Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: India-UK

Defence tech transfer, fighter jet collaboration — UK PM’s India visit packed with deliverables

PM Modi & British PM Boris Johnson set Diwali deadline to conclude talks for Free Trade Agreement & affirmed zero tolerance for extremism, particularly Khalistani groups in UK.

UK PM talks ‘powerhouse partnership’ with India, says New Delhi-Moscow relationship ‘different’

Boris Johnson Thursday announced joint investments by UK and India to the tune of 1 billion pounds across IT, health and electric vehicles sectors on first day of two-day India trip.

Boris Johnson ‘won’t lecture’ Modi on India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine war

Johnson is arriving in Ahmedabad early Thursday, where he is expected to have a day-long programme, and then leave for New Delhi in the evening for his Friday summit with PM Modi.

India, UK must look beyond roadmaps, deal announcements. Boris Johnson’s visit an opportunity

India and UK will need a cottage industry of experts, supporters, and various networks to seize this moment of change.

India-UK partnership is like the Modi-Johnson relationship. Underrated in geopolitics

The relationship between Modi and Johnson matters. As do government visions and objectives. In the case of the UK and India, both are well-aligned.

‘Let’s stick together against autocratic states’ — message Boris Johnson is bringing to Modi

UK PM to visit India later this week for a bilateral meeting with PM Modi. UK’s Indo-Pacific ‘tilt’, India’s stand on the war & a proposed trade pact likely to be discussed.

UK PM highlights launch of free trade deal talks, Covid vaccine bond in R-Day message to India

Boris Johnson said he is proud of the friendship shared by the two 'diverse democracies' and looked forward to fortifying the strong bond over the 'next 75 years and beyond'.

Alcohol, dairy, Brexit complications — these are challenges an India-UK FTA faces, say experts

India and UK launched negotiations for an FTA last week when Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan came to New Delhi. Target is to finalise it by 2023 and double trade by 2030.

UK, India start negotiations on post-Brexit free trade agreement

UK Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan is set to meet her Indian counterpart, Piyush Goyal, starting talks on a deal that Britain hopes will help double its trade with India by 2030.

Historic colonial-era pistol bought at UK auction makes it way back to Indian Army 

The ‘Garden Pistol’ was manufactured for the Poonah Irregular Horse regiment way back in 1850-52. The regiment had bought 50 pairs of the pistols for Rs 56 a pair back then.

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Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani reap benefits from surging oil & coal

Adani’s conglomerate is expanding a controversial mine in Australia to meet demand. While Ambani is snapping up distressed crude-oil cargoes at discounts to feed Reliance's refining complex.


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.