11 Updates
India-Russia ties privileged, strategic: PM
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

India-Russia ties privileged, strategic: PM

Oct 21 2013, 9:46am CDT | by IANS

Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS) Cooperation with Russia is a "special and privileged strategic partnership" for India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.

Moscow, Oct 21 — Cooperation with Russia is a "special and privileged strategic partnership" for India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday. "The depth, diversity and dynamism of our...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

India-Russia ties privileged, strategic: PM

Oct 21 2013, 9:46am CDT | by IANS

Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS) Cooperation with Russia is a "special and privileged strategic partnership" for India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.

Moscow, Oct 21 — Cooperation with Russia is a "special and privileged strategic partnership" for India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.

"The depth, diversity and dynamism of our cooperation testifies to the fact that ours is truly a special and privileged strategic partnership," the prime minister said in a Twitter message after his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He thanked Putin for giving a new push to the ties between the two countries.

"I express my deep appreciation to President Putin for his contribution in giving new direction and content to India-Russia relations," he said.

"Our discussions were characterised by the warmth, goodwill and trust that permeate all aspects of our partnership," he said.

The prime minister said he was satisfied with the cooperation between the two countries in various areas.

"I am satisfied with the progress in our bilateral cooperation, including in defence, energy, high-technology trade, investment, space & trade," he said.

Noting that the two countries have "a high degree of convergence on global developments and collaborate constructively in international forums", the prime minister said "the Kudankulam nuclear power project is an important symbol of our strategic partnership where commercial power production will start shortly".

"Our defence cooperation continues to be strong, and we expect that Russia will remain a key defence partner for India," he said.

The prime minister thanked President Putin for his "personal efforts towards securing a peaceful political settlement to the Syrian conflict".

"We also emphasised our shared interest in a peaceful and stable transition in Afghanistan next year," he said.

The prime minister expressed hope that the ties between the two countries will grow.

"I am confident that we'll successfully exploit our growing convergence of interests and take our strategic partnership to even greater heights," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 day ago

Obama's Fighting A New Kind Of War -- While Critics Are Stuck in the Past

Oct 21 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Critics of Obama's war strategy seem to want him to fight a new kind of war with old weapons. As I described last time, they judge success and failure by traditional measures -- in particular, by who controls how much ground. But in a new kind of war -- counterinsurgency -- such measures don't always apply, at least not in the same way. Think about all the anxiety over how much territory ISI ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

2 days ago

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

Oct 20 2014 12:53am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A colleague called me during the run-up to the Iraq war in March 2003. It is going to be unlike anything the world has ever seen. Shock and Awe. The war will be over before it starts. An inside player in the Bush administration, he was in a position to know what was in store. Shock and Awe is a the military doctrine that "focuses on the psychological destruction of the enemy's will to fight rather than the physical destruction of ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

State Department Official Calls For 'Flexibility' On Drug Control Treaties

Oct 14 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A high-ranking State Department official called for "flexible" interpretations of international drug control treaties at the United Nations in New York City last week, citing marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield's Oct. 9 remarks were the third time this year he has made such a call. And the high-profile venue underscores the pressure that state legalization efforts have put ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Putin offers WHO experimental Ebola vaccine

Oct 14 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: WND

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday near Moscow NEW YORK – At a meeting with World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to send to West Africa a new Russian-developed Ebola vaccine that Moscow claims is highly effective in combating the disease. “We must act wisely to prevent the spread of this dise ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

Hillary Clinton: Don't Saddle Students With Debt

Oct 14 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to ensure young people can achieve their dreams and free students from onerous college debt "that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down." "I think our young people deserve a fair shot," she told about 900 people gathered in a Bellagio resort ballroom for the annual UNLV Foundation d ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

Scott Brown: Obama Administration 'Confused' on National Security

Oct 11 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Big Government

In this week’s Republican address, New Hampshire senatorial hopeful, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), took aim at President Barack Obama’s shortcomings on foreign policy. Brown identifies ISIS in the Middle East, Ukraine’s vulnerabilities to Russia in Eastern Europe and the Obama administration’s drawdown on the U.S. military as areas of weakness in the president’s foreign policy. Transcript as follows: Hello, I’m Scott Brown ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
4

1 week ago

World View: Turkey and America Play a Game of 'Chicken' over ISIS and Kobani

Oct 10 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Big Government

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Turkey and America play a game of 'chicken' over ISIS and Kobani Russia makes farcical demand for Security Council resolution on Kobani Iran blames Pakistan for terrorist attacks The continuing realignment of the Mideast Turkey and America play a game of 'chicken' over ISIS and Kobani Aftermath of US air strike on Kobani on Wednesday (Reuters) A real geopolitical drama is in prog ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Warsaw Has Lots of Apples - and Candles

Oct 10 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WARSAW -- People in Poland are eating apples these days. Lots of apples. Here in Warsaw, they're pressed into your hands at a street festival, or baked into piles of pies and cakes. You see them everywhere. It's an act of defiance. Moscow has banned the importing of fruits and vegetables to Russia, in retaliation for the West's sanctions against the country for supporting the separatists in Ukraine. Last year, Poland sold more than $400 million wor ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Obama’s New Oil Wars

Oct 9 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Washington Takes on ISIS, Iran, and Russia Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com It was heinous. It was underhanded.  It was beyond the bounds of international morality. It was an attack on the American way of life.  It was what you might expect from unscrupulous Arabs.  It was “the oil weapon” -- and back in 1973, it was directed at the United States. Skip ahead four decades and it’s smart, it’s effective, and it’s the American way.  The Ob ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia? The Future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin Alliance

Oct 6 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi, and Tehran. But don’t mention it inside Washington’s Beltway or at NATO headquarters in Brussels. There, th ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Obama invites Afghan president, chief executive to Washington
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday invited Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to visit the White House in the new year.
 
 
14 killed, 65 injured in Iraq bomb attacks
Baghdad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 65 wounded in two car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital city Wednesday, a police source said.
 
 
Syrian Air Force destroys old war jets captured by IS
Damascus, Oct 23 (IANS) The Syrian air force destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's Aleppo province, a senior Syrian military source said Wednesday.
 
 
Barack Obama condemns 'outrageous' attacks in Canada
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned the "outrageous" attacks that occurred in Canada in last three days and offered assistance to the US ally Wednesday during a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla