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Rafale deal with France cleared; to be signed on Friday

Defence ministry has announced that the decks have been cleared for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday. The overall cost of the 36 twin-engine Rafales, along with their weapon packages is pegged at around Rs 59,000 crore. The deal will be a booster dose for India’s air combat power.[Read More…]

Inability to tackle emotions creates problems: Dalai Lama

China cautions Taiwan against letting Dalai Lama visit

The Chinese government has warned Taiwan against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama to visit. The Dalai Lama was invited by Freddy Lim, Taiwan’s prominent heavy metal singer and an outspoken China critic. Lim was elected to the Taiwanese parliament in January, this year and had met the spiritual[Read More…]

India’s entry into NSG will promote non-proliferation: Japan

Japan has reaffirmed its support for India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership. In the first official comment after China’s opposition sealed India’s fate at NSG group, Japan said that India’s presence in NSG will help promote non-proliferation. According to a TOI report, as China refuses to let go of its opposition to[Read More…]

Hike raises $175 million in funding, to take on WhatsApp in India

Instant messaging application Hike raised $175 million (₹1,200 crore) from China’s Tencent and Taiwanese firm Foxconn, marking one of the biggest transactions in the Indian startup industry this year. Its existing investors, Tiger Global, Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Group, also participated in the round of funding. This takes the valuation of[Read More…]

5 things the Uber-Didi Chuxing deal tells us

Ride-hailing app Uber has decided to merge its China business with market leader Didi Chuxing. Uber global will receive 5.89 percent in the combined company that would be valued at $35 billion. Chairman of Didi Cheng Wei, will join the board of Uber while Travis Kalanick, Uber Chief Executive, will[Read More…]

Twitter applauds Sushma Swaraj's 'celestial diplomacy'

Congress in support of Sushma Swaraj over Kashmir issue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday levelled directly at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for instigating the recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir. She clearly stated that “All of Kashmir belongs to India” and asked Pakistan to withdraw from the parts of Kashmir it has illegally occupied. After Sushma[Read More…]

Rise & Decline of China’s Soft Power

Hu Jintao highlighted soft power in his political report to the 17th Party Congress of October 2007, stressing the urgency of building China’s cultural soft power sufficiently to meet domestic needs and increase international competitiveness. Hu Jintao, Former President of PRC Power in ordinary usage is understood as an ability,[Read More…]

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