ ​Annual Summit. It was his first bilateral visit to the Russian Federation after assuming office in May 2014. With a purpose to deepen cooperation in the spheres of Security, Trade, Economy, Energy, Science and Technology, and take ...

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  • The Afghanistan Visit

    The Afghanistan Visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Kabul on December 25, 2015. It was the Prime Minister’s first visit to Afghanistan. During the visit, Prime Minister Modi and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani jointly inaugurated and dedicated the National Assembly building, to the Afghan people.

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  • The Malaysia Visit: Renewed Spirit, New Energy

    The Malaysia Visit: Renewed Spirit, New Energy

    Kuala Lumpur was the first stop for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-nation (Malaysia-Singapore) tour, spread over for four days from November 21, 2015 to November 24, 2015. Besides paying a bilateral visit to Malaysia, Prime Minister Modi also attended the twin summits......

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  • The Singapore Visit: Renewed Spirit, New Energy

    The Singapore Visit: Renewed Spirit, New Energy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day bilateral visit to Singapore began on November 23, 2015. Aimed at consolidating India-Singapore economic ties and strengthening the security cooperation between the two nations, the visit assumed a greater significance as it came at a time when India and Singapore are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic ...

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  • The United Kingdom Visit

    The United Kingdom Visit

    Celebrating the growing strength, breadth and depth of the relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Cameron emphasised that the enduring connect between the UK and India plays a vital role in safeguarding and promoting the security and prosperity of both the nations.

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  • India-Africa Cooperation in Agricultural Sector for Food Security

    India-Africa Cooperation in Agricultural Sector for Food Security

    Indo Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) is a programme fully sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) with a view to develop Indo-Africa cooperation by helping African countries to develop their own potential for development in human resource and agriculture etc.

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  • Doing Business with Latin America & the Caribbean

    Doing Business with Latin America & the Caribbean

    The recently concluded Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) conclave, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry 8-9 October, was overshadowed by the VVIP India-Africa Summit three weeks later in Delhi.

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  • India Africa Forum Summit 2015

    India Africa Forum Summit 2015

    The Third India-Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi (October 26-29) unveiled a ''dynamic and transformative agenda'' of mutual empowerment and mutual resurgence that will bring India and Africa closer in years and decades to come.

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  • India: Providing for Peace in Africa

    India: Providing for Peace in Africa

    What do Dewan Prem Chand, Vijay Kumar Jetly, Rajender Singh, Jasbir Singh Lidder and Chander Prakash have in common? Apart from the fact that they are Indian, they were all deployed as Force Commanders for various United Nations Peace Keeping Missions in Africa.

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  • India-Africa Cooperation on Global Issues

    India-Africa Cooperation on Global Issues

    The strong sense of political affinity and solidarity between India and Africa dates back to the several decades of the twentieth century when the peoples of India and Africa were engaged in an unremitting struggle to gain independence from colonial rule and to become arbiters of their own destinies.

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  • India-Africa cooperation in Science and Technology – Capacity Building

    India-Africa cooperation in Science and Technology – Capacity Building

    India and Africa have a long history of partnership. Technology cooperation has been an essential ingredient in India’s development cooperation with Africa since mid 1960s when the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme was launched. ITEC was formulated with the intention of providing technical assistance to partner countries ...

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  • India and Africa : People-to-People Relations – the Perennial Bond

    India and Africa : People-to-People Relations – the Perennial Bond

    Peoples of Africa and India represent a third of humankind. They have known each other since ages. As victims of exploitation and injustice in the colonial era, they were linked through mutual empathy and a common goal, namely freedom from domination and discrimination. In recent times, they have struggled together for attaining socio-economic ...

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  • A Trip to the Heart of Asia

    A Trip to the Heart of Asia

    Prime Minister embarked on a visit to five Central Asian Republics– Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan on July 06, 2015. Considered as path-breaking and historic by many, it was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to all the five Central Asian countries in a single integrated tour.

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  • International Day of Yoga- June 21, 2015

    International Day of Yoga- June 21, 2015

    First International Day of Yoga - 21st June 2015 which marks the summer solstice witnessed people from 192 nations from across the world enthusiastically celebrate the first International Day of Yoga

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  • India-Netherlands: A 400-year partnership further strengthened: Dutch PM’s visit and follow-up

    India-Netherlands: A 400-year partnership further strengthened: Dutch PM’s visit and follow-up

    Despite a 400-year footprint in India, it took 8 years for a Dutch Prime Minister to visit and to be hosted by Prime Minister Modi, on 5-6 June, 2015. The young and dynamic Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte came with a large business delegation with representatives of more than 100 companies including Shell, Philips, Unilever, Amsterdam Schipol and ...

