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Oct 28, 2014

Talks gather pace on sale of Indian patrol vessels to Vietnam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Talks are gathering pace on the sale of Indian naval patrol vessels to Vietnam, an Indian official said, the first significant military transfer to Hanoi as it improves its defenses in the South China Sea where it is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China.

The four patrol ships will be provided to Vietnam under a $100 million defense credit line and represent a push by the nationalist government in New Delhi to counter Beijing’s influence in South Asia by deepening ties with old ally Vietnam.

Oct 27, 2014

Tata Power to speed up $1.8 billion Vietnam power station

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tata Power Company Ltd plans to complete work on a $1.8 billion thermal power station in Vietnam three years early, government officials said, as the two countries strive to showcase the economic ties between them.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, visiting India just a month after India’s president travelled to his country, said he had met Tata group officials and that the 1,320 megawatt project would be completed by 2019 instead of 2022.

Oct 27, 2014

India’s Tata Power to speed up $1.8 bln Vietnam power station

NEW DELHI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Tata Power Company Ltd
plans to complete work on a $1.8 billion thermal power
station in Vietnam three years early, government officials said,
as the two countries strive to showcase the economic ties
between them.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, visiting India
just a month after India’s president travelled to his country,
said he had met Tata group officials and that the 1,320 megawatt
project would be completed by 2019 instead of 2022.

Oct 17, 2014

After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences.

India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China’s request to move next month’s exercises away from the border with Pakistan with which China shares a close relationship.

Oct 12, 2014

Indian general says fewer militants entering Kashmir

JAMMU India (Reuters) – Far fewer militants are attempting to cross into Indian Kashmir this year from Pakistan, an Indian army general said, contrary to expectations that a drawdown of foreign forces in Afghanistan would result in fighters flooding there.

India has been bolstering its defenses along the de facto border with Pakistan, fearing militant groups fighting the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan will turn their energies to Kashmir where it is trying to end a 25-year insurgency.

Oct 9, 2014

India warns Pakistan of high price after more fighting in Kashmir

ARNIA/NEW DELHI India (Reuters) – India warned Pakistan it would pay an “unaffordable price” if it persisted with shelling and machine-gun fire across a heavily populated border area in the lowlands of Kashmir, raising the stakes in the rivals’ worst fighting in more than a decade.

Nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since fighting erupted more than week ago along a 200-km (125-mile) stretch of border in the disputed, mostly Muslim region of Kashmir. More were injured on Thursday.

Oct 7, 2014

India wields the axe on Her Majesty’s “laughable” laws

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don’t even think of pocketing it – that’s because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to “Her Majesty”.

Now, however, the Treasure Trove Act of 1878 and nearly 300 other outdated laws are set to be repealed in the largest-ever cull of rules that make India one of the most puzzling places in the world to do business.

Sep 26, 2014

India, China agree to end Himalayan border face-off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India and China have agreed to pull back troops ranged against each other on a remote Himalayan plateau, the Indian government said on Friday, ending their biggest face-off on the disputed border in a year.

The two armies mobilized about 1,000 soldiers each in Ladakh this month, accusing the other of building military infrastructure in violation of an agreement to maintain peace until a resolution of the 52-year territorial row.

Sep 24, 2014

Insight – With canal and hut, India stands up to China on disputed frontier

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Earlier this month, the Indian army, stationed on a remote Himalayan plateau, built a small observation hut from where they could watch Chinese soldiers across a disputed border.

The move so irked China’s military that it laid a road on territory claimed by India and demanded that the tin hut be dismantled. India refused, destroyed a part of the new road and promptly raised troop numbers in the area.

Sep 24, 2014

With canal and hut, Indian stands up to China on disputed frontier

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Earlier this month, the Indian army stationed on a remote Himalayan plateau built a small observation hut from where they could watch Chinese soldiers across a disputed border.

The move so irked China’s military that it laid a road on territory claimed by India and demanded that the tin hut be dismantled. India refused, destroyed a part of the new road and promptly raised troop numbers in the area.