Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicIndia-US ties

Topic: India-US ties

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.

Outgoing US envoy Keshap meets RSS chief Bhagwat, talks on India’s democracy, inclusivity

Atul Keshap, the Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy, also met Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra among others during a series of farewell meetings as his tenure comes to an end.

India, US sign pact for cooperation in development of air-launched unmanned vehicle

According to the defence ministry, the project agreement for air-launched UAV was signed on 30 July under the overall framework of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative.

Russia a forever partner but defence ties with India seems to have run its course

Indian defence establishment has already made up its mind about what it wants from Moscow now.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

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Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.
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