India, world's largest arms importer, has signed defence deal worth nearly USD 80 million with South African companies for integrated self-protection systems on its indigenously developed Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters.
The government on Wednesday said that an Indian Air Force transport aircraft has reached Djibouti to bring back Indians who are on way to the African nation after they were evacuated from neighbouring strife-torn Yemen.
A 49-year-old man was today charged with defrauding parents of kidnapped children, including falsely promising some of them of bringing back their children allegedly abducted from the US and taken to India.
India may again approach Bhutan for an early clearance to a crucial road passing through its territory that connects strategically important Tawang with Guwahati as the neighbouring country has put on hold the project apparently due to fear of antagonising China.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said the evacuation of 348 Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen was a national effort involving various aspects of the country's assets like the Air Force, Navy and Air India.
India on Tuesday night got permission to dock its ship at the Aden harbour for the evacuation of nearly 400 Indians from the sea port city as the government launched a massive air and sea evacuation operation for its over 4,000 nationals in strife-torn Yemen.
The government will hold a two-day national conference next week as a final step of consultations before bringing amendments in existing green laws and also launch a comprehensive National Air Quality Index to inform people about air quality.
A local lawyer whose petition seeking prosecution of US President Barack Obama for his remarks on "religious intolerance" in India was struck down by a local court last month, on Tuesday moved Allahabad High Court challenging the lower court order.