Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: India-US

India-US 2+2 dialogue unlikely this year, details being worked out, MEA says

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India looks forward to the next 2+2 ministerial meeting with the US but a date hasn't been finalised yet. The meeting is to be hosted by the US.

US must not be too hard on India over Modi-Putin summit. For its own good

US needs to realise that an India that can push back against China is worth more to American designs for Asia than a few S-400 missiles.

US travel advisory flags rape in India, asks American visitors to exercise ‘increased caution’

The travel advisory has also advised US citizens to avoid visiting some popular tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir due to the risk of terrorist attacks and civil unrest.

Ensure Afghan territory is not used as safe haven for terrorists: India, US to Taliban

Both sides have called for concerted action against all terror groups, including those proscribed by UNSC such as al-Qaida, ISIS/Daesh, LeT, and JeM, India-US joint statement said.

India, US thinking along parallel paths to deal with major global challenges, Jaishankar says

At the India Ideas Summit, Jaishankar also referred to PM Modi’s description of India-US ties in terms of five Ts: tradition, technology, trade, trusteeship and talent.

No interest in returning to days of a hyphenated India & Pakistan, US Deputy Secy of State says

On second day of visit to India, Wendy Sherman also talked about AUKUS, Quad, and India-US defence partnership, and said AUKUS is going to be a 'game changer'.

India raises concerns over Haqqanis, ISI in Afghanistan with visiting US Deputy Secy of State

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says US appreciates India's concerns about potential of terrorism to spill over to India & South Asia.

India, US agree on several issues relating to Afghanistan crisis, Jaishankar says

Jaishankar also suggested, while both countries might differ on some aspects, they certainly agree on terrorism and are apprehensive about the use of Afghan soil for terrorism.

PM Modi’s US trip successful, had substantial exchange with Quad leaders, says envoy Sandhu

India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said PM Modi had a good exchange on regional issues as well as other international challenges.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

India adds to billionaires’ list, even as Covid worsens poverty in country, says Oxfam report

According to the global Oxfam Davos report of 2022, India added 40 billionaires to 142 last year during Covid crisis, whose combined fortune is more than the poorest of the population.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.