Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Biden

Why Jaishankar’s US visit more than formality and aims to fix Biden’s disinterest in India

The unhappiness in Washington DC is taking its toll—and manifesting in increasing disinterest, for example, in signing a free trade agreement with India.

Taiwan off the itinerary, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi begins Asia tour

This comes after a week of heightened US-China tensions and Chinese President Xi Jinping's warning to US President Joe Biden to not ‘play with fire’ over Taiwan.

‘Force for good’ — Quad sends message of solidarity amid Russia invasion, China challenges

Second in-person Quad Summit held Tuesday. PM Modi also held bilateral meetings with US President Biden, Japan PM Kishida and Australia’s new PM Albanese on the sidelines.

US unveils 13-nation economic pact to assert Asia leadership

The Biden administration announced that a dozen Indo-Pacific countries will join US in an economic initiative designed to counter China’s influence in the region.

After flurry of missile tests, Biden’s Seoul trip puts spotlight on North Korea’s nuclear programme

North Korea hasn’t tested nuclear weapons since 2017. But amid a catastrophic Covid surge & South Korea getting a hardliner president, intelligence reports indicate testing may resume.

North Korea’s Covid solution may comprise launching missiles in move to flex its muscles

As Biden prepares to visit allies in the region, Kim Jong Un may be planning on showing off North Korea's military might to distract from its 1.7 million Covid-infected citizens.

Daleep Singh, US Dy NSA who warned India on Russia ties, is a political inheritor & MIT grad

Daleep Singh is grandnephew of first Asian ever elected to US Congress. Born to a Sikh family in Maryland, he was also part of the Obama government.

Our take on Wang Yi’s New Delhi visit, Birbhum killings, Common entrance test – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Give me 1% of your planes, 1% of your tanks, 1%!’ Zelenskyy tells NATO

Biden joins western leaders for emergency meets of NATO, G7 and EU Thursday to decide ‘what next’ in the Russia-Ukraine chapter.

Biden’s ‘flowers’ for Vladimir Putin, and Tiananmen Square moment in Ukraine

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

On Camera


Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.