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India, UK sign pact on boosting co-operation in Earth Sciences

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed b/w India and UK to strengthen their cooperation in Earth Sciences and environmental research by sharing information on meteorology, hydrology and climate variability. The MoU was inked b/w the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Govt. of India and UK’s Natural Environment ..

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8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism held in New Delhi

The 8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism was held in New Delhi. Both India and UK shared their respective threat assessments and informed each other of the measures taken by their governments in order to fortify counter terrorism policies and structures. Both sides also discussed the follow up on ..

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U.K. halts further aid to India

Buckling under mounting domestic pressure, the British government declared stop to additional financial aid to India but all existent commitments until 2015 would be honored.  The move would save Britain over £200 million over the next three years. Britain’s new focus will be to offer technical help and investment in private sector poverty-alleviation projects Move ..

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India, Britain to step up cooperation in cyber security

India and Britain decided to step up cooperation in cyber security during their Foreign Minister-level talks. SHARED CORE PRINCIPLES India and Britain went on to define the core principles under which this cooperation would take place. A joint statement issued at the end of the interaction held that “Both India and the United Kingdom share ..

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U.K. to slash aid to India

Britain is planning to slash its £280 million a year aid to India from 2015 following increasing domestic pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to halt funding emerging economies such as India, China and Brazil at a time when Britain itself faces a serious economic crisis. The funds, however, will still be diverted to aid ..

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