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India restricts entry of Chinese firms in commercial coal mine auctions

New Delhi: The government has restricted participation of companies from countries sharing a land border with India in the ongoing auction of coal mines for commercial extraction by the private sector. The Coal Ministry has issued a corrigendum to the tender document issued for commercial coal mining, bringing out the fact that though 100 per […]

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Indian spy satellite passes over Tibet, China mobilises troops

New Delhi: India’s premier intelligence-gathering satellite EMISAT, operated by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has taken a good look at the positions of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in occupied Tibet. The satellite which carries Kautilya, an ELINT (electronic intelligence) package whose “capabilities are among the most highly-classified and closely-guarded aspects of operation […]

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Russia won’t join US alliance against China: Kremlin

Moscow: Russia won’t join any alliance aimed against anyone, especially against China, as Moscow and Beijing share special relations, the Kremlin said on Friday. Calling China “our partner,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily briefing that the two countries have developed “relations of a special partnership”, Xinhua reported. Speaking at the Richard Nixon Presidential […]