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India to attend Islamabad conference

the two nuclear states, India is likely to attend the 12th session of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), which opens here today (Monday).

Milestones in Vietnam’s 2016 foreign affairs

​While ​
U.S. and China find mention​,
India is nowhere – perhaps if we export Brahmos Missiles things might change.​

Admiral Sunil Lanba Visits Japan

In a bid to ​to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives as well as explore new avenues​, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC is ​currently ​on an official visit to Japan commencing ​Monday, the ​19​th of​ December 2016.

Russia-US ties may not be so clear-cut under Trump



Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, the two nations have seen Crimea’s position in the future as the biggest thorn in the flesh. The White House needs to render an appropriate solution to avoid disappointing its allies. In addition, it is noted that US Vice President-elect Mike Pence once said “Russia invaded Ukraine.” Then NATO’s eastward expansion and anti-missile deployment will also wield influence upon Moscow-Washington relations.

Lifting Sino-African agricultural cooperation

China could also work to popularize its advanced agricultural technology, such as the Green Super Rice technique, in Africa and introduce its seed breeding, irrigation and cultivation techniques.’ n most African countries where agriculture remains a vital driver to the economy, Sino-African cooperation in the sector can not only reduce poverty and sustain growth but can also raise the international status of African agriculture and safeguard global food security.

Sino-African agricultural cooperation started in the 1950s, and over the past decade tremendous progress has been made. But there are imminent challenges that need to be addressed in order to take cooperation to the next level.

First, inadequate agricultural infrastructure in Africa has limited the scope of cooperation. Irrigation only covers 5 percent of the total farmland in Africa despite the 60-plus cross-border rivers in the continent. Distribution of irrigation is unbalanced with the major irrigated farmlands concentrated in Madagascar and Sudan. Poor transportation also hinders agricultural development. According to the African Union, transport accounts for 20-40 percent of total production costs in inland African countries, well above the average in developed countries. In addition, only 40 percent of the continent is connected to a regular power supply which has seriously affected key links in agricultural production including processing, warehousing and logistics.

GoAir reaffirms its trust in Ramco, upgrades Ramco Aviation Suite to V5.8 across 23 locations

Ramco Systems announced that it has been mandated byGoAir, India’s fastest growing LCC, to upgrade its Ramco Aviation Suite V5.5 to Ramco Aviation M&E/MRO Solution V5.8. This upgrade will further automate and enhance its maintenance functions. The upgrade will cover modules for Engineering & Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO), Materials Management, Quality and Maintenance. The […]

Full Text of Parrikar’s Speech at the Commissioning of India Made CGS Victory and two Chetak Helicopters in Mauritius

“I am happy to note that many of the latest equipment currently deployed by the Indian Armed Forces have been provided to Mauritius,” Parrikar.

Parrikar in Mauritius for the commissioning ceremony of Indian made CGS Victory and two Chetak helicopters.

In the first ever visit by an Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, arrived in Mauritius on December 10 on a two day visit. Parrikar was the Special Guest of Honour at the Commissioning Ceremony of Indian made CGS Victory and two Chetak Helicopters.

Chief of Army Staff Visit to China

The visit aims at engaging China on subjects of mutual concern and shared interest, which include terrorism, humanitarian assistance and Peace keeping training.

Emirates moves to an all wide-body fleet

Emirates has become the world’s first and only airline to operate all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights. The airline recently retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service in line with its vision to offer a superior passenger experience.