Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Germany

With EU trying to move away from Russia & China, Modi’s visit is India’s chance to boost ties

Modi's trip saw first instance of joint statement involving India mentioning Russia for Ukraine invasion, though it came from Germany’s perspective. Europe sees it as ‘big shift’.

India, Germany can’t feel guilt about Russia ties. Modi’s Europe trip is in national interest

Modi's trip to Germany, Denmark, France is an opportunity to meet key European leaders and exchange notes about the consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

In a bid to isolate Russia, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to invite PM Modi to G7 summit

Scholz was undecided on Modi’s invitation until a few weeks ago given the prime minister’s reluctance to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine, trade, defence & energy security to dominate PM’s Europe trip agenda

In Germany, Denmark and France, Modi will be looking to give a push to the long-pending India-EU free trade agreement, defence cooperation & energy security in wake of the Ukraine war.

Delhi a strategic partner for Berlin within Indo-Pacific framework, says German minister

Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office, Germany, says Berlin will seek to take bilateral ties with Delhi to the next level during PM Modi’s visit next week.

G7 host Germany mulls dropping India from guest list over Russia stance

India was among over 50 countries that abstained from a United Nations vote to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, and has not imposed sanctions on Moscow.

German NSA ‘would have liked’ India’s support on Ukraine war at UN, but understands challenges

Jens Plötner, foreign & security policy adviser to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, came on 12-hr visit to India to meet NSA Doval. He also met minister Jaishankar & Foreign Secy Shringla.

Covid-19: Germany sees fresh spike days before curbs due to expire, China’s viral ‘bunny’ dance

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, Europe seeks higher defence spending but years of cuts & ‘neglect’ haunt militaries

Many countries have announced defence budget hikes, with Germany ending decades-old freeze. But ambitions will have to be balanced with legacy of underspending, capacity issues.

NATO finally comes to Ukraine’s aid with response force debut, members send arms, ammunition

After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NATO has activated its response force. Germany, France and others are sending missiles and other weapons systems amid escalation.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi govt’s modest Rs 65,000 crore disinvestment target for FY23 seems to be a tall order

Government has already met one-third of its Rs 65,000-cr disinvestment target for this year. But legal and procedural delays with high-value companies are now posing hurdles.


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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.