India, Egypt Elevate Ties To Strategic Partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India has decided to elevate bilateral relations with Egypt to a strategic partnership. “We’ve decided that under India-Egypt Strategic Partnership we will develop a long-term framework for greater cooperation in the fields of politics, security, economics and science,” PM Modi said at a joint press conference after holding wide-ranging talks with visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. India and Egypt also exchanged MoUs in cyber security, culture, information technology, youth matters and broadcasting. PM Modi and President Sisi also witnessed the release…

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Ajit Doval Meets French Counterpart, Discusses Strategic Partnership

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with his visiting counterpart and Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Bonne on Thursday to discuss aspects of the Indo-French strategic partnership, including defence and security cooperation, major international and regional issues, including the war in Ukraine, Indo-Pacific cooperation, counter-terrorism cooperation, cyber-security, space and civil nuclear energy. Doval and Bonne who is the French government’s G7 and G20 Sherpa agreed to raise the ambition of bilateral cooperation to accelerate efforts toward strategic autonomy. “Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor and G7 and G20 Sherpa to the…

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China Is Eager To Strengthen Strategic Partnerships, Xi To Australian PM

Diplomatic relations between Australia and its major trading partner China have deteriorated in recent years, with Beijing imposing sanctions on Australian exports following Canberra’s call for an international investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic China’s President Xi Jinping said in a message to his Australian counterpart on Wednesday that he will work to promote a comprehensive strategic partnership, according to Chinese state media, just hours before the countries’ foreign ministers meet in Beijing. “I value the development of China-Australia relations and am eager to collaborate with the Australian…

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Modi’s Europe Tour: India, France Pledge To Deepen Strategic Partnership

In a post-pandemic world, facing global geopolitical challenges, India and France have discussed the ways to prepare for the future together by further deepening their cooperation, expanding it in new domains to meet emerging challenges and broadening their international partnership. According to the joint statement issued by India and France amid the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, both countries reaffirmed their commitment to deepening the India-EU strategic partnership and look forward to working closely together in the implementation of the India-EU connectivity partnership  “They welcomed the recent launch of…

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We Are Focusing On ‘Buy Global, Make in India’ Policy; Will Strive To Complete All Processes Within Two Years– Defence Secretary, Ajay Kumar

BW Businesworld (BW Defence) with Defence Secretary Manish K Jha: Recently, the Indo-US Industrial Security Joint Working Group has been formed. MOD already has a working mechanism—DTTI—which is led by you. What is the role of the Joint Working Group and how will it collaborate on critical defence technologies?  Ajay Kumar: DTTI is a mechanism which is led by the Defence Secretary — Production from India and the Undersecretary from US Acquisition Department. There are several sub groups which are working in different areas. Each sub group is coordinated by…

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Twinings, Ovaltine Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Nihilent For Digital Centre In India

TwiningsOvo, market leaders in Specialty Tea, Green Tea, and Infusions have entered into a strategic partnership with Nihilent – a global consulting and change management company that uses a human-centered approach to problem-solving.  According to the official statement. Nihilent will play a critical role in scaling up Twinings Digital Centre in India by providing the necessary skill sets and expertise for Twinings to build its digital capabilities.   The centre will act as a pivot for TwiningsOvo to accelerate its digital capabilities and create an ecosystem that will power its business…

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JK Tyre Ties Up With Ki Mobility To Enhance Retail Presence

The value-added sharing of services through this alignment will enhance product value through processes like total wheel alignment, automatic tyre changing, nitrogen inflation, radial tyre repairs, etc., resulting in better customer service JK Tyre has further expanded its retail presence with the onboarding of digital automotive aftermarket platform Ki Mobility Solutions. The move is expected to help the tyre maker shore up its market share across two-wheelers, passenger cars and commercial vehicle segments, a release said on Monday. A part of MyTVS facility, Ki Mobility Solutions Private Ltd (KMS) has…

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Airtel, Tata Group Team Up For ‘Made In India’ 5G Network Solutions

Bharti Airtel and Tata Group on Monday announced a strategic partnership for implementing 5G network solutions for India. Tata Group has developed ‘O-RAN (Open Radio Access Network) based Radio and NSA/SA (Non-Standalone/standalone) Core and has integrated a totally indigenous telecom stack, leveraging the Group capabilities and that of its partners’, according to a joint statement. This will be available for commercial development starting January 2022. ‘Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) brings its global system integration expertise and helps align the end-to-end solution to both 3GPP and O-RAN standards, as the network…

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Govt Should Take SP Model With Private Sector To Logical Completion, Says Mahindra Defence Chairman SP Shukla

From making advanced armoured vehicles, Mahindra Defence Systems is now building capability encompassing land, sea and air domains. Could you give us a glimpse of the defence technology and products being developed under Mahindra Defence?  Mahindra has had a long association with the Indian army. In fact, one of the first businesses of our group was procurement and marketing of war-surplus Jeeps after World War II. We have been the largest manufacturer of armoured vehicles in the defence domain for many years. So even though people tend to associate us…

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India’s First And Crucial Defence Strategic Partnership Mechanism For Submarines Is Ready: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar

Quantum jump in export is one of the great success stories of inherent capability within with right policy thrust.  As a defence secretary, you were bullish on such policy thrust from the beginning. What is the next target and exciting policy incentive for industries–public & private? Ajay Kumar: Defence export has tremendous potential and our defence exports as you are aware has grown significantly, last year because of Covid19 the growth was not in the same manner. But once this issue of Covid19 is addressed, we hope to see the…

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