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India has been a ‘troublesome’ partner for US, says trade representative Robert Lighthizer

In an article in Foreign Affairs, Robert Lighthizer says letting India join the multilateral trade regime has led to ‘negative repercussions’ for the US.
File image of US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (for representation) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint |

Mini trade deal ‘stuck’ as US now wants India to buy $6 billion of agriculture, dairy goods

The deal is ready to be signed, but US says if India wants trade benefits under GSP restored, it must give business equivalent to that amount.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo | @SecPompeo | Twitter

With desire for ‘higher gear’ and ‘new age of ambition’, India-US embrace becomes tighter

Addressing a virtual summit, S. Jaishankar and Mike Pompeo raise pitch on India-US growing public bonhomie, talk 5G tech, Galwan and urge end to trade tiff.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the US-India Business Council’s virtual India Ideas Summit Tuesday | Photo: ANI

India, US will complete a quick trade deal in a couple of calls, says Commerce Minister Goyal

Piyush Goyal says India and the US will go for a preferential trade agreement first on 50-100 goods and services, followed by a larger free trade agreement.
File image of US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

India wants concessions from US on drug exports, offers to cut farm goods prices, report says

Exclusive Reuters report says India, one of the largest consumers of dairy products, has proposed a quota-based system for US dairy imports.
File image of US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

India and US are ‘nearer to a smaller’ trade deal than ever before, says envoy Sandhu

Taranjit Sandhu, Indian ambassador to the US, says it’s a win-win proposition & ‘our leadership has given direction' to wrap up a smaller deal and then go in for a bigger FTA.
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Modi, Trump had walked away from them. Now mega trade deals will make a comeback after Covid

International trade is set to get a new lease of life as Covid-hit countries learn the value of global supply chains in the fight against the pandemic.
PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at Hyderabad House on 25 February 2020. Trump was on a two-day visit to India, his first ever to the country | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Trump’s signal to Modi’s India is clear: Shed your reluctance, become a formal US ally

India is a virtual American ally but remains reluctant to be a formal American ally.

After Namaste Trump, India and US to strengthen strategic, defence & energy ties

India and the US are expected to sign $6 billion worth of defence deals on President Donald Trump’s 36-hour visit, which begins Monday.
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RSS affiliate brings up religion to oppose US dairy imports, cites non-veg diet of cows

Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to India, RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch has opposed US dairy imports — a major stumbling block in a trade deal between the countries.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
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5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.