Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicAntony Blinken

Topic: Antony Blinken

EAM Jaishankar speaks to US Secretary of State, Russian counterpart

Jaishankar’s talks with Blinken covered various issues including the Indo-Pacific situation. Talks with Lavrov was focused on the follow-up of the Modi-Putin summit.

Biden administration names Uzra Zeya as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Zeya will ‘specifically promote substantive dialogue’ between the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama.

Blinken remembers victims of 26/11 attack, says justice is long overdue

India observed the 13th anniversary of the 26 November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai Friday. The attack had killed over 174 people and more than 300 were injured.

Jaishankar discusses ‘important regional concerns’ with US’ Blinken on sidelines of G20 Summit

The meeting between the Minister of External Affairs and US Secretary of State took place amid growing international concern over China's aggressive moves in the Indo-Pacific region.

Colin Powell was a ‘man of ideas’ but wasn’t ideological, Antony Blinken says

Colin Powell, the first Black US Secretary of State, died Monday at the age of 84 due to coronavirus-related complications.

Protest on Hindi Diwas shows north-south divide. BJP must know India is about diversities

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Deeply engaged with India on terror in Afghanistan, Blinken testifies at Congressional hearing

At US congressional hearing Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends Biden's decision to carry out troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, says President inherited deadline & not plan.

‘US to look at Pakistan’s role in last 20 years’, Blinken says bilateral ties under review

US lawmakers Monday asked the Biden administration to reassess Pakistan's status as a non-NATO ally given its longtime support for the Taliban and harbouring the group's leaders.

Foreign secretary Shringla holds talks with Blinken over Afghanistan situation, India-US ties

It was the first high-level discussion between the two officials after US troops' exit from Afghanistan. Shringla, who is in the US, also met Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

Blinken, Jaishankar agree to continue ‘close coordination’ over Afghanistan crisis

In a second conversation within a week, US Secretary of State Blinken spoke with EAM Jaishankar over the phone Thursday to discuss crisis in the conflict-torn country.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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