Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: AUKUS

AUKUS and Afghanistan – Now is the time for Modi govt to deploy every diplomatic instinct

India’s diplomatic advance in the US could be pivotal with long-lasting effects in both South Asia as well as the future of the Indo-Pacific.

China brought the AUKUS upon itself. Australia couldn’t bear the contempt and abuse forever

Other nuclear-capable states such as Japan and South Korea will be less inhibited to go in for nuclear propulsion systems after this alliance.

‘No link’ between Quad, Malabar exercise & AUKUS, foreign secy says ahead of Modi’s US visit 

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla says new trilateral security alliance between US, UK and Australia is ‘neither relevant’ to Quad, nor will it impact its functioning.

AUKUS is upsetting not just France, but China’s neighbours too

Southeast Asian nations are worried the US-UK-Australia partnership, which will help Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, could provoke China and spur a regional arms race.

It’s clearer to India than ever that Quad is no military alliance. Everything’s a bit AUKUS

AUKUS has been a cold shower on the pretensions of two nations. One of them is India.

By declaring both Sidhu and Channi as election face, Congress undoing its own smart politics

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Quad tent just got bigger with AUKUS. China’s aggressive behaviour will be under watch

The Australia-UK-US trilateral is beneficial to India, because its central purpose is to add one more lever in building a balance against China’s power.

‘That fella’ in the White House, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Met Gala dress has a rival

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

What are nuclear-powered submarines that Australia will acquire under first AUKUS initiative

Only six countries currently operate nuclear-powered submarines — China, France, India, Russia, the UK and the US.

India bumbled along while China grew its navy. Now, embracing the West is the only option

Anyone within range of China's expanding navy will have to build capabilities faster and/or work more closely with the US, as Australia has just announced.

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

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.