Friday, March 24, 2023


Australia, India agree on ‘early conclusion’ of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

PM Albanese said the two countries agreed on an early conclusion of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement and hoped it will be finalised this year.

Modi, Albanese do lap of honour around Ahmedabad stadium as India-Australia begin 4th Test

The two leaders also handed Test caps to their respective team captains, Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith and shook hands with the players.

A combative Russian FM Sergey Lavrov gets called out for being ‘disrespectful’ at Raisina Dialogue

'If you raise this issue, you should have done some homework,' Lavrov said while in conversation with ORF Chairman Sunjoy Joshi at the conference Friday.

Biden administration avoids all chances to criticise Modi govt on human rights, says Politico

New Delhi: The Biden administration foregoes every opportunity to criticise the Narendra Modi government in India, argues US-based publication Politico. In the article, Politico's senior foreign...

A desi ‘autocade’ & ‘on the move’ meet with Lavrov — highlights from Blinken’s India visit

Asked whether he was enjoying his time in India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his ‘only frustration’ was not being able to stay a bit longer.

Want India and China to be friends, says Russia’s Lavrov, offers to help calm tensions

Russian Foreign Minister hits out at ASEAN & Quad for being 'openly aimed at ruining East Asia' with meets & summits 'minus-ing Russia & China' from regional equation.

Blinken backs Modi’s line on multilateralism in crisis, but says there are ‘workarounds’

China will face 'serious' consequences if it supplies military aid to Russia or circumvents West-imposed sanctions, US Secretary of State Blinken told reporters in Delhi Thursday.

No joint communique by G20 foreign ministers, Russia & China oppose 2 paras in ‘chair summary’

Russia and China opposed two paragraphs in the chair summary which referenced the Ukraine war. The same occurred in the document issued last week after the G20 finance ministers's meet.

In Raisina Dialogue, Meloni says Italy ‘deeply European’, shares ‘peninsular culture’ with India

Italian PM Giorgia Meloni opened the 2023 edition of Raisina Dialogue in presence of PM Narendra Modi. Her India visit comes as 2 countries celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations.

India-Italy@75 — Italian PM Meloni meets Modi & ministers on India visit

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday. This is Meloni’s first visit to India, and an Italian PM's first in 5 years.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron | ANI Photo

India-France space alliance key to Delhi’s ambitions. But it must deepen...

The IAF's revised doctrine aims to transition India from an air power to an aerospace power. But can India do it by itself in time and cost-effectively?
The logos of Boeing and Airbus | Representational image | Reuters

‘Time has come’ for Airbus, Boeing to set up jet assembly...

The civil aviation minister said conditions were ripe for a 'leap of faith' by both jet makers as India's fast-growing aeronautical industry reaches an 'inflection point'.


Indian Army and Air force jawans part of Vayu Prahar exercise | Photo: Twitter/@PBNS_India

With joint ‘Vayu Prahar’ exercise in eastern sector, Army & Air...

Conducted in '2nd week of March', the joint exercise included air-land operations in a nominated advance landing ground & 'contingency tasks' in challenging high-altitude terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.