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  • ​Latin America holds huge promise for Indian trade & investment

    ​Latin America holds huge promise for Indian trade & investment

    If there is one region where India is taking many new initiatives to step up political engagement and increase trade and investment, it is Latin America. Recent high-level visits to the region have helped paved way for cementing bilateral ties.

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  • E-Book: Notun Projonmo - Nayi Disha

    E-Book: Notun Projonmo - Nayi Disha

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to Dhaka from 06 to 07 June 2015. The visit set the tone for intensifying future cooperation and bringing the two neighbours even closer.

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  • Passport India: Transforming Citizen Service Delivery

    Passport India: Transforming Citizen Service Delivery

    Indian Passports and travel documents are issued under Passports Act promulgated on the 24th June 1967. The day is now marked as Passport Seva Divas. This e-Book containing information on Passport Seva brought out on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas 2015.

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  • One Year Of Transformational Diplomacy: New Milestones, New Horizons

    One Year Of Transformational Diplomacy: New Milestones, New Horizons

    External Affairs Minister released the book: ' Transformational Diplomacy: New Milestones, New Horizons' on the achievements of the Government at the completion of 1 year.

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  • International Day of Yoga - Common Yoga Protocol

    International Day of Yoga - Common Yoga Protocol

    While addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an International Day of Yoga.

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  • Yoga: Its Origin, History and Development

    Yoga: Its Origin, History and Development

    Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science of healthy living. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’.

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  • Hannover Messe: Betting on The India Story

    Hannover Messe: Betting on The India Story

    There is no show like Hannover Messe - cutting-edge technology and innovation blends with enterprise and ingenuity to bring together the world’s leading players in industry and high engineering to this German town every year. This year, Hannover Messe will have a special guest – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the spotlight will be on the ...

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  • India & France: Spring Time

    India & France: Spring Time

    It’s spring time in Paris, and there is a new spring, bounce and vitality in India-France relations. Paris in April looks like the heaven on earth, and is the first stop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden trip to Europe and the continent’s powerful economy.

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  • India and UNESCO: The dynamics of a historic and time tested friendship

    India and UNESCO: The dynamics of a historic and time tested friendship

    The Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) adopted in London on 16th September, 1945, states that: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

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  • Whole World : A Family, Hand in Hand, & Twitter: A Compassionate Companion in ​t​ his Chain

    Whole World : A Family, Hand in Hand, & Twitter: A Compassionate Companion in ​t​ his Chain
  • Journey of the Women of Indian Diaspora : Carriers of culture, Preservers of identity

    Journey of the Women of Indian Diaspora : Carriers of culture, Preservers of identity

    The journey of indentured labour from India to Mauritius and to other destinations such as Suriname, Guyana, Reunion Island, Fiji, after the abolition of slavery in 1834 is one of history’s untold sagas

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  • Delhi-Colombo Bonding: New Frontiers

    Delhi-Colombo Bonding: New Frontiers

    These expressions may sound like rhetorical hyperboles to some, but summarise the essence of the current transformational moment in relations between India and Sri Lanka, which has acquired a new bounce and energy after the formation of the new government in Colombo in January this year.

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  • India and Mauritius: Oceanic Partners

    India and Mauritius: Oceanic Partners

    It’s a multi-dimensional relationship that remains embedded in a rich shared past, but continues to pulsate in the living present and points to a shining future. Entwined by history, culture, democratic values and intimate ancestral ties, the spirit and sounds of India are omnipresent and resonant in Mauritius.

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  • Indian Ocean Diplomacy: Seychelles - India Connect

    Indian Ocean Diplomacy: Seychelles - India Connect

    Think of Seychelles, and India always looms large in this enchanting archipelago country better known for beauty pageants, honeymooners and luxury holidays. Trade, Training, Technology, Temples and yes, Tata buses and tortoises… These are multiple strands that form the exquisite mosaic of contemporary relations between India and Seychelles, the ...

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  • India and the European Union: Future Perspectives

    India and the European Union: Future Perspectives

    The establishment of the new Government under Prime Minister Modi provided a new dynamism to our foreign policy, with a new Foreign Policy Team in Delhi since May 2014.

