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Modi, in Rock Star U.S. Debut, Vows to Make India Proud


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked Sunday in a rock star welcome to the United States as he vowed to work tirelessly to make his nation a major power. In a massive show of support for a right-wing leader once shunned by Washington, some 18,500 people of Indian origin from across the United States and Canada packed into New York’s Madison Square Garden...

India Leader Proposes International Yoga Day


India's prime minister is proposing a new addition to the lengthy list of annual U.N. observances: World Yoga Day. In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the therapeutic powers of yoga and said it could help tackle global problems.

Art and Culture Make more Long Lasting Impact than Diplomacy


Abu Dhabi: Many foreigners know India through stars in Bollywood films and famous Indian artists. That’s why art and culture make a far more lasting impact on relations [between nations and peoples] than that of diplomacy, a top Indian diplomat told Gulf News. India House, the Indian Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi, will be hosting art exhibitions of both Indian and Emirati artists more often, T. P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said.

China's Choice: India or Pakistan?


Among China’s relations with Asian neighbors, its ties with the countries in South Asia are generally considered to be the weakest. Now, with Sino-Japan tensions over the East China Sea and conflict with many Southeast Asian countries over the South China Sea, the role of South Asian countries has become more prominent.

Chinese Temptation for Tollywood


The treaty aims to usher in a new chapter of cultural diplomacy between the two countries. While the prospect of a Telugu film being co-produced through this treaty seems a distant possibility, mana filmmakers are waking up to the prospect of shooting films in China.

India, China Closer but still Cautious as Xi Visit Ends


Incursions cast a shadow over the visit of President Xi Jinping’s visit to India, but the joint statement issued on Friday reiterated their commitment to seek a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution". The two sides also said that ‘an early settlement of the boundary question’ ought to be ‘pursued as a strategic objective’. Policymakers are grappling with the implications of the Xi’s visit.