India is on Monday celebrating its 66th Republic Day, and the country's military might and cultural diversity will be showcased at the annual parade at Rajpath. In attendance will be chief guest Barack Obama, president, USA.
India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday. The biggest of the celebrations will be held at the Rajpath where the country's military might and cultural diversity will be on full display as part of the Republic Day parade.
The announcements by India to boost cooperation with the US in clean energy and confront climate change solidifies New Delhi's commitment to expand its share of renewable energy, an American think-tank said on Sunday.
Applauding US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on civil nuclear and defence agreements, an influential Indian-American Congressman on Sunday said the deals would make billions of dollars in trade possible for American companies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a different tone for the India-US ties as the two countries "articulated a different understanding" to break the logjam over civil nuclear deal, but companies need to assess their risks, US officials said on Sunday.
India and the US have agreed to expand their efforts to assist developing countries and address global development challenges for the benefit of the wider region and the world and they lauded ongoing triangular assistance, which may involve US-India collaboration to address development challenges in third countries in areas including health, energy, food security, disaster management, and women`s empowerment.
Congress reacted cautiously to the "breakthrough" in the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement on Sunday, saying it would have to see the fine print on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed issues raised by the US within India's legal framework and sought details as to how the difficulties were overcome.
The "breakthrough" achieved by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the civil nuclear deal, six years after it was signed, dominated American media coverage of Obama's unprecedented second India visit.
Greenpeace India Sunday expressed disappointment over the Indo-US joint announcement on climate change, saying it did not go beyond the "rhetoric and the usual platitudes", although it noted that the agreement reached to phase out HFCs marked a big shift.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said he was "overwhelmed with feelings of boundless humility" at being chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour of the country.
At a time when the national capital is under an unprecedented security cover in view of US President Barack Obama's visit, a 25-year-old Russian girl was allegedly molested by an autorickshaw driver in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area here on Sunday evening.
The Indo-US agreements on defence cooperation announced by the two countries "promises to open a new chapter" in bilateral military ties and marks an "important milestone" in their strategic partnership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday said.
Signalling renewed intensity in ties, India and the US on Sunday decided to further "elevate" the long-standing strategic partnership by enhancing cooperation in a raft of crucial areas including defence, trade and commerce, technology transfer, counter-terrorism and climate change.
Welcoming US president Barack Obama, who arrived in New Delhi today on his three-day visit to India, the Congress on Sunday said country's interest should be given preeminence and the foreign policy of non-alignment should be kept intact during the bilateral talks.