Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndia-US ties

Topic: India-US ties

Committed to India, can create favourable balance of power in Indo-Pacific, says US

Ely Ratner, assistant secretary of defense (Indo-Pacific Security Affairs), said the US wants deeper ties with India to counter competitors across critical warfighting domains.

PM Modi to attend I2U2 virtual summit with leaders of US, UAE, Israel

The leaders are expected to discuss joint economic projects to bolster economic cooperation under the framework of the coalition in Thursday's meet.

Not a record to showcase: No US ambassador to India for 18 months & counting, longest ever

Data compiled by think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies shows US ambassadors to India have usually taken office within 6 to 7 months of the departure of their predecessors.

China ‘elephant in the room’ during India-US 2+2 dialogue, Russian purchases also part of talks

While welcoming Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, US Defence Secretary Llyod Austin said Beijing is eroding security of Indo-Pacific region & Washington will continue to stand alongside Delhi.

Russia in the room: Tough talk expected at first India-US 2+2 under Biden amid Ukraine war

India & US staring at a laundry list of items to enhance strategic & defence ties, but differences over Russia’s Ukraine invasion may overshadow main agenda in next week’s talks.

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to Rajnath Singh, recalls meeting with Gen Rawat

During the call, Austin expressed his condolences on the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat and reaffirmed the US commitment to strengthening bilateral defence ties with India.

Fresh push for trade benefits, totalisation pact as India & US revive trade forum

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai hold India-US Trade Policy Forum, four years after it was junked by Trump administration.

With trade policy forum back, India-US economic ties must catch up with rest of the relationship

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Dancing Ganesha, 900-yr-old Natraj among 157 smuggled antiques returned by US to PM Modi

List includes a copper anthropomorphic object dating back to 2000 BC and a 2nd CE terracotta vase. About 45 of the antiques belong to the BCE period, govt said.

Covid, climate change, Afghanistan — White House shares top agenda of Modi-Biden talks

Before departure, PM Modi had said he will review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden, apart from discussing other issues of mutual interest.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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