Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Holds Talks With Kyrgyz Counterpart

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Holds Talks With Kyrgyz Counterpart

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today held talks with Kyrgyz armed forces chief General Raimberdi Duishenbiyev on ways to expand security and defence cooperation between the two countries.

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Holds Talks With Kyrgyz Counterpart

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today held talks with Kyrgyz armed forces chief General Raimberdi Duishenbiyev on ways to expand security and defence cooperation between the two countries.

The two sides deliberated on the current security scenario in the region and explored ways to deepen existing cooperation, official sources said.

Gen Duishenbiyev, who is the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan, arrived here yesterday on a six-day India visit.

Bilateral defence cooperation between India and Kyrgyzstan has been on an upswing with armed forces of the two countries having regular joint exercises.

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INS Kadmatt In Cambodia To Build India-ASEAN Trust

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INS Kadmatt In Cambodia To Build India-ASEAN Trust

Indian Navy Ship Kadmatt has arrived at the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue and in consonance with India’s Act East policy.

INS Kadmatt In Cambodia To Build India-ASEAN Trust

Indian Navy Ship Kadmatt has arrived at the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue and in consonance with India’s Act East policy.

According to Eastern Naval Command spokesman here, the visit is also aimed at showcasing India’s shipbuilding capability, long sustenance and global reach of the Indian Navy.

INS Kadmatt, an anti-submarine warfare corvette has been deployed in the region since early September 2017 and is visiting Cambodia on completion of the ASEAN IFR held at Pataya, Thailland last week.

During the ship’s three-day stay at Sihanoukville, the Commanding Officer will call on several high ranking officers of Royal Cambodian Navy. In addition to a training capsule for Cambodia Naval personnel being conducted onboard the ship, sports activities between the navies to build bonhomie will also be undertaken.

The ship will also take part in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with ships of the Royal Cambodian Navy on its departure from Sihanoukville.

India and Cambodia share civilizational ties, and India has supported the development of Cambodia through various initiatives starting with the establishment of a embassy in 1981.

The current visit is expected to enhance and strengthen the mutual relationship between the two nations and promotes closer cooperation, building trust and confidence between the two navies to promote peace and stability in the maritime region.

India and ASEAN are observing 25 years of their Dialogue Partnership, 15 years of Summit Level interaction and five years of Strategic Partnership this year by undertaking a wide range of activities.

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26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed To Be Freed Tomorrow

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26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed To Be Freed Tomorrow

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest in January. Pak court refuses to extend detention by three months.

26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed To Be Freed Tomorrow

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest in January. Pak court refuses to extend detention by three months.

26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is to be released from house arrest in Pakistan, a court has ruled, a move that will further inflame tension with India. Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the huge stress points between Pakistan and India. He is to be freed tomorrow, according to news agency Reuters.

Saeed heads the Jamat ud Dawa, or JuD, which poses as a charity but is a front for the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Saeed has always denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks of 2008 that left 166 people dead after landmarks in the financial capital were attacked by 10 terrorists who sailed into the city from Karachi.

The court that ordered his release rejected the Pakistani government's request to extend his house arrest by three months. His current term was to expire next week.

The United States has for years offered $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Saeed.

When his detention was ordered in January, the move was seen as the result of an India-led diplomatic campaign to isolate Pakistan over its failure to act against terror groups.

Saeed was put under house arrest after the Mumbai attack but was released about six months later in June 2009.

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ECONOMY: India To Overtake Japan As Third Largest Economy By 2028 : Bank of America Report

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ECONOMY: India To Overtake Japan As Third Largest Economy By 2028 : Bank of America Report
ECONOMY: India To Overtake Japan As Third Largest Economy By 2028 : Bank of America Report

The report also said that falling dependency ratios, financial maturity and increasing incomes and affordability would be the key drivers that would lead to the country's growth.

ECONOMY: India To Overtake Japan As Third Largest Economy By 2028 : Bank of America Report
ECONOMY: India To Overtake Japan As Third Largest Economy By 2028 : Bank of America Report

The report also said that falling dependency ratios, financial maturity and increasing incomes and affordability would be the key drivers that would lead to the country's growth.

