Saturday, 1 October, 2022
Topic2+2 dialogue

Topic: 2+2 dialogue

US arm-twisting India on ‘human rights abuses’ ended with handshake. But Delhi got the signal

The US under Joe Biden has to accept the changed ground realities and work with democracies like India in a multilateral framework. It's in the best interest of both.

India is watching the Russia-Ukraine war. And Biden is watching Modi

The million-rupee question is, how far and in what direction will PM Narendra Modi tilt in pursuit of India’s national interest?

China ‘elephant in the room’ during India-US 2+2 dialogue, Russian purchases also part of talks

While welcoming Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, US Defence Secretary Llyod Austin said Beijing is eroding security of Indo-Pacific region & Washington will continue to stand alongside Delhi.

Seeing past Russia, US says ‘able & willing’ to be India’s partner of choice, recalls Nehru-Truman

US & India held 4th round of 2+2 ministerial dialogue — the first under Biden — in Washington Monday, which was preceded by a virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and PM Modi.

US monitoring ‘rise in human rights abuses’ in India, Antony Blinken says

Blinken made these remarks at a joint news conference with Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and their Indian counterparts after the conclusion of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue Monday.

India-US forging tech alliance since long. Now use 2+2 dialogue to push it further

At the fourth edition of India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, first under Biden administration, the two sides will likely focus on strengthening partnership in emerging tech.

At 2+2, US needs to treat India as great power, and India needs to act like one

If Russia can enforce its international will by war and threats to use weapons of mass destruction, China will not be far behind in employing those tactics.

India thinks it’s safe, but Russia is getting close to China. Non-aligned days should be back

New Delhi should be aware of Russia’s engagements with India’s adversary—China. It can't treat its friends and foes alike.

India-Russia ties are ‘back on track’ — that’s the message from Putin visit and 2+2 talks

President Putin’s 6 December visit to India sent a strong signal to China that Russia would manage its ties with the two countries independently.

Trade, 2+2 talks, Afghanistan to top US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman’s agenda in India

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s visit to India next week is expected to put Trade Policy Forum dialogue back on track and will also set the tone for the upcoming 2+2 talks.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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