Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: France

Fugitive middleman Sanjay Bhandari sues French firm for Rs 92 crore ‘commission’ in 2011 IAF deal

Bhandari claims he had ‘helped’ Thales to ‘sell the upgrade of the Mirage jets by facilitating a meeting’ with a senior defence ministry official. He fled India in 2016.

France ready to provide additional Rafale jets if India requires: Defence Minister Parly

French Defence Minister Florence Parly, who is on a India visit, termed it a 'real achievement' to have delivered 36 Rafale jets on time & said she was happy that IAF is satisfied.

France scraps talks with UK govt over migrant crisis, says Johnson ‘not serious’

The UK & France have been at loggerheads on several issues since Britain’s exit from EU. The rift has hampered efforts to agree to an approach to tackling boats crisis in the Channel.

India, France discuss nuclear disarmament & non-proliferation agenda at Paris dialogue

The two countries also discussed developments on outer space security, conventional weapons and export control, the MEA said in a statement.

Young Muslims saying my hijab my choice because French politicians are obsessed with the veil

French politicians are nervous about ideas of critical race theory influencing the development of Muslim identity that sees itself part of racialised othering.

James Bond’s salary hasn’t kept up with French restaurant costs, study shows

During the 1950s and 1960s, Bond would have spent 18% of his salary but by about 2019, the British secret agent would have needed a third of his salary to dine regularly in France.

Security in Indo-Pacific is not a simple affair. AUKUS, China missile, and Taiwan prove that

Indo-Pacific security is a dangerous affair. The single-most significant strategic development in the past two decades has been China's ‘area access denial’.

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

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France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine deal

A top French diplomat said that for Paris"this is a strategic question concerning the very nature of the relationship between Europe and the United States about the Indo-Pacific strategy."

Forget Covid origin, the new question is when the first coronavirus case was

A series of articles in journals report circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in different countries way before officially recorded. US House Committee addendum has added to the chorus.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.