Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday deplored the "expansionist" tendency among some countries which "encroach" upon seas of others, in oblique comments against China which is having a maritime dispute with Japan.
Ahead of significant summit-level talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe slated to be held later on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned the hat of a school teacher as he began his third day of Japan trip by visiting an ancient 136-year-old school in Tokyo.
Accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of "dividing" China and India, a state-run Chinese daily on Sunday said Indo-Japan ties face "huge uncertainty" in view of rise of BRICS and emerging Sino-Indian cooperation.
Maintaining that India wanted good neighbourly relationship, Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Pakistan should stop funding terrorists and cannot expect peace talks when there is continuous firing across the border.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart shared a light moment on Sunday when the former found himself enchanted by the presence of a lotus attached to a statue of Lord Buddha at the Toji temple here.
India has earmarked USD 100 million for upgradation of Chabahar port in Iran so as to improve trade with Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries, Afghan envoy to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has said.
Jammu and Kashmir unit of CPI (M) on Sunday called for setting the dialogue process between India and Pakistan in motion, saying the recent diplomatic break off was a "blow" to the peace process between the two countries.
Worried over increasingly aggressive moves of China to stake claim on disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the Philippines is looking at establishing defense cooperation with allies, including India, a top official said here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a four-day official tour of Japan, said on Sunday that not only Kyoto and Varanasi, Kyoto and Indian universities, industries & research institutes can also work together.