Shangri-La dialogue: Modi to spell out India’s growing security role in Indo-Pacific

By Idrees Ali and Raju Gopalakrishnan HONOLULU/SINGAPORE, May 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, on Friday, and is likely to lay out India’s expanding security role in the Indo-Pacific. New Delhi has gradually stepped up its naval activity across the Indian Ocean to balance China’s […]

China agrees UN action, and talk, needed to end North Korea crisis

By Christian Shepherd and Katya Golubkova BEIJING/VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sep 7 : China agreed on Thursday that the United Nations should take more action against North Korea after its latest nuclear test, while also pushing for dialogue to help resolve the standoff. North Korea, which is pursuing its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of international […]