Narendra Modi to hold Defence Ministry by himself

As the Prime minister of India is set to take the oath at 6:00 pm on Monday 26th along with 45 ministers in his cabinet, it has been revealed that the to-be PM Narendra Modi has decided to keep the Ministry of Defence with himself.

What foreign media has to say about Narendra Modi win

From calling Modi a deeply polarising figure to calling his victory a rejection of Congress policies, foreign media tracks Modi win closely
Aletta D’cruz | Mumbai May 16, 2014

More than 550 million votes cast over a period of 5 weeks marked the 16th Lok Sabha elections in the country. As election officials began counting the votes today morning, a clear trend had been established, favouring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.

Toshiba to Commercialize Vegetable Production at New Plant Factory

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will add a new dimension to its healthcare business by starting production of pesticide-free, long-life vegetables in a closed-type plant factory that operates under almost aseptic conditions*1. The company has begun construction of the plant factory at a facility in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture, and will start shipping lettuce, baby leaf greens, spinach, mizuna and other vegetables in the second quarter of FY2014. Annual sales are estimated at 300 million yen.

Is India Scared of China?

Prakash Nanda

Prakash Nanda is a journalist and editorial consultant for Indian Defence Review. He is also the author of « Rediscovering Asia: Evolution of India’s Look-East Policy. »
The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at a bilateral meeting with the President of the People Republic of China Mr Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Fifth BRICS Summit, at Durban, South Africa

Thucydide sur le Dniepr

Par Nicolas Mazzucchi

La question ukrainienne qui, après l’affaire criméenne, connaît de nouveaux développements avec l’agitation dans l’Est du pays se pose comme un cas d’école de l’analyse des enjeux géopolitiques par empilement d’échelles. Le référendum tenu à l’Est et qui semble, avec plus ou moins de malversations et de manipulations, consacrer la volonté de la population russophone de se séparer de Kiev, pourrait ouvrir un nouvel acte de cette affaire internationale, mêlant Russie, Europe, Etats-Unis et dépassant largement le seul cadre de l’Ukraine.

Indian defence delegation visits Vietnam

Sen. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, Vice Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, received a delegation from the National Defence Academy of India in Hanoi on May 12. Tuan affirmed the people and army of Vietnam always attach importance to developing solidarity and friendship with the Indian people and army.
Photo: VNA

Maldives seeks India’s help for new naval base | The Indian Express

Maldives seeks India’s help for new naval base | The Indian Express.

Maldives has requested for Indian cooperation in developing an ambitious new naval base near its capital city of Male, a project that is considered to be central to its defence forces. The request for assistance in developing a new base at Uthuru Thila Falhu (UTF) is being considered by New Delhi.

Why India doesn’t support Western sanctions on Russia

Author: Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide

Commentators have expressed surprise at India’s failure to criticise Russia for its incursion into Crimea. Not only did India abstain from voting on the UN General Assembly Resolution condemning Crimea’s annexation but it has also opposed the imposition of Western sanctions. Together with its fellow members in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) forum, India has rejected Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop’s suggestion that Russia be excluded from the G20 summit.×399.jpg

India to Provide Helicopters to Afghanistan

By IDR News Network

As per the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Salman Khurshid, India as agreed to provide helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan in the near future. Apparently, this decision of the Government of India comes in response to a request from the President of Afghanistan for the supply of lethal weapons.

External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid calls on President of Afghanistan HE Mr Hamid Karzai

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