India, China conduct first military exercise in J&K (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

Joint Military exercise in Eastern LadakhIndia and China for the first time conducted military exercises in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in Eastern Ladakh amidst the growing uneasiness in the bilateral relationship. The exercise comes in the backdrop of stalemate over India's multilateral disagreements with China over blacklisting of terrorists at the United Nations

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India to lend a helping hand to Myanmar’s reconciliation efforts (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to IndiaIndia has offered to help in Myanmar’s national reconciliation effort, officials said, shortly after State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi began her first state visit to India. During the meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the issue of reconciliation came up again. The two leaders discussed the manner

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Russia gives S-400 systems to boost India’s air defence (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Highlights of India-Russia Summit1. India and Russia, signed 16 important deals including one on S-400 missile systems, a game-changer in countering airborne threats. Details of Defence deal: Apart from the Inter-Governmental Agreement on the missile system — worth nearly Rs 39,000 crore — Russia also agreed to sell Kamov 226T helicopters and four Krivak class

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Dhaka, Beijing begin strategic alliance (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Highlights of China – Bangladesh meet in the backdrop of BRICS Summit 1. Bangladesh and China have agreed to elevate their cooperation to “strategic partnership” during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the South Asian country. 2. The two countries have also agreed to jointly advance China’s ‘belt and road initiative’ and establish “institutional cooperation”

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Can’t ban all imports from China: Minister (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Commerce and Industry Minister opposed complete ban on Chinese imports India can’t impose a blanket ban on all imports from China, but it is possible to introduce anti-dumping duties and safeguard mechanisms on certain products to protect consumers and producers based on factual evidence. Her remarks assume significance in context of a growing popular clamour to

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