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‘US alerted India of fresh Taliban attack last week’

High-level sources have indicated that an US alert sent out last week based on chatter picked up by American snoops listening in on conversations of Taliban operatives had picked up indications that a major naval base would be attacked and that like 26/11, the attack could come from the sea.

I feel vindicated, says Yeddyurappa


Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said he felt “vindicated” after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a late night decision rejected state Governor H.R. Bhardwaj’s report recommending the dismiss

Will Indian tiger roar in Africa?

When Dr Manmohan Singh lands in Addis Ababa for the second India Africa Forum Summit that begins in two weeks in the Ethiopian capital, three years after the first tentative meet in Delhi, the marked difference between India’s “soft power” and China’s headlong rush into becoming the continent’s go-to country for infrastructure is


When journalists become the news…..

US-India deal sealed in hanoi

That US President Barack Obama dropped so many goodies into India’s lap is no accident.

Hillary, Manmohan to hold talks today

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton will hold one on one talks with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday, with the meeting squeezed in between bilaterals being held with the Singapore and Australian Premiers just before the Prime Minister ends his three nation tour of East Asia, long seen as China’s backyard. Dr Singh will also be calling on his host, Mr Nguyen Minh Triet, the President of Vietnam.

PM talks to Wen on visas, Arunachal


India raised the issue of “stapled” visas as well its other core concern — China’s claims over Arunachal Pradesh — when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the Asean-East Asia Summit in Hanoi on Friday.

PM in Hanoi, will attend 2 major summits

After firming up economic and trade ties with Japan and Malaysia this week that gives India its longed-for footprint in East Asia, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh arrived in Hanoi for the 8th Asean-India summit and the 5th East Asia Summit to be held in the Vietnamese capital on Saturday. India’s bid to integrate its economy with

PM: World big enough for India, China

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent out his strongest signal yet that he wants relations with China to be brought back on track by saying on Wednesday, ahead of his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Vietnam on the sidelines of the East Asian Summit, the first since the Chinese triggered a crisis by issuing stapled visas to people from Jammu and Kashmir, that “the world is large enough to accommodate the growth ambitions of both India and China”.

India is firm as China tries to provoke again

Within hours of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landing in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday as part of his grand plan to give an economic underpinning to the relationship with three key East Asian nations in China’s backyard while remaining careful not to upset the larger neighbour, Beijing signalled that it had no compunctions about crossing the red line yet again on the sensitive issue of issuing stapled visas to Indian nationals from Jammu and Kashmir.

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