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Adnan Sami has been granted Indian citizenship with effect from January 1, 2016, following his appeal to legalise his stay in India on humanitarian grounds.In the New Year, noted singer Adnan Sami will become an Indian citizen. He says it’s a “New Year gift”.Home ministry officials on Thursday said...
National Security Advisor Ajit DovalTaking strong measures in its fight against terrorism, the government has geared up its counter terrorism strategies.Latest appointment of Syed Asif Ibrahim, former chief of Intelligence Bureau, as Special Envoy on Counter Terrorism and Extremism, is indication of such preparedness. Ibrahim who is considered an...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flanked by Union Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan onboard INS Vikramaditya in Kochi, KeralaIt’s been a crucial year for the Ministry of Defence...
DUBAI: Iran denied on Thursday that its Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the US aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday."The naval forces of the Guards have not had any exercises in the Strait of Hormuz during the past week and...
WASHINGTON: Noting Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprise visit to Lahore offered "glimmers of hope in the much-troubled" bilateral ties, an American expert has said the US should support the India-Pak peace talks while resisting any temptation to intervene directly.Richard Fontaine, president of American think-tank Centre for a New American...
BEIJING: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it was announced here today.Doval, who is also the Special Representative for Sino-India boundary talks, will hold informal dialogue with...
Salvatore Girone (Left), Massimiliano LatorreNew Delhi: India is secretly negotiating a "road map" with Italy to end four years of bitter diplomatic battles riddled with betrayals and threats over the arrest of two Italian marines.The deal New Delhi and Rome are negotiating will require each to agree to key requests...
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet today "took note" of the administrative arrangements for implementing the India-Australia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement that came into force last month.A statement issued by the government earlier in the day had said the Union Cabinet "has given its approval" to the agreement but a...
After canceling a $1 billion 2011 global tender  to buy assault rifles, the Indian Army will hold trials of the Indian-made Excalibur assault rifle — but analysts and Army officials said they doubt the rifle will go into production soonNEW DELHI: When it comes to the Army, a modern,...
NEW DELHI: India confirmed on Wednesday that it was on track to seal a deal in 2016 with Westinghouse Electric to build six nuclear reactors, in a sign the country's $150 billion nuclear power program is getting off the ground.India also said that it had a deal to build...