India is to develop two hydropower projects in Nepal, namely the West Seti Hydropower Project and the Seti River Hydropower Project.
About the Project
The MoU to establish the 1200 MW project was signed by Investment Board Nepal and National Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (India).
Benefits: Year-round power production is a result of the projects. India will receive power through its national grid, either for internal use or export.
Background: A joint venture to deve
India and Bangladesh Relations
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News: The 4th India-Bangladesh Annual Defence Dialogue, which was recently held in Delhi, decided to intensify the cooperation between the two-armed forces.
The discussions focused on the current bilateral training and exercises, and it was decided to make them more challenging.
The development of various bilateral defence cooperation was assessed by both parties.
500 million d
CHINA UPGRADED FIREPOWER ON LAC
China has expanded its troop accommodation within 100 km from the line of actual control in the western sector along with long-range artillery, rocket system, upgraded air defence system, expanded runways, and hardened blast pen to house fighter aircraft.
In 2020 the accommodation capacity was for 20,000 troops which has now been expanded to 1.2 lakh. They have also set up captive solar energy and small hydel power projects all along the LAC.
Indus Water Commission
India and Pakistan will hold the 116th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission(PIC) in New Delhi. They will discuss water-sharing issues and address each other’s concerns with the Indus Water Treaty.
About Permanent Indus Commission(PIC):
The Permanent Indus Commission is a bilateral commission of officials from India and Pakistan. It is created to implement and manage the goals of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960.
The Commission according to the treaty m
MoU for the construction of the Shahtoot dam in Afghanistan
MoU was signed recently for the construction of the Shahtoot dam to provide drinking water to Kabul.
The proposed dam will be on the Kabul river basin. It is one of the five river basins in Afghanistan.
The dam will provide drinking, irrigation, and Environmental water for Kabul province.
This is the second major dam being built by India in Afghanistan, after Salma Dam which was inaugurated in 2016.
As part of the Government of India's outreach amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Naval Ship Kesari has departed for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, to provide Food Items, COVID related Medicines including HCQ Tablets and Special Ayurvedic Medicines with Medical Assistance Teams embarked, on 10 May 20.
This deployment as ‘Mission Sagar’, is in line with India’s role as the first responder in the region and builds on th
Operation Samudra Setu
Indian Navy on Tuesday launched 'Operation Samudra Setu' (Sea Bridge) sending naval ships INS Jalashwa and INS Magar to the Port of Malè, Republic of Maldives
Operation Samudra Setu will commence evacuation operations from 08 May 2020 as part of Phase-1
INS Jalashwa (Landing Platform Dock or LPD) has a full load displacement of 17,521 tonnes and INS Magar (Landing Platform Tank) is an amphibious warfare vessel with a displacement of 5,750