“Soon after 1947, Pakistan became an obstacle between India and Central Asia and that is why we tried repeatedly in the past to befriend Iran and open an alternative route to Central Asia. We tried to have warm ties with Iran but our attempts were not always successful. But the agreement on Chahbahar will finally convince Pakistan that it cannot continue to play the role of an obstacle for India’s plans for Central Asia,” Mr. Rasgotra told The Hindu. … [Read more...] about India to develop Iran’s Chabahar port
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Noting that terrorism is the “most pernicious violation” of the fundamental right to life, Swarup said India is happy that the HRC advisory committee is working on a report on the matter. “We remain ready to work with all partners to fully stop all support from reaching terrorists, denying terrorists access to safe havens, and extraditing and bringing to justice perpetrators of terrorism, and their supporters,” he said. … [Read more...] about ‘Epicentre of global terror shouldn’t lecture on human rights in J-K’: India’s response to Pakistan at UN
While Ms Sitharaman has demonstrated that she has little time for interest groups demanding special or sectoral benefits, it is also true that even experts are divided on what is the best response at this time -- to ignore fiscal constraints in order to stimulate demand for the short run, or to continue to exercise restraint while pushing forward structural reform using this moment of crisis. … [Read more...] about Should India allow foreign money to finance deficit?
This transition period will, however, require new tools. This includes issuing counter-guarantees to the ADB and other development partners so they can use their strong international credit ratings to de-risk projects. Vietnam should also prioritise development assistance to strengthen the financial sector, providing stand-by facilities or other enhancements to make it easier for state-owned enterprises tasked with key projects to access affordable financing, and allowing development partners to issue dong-linked bonds to lower the cost of capital for Vietnamese borrowers. These are all measures that the ADB and others have introduced in other middle-income countries. However, either because of statute or policy, they are currently not possible in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Vietnam building bridges for greater economic growth and development
Guwahati: Arvind Singh Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI) reviewed various projects and operations of Northeast India Airports . In his meeting with the Chief Secretary of Assam, Kumar Sanjay Krishna in Guwahati, Arvind discussed several aviation related infrastructure and upcoming projects in the state. Assam has most number of operational airports in the region namely- Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Tezpur, Jorhat and Lilabari and they together agreed for development of more airports which could meet the expectations of the local people as well as the tourist coming here. Issues related to land, new Greenfield airport projects and connectivity to remote locations were also discussed in media. AAI stated Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati is considered the gateway to the north eastern states and a major hub for export of local products and the tourism. The meeting focused on enhancing more cargo facilities for the benefit of farmers and scope for … [Read more...] about AAI Chairman Arvind Singh reviewed projects and operations of Northeast India Airports