Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: India-UK

‘Slash alcohol tariffs from 150% to 75% under India-UK FTA,’ demands international liquor body

I.P. Suresh Menon of International Spirits & Wines Association of India said it's seeking an immediate reduction in duty on alcohol, which could make Scotch whisky in India cheaper.

More than just whisky: Trade body explains why India-UK FTA should address trade barriers

FTA will seek to address bilateral issues to create a robust system of trade, Richard Heald, executive chair of the UK-India Business Council, tells ThePrint in an interview.

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.

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Girls at the Mustiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2006 | Wikimedia Commons

Islam Nusantara saved Indonesia’s Muslims from ISIS. It can help India too

Religious leaders will assemble for the first 'R-20' at the G20 summit in Bali later this year and work to form a guideline to tackle extremism.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.