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  • Legacy: World Heritage 'Rani'' of Gujarat, masterpiece of ancient India's water management

    Legacy: World Heritage 'Rani'' of Gujarat, masterpiece of ancient India's water management
  • From Looking East to Acting East

    From Looking East to Acting East

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised the world with his passion for foreign policy, Asia has inevitably taken the centre stage in the conduct of his government’s diplomacy

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  • India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Civilisational Legacy To The World

    India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Civilisational Legacy To The World

    India’s intangible cultural heritage flows from her 5000 year old culture and civilisation.

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  • From Proximity to Prosperity: Connectivity as a Resource for Development in a Globalised Economy

    From Proximity to Prosperity: Connectivity as a Resource for Development in a Globalised Economy

    Our globalised and inter-connected world today revolves around connectivity in the broadest sense of that term. It includes physical infrastructure in terms of roads, railroads , waterways and sea ports that enable the carriage of goods, services, peoples and ideas both within and across national borders. In our digital age, there are also ...

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  • India and Africa: Sharing interlinked dreams

    India and Africa: Sharing interlinked dreams

    The context of the third summit fuels hopes of a marked upswing in the quality and quantum of the variegated India-Africa engagement

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  • Mann Ki Baat -Saath Saath

    Mann Ki Baat -Saath Saath

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama's joint radio address

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  • Stree Shakti: Realizing the Power of Women Entrepreneurship

    Stree Shakti: Realizing the Power of Women Entrepreneurship

    In the twenty-first century, women have not only become wealth creators but also change agents by creating organizations of future. Recent years have seen an unprecedented rise of women in the different spheres of life.

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  • Reaching for the stars through ‘Mangalyaan’

    Reaching for the stars through ‘Mangalyaan’

    The success of India’s maiden mission to Mars is hailed as a global landmark as it paves the way for cheap and reliable inter-planetary travel, this has been possible only because of a robust high technology infrastructure that has been put in place by the country.

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  • Gods of Zero and Infinity

    Gods of Zero and Infinity

    If you travel to the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and visit a place called Deo-garh, which literally means citadel of the gods, you will find the ruins of a Hindu temple, one of the oldest, at least 1500 years old, built by the kings of the Gupta dynasty

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  • India - The Wonder Republic @65

    India - The Wonder Republic @65

    A vibrant electoral democracy has been India’s most enduring and endearing identity ever since India adopted a great constitution that made it a democratic republic with universal adult suffrage

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  • Documentary Films Catalogue 2015

    Documentary Films Catalogue 2015

    This catalogue provides a ‘ready reckoner’ of all our documentaries, which have been produced till December 2014.

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  • ​India and The European Union Milestones

    ​India and The European Union Milestones

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, on 14th November 2014 on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. This was in the year when we are celebrating ten years of the “Strategic Partnership” among the two largest democracies in the world, India and the European Union.

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  • Journey of "A Pravasi Bharatiya" becoming "Satyagrahi Mahatma"

    Journey of "A Pravasi Bharatiya" becoming "Satyagrahi Mahatma"

    This article is in Hindi language and may be read at: ("एक प्रवासी भारतीय" के "सत्याग्रही महात्मा" बनने की यात्रा")

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  • E-Book: ''Breakthrough Diplomacy : New Vision, New Vigour''

    E-Book: ''Breakthrough Diplomacy : New Vision, New Vigour''

    India’s government led by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi has given a place of special significance to our foreign policy and diplomatic out-reach. Revitalizing traditional ties, re-setting strategic relations and reaching out to Indians abroad have been primary to India’s diplomatic efforts.

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  • India-Republic of Korea: Friction free ties

    India-Republic of Korea: Friction free ties

    External Affairs Minister visits Seoul from December 28- 30, 2014 for the Eighth Session of the India-Republic of Korea Joint Commission Meeting.

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  • ​India & Bangladesh: Land Boundary Agreement

    ​India & Bangladesh: Land Boundary Agreement

    The Protocol (referred to as the 2011 Protocol) to the 1974 LBA, paves the way for a settlement of the outstanding land boundary issues between the two countries. This historic agreement will contribute to a stable and peaceful boundary and create an environment conducive to enhanced bilateral cooperation.

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  • India & Russia: Friends Forever, in Changing Times

    India & Russia: Friends Forever, in Changing Times

    Time-tested, friends forever, all-weather, special and privileged –- when one talks of diplomatic relationships, the sheer scope and range of strategic partnership between India and Russia simply can’t be surpassed. For the two countries have consistently stood as a robust pillar of support to each other in good times and not-so-good times.

