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National Maritime Heritage Complex to be developed in Gujarat

India and Portugal recently signed an MoU to develop a world-class National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal in Gujarat. The MoU has been signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, during his visit to India. The complex would showcase rich Indian artifacts and create awareness ..

Portugal President visits India

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal recently arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit. He has been the President of the European country since 2016. He made his first visit to India along with some important delegates of the country. During his visit, India and Portugal signed as many as 14 agreements ..

SAMPRITI’ exercise to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya

‘SAMPRITI’ is a joint military training exercise between India and Bangladesh. The ninth edition of the exercise – SAMPRITI-IX is set to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from February 3 to 16, 2020. The exercise, which is a part of the Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, is annually hosted by both countries alternately. Last year, the exercise ..

India to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka

On 20 Nov, New Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that  he will be visiting India on his maiden overseas visit next week, to strengthen the relationship and discuss regional security, peace and economic development.  India’s External Affairs S. Jaishankar, who paid an unannounced visit to Colombo met the new Sri Lankan President, as part ..

Government extends Visa-on- Arrival facility to UAE

The Indian government has extended Visa-on Arrival facility to nationals of United Arab Emirates with effect from November 16, 2019. This facility will help in strengthening people-to-people and trade links, as well as the strategic ties between the two countries. This facility will be available for a period of up to 60 days with double ..

BRICS Summit very fruitful, says PM

PM Modi said that BRICS was very productive and all BRICS leaders had fruitful dialogues on cementing ties in areas such as trade, innovation, technology, and culture. BRICS Summit was recently held in Brasilia. BRICS comprises five countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Addressing the BRICS Business Council, PM urged BRICS nations ..

BRICS Business Council’s roadmap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the Heads of States of other BRICS countries participated in the Leaders dialogue with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank. Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the dialogue, also requested BRICS countries and the NDB to join the global Coalition for Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure. The BRICS Business Council created a ..

India and Russia step up cyber security cooperation

India and Russia have stepped up their cyber security cooperation in the backdrop of cyber-attack on Kudankulam nuclear power plant built by global nuclear major Rosatom.  Indian authorities have appraised Russia that necessary steps have been taken to prevent similar incidents in future on the Indo-Russian joint venture. On the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brasilia, ..