India may emerge as the third largest economy in the world overtaking Japan in the coming ten years, according to a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The report also said that falling dependency ratios, financial maturity and increasing incomes and affordability would be the key drivers that would lead to the country’s growth.

We see India crossing Germany and Japan in nominal GDP in dollar term by 2028. This assumes that the Indian economy grows at 10 per cent (in nominal US GDP) in the next decade, well ahead of Japan’s 1. per cent,” the foreign brokerage report said. The report titled ‘India 2028: The last BRICK in the Wall’, has projected the country’s real GDP growth at 7 per cent potential and that India would emerge as the fifth largest economy of the world by 2019.

First, falling dependency ratios should raise savings and investment rates. Second, financial maturity, due to financial liberalisation and inclusion, should continue to lower lending rates structurally. Finally, increasing incomes and affordability will likely underpin the emergence of mass markets, supporting an expected 7 per cent real GDP growth,” the report said.

It also said that the dependency ratio would be around 46. 2 per cent that would in-turn help in sustaining the savings rate at 32 per cent of GDP, at the least, in 2028, comparable to 31. 4 per cent during 2000-17. This increase in savings rate should push the rate of investment up to 35 per cent of GDP in 2028 from the current 32. 4 per cent. This, in turn, should lift growth to 10 per cent from 7. 1 per cent last fiscal holding the incremental capital-output ratio at current 4. 8 levels,” the report said.

We continue to expect RBI to recoup Forex Reserves to guard against contagion, in contrast, to import cover almost halving since 2008. This should contain depreciation to 3 per cent a year over the next 10 years,” the report said. It also said that the credit to GDP ratio, a proxy for financial maturity, will likely climb to 83 per cent of GDP from 44 per cent (2001-17).

The bank report also suggested that the growth will be driven by the services and that mass markets powered by rising incomes, on the demand side, as well as economies of scale, on the supply side, would emerge.

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India-North Korea Ties Could Act As Conduit For Communications: Rex Tillerson

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India-North Korea Ties Could Act As Conduit For Communications: Rex Tillerson
India-North Korea Ties Could Act As Conduit For Communications: Rex Tillerson

Trade between India and North Korea amounted to $130 million in 2016-17 but in the current fiscal year it stands at $10.

India-North Korea Ties Could Act As Conduit For Communications: Rex Tillerson
India-North Korea Ties Could Act As Conduit For Communications: Rex Tillerson

Trade between India and North Korea amounted to $130 million in 2016-17 but in the current fiscal year it stands at $10.

India's diplomatic ties with North Korea could act as a "conduit for communications", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said amidst tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the latter's nuclear missile tests.

India had informed the US that it has "minimal" trade with North Korea, and that there was a small Indian embassy in Pyongyang which should stay there so that some channels of communication remain open.

The issue figured during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Tillerson during his visit to India on Wednesday.

Answering a question about India's refusal to close its embassy in Pyongyang, Tillerson said: "I think they just indicated they think that office has a value as a conduit for communications".

Asked if he agreed with that assessment, he replied: "It could. It might", according to the transcription of Tillerson's interview in Geneva.

Trade between India and North Korea amounted to $130 million in 2016-17 but in the current fiscal year it stands at $10. 95 million, according to official data.

India banned all trade with North Korea, except food and medicine, from April, in line with UN sanctions over North Korea's nuclear tests.

Tillerson said the US wants to find new ways to partner with India and other likeminded countries in Asia.

I had a very comprehensive discussion on economic and security links with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, National Security Adviser (Ajit) Doval, and Foreign Affairs Minister (Sushma) Swaraj. It is essential that our two democracies work together to address the challenges facing our people.

The US has had positive relations with India for 70 years but it is never quite moved to that next level, and I think that is in part due to - on both sides," he added.

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong- un have traded increasingly threatening and personal insults as Pyongyang races towards its goal of developing a nuclear- tipped missile capable of reaching the US.

