Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicAntony Blinken

Topic: Antony Blinken

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.

Pakistan calls for ‘inclusive’ political settlement in Afghanistan amid talks with US

Pakistan assured US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that it would remain closely engaged with US and other partners in promoting efforts for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

Blinken’s India visit in contrast to his deputy’s China trip, offers great clarity on ties

While Blinken's India trip went on expected lines, the US still has to learn it must stop reading the book ‘How to make enemies and lose friends’.

Controversy over name-calling in the IT committee is unfortunate. Ministers should be non-partisan

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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