PSLV-C23 puts SPOT-7, other satellites in precise orbits - The Hindu
The Ministry of External Affairs gearing up for evacuation of more than 10,000 stranded Indians in strife-torn Iraq, is noticed prominently by the Press. The Hindu writes that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is seeking help from other Gulf countries as well. The Statesman reports that Air India is keeping 3 planes on standby.
Hindustan Times informs us that Western Powers are making a beeline for India, eyeing lucrative deals, on the back of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economy - centric foreign policy. Leading French aircraft firm Airbus and Pharmaceutical major Sanofi are planning on a 10 billion dollar investment.
Commerce and Industry minister Nirmala Sitaraman has said that India intends to create a more 'open' investment environment for Chinese and other foreign firms, starting with a landmark agreement to set up at least 4 Chinese Industrial parks in India, according to The Hindu. The papers adds that China has also invited India to participate in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Saina Nehwal's photographs are aplenty in newspapers today - "On Top Down Under" - writes Mail Today, reporting of Saina winning her first Super Series title - with an emphatic victory in Australia yesterday.
The Indian Express writes that the Home Ministry has set a 3-year deadline for officials to identify Indian citizens in the country, through the National Population Register (NPR) project.