The cancellation of Chinese dissident Dolkun Isa’s visa by India will contribute to a healthy development of relations between the two countries and shows their common views in fighting terrorism and separatism, a Chinese expert on South Asian affairs has said. “India has made a cogitative decision, and shows the common views of China and India in fighting terrorism and separatism, and the determination of further cooperation,” Fu Xiaoqiang, an expert on South Asian studies at ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
India's move to opt for Japanese bullet trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route had raised concerns in China which is competing with Japan to build high-speed rail networks in India. India's first bullet train project may have gone to Japan but China is wooing the country to help build high-speed railway on other routes, claiming that it has the technology and expertise which could bring enormous economic and social benefits to the people. With questions being raised on the cost factor involving ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Sticking to its guns, China on Saturday again justified its decision to block India’s bid to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the United Nations and described its stance as “fair and based on facts”. “China always deals with the listing of 1267 committee based on facts and pursuant to UN Security Council resolutions and relevant rules in a fair manner,” Chinese foreign ministry said in response to India’s Permanent ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari in action during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Formula One will revert to its 2015 qualifying format at next week's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai and for the remainder of the season, the governing FIA said in a statement on Thursday after backing down in the face of opposition from teams. The change will be put to the F1 Commission and World Motor Sport Council to be rubber-stamped, bringing an end to a ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
IT majors Infosys and TCS were the top losers while capital goods shares BHEL and L&T ended firm on robust core sector growth. Despite a marginal recovery in late trades benchmark share indices ended the first trading day of fiscal 2017 on weak note, amid weak global cues, with IT shares leading the decline. The S&P BSE Sensex ended down 72 points at 25,270 while the Nifty50 slipped 25 points to settle at 7,113. In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap gained 0.2% and Smallcap index ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In a candid admission, the Indian Air Force on Thursday said that given its depleting strength, it does not have the adequate numbers to "fully execute" an air campaign in case of a two-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously. It also sought more 5th generation fighter aircraft over and above the 36 Rafales since it was a requirement. The revelation by the IAF comes at a time when the squadron strength of the force has come down to 33 in comparison to the sanctioned strength ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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