5 Updates

India, Vietnam ink eight agreements

Nov 20 2013, 11:20am CST | by IANS

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and Vietnam Wednesday inked eight agreements, including one for oil and gas exploration in the seas off Vietnam that includes the South China Sea as visiting Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks here.

New Delhi, Nov 20 — India and Vietnam Wednesday inked eight agreements, including one for oil and gas exploration in the seas off Vietnam that includes the South China Sea as visiting Vietnamese...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

47 weeks ago

India, Vietnam ink eight agreements

Nov 20 2013, 11:20am CST | by IANS

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and Vietnam Wednesday inked eight agreements, including one for oil and gas exploration in the seas off Vietnam that includes the South China Sea as visiting Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks here.

New Delhi, Nov 20 — India and Vietnam Wednesday inked eight agreements, including one for oil and gas exploration in the seas off Vietnam that includes the South China Sea as visiting Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks here.

Nguyen Phu Trong is the general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party.

The eight agreements as well as a $100-million line of credit to Vietnam for defence purchases is a major step forward in India's "Look East Policy".

Manmohan Singh "reaffirmed that Vietnam was a pillar of India's 'Look East Policy', which was supported by the general secretary. They envisaged a more active role for India in the regional and international arena," a joint statement said.

Outlining their strong convergence of interests in working together, Manmohan Singh said: "Vietnam's emergence as one of the most vibrant economies in the Asia Pacific region is greatly welcomed by India, especially because we regard Vietnam as a trusted and privileged strategic partner and an important pillar of our Look East Policy."

Boosting connectivity, both sides inked an air services agreement that would see direct flights between the two countries and also promote an international aviation system based on competition.

Both sides also inked an agreement for setting up a high-tech crime lab in Hanoi.

India is to provide a financial grant for buying technical equipment and teaching aids for the Indira Gandhi Hightech Crime Lab (IGHCL) and also depute experts to Vietnam.

The MoU "consolidates the cooperation between the two countries in the field of crime investigation, counter terrorism and other transnational organised crime, and other relevant areas".

The MoU between Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) provides for joint exploration, development and production of petroleum resources between the two countries for new investments by OVL in oil and gas blocks in Vietnam for oil and gas exploration and production.

Petro Vietnam is also to participate in open blocks in India and in third countries.

Vietnam's industry and trade ministry also inked an MoU with Tata Power Ltd. for development of the Long Phu 2 coal-fired power plant project in Soc Trang, Vietnam.

"The project is to be operated through a BOT Company owned by TATA Power and additional investors, with TATA Power as the lead member and will reach commercial operation in accordance with Agreements with the Vietnam side," the statement said.

Tata Power Co. Ltd won a $1.8-billion contract to develop the thermal power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Tran after beating competition from South Korea and Russia to win the 1,200 MW contract.

A Vietnam-India English and IT Training Centre at the National Defence Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi will also be set up.

Both sides are on course to achieve the trade target of $7 billion by 2015.

A new Joint Sub-Commission on Trade has been tasked to work towards realizing the enormous potential of our economic relations, said the prime minister.

Manmohan Singh expressed appreciation for Vietnam's decision to award Tata Power the thermal power project and the offer of another offshore block to ONGC Videsh Limited for continued oil and gas exploration.

"We also look forward to boosting our bilateral economic ties through the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and connectivity projects," he said.

In India's first gift of a supercomputer to another country, a PARAM High Performance Computing Facility was inaugurated at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the prime minister said.

The Archaeological Survey of India has also voiced readiness to take up conservation and restoration of the Cham monuments "which are a symbol of our historical, civilizational and cultural contacts".

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

Despite Cold Shoulder From Obama, India's New Leader Takes US by Storm

Oct 2 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Big Government

Despite a noticeably cool reception at the White House, everywhere else India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on his five day visit to the United States he was treated more like a pop star than the self-effacing 63-year old devout Hindu that he is.  More than 19,000 adoring fans, many of whom travelled from Indian communities throughout the United States and Canada just for the chance to see Modi, crammed into New York ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Ami Bera Loses Support of Sikh Community over 1984 Massacre in India

Sep 24 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, who is Indian, is losing support for his 2014 reelection because many Sikhs are angry at his refusal to acknowledge the Indian government’s culpability in the massacre of 3,000 Sikhs in India in 1984, according to the Sacramento Bee. Bera hails from the Indian state of Gujurat, but is not Sikh. The massacre in 1984 was catalyzed by the Oct. 31, 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two Sikh bodyg ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

India-China Relations: A New Chapter?

Sep 19 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In the backdrop of President Xi Jinping's ongoing visit to India, presenting an exclusive free and frank dialogue on bilateral ties with Mr. Jayadeva Ranade, President, China Analysis and Strategy (India); Dr. Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor, Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU (India) and Ms. Haiyan Wang, Co-Author, "Getting China and India Right" and Managing Partner, China India Institute (U.S.). The int ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

5 weeks ago

Twitter birds flock back to Benghazi

Sep 8 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: WND

Two events that generated quite a bit of Twitter activity this past week were the passing of comedienne Joan Rivers and the broadcast of Fox News’ controversial “13 Hours at Benghazi.” Twitter aggregator Twitchy was there to capture some of the most poignant tweets that flowed when Fox’s special report aired last Saturday evening. Wrote one twitterer, conveying the sentiment of many in under 140 characters: “Palpable grief, hero ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Australia to deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia will send around 200 of its special forces to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalised legal frameworks for their deployment Monday.
 
 
Japanese PM accepts trade minister Obuchi's resignation
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi's resignation filed early Monday over alleged misuse of political funds at Abe's official residence, media reported.
 
 
Four civilians killed by artillery fire in Donetsk
Kiev, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) At least four civilians were killed and nine others wounded by artillery fire directed at the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the mayor's office said Sunday.
 
 
Australian PM to attend Indonesian president's swearing-in
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Indonesian president Joko Widodo in Jakarta.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US offers $45 mn bounty for eight terror leaders
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The US said Tuesday it is offering rewards totalling up to 45 million dollars for information on eight key leaders of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist organisation. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UNSC extends peacekeeping mission's term in Abyei
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan. In an unanimously adopted resolution, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December. "Quite frankly, ladies and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Turkey, Singapore sign strategic partnership agreement
Ankara, Oct 15 (IANS) Turkey and Singapore have signed a strategic partnership agreement to boost economic, political and cultural cooperation, as well as security collaboration, during the official visit of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Christina Aguilera is returning to 'The Voice' USA
Christina Aguilera will return to 'The Voice' USA next year. The 'Your Body' hitmaker, who previously shared a rotating spot on the judging panel with Shakira, has been replaced by Gwen Stefani this season as she is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kesha's music producer hits back
Kesha is being countersued by her record company boss, Dr. Luke. The 41-year-old music producer, who runs Kemosabe Records, claims the 27-year-old 'Tik Tok' singer is a liar and is trying to extort him after she accused...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jason Derulo won't get back together with Jordin Sparks
Jason Derulo insists his split from Jordin Sparks is permanent. The 'Talk Dirty' hitmaker, who recently ended his relationship with the 'No Air' singer after three years of dating, has ruled out getting back together...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Josh Groban feels 'very lucky' to be dating Kat Dennings
Josh Groban feels ''very lucky'' to be dating Kat Dennings. The 'Brave' hitmaker was very nervous before singing in front of the '2 Broke Girls' actress for the first time at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love and war that tells the harrowing stories of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla