Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicBiden administration

Topic: Biden administration

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.

Taiwan being trampled under China’s foot, and UK pays tribute to murdered MP David Amess

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

India can have positive impact in Afghanistan’s future as regional ally, says US official

US State Department spokesperson Zed Tarar reiterated President Biden's message that the war in Afghanistan had achieved its central mission to eliminate the al Qaeda terror network.

Will focus on completing evacuation from Afghanistan by 31 August, says Biden administration

US currently has 5,800 troops at Kabul airport who are engaged in evacuating its citizens and Afghans who helped the United States during its stay in Afghanistan for past 20 years.

India’s trade deal with the US remains a non-starter for now. Here’s why

Biden administration’s focus on China and sticky issues relating to India’s reluctance to provide greater market access has meant the trade deal is off the table for now. 

US to retain laser focus on counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, says President Biden

Secretary of State Blinken met NATO allies Friday on the way forward to ensure Afghanistan is not used as a base to launch terror attacks on the US and its allies, Biden added.

Joe Biden warns Taliban of ‘swift & forceful’ response if US personnel are attacked

The US President said what's happening now is proof that no amount of military force can deliver a 'stable & secure' Afghanistan and the country is the 'graveyard of empires'.

US shares number of interests and values with India, says Biden admin

Blinken's recent visit to New Delhi was an opportunity to explore ways to strengthen comprehensive global strategic ties with India, said US State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken likely to visit India next week

The focus of the visit would be to prepare grounds for an in-person summit of leaders of the Quad grouping comprising India, Japan, Australia and the US in Washington later this year.

Forced conversion of Hindu, Christians girls going on in Pakistan’s Sindh, US lawmaker says

Congressman Brad Sherman said the Sindh province was also dealing with forced disappearances and urged the Biden administration to ensure the region receives US aid.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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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