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China dams Brahmaputra river in Tibet for power plant

China has dammed the Brahmaputra river in Tibet for the first time in order to begin the main construction work on a 510 MW hydropower station project, notwithstanding concerns raised by India in this regard.

SMK talks visa row with China

India on Sunday discussed with China key bilateral issues, including seeking Beijing’s support for its quest for a permanent UNSC seat and its concerns over stapled visas to Kashmiris, as the two countries prepared for the crucial visit of Premier Wen Jiabao to New Delhi next month.

‘India, China both ancient civilizations’

Days after his “positive” meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday visited the India pavilion at Shanghai Expo and admired its “beautiful architecture” based on

Sibal, Nath to be in China for talks

Amid concerns in India over a Chinese presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the denial of a visa to a top Indian Army general, two senior Indian ministers are slated to make high-profile vis

China response guarded on Dalai meet

China on Tuesday gave a guarded response to foreign secretary Nirupama Rao’s recent meeting with the Dalai Lama, saying it hopes India will abide by its commitment not to allow exiled Tibetans to conduct anti-China activities.

‘Won’t hand over 26/11 suspects’

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday ruled out handing over the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to India but said the “non-state actors” who derailed the Indo-Pak rapprochement will “hopefully” be brought to justice in his country.

‘Pak, China inked nuke deal in 2009’

Amid concerns expressed by India and the US about the new Sino-Pak nuclear deal, Pakistan has claimed that the agreement to build two atomic reactors was inked in 2009 itself during President Asif Ali

‘Sino-India border talks to resume’

India and China plan to resume the next round of talks to resolve differences over demarcation of borders and conduct joint military exercises so as to boost bilateral ties, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said on Tuesday. Mr Menon, who is here on a four-day visit as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special envoy, said India and China would be finalising dates to resume talks to resolve differences over demarcation of borders and to conduct joint military exercises.

China push for healthy India ties

India and China on Monday discussed new ideas aimed at taking forward the bilateral ties keeping in view mutual concerns and interests, as Beijing sought a “healthy, stable and dynamic” relationship with far-reaching significance to the two nations, Asia and the world at large.

China Islam rebels settling in Pak

An increasing number of militants of the East Turkistan Islamic Movement fighting for separation of China’s Muslim majority Xinjiang province were “fleeing to Pakistan and settling down there for futu

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