Ajay Kaul

All stories by Ajay Kaul

After 6 years of toil, India and Japan ink historic nuclear deal

After 6 years of toil, India and Japan ink historic nuclear deal

Rediff.com11 Nov 2016

The deal would allow Japan to export nuclear technology to India.

PM Modi meets Japanese Emperor Akihito

PM Modi meets Japanese Emperor Akihito

Rediff.com11 Nov 2016

The call on came ahead of wide-ranging talks between Modi and his counterpart Abe

India aims to be world's most open economy: Modi

India aims to be world's most open economy: Modi

Rediff.com11 Nov 2016

He said his government was committed to further reform policies to boost 'Make in India' and for creating conducive business environment through stable and transparent regulatory mechanisms

Stopped 'sweets of many': Modi on corruption

Stopped 'sweets of many': Modi on corruption

Rediff.com5 Jun 2016

Addressing the Indian diaspora at the end of his two-day visit to Qatar, Modi said, "We have only cleaned up the0020surface (on corruption) and a detailed clean-up remains."

India, Qatar ink 7 agreements to boost cooperation

India, Qatar ink 7 agreements to boost cooperation

Rediff.com5 Jun 2016

Official talks were held between Modi and Seikh Tamim for multi-sectoral partnership and strengthening of Indo-Qatar ties following which the agreements and Memorandums of Understanding were signed on the second day of the Prime Minister's visit.

Modi, Qatar's emir hold talks to boost bilateral ties

Modi, Qatar's emir hold talks to boost bilateral ties

Rediff.com5 Jun 2016

With an intent to give a push to India-Qatar ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday held detailed talks on a wide range of issues.

India roped in as full member in SCO

India roped in as full member in SCO

Rediff.com10 Jul 2015

India, which has an Observer status for the past 10 years, will technically become the member by next year.

SCO summit: Modi, Ghani discuss security situation in Afghanistan

SCO summit: Modi, Ghani discuss security situation in Afghanistan

Rediff.com10 Jul 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Ufa and the two leaders are understood to have discussed Afghanistan's security situation and India's assistance in reconstruction efforts in the war-torn country.

Breakthrough: PM Modi to visit Pakistan, top army officers to meet

Breakthrough: PM Modi to visit Pakistan, top army officers to meet

Rediff.com10 Jul 2015

On the sidelines of the SCO visit in Ufa, the two heads met and decided to revive dialogue and find ways to expedite the trial of the Mumbai attacks.

BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by April: Kamath

BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by April: Kamath

Rediff.com10 Jul 2015

The board meeting is likely to take place later in Shanghai.

BRICS voices concern over 'fragile' global growth

BRICS voices concern over 'fragile' global growth

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

BRICS countries, including India, on Thursday voiced concern over the "fragile recovery" of global growth and the potential spillover effects from the "unconventional monetary policies" of the developed countries.

PM Modi, Pakistan's Sharif to hold bilateral talks in Russia

PM Modi, Pakistan's Sharif to hold bilateral talks in Russia

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa on Friday after more than a year.

We must fight terror without discrimination: Modi taunts China @BRICS

We must fight terror without discrimination: Modi taunts China @BRICS

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

With Chinese President Xi Jinping listening, Modi said: "We must unitedly fight against it (terrorism), without any discrimination between groups, or countries, sponsors or targeted countries.

Reason I haven't tried Yoga is because it looks difficult: Putin

Reason I haven't tried Yoga is because it looks difficult: Putin

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

Putin, 62, who holds an 8th dan black belt in Karate, said, "I do not know how to do yoga. When you people do it, it looks difficult. That is why I have not tried it."

Stage set for Modi-Sharif meet in Russia on July 10

Stage set for Modi-Sharif meet in Russia on July 10

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

However, the details of the meeting were not officially confirmed.

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Putin

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Putin

Rediff.com8 Jul 2015

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West.

Barriers have turned into bridges, says PM Modi in Canada

Barriers have turned into bridges, says PM Modi in Canada

Rediff.com17 Apr 2015

Winding up his visit to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a historic trip that will herald a new era of cooperation between the two countries.

India to get Canadian uranium from second half of 2015

India to get Canadian uranium from second half of 2015

Rediff.com17 Apr 2015

The company is excited over the pact, which it says marks the 'start of a new relationship' between the two countries.

'Dignity for labour' has to be entrenched in the minds of Indians: Modi

'Dignity for labour' has to be entrenched in the minds of Indians: Modi

Rediff.com16 Apr 2015

He said the country has all the capabilities it needs, it just needs opportunities now.

Foreign companies see turnaround in India

Foreign companies see turnaround in India

Rediff.com15 Apr 2015

Foreign companies see a "lot of turnaround" in India and a "lot of positive attitude" is building towards it, says CII.

India will set Climate Change conference agenda: Modi

India will set Climate Change conference agenda: Modi

Rediff.com14 Apr 2015

Modi say that if the problem of climate change is not addressed now, it will hurt generations to come.

