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5 March, 2018 4:46 AM U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam on landmark visit

A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived on Monday in Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, dramatically underscoring the growing strategic ties between the former foes at a time when China's regional influence is rising. The grey and imposing silhouette of the USS Carl Vinson could be seen on Monday morning from the cliff tops just outside 45

2 March, 2018 8:43 PM Vietnam President arrives in Delhi on three-day visit

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang arrived in India on Friday on a three-day visit. New Delhi: Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind. "Warm welcome to the Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang and his wife Nguyen Thi Hien on a state visit to India 54

2 March, 2018 8:43 PM Navy completes 3 weeks' operational readiness test of Western Command

The Indian Navy on March 01, 2018, completed a three-week-long `Exercise Paschim Leher`. Mumbai: The Indian Navy on March 01, 2018, completed a three-week-long `Exercise Paschim Leher` (XPL) to test and revalidate its operational plans and manoeuvres in a hostile maritime scenario on India`s western seaboard. During the XPL, defence of India`s valuable 49

28 February, 2018 3:18 PM Maldives Denies Japan's Allegation That It Breached North Korean Sanctions

COLOMBO: Maldives on Wednesday denied a Japanese foreign ministry statement that said a Maldives-flagged vessel was used to illegally transfer goods from a North Korean-flagged tanker in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The Japanese statement said the "Chon Ma San", designated by the United States as a sanctions target, was spotted by a surveillance 61

27 February, 2018 5:06 PM Harley-Davidson duty: U.S. President’s demand is ‘unfair’, says Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the industry’s lobby group, has termed U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for zero duties on Harley-Davidson motorbikes “unfair”. “We are exporting much less two-wheelers to the U.S., compared to what they are exporting to India,” Sugato Sen, Deputy Director-General, SIAM, told The Hindu 79

27 February, 2018 9:16 AM Maldives declines invitation for MILAN exercises

Maldives has declined an invitation to join the MILAN series of multilateral exercises hosted by Indian in March at Andaman and Nicobar. “We have invited Maldives, but they declined it. They did not give any reasons but I think it is due to the current situation there,” Navy Chief Adm Sunil Lanba said. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Indo-Pacific 44

14 February, 2018 7:32 AM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro With Selfie-Light Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro were launched in India on Wednesday at an event in New Delhi. Alongside, the company also launched the Mi TV 4 series of televisions in India, its first foray into the category in the country. Both the new smartphones will be exclusively available via Flipkart in the country, apart from and the Mi Home retail 257

13 February, 2018 5:26 PM Pakistani fishing vessel captured off Gujarat coast

Seven fishermen will be handed over to the marine police A Pakistani fishing boat with seven crew members was arrested by the Coast Guard off the Gujarat coast while fishing in Indian waters on Tuesday. The boat was first intercepted by Coast Guard ship Meera Behn while it was patrolling the sea. “The fishing boat, Al-Hilal, was detected inside Indian 39

13 February, 2018 8:57 AM British warship to sail through disputed South China Sea

A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, a senior official said today in a move likely to irk Beijing. China claims nearly all of the resource-rich waterway and has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment 66

7 February, 2018 6:26 AM When astronauts tossed the shuttle: First badminton match played in outer space

New Delhi: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), for the first time in history, indulged in a game of badminton in space on Tuesday. The Russian state space corporation Roscosmos released a video of the cosmonauts and astronauts from Russia, the United States and Japan playing the first ever badminton match in outer space 49