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  • Intangible aspects of India’s spiritual and religious heritage : Case study Yoga

    Intangible aspects of India’s spiritual and religious heritage : Case study Yoga

    The significant influence of this intangible aspect of India’s religious and spiritual heritage provides a profound insight into India’s own history, culture and civilization. The case study here is the iconic example of Yoga.

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  • India-Russia Relations : New ambitious chapter of old trust and Friendship

    India-Russia Relations : New ambitious chapter of old trust and Friendship

    This article is in Hindi language and may be read at {भारत रूस संबंधः "पुराने भरोसे की दोस्ती का नया महत्वाकांक्षी अध्याय"}

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  • Common ground

    Common ground

    A lot of similarities between Latin America and India has given birth to a new diplomacy between the two regions

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  • India and SAARC: Interlinked Dreams

    India and SAARC: Interlinked Dreams

    It may be a pure coincidence, but it’s a serendipity laden with enormous symbolic significance. Exactly six months after taking charge of the world’s largest democracy and pulling off a diplomatic masterstroke by inviting leaders of all South Asian countries for his swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in ...

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  • India & Fiji: A Pacific Bonding

    India & Fiji: A Pacific Bonding

    It’s literally a journey across oceans, mixing diplomacy and friendship with history, culture and civilisational memories. Located thousands of miles away in the South Pacific Ocean, but kindred in spirit, Fiji, a string of 800-plus stunningly picturesque coral islands, is intimately linked with India by over 300,000 persons of Indian origin who ...

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  • India at G20: A Fine Balance

    India at G20: A Fine Balance

    Call it the Power of 20. It’s the world’s most powerful economic club, bringing together 20 most developed and emerging economies in the world, spread across five continents. The G20 comprises around 90 per cent of the global GDP, 80 per cent of the world trade and more than two-third of the world’s population.

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  • Act East: India’s ASEAN Journey

    Act East: India’s ASEAN Journey

    Look East. And Act East. It’s the flowering of the Asian Dream, and India’s burgeoning relations with the 10-nation ASEAN grouping are at the heart of this unfolding Asian resurgence.

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  • India & Bhutan: All-weather friends, New horizons

    India & Bhutan: All-weather friends, New horizons

    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will pay a State visit to Bhutan on 7-8 November, 2014 at the invitation of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan.

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  • 50 years of ITEC

    50 years of ITEC

    The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme was instituted on 15 September 1964 by a decision of the Indian Cabinet. While conveying their decision to initiate the ITEC programme, the Cabinet noted that "a programme of technical and economic cooperation is essential for the development of our relations with the other developing ...

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  • 180th Anniversary of arrival of Indian indentured labour in Mauritius

    180th Anniversary of arrival of Indian indentured labour in Mauritius

    An international Conference with Ministerial level participation from India is being held in Port Louis, Mauritius, from 2nd to 4th November, 2014 to mark the 180th Anniversary of the first arrival of Indian indentured labour in Mauritius at Aapravasi Ghat on 2nd November 180 years ago.

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  • Why Latin America​

    Why Latin America​

    The thirty-three countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) present a diverse and complex diplomatic challenge. Geographic distance is complicated by a comparative lack of historic, cultural/linguistic, and diaspora connections that India shares with almost all other regions, in greater or lesser measure.

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  • India & US: Shaping the 21st century

    India & US: Shaping the 21st century

    There are several firsts to this prime ministerial trip: This will be not only the first visit of Narendra Modi as the Prime minister of India, but it will also be his first meeting with US President Barack Obama.

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  • The Long View: ABCD of India-China relations

    The Long View: ABCD of India-China relations

    When the leaders of India and China hold talks, the world will be watching closely, and not without reason. This time round, there is a new configuration, which promises to invest the maiden full-spectrum summit between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s Xi Jinping with an added resonance: on both sides, there are strong-willed ...

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  • Fast Track Diplomacy

    Fast Track Diplomacy

    This booklet traces the fast track diplomatic journey of the new Indian government led by India’s 15th Prime Minister Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi.

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  • India & Australia: On a strong wicket

    India & Australia: On a strong wicket

    The India-Australia relations are on a strong wicket, and they are scoring high in every field. In a sign of close and warm relations, India has rolled out the red carpet for Prime Minister Abbott, who has become the first head of government to be hosted by the Narendra Modi government in New Delhi on a standalone bilateral visit.