Will make corrections where required: Modi to investors

Will make corrections where required: Modi to investors

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

Modi says he will make changes in the way India has been doing business with global companies.

Modi invites global partnership in manufacturing sector

Modi invites global partnership in manufacturing sector

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

India has a huge potential to become a global manufacturing hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Modi woos investors; promises 'predictable' tax regime in India

Modi woos investors; promises 'predictable' tax regime in India

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

20 Indian CEOs and 350 companies are participating in the Hannover Fair.

Modi in Hannover; meets German CEOs

Modi in Hannover; meets German CEOs

Rediff.com12 Apr 2015

He is expected to invite German companies to invest in India and participate in 'Make in India' initiative

Modi woos French businesses with 'Make in India' initiative

Modi woos French businesses with 'Make in India' initiative

Rediff.com10 Apr 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top French business leaders with an aim of bringing French investment and technologies to India.

Modi launches International Day of Yoga website

Modi launches International Day of Yoga website

Rediff.com10 Apr 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a portal for the International Day of Yoga in Paris, describing the ancient Indian spiritual practice as capable of awakening a sense of oneness.

Army, IAF work tirelessly to rescue flood-hit victims

Army, IAF work tirelessly to rescue flood-hit victims

Rediff.com14 Sep 2014

"We are making serious attempts to rescue people marooned in flood waters based on inputs we get from various sources, including people," asserted a top Indian Air Force official overseeing the marathon operations by his force amidst allegations by some people that forces had not reached all the affected people.

Service before self: Army camps submerged as soldiers save Kashmir

Service before self: Army camps submerged as soldiers save Kashmir

Rediff.com13 Sep 2014

When calamity strikes, it does not discriminate. This was on ample display when floods ravaged Kashmir.

Mosque becomes beacon of hope for stranded in J-K floods

Mosque becomes beacon of hope for stranded in J-K floods

Rediff.com12 Sep 2014

Jama Masjid in Hyderpora area has turned into a major relief centre for those affected by the devastating floods in the Kashmir valley, housing hundreds of people, including women and children.

Yeh fevicol se bhi zyada mazboot jod hai: PM on ties with Japan

Yeh fevicol se bhi zyada mazboot jod hai: PM on ties with Japan

Rediff.com2 Sep 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed his Japan trip as "very successful" and hoped that India's infrastructure will improve and the country will become clean with the help of $35 billion promised by Japan over five years, the highest ever amount ever.

Modi hardsells India as a manufacturing destination

Modi hardsells India as a manufacturing destination

Rediff.com2 Sep 2014

Hardselling India as a manufacturing destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Japanese investments, saying the era of "red tape" has been replaced by "red carpet" with ease of doing business and liberalisation.

NO nuke deal, but PM says understanding with Japan improved

NO nuke deal, but PM says understanding with Japan improved

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

The "understanding" between India and Japan on civil nuclear issue has "improved", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, after talks with his counterpart Shinzo Abe even as the much-anticipated remained deal remained elusive.

India, Japan to elevate strategic ties, speed up nuke deal

India, Japan to elevate strategic ties, speed up nuke deal

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

India and Japan on Monday agreed to enhance their defence and strategic cooperation to a new level during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe, who also decided to speed up negotiations on civil nuclear deal that could not be concluded now.

India to get $35 billion from Japan for infra projects

India to get $35 billion from Japan for infra projects

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

India will get $35 billion from Japan over the next five years for developmental projects, including building of smart cities and next generation infrastructure as also cleaning of the Ganga, as Premier Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to partner Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "ambitious" vision of inclusive development.

Japan is my government's highest priority, says Modi

Japan is my government's highest priority, says Modi

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

Underlining that a closer and stronger bilateral strategic partnership is indispensable for advancing peace in the world, India and Japan on Sunday decided to promote economic and social development and engage with other nations to address regional challenges and promote peaceful resolution of disputes.

Indian economy grew fastest during the 100 days of Modi regime

Indian economy grew fastest during the 100 days of Modi regime

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

India's economy had recorded a subdued growth of 4.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of the last fiscal, 2013-14.

Modi plays flute, narrates story of Lord Krishna at Japanese school

Modi plays flute, narrates story of Lord Krishna at Japanese school

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited an elementary school in Tokyo and mingled with the students, narrating them the story of Lord Krishna.

Modi invites Japanese businesses, promises speedy clearances

Modi invites Japanese businesses, promises speedy clearances

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

Modi, who has enjoyed immense reputation in Japan as then Gujarat Chief Minister in terms of ensuring the state's progress, said India wants to emulate Japan in terms of quality, zero defect and delivery systems while carrying out skill development.

After busy day in Kyoto, Modi arrives in Tokyo for summit talks

After busy day in Kyoto, Modi arrives in Tokyo for summit talks

Rediff.com31 Aug 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Tokyo on Sunday for crucial summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after an overnight stay in Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples with the latter accompanying him in a significant gesture.

Next