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US summit of democracy is like ‘ashwamedha yagya’, India can offer alt vision to pause China

India might have been dubbed a ‘democratic backslider’, but it could offer a new vision of democracy based on Dharma and the Bhagavad Gita.
Union Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai held a virtual interaction Wednesday | Twitter | @AmbassadorTai

US, India are set for tough talks as US Trade Representative Tai comes calling this month

Katherine Tai is embarking on her maiden visit to India as US Trade Representative later this month. The two sides will resume the Trade Policy Forum after a gap of four years.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden hold bilateral meeting at the Oval Office in the White House in Washington DC, on 24 September 2021 | ANI photo

Post Modi-Biden meet focus is now on moving forward on range of issues, White House says

Ever since Modi and Biden in-person meet, there has been a flurry of high-level visits between the 2 countries and several Cabinet-level visits are in the pipeline in the next few weeks.
File photo of US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman | Twitter/@DeputySecState

Afghanistan, bilateral ties in focus as US Deputy Secy of State meets FS Shringla Wednesday

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is visiting India from 5 to 7 October, nearly two weeks after PM Narendra Modi held talks with US President Joe Biden in Washington DC.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat in Washington, on 1 October 2021 | ANI photo

CDS Rawat meets US counterpart General Milley at Pentagon, holds talks on regional security

The two leaders reaffirmed the need for greater military-to-military cooperation between India & US, and agreed to continued ties in training exercises & creating more opportunities.
File photo of US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman | Twitter/@DeputySecState

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to visit India on 6-7 October

Sherman will travel to New Delhi and Mumbai during her two-day India visit and then leave for Pakistan the next day.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden hold bilateral meeting at the Oval Office in the White House in Washington DC, on 24 September 2021 | ANI photo

PM Modi meets US President Biden for first bilateral meeting at White House

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Joe Biden at the White House on Friday in his first bilateral meeting with the US President during which the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of priority issues, including combating COVID-19, climate change, economic cooperation as well as Afghanistan. While the two leaders have met earlier when Biden was the Vice President of the country, this is for the first time that Biden is meeting Modi after he became the 46th president of the US in January. Both Biden and Prime Minister Modi have spoken over the phone multiple times and have attended a few virtual summits, including that of the Quad in March hosted by the US president. The last telephone conversation between them took place on April 26. "This morning I'm hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for a bilateral meeting. I look forward to strengthening...
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Protest on Hindi Diwas shows north-south divide. BJP must know India is about diversities

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The national flags of India and US hang from a lamppost in New Delhi | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File Photo

India, US talk on opportunities to strengthen cooperation ahead of 2+2 ministerial dialogue

The fifth US-India 2+2 Intercessional Dialogue spanned the US-India comprehensive global strategic partnership, including climate, health, defence, trade, technology and governance.
US President Biden and Vice-President Harris met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on Kabul, 16 Aug 2021 | Twitter/@WhiteHouse

US’ failure to push back Pakistan has brought Taliban to Kabul. India had seen it coming

In 2001, late Minister Jaswant Singh had said that 'the problem cannot be the solution', referring to US’ reliance on Pakistan for a solution to terrorism.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.