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File image of Alice Wells, the US' Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs | Photo: Twitter | @ANI

India-China border conflict show Beijing’s aggression not always rhetorical, says US diplomat Alice Wells

In a Zoom chat with journalists, top US diplomat Alice Wells talked about US-India relations, US's views on China, and more. Read the full text of her interaction here.
File image of Alice Wells, the US' Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs | Photo: Twitter | @ANI

US says India-China border tensions a reminder of Beijing’s ‘disturbing behaviour’

Top US diplomat Alice Wells says India is a ‘critical, important’ player in US-Taliban peace talks, expresses concern that India is still a ‘protective market’.
A security personnel stands guard outside closed shops, in Srinagar

US seeks ‘roadmap’ for Kashmir from India, urges Pakistan to take steps against terrorists

US said it remained "deeply concerned" about the situation in Kashmir, and pressed for the release of political detainees.

On Camera

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?