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Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan diplomat arrives at South Block in Delhi after being summoned by MEA [Video]

Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan diplomat arrives at South Block in Delhi after being summoned by MEA

Pakistan diplomat arrived at South Block in Delhi after being summoned by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) over the transfer of management and maintenance of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib on November 06...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:22Published
Aiming missiles, drones: How new US pact helps India against China in Ladakh [Video]

Aiming missiles, drones: How new US pact helps India against China in Ladakh

One of the highlights of the latest edition of the India-US 2+2 dialogue was the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement. The pact, signed during the visit of US Secretaries of State..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 09:01Published
Watch: Donald Trump's top ministers in India for 2+2 talks amid China tension [Video]

Watch: Donald Trump's top ministers in India for 2+2 talks amid China tension

As tension between India and China persists along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, top members of the Donald Trump administration arrived in India for the high-level 2+2 dialogue. US..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:41Published
US Secretary of Defence inspects Guard of Honor at Delhi's South block [Video]

US Secretary of Defence inspects Guard of Honor at Delhi's South block

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper. Esper inspected Guard of Honor at Delhi's South Block. US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper is in India to attend 2+2..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:39Published

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Amid China standoff, NSA Doval meets US secretary of state Pompeo in Delhi

Amid the ongoing stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, National Security Advisor *Ajit Doval* on Tuesday met US Secretary of State *Mike Pompeo*, who is in New Delhi for the..
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NSA Ajit Doval meets Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper at South Block

They discussed many issues and challenges of strategic importance. Both sides highlighted the need to share objectives and build capabilities across all domains to ensure a safe, stable, and rule-based..
DNA - Published

US will give India access to its satellite network for defence purposes

Indian military is set to get access to the giant satellite network of the United States allowing it to target enemy positions with more precision. India and US militaries have decided to ink a deal..
Mid-Day - Published

New Parliament building to be ready by October 2022

Construction of a new Parliament building will begin in December this year and is likely to be completed by October 2022, while necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that Parliament..
Mid-Day - Published

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews LAC situation amid rising tensions with China; NSA, CDS, tri-service chiefs attend

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a high-level meeting to review the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) amid heightened border tensions with China. NSA Ajit Doval, Chief of..
Zee News - Published

If talks fail with China, then military options on table: Gen Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that if diplomatic talks with China over the border issue fail, then military options are on the table. "The military option to deal with..
Mid-Day - Published

Indian TV reports on PM Oli lack minimum public decency: Nepal

Take steps against the broadcast of such content, it urges South Block
Hindu - Published

Rajnath Singh reviews ongoing projects at borders with BRO chief

Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing projects with Border Roads Organisation Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh and other senior officials at a meeting in South Block, the Ministry of Defence..
IndiaTimes - Published

India's defence secretary tests positive for Covid-19

In a development that has unsettled the country’s top defence establishment in South Block on the Raisina Hill complex here, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19.
IndiaTimes - Published

Chinese aggression to find top place in Army commanders' meet

Indian Army Commanders' Conference kicked off in New Delhi on Wednesday wherein discussion over China frontier in Sikkim, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh would be done at great length. The conference was..
Mid-Day - Published

Central Vista: former top officers of MEA express concern

Centre plans to convert North Block and South Block into museums
Hindu - Published

Coronavirus: How Modi government is running the country from home

coronavirus: how modi government is running the country from home
*New Delhi*: The government has been advocating strict social distancing norms and work for home, for a month now in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. As of Tuesday, India has surpassed 4,400..
Mid-Day - Published

Army HQ to be shifted from South Block to Delhi Cantt: Sources

IndiaTimes - Published

PM's residence, office likely to be shifted: Sources

The Prime Minister's residence and office are likely to be shifted near the South Block and the Vice President's new house will be in the vicinity of the North Block as per a blueprint prepared by the..
IndiaTimes - Published

CDS Bipin Rawat meets defence minister Rajnath at South Block

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated former Army chief Rawat for taking over as the first CDS and called him an "outstanding officer" who has served India with great zeal.
IndiaTimes - Published

Maintaining peace on China border can lead to eventual solution: Gen. Naravane

The new Army Chief, who reviewed a ceremonial guard of honour outside the South Block, said both the western and northern borders were equally important
Hindu - Published

Chief of Defence Staff will remain neutral to all Services: Gen. Rawat

The CDS has an office in the South Block and will continue to wear the uniform of the parent service
Hindu - Published

PM Modi broke news to General Rawat about appointment as first CDS

Narendra Modi broke the news to General Bipin Rawat during his farewell dinner at the Prime Minister's residence about his appointment as the Chief of Defence Staff, government sources said. General..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will devise strategy after taking over as Chief of Defence Staff, says General Bipin Rawat

The Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at 9:15 am at the National War Memorial and the Guard of Honour was given near Gate No. 2, South Block Lawns at 9:30 am.
Zee News - Published

Post Pulwama bombing, JeM planned attacks in Delhi, carried out recce near critical govt facilities

In a critical revelation, the charge sheet said that the JeM had also carried out recce near critical government facilities such as South Block and Central Secretariat for more attacks like that of..
Zee News - Published

Pak based terror group JeM planned more attacks after Pulwama terror incident: Sources

As per sources, terror group JeM also carried out reconnaissance near-critical government facilities such as South Block and Central Secretariat for more attacks after Pulwama.
DNA - Published

Vietnam's People Army chief meets defence minister Rajnath Singh

"Chief of General Staff, Vietnam People's Army & deputy minister of national defence Sr Lt Gen Phan Van Giang inspecting tri-services guard of honour at south block lawns in New Delhi, today," the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Shift PM’s house closer to South Block: Central Vista architect

The architects firm picked to design Delhi’s Central Vista has suggested shifting the PM's residence from Lok Kalyan Marg to south of Raisina Hills. HCP has also suggested that the existing..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cong. leader suspended for causing disgrace to party

Norman Joseph, vice president of the Ernakulam South Block committee of the Indian National Congress, was suspended from the organisation for “causing
Hindu - Published

Arun Jaitley: A political journey

*New Delhi:* By the time Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency on June 26, 1975, Arun Jaitley had already proved himself to be a deft student leader in Delhi University (DU) after leading ABVP to..
Mid-Day - Published

Arun Jaitley: The editor's choice prime minister

*New Delhi:* A lawyer-turned-politician will be as staid an introduction for Arun Jaitley as a cricketer-turned-commentator for Sunil Gavaskar. A brilliant strategist and one of Prime Minister Narendra..
Mid-Day - Published

India calls US envoy to South Block, conveys 'grave concern' over $125mn military assistance to Pakistan

India has conveyed its "grave concern" to the US over its decision to provide military assistance to Pakistan. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the issue was taken up..
Firstpost - Published

Chinese Army men in `civilian clothes` show banner supporting Tibet to villagers in Ladakh

The incident happened when the people of Fuchke in Ladakh were busy in celebrations to mark the birthday of Tibetan spiritual guru Dalai Lama, South Block sources said.
Zee News - Published

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