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Green hydrogen & shipping focus of delegation visiting India next week, says Norwegian ambassador

Norway has already made investments worth $200 million in India, says ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund, foresees ‘concrete cooperation’ on green hydrogen & other renewable energy areas.

Ajit Doval meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, discuss India-US strategic partnership

During their meeting on Wednesday, India & the US elevated their strategic partnership with the launch of the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology or iCET.

Budget 2023: MEA gets much less than parliamentary panel wanted. But chair says ‘satisfactory’

Less than 2 months ago, panel chaired by BJP MP P P Chaudhary had recommended more than doubling allocation to foreign ministry, to 1% from 0.44% of overall budget.

Doval, Sullivan talk jet engines, long-range artillery & Stryker at launch of tech initiative

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval spoke with his American counterpart Jack Sullivan in Washington this week, highlighting the need to convert intentions, ideas into action through focused, timely steps.

NSA Doval, US counterpart Sullivan attend ‘special’ reception hosted by Indian envoy Sandhu

Doval, who arrived in Washington on Tuesday, also met US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley.

Why India wants to modify Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan

India & Pakistan have locked horns over Kishanganga & Ratle hydroelectric projects, primarily over process of dispute resolution under Indus Waters Treaty and World Bank's role.

‘Xi won’t survive failed war with Taiwan, Ukraine to see prolonged war’: Ex-Singaporean diplomat

In 3rd Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture, Bilahari Kausikan said it will be easier for India to navigate new world order, and US & China are 'irreplaceable parts' of global system.

‘We continue to strengthen and deepen our ties’, Australian PM extends Republic Day greetings

Anthony Albanese said Australia Day is also celebrated on 26 January and this highlights the importance of both nations celebrating national days the same day.

India claims it is ready to increase investment in crisis-stricken Sri Lanka

During his two-day visit, Jaishankar held talks on Thursday with Sri Lankan counterpart Ali Sabry regarding co-operation in infrastructure, connectivity, energy, industry and health services.

China challenge, India’s importance — 10 highlights of Japan PM Kishida’s speech at Johns Hopkins

PM Fumio Kishida also spoke of the 'grave danger' international community faces with Russia-Ukraine war & UN Security Council reform in his speech at the US university Friday.

On Camera

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A jet flies by a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floats off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, on Saturday | Reuters

The balloon that heightened tensions between US, China. Made Biden move...

Beijing wasn’t happy Blinken postponed his visit after the balloon incident. It played down his cancelled visit by announcing nothing had been planned by either side.

How Maharashtra plans to make Mumbai & satellite towns a 250...

Maharashtra govt's goal is to eventually make the state a trillion-dollar economy. For this, it’s pushing to boost the economy of its most valued asset — the Mumbai Metropolitan Area.

Defence

India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.