Republic Day parade: Obama witnesses India's military might

US President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the 66th Republic Day.

Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh posthumously awarded Ashoka Chakra

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the prestigious Ashoka Chakra award to the families of Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh on the 66th Republic Day here on Monday.

India celebrates 66th Republic Day

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 showcased.

Chinese leaders congratulate India on Republic Day

Chinese leaders on Monday sent congratulatory messages to their Indian counterparts on the country's 66th Republic Day, pledging closer ties between them.

What Barack Obama will witness at India's Republic Day parade
What Barack Obama will witness at India's Republic Day parade

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.

Barack Obama witnesses India's military might, cultural diversity at Republic Day Parade
Barack Obama witnesses India's military might, cultural diversity at Republic Day Parade

11:59 am: The flypast concludes with another Su-30 MkI carrying out a “Vertical Charlie” manoeuvre over the saluting dais. 

Nuclear agreements to bring billions for US firms: Bera

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.

PM Modi has set a different tone for bilateral ties: US officials

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, US agree on myriad global issues

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.

Obama praises Modi, calls him tough, stylish

US President Barack Obama Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "legendary work ethic", and described him as tough and stylish.

CPI questions Centre over nuke deal with US

CPI on Sunday asked the Centre to explain whether it has diluted Indian law to reach an agreement with the US on implementing the civil nuclear deal.

A new chapter in India-US defence ties: Hagel

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.

India, US release 'declaration of friendship', to elevate strategic partnership
India, US release 'declaration of friendship', to elevate strategic partnership

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.

National interest should be priority in talks with Obama: Congress

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.

Obama's India visit a superficial rapprochement: China

US President Barack Obama's unprecedented second visit to India is a "superficial rapprochement" given their hard differences on issues like climate change and nuclear energy cooperation, a wary China said today as it kept a close watch on the outcome of talks.

Two Beasts in Obama's 60-vehicle carcade in Delhi
Two Beasts in Obama's 60-vehicle carcade in Delhi

Visiting US President Barack Obama`s 60-vehicle motorcade which drove down the roads of the Indian capital Sunday included his two Beasts, the armoured presidential limousines, on the first day of his three-day visit.

President Pranab extends greetings to Australia on national day

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Australia on the eve of the national day of that country.

India, US should develop more trust to fight terror: President Pranab Mukherjee
India, US should develop more trust to fight terror: President Pranab Mukherjee

India and the US should fight terrorism together as no country is safe from the menace, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said while sharing views of American President Barack Obama that no nation should provide safe haven to terror groups.

India, US ask Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice
India, US ask Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice

Identifying terrorism as a major challenge, India and the US on Sunday stressed the need for joint and concerted efforts to disrupt terror entities including LeT, D Company and the Haqqani Network and asked Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 terror attack to justice.

Obama-Modi chemistry on display

Chemistry between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very much evident on Sunday with the Indian leader calling him by his first name more than once during their joint media interaction.