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  • India and Japan: The Power of Two

    India and Japan: The Power of Two

    India and Japan, Asia’s two vibrant democracies and leading economies, are matching their steps perfectly, and are set to take their bilateral ties to new heights during the August 30-September 3 visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan.

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  • India & Vietnam: Old Friends, New Vistas

    India & Vietnam: Old Friends, New Vistas

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be visiting Vietnam from August 25-26, 2014

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  • India-League of Arab States Inaugural Media Symposium (21 August 2014)

    India-League of Arab States Inaugural Media Symposium (21 August 2014)

    The first India-League of Arab States Media Symposium, bringing together senior officials, journalists and editors from both sides, will be held in New Delhi on 21 August 2014. The External Affairs Minister will inaugurate the Symposium on 21 August 2014 at at 10:00 hrs at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

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  • Cuisine and Diplomacy

    Cuisine and Diplomacy

    Indian cuisine reflects a 5000-year history of intermingling of various communities and cultures, leading to diverse flavours and regional cuisines. The arrival of the Mughals, the British, and Portuguese further added variety to Indian cuisine.

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  • India, LAC countries can together become a formidable global economic force

    India, LAC countries can together become a formidable global economic force

    The Latin American region is fast emerging as one of the major growth engines of the world. Like India, Latin America has remained largely resilient to global economic turmoil and has stayed on the path of growth matching India's attractiveness for investment, which is currently among the top three globally

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  • Power of an Idea: Connecting India and Africa via e-network

    Power of an Idea: Connecting India and Africa via e-network

    It’s a life-changing miracle, midwifed by technology and given wings by creative diplomacy.Ten years ago, a pioneering idea was born that promised to cohere technology, knowledge and innovation to transform the lives of thousands of Africans and to bring India and Africa closer in an empowering partnership of mutual resurgence. That idea has now ...

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  • Growing the game: Golf finds glory in India

    Growing the game: Golf finds glory in India

    Golf’s centuries in history can never be complete without the mention of India. Royal Calcutta established in 1829 is the second oldest course in the world after St Andrews in Scotland and so India became the bastion of game for the East. The gateway to golf in Asia.

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  • Indian Women

    Indian Women

    This tinge in global focus on women in India is due to the global expectations from the world’s largest democracy. The world looks upon India as an emergent power and it is impossible for India to be a power in this region with half its population lagging behind.

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  • Indian Pharmaceutical Industry - Affordable Access to Healthcare for all

    Indian Pharmaceutical Industry - Affordable Access to Healthcare for all

    There has been little news in the Information Technology (IT) sector around the world where, in some manner or form, India is not mentioned and as a result, India is now well known for its IT prowess.

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  • Placing clean water at the heart of good governance in India

    Placing clean water at the heart of good governance in India

    In water, there is life and without water, there is no life. Water is almost a producer of life. From thick jungles where diverse plants and animals throng to human settlements that naturally seek water and cluster around it forever; this is one natural resource that is at the core of life on Earth.

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  • India-Myanmar ties: Buddha, Business and Bollywood

    India-Myanmar ties: Buddha, Business and Bollywood

    The "neighbours first” policy of the new government in India is again in focus with India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her maiden visit to Myanmar August 8-11 for bilateral talks, as well as to attend ministerial meetings connected with ASEAN, East Asia Summit and ASEAN Regional Forum.

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  • India’s Enhanced Look East policy takes wing

    India’s Enhanced Look East policy takes wing

    External Affairs Minister is scheduled to visit Myanmar to participate in India-ASEAN ministerial meeting, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) foreign ministers’ meeting and East Asia summit ministerial meeting

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  • Dilemma confronting UN Human Rights mechanisms

    Dilemma confronting UN Human Rights mechanisms

    Every UN Human Rights mechanism is based on the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights which enshrined the principle that human beings are born equal in dignity and rights, principles underlying every culture and civilization, religion and philosophy today

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  • Strategic Dialogue: The 4-5-6 of India-US relations

    Strategic Dialogue: The 4-5-6 of India-US relations

    The “defining partnership of the 21st century” is poised for a new beginning as India and the US hold their first strategic dialogue this week after the installation of a new government in New Delhi

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  • India-Nepal ties: Mapping New Horizons

    India-Nepal ties: Mapping New Horizons

    It’s a journey that could prove to be path-breaking in mapping new horizons in the age-old India-Nepal relations. In her second stand-alone visit to a neighbouring country in South Asia, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj travels to Kathmandu July 25-27.

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