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Oct 20, 2018

GSDF to conduct first joint drills with Indian Army in late October

The Ground Self-Defense Force will conduct joint antiterrorism drills with the Indian Army, starting later this month, Japan's Defense Ministry's Ground Staff Office has said. The first joint exercises between Japan and India will take place in the northeastern India state of Mizoram between Oct. ...

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

/ Oct 17, 2018

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemon, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India's expense. China's annexation of Tibet in 1951 and an unresolved border dispute have long been irritants ...

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

Oct 11, 2018

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour (95 mph) and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday. Over 300,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas. Two men were reported killed. Officials in neighboring Bangladesh were on alert in the coastal district ...