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India, Israel upgrading bilateral ties

India hopes to sign three large agreements on water, energy and education, during Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s state visit to Israel. Ever since India established diplomatic relations with Jewish State in January 1992, bilateral cooperation between the two countries has increased. Indian multinationals have made long-term investments to the tune ...

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Germany offers India $2.25 bn for solar energy

PM Narendra Modi has said that Germany will provide India more than 2 billion euros ($2.25 billion) for developing a clean energy corridor and solar projects. PM has made ambitious renewable energy targets a key part of his development agenda and climate change mitigation commitments ahead of a landmark international ...

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Five major announcements during Modi-Merkel Meet

Europe’s largest economy Germany and Asia’s third largest economy India have a healthy bi-lateral economic relations despite the sluggish speed of concluding Indo-EU Free Trade Agreement. As Indian Prime Minister Modi’s most of the policies such as Make in India or Digital India, are focused on making India a manufacturing ...

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Modi’s Foreign Policy Team

Indian Vascodagamian (because he loves leaving Indian shores frequently) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the full command of Indian foreign policy since his coming into power last year. Modi has visited 25 countries in 16 months – this is his second ongoing visit to the USA.  It seems India’s ...

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India to reduce e-tourist visa fees

India has decided to reduce visa fees for tourists arriving under the highly successful Electronic Tourist Visa (ETV) scheme. India’s fee for ETV is USD 60 and the facility extends to 113 countries. Under the ETV scheme, an applicant receives an email authorising him or her to travel to India ...

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India’s strategic investment in Iran

India is proposing to set up a urea plant at Chabahar port of Iran with an investment of 1 lakh crores . As sanctions against Iran are easing by US and countries India has taken up this investment proposal and negotiating with Iran government. Iran, in principle, has agreed to ...

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