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Sri Lanka plans third international airport in eastern region

Colombo, July 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is planning to construct a third international airport in the eastern region of the country to make the Trincomalee district the Eastern Gateway into the Bay of Bengal, the media reported on Thursday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, while unveiling the master plan to develop the Trincomalee district, said the government also plans t...

2 days ago
Sri Lanka to construct third international airport

Colombo, July 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is planning to construct a third international airport in Trincomalee in a bid to make the district the 'Eastern Gateway into the Bay of Bengal', authorities said on Thursday. When you look back at Sri Lanka's history, we were a hub in the Indian Ocean where there were several ports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said while unveilin...

13 days ago
Plans to build MH370 memorial put on hold

Canberra, July 1 (IANS) Plans to build a memorial in Australia for the victims aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been put on hold until the wreckage was found, authorities said on Sunday. The Australian and Western Australian governments committed to build a memorial in Perth in 2014 and had already put the $126,000 project out to tender, reports the Guardian. ...

16 days ago
US to act more strictly with Pakistan on terrorism: Haley

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday said Washington will not tolerate governments giving safe haven to terrorists and will communicate this message more strongly to Islamabad than it used to do in the past. We cannot tolerate its government, or any other government, giving safe haven to terrorists. We won't tolerate it. We are communicating this message t...

16 days ago
Wild speculations over 2+2 should be put to rest: India

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday said that wild speculations over the postponement of 2+2 dialogue between India and the US should be put to rest now as the US has clarified the deferment was unrelated to bilateral relationship. It stressed that the India-US relationship is on a firm footing and that there is nothing to suggest that there is a damage to...

16 days ago
US-India 2+2 Dialogue postponed as Putin-Trump meet takes centre stage

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The first India-US strategic 2+2 Dialogue scheduled to be held in Washington on July 6 has been postponed, possibly due to the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that might happen around mid-July, requiring the full attention of the American administration. The July 6, 2+2 Dialogue involving External Affa...

16 days ago
Amid Haley's visit, US-India 2+2 Dialogue postponed

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The first India-US strategic 2+2 Dialogue involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their US counterparts that was scheduled to have been held in Washington on July 6 has been postponed, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. The news came even as US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley met ...

16 days ago
US-India 2+2 Dialogue postponed for 'unavoidable reasons'

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The first India-US strategic 2+2 Dialogue involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their US counterparts that was scheduled to have been held in Washington on July 6 has been postponed, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that US Secretary of State Mike ...

18 days ago
Aircraft from India would help enhance maritime surveillance: Seychelles President

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Seychelles President Danny Faure on Tuesday said that the second Dornier aircraft gifted by India would help bolster the coastal surveillance capacity of his Indian Ocean island nation. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a ceremony at the Air Force Station here, gifted a second Dornier aircraft to Seychelles to help it enhance maritime reconnaissance an...

18 days ago
India gifts Seychelles another Dornier aircraft

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India on Tuesday gifted a second Dornier aircraft to the Seychelles to help it enhance maritime reconnaissance and maintain security in that part of the Indian Ocean region. This aircraft will give a quantum enhancement in maritime reconnaissance and contribute towards keeping the vast EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) of Seychelles free from maritime threats, Exter...

18 days ago
India, Seychelles need to work together as partners: Kovind

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said India and Seychelles need to work together as partners in strengthening the regional architecture of the Indian Ocean. Our countries need to work together as partners in strengthening the regional architecture of the Indian Ocean, the President said while hosting a banquet in the honour of Seychelles President Danny Antoi...

19 days ago
India, Seychelles continue talks on Assomption Island project

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India and Seychelles on Monday agreed to work on the Assomption Island naval base project keeping each other's interest in mind as New Delhi promised a $100 million line of credit to the Indian Ocean archipelago nation to strengthen its defence capabilities. On the issue of Assomption Island, we are ready to work together on the basis of each other's interest, P...

19 days ago
India lends $100 million for Seychelles defence

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India on Monday announced a $100 million line of credit to Seychelles to strengthen its defence capabilities and maritime infrastructure even as the two countries decided to work together in the interest of each other on the controversial deal on Assomption Island, where India wants to build a strategic facility. I feel pleasure in announcing a credit of $100 mi...

20 days ago
Navy Chief visiting Bangladesh

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba is on a goodwill visit to Bangladesh from June 24 to 29 to consolidate bilateral defence relations and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation, an official statement said on Sunday. During the visit, Lanba will hold discussions with the chiefs of the three armed forces of Bangladesh besides government and military officials, ...

21 days ago
India, EU discuss counter-terrorism, maritime security

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India and the European Union (EU) discussed counter-terrorism and maritime security among other issues in a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels. Federica Mogherini and Minister (Sushma) Swaraj discussed in depth foreign policy and security cooper...

22 days ago
Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to attract $500m investments: Official

Colombo, June 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka's southern Hambantota Port is aiming to attract investments worth $500 million as plans are afoot to set up port related industries inside the port as well as general operation expansion, Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasingha said on Friday. China Merchant Port Holdings (CM Port) and state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority in July last year signed an agreeme...

22 days ago
Seychelles President to visit India

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Seychelles President Danny Faure will be visiting India from June 22 to 27 at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind during the course of which he will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. Faure will be accompanied by a high level-delegation comprising two cabinet ministers, four secretari...

22 days ago
Sushma, Sitharaman to visit Washington for strategic 2+2 Dialogue

New York/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold the first strategic 2+2 Dialogue with their US counterparts on July 6 in Washington, the State Department announced on Thursday. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host the Indian ministers at the meeting that wi...

22 days ago
Sushma, Sitharaman to visit Washington for strategic 2+2 Dialogue

New York/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold the first strategic 2+2 Dialogue with their US counterparts on July 6 in Washington, the State Department announced on Thursday. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host the Indian ministers at the meeting that wi...

23 days ago
Sushma, Sitharaman to visit Washington for strategic 2+2 Dialogue

New York, June 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold the first strategic 2+2 Dialogue with their US counterparts on July 6 in Washington, the State Department announced on Thursday. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host the Indian ministers at the meeting that will focus o...

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