Tensions have dramatically risen on the Korean peninsula after North Korea, early in September, conducted its biggest nuclear test, which its state-run KCNA news agency described as a hydrogen bomb.

Nuclear-armed North Korea in August fired a ballistic missile over Japan in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its nuclear ambitions.

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Trailer Review of The Current War: Or say Clash of Geniuses of this century!

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Historic drama from Hollywood is always gem to watch and experience, as they always have something new to offer, rather than just being a documentary film. As premiered on Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, The Current War, is filled with electrifying performers like Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and also Nicholas Hoult.

Historic drama from Hollywood is always gem to watch and experience, as they always have something new to offer, rather than just being a documentary film. As premiered on Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, The Current War, is filled with electrifying performers like Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and also Nicholas Hoult. Indeed it is a story of century’s most important invention, which triggered industrial revolution on steroid, but the way it is told seems worth to watch when it releases!

Whenever we hear or talk about an invention, we often see what miracle inventors managed to pull off with the help of science, but some things no one talks about is what struggles and competition it must have gone through before and even after presenting their invention to the world. So the director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon brought high-tension drama behind invention of light bulb by Thomas Edison and its competition with well-established system of electrical energy system by George Westinghouse.

Trailer Review of The Current War: Or say Clash of Geniuses of this century!

The trailer gives good glimpse of the time that it would depict human drama of power (literal and metaphorical), greed, rivalry and who is the visionary to power modern world. And at midst of this clash of energy titans, there will be an entry of Nikola Tesla, which will be the game changer for both the tussle and for the plot point for the film. This high-voltage drama, pun intended, will surely teach you an untold invention story in all its glory!

Trailer Review of The Current War: Or say Clash of Geniuses of this century!

The Current War also features supporting cast of Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor MacNeill, and Damien Molony. Though the American release date for the film is 24th November this year, but Indian release date for The Current War is yet to be disclosed by Indian distributors! BollywoodMDB will surely keep you updated on release date and other updates on The Current War!

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China Says Road In Ladakh Will Worsen Doklam Dispute

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China Says Road In Ladakh Will Worsen Doklam Dispute
China Says Road In Ladakh Will Worsen Doklam Dispute

China on Thursday said India has "slapped its own face" by deciding to build a road near Pangong Lake in Ladakh and it would only worsen the Doklam dispute.

China Says Road In Ladakh Will Worsen Doklam Dispute
China Says Road In Ladakh Will Worsen Doklam Dispute

China on Thursday said India has "slapped its own face" by deciding to build a road near Pangong Lake in Ladakh and it would only worsen the Doklam dispute.

Beijing said the western sector of the boundary where India plans to build a road is not "delimited". It warned that the move was not "conducive" to peace in the region.

India's Home Ministry has reportedly approved the building of a road from Marsimik La to Hot Spring in Ladakh. Marsimik La is about 20 km from Pangong Lake, where Indian and Chinese troops scuffled last week.

India and China have a dispute over the Line of Actual Control in the western sector of Ladakh.

It seems that the Indian side is slapping its own face," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said reacting to the development.

The Indian side is closely following China's road building, but India's action itself has proven that the Indian side says something and does another," she added.

Its words are complete contradictions to its deeds on the border issues," she added.

Now, the current road construction in that area by the Indian side is not conducive to peace and stability in that area.

It will not help with settlement of the current situation," Hua said referring to the Doklam crisis.

I should stress that the western section of the China-India boundary has not been delimited and the two sides have agreed to uphold peace and tranquillity before the disputes are settled," Hua said.

Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in a standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim section for the past three months, which has led to escalation in bilateral tensions.

The dispute began when India stalled the construction of a Chinese road in Doklam, which lies in the trijunction of India, China and Bhutan. Bhutan has also protested China's road building activity in its territory.

New Delhi perceives the Chinese road in Doklam a threat as the region is very close to its Siliguri corridor which connects India's northeast with rest of the country.

The 3,488 km de facto India-China border is divided into three sectors: west, middle and east.

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