Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: BECA

The troika of India-US pacts should not be over-hyped. Pakistan tells why

Islamabad thought that the bilateral defence pact signed with US would compel Washington to aid them in war with India, but it was just an Executive Agreement.

High-tech drones could have neutralised Chinese intrusions at LAC but India didn’t have them

With both China and Pakistan having the capability to manufacture drones, it is only a matter of time before non-State actors start using them too.

China says border dispute with India bilateral issue, urges US to stop Indo-Pacific strategy

Chinese foreign ministry sharply criticised the US' Indo-Pacific concept, saying the strategy proposed is preaching outdated Cold War mentality, confrontation and geopolitical game.

Stop sowing discord between China & regional countries — Beijing on Pompeo’s visit to India

China's remarks came amid India and US signing the BECA deal that will allow sharing of high-end military technology & classified satellite data between the two countries.

Maldives to Moscow — India prepares for brave new Biden world after Modi-Trump bonhomie

US’ Pompeo and Esper are flying down for the ‘2+2’ dialogue — something they could have done virtually. Shows depth of Modi-Trump ties.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


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.