Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicIndia-US

Topic: India-US

‘Ill-informed comments’: India slams US report on religious freedom

Reacting to the US State Department religious freedom report, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said vote bank politics is being practised in international relations.

US ‘religious freedom’ report flags ‘cow vigilantism in India, attacks on Kashmir Hindus & Sikhs’

Released by US State Department, ‘2021 Report on International Religious Freedom’ borrows from media and government accounts to document attacks against religious minorities.

India is a rich source of rare earths, but still imports. US collaboration can help change that

India is 100% import dependent on critical minerals. We need mining reforms, US partnership.

India is watching the Russia-Ukraine war. And Biden is watching Modi

The million-rupee question is, how far and in what direction will PM Narendra Modi tilt in pursuit of India’s national interest?

India-US forging tech alliance since long. Now use 2+2 dialogue to push it further

At the fourth edition of India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, first under Biden administration, the two sides will likely focus on strengthening partnership in emerging tech.

Biden’s adviser on Russia sanctions had ‘productive’ conversation during India visit, US says

Singh was in India on 30 and 31 March to discuss the consequences of Russia’s 'unjustified war' against Ukraine and the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

White House list of Biden-Harris achievements reads like an Indian election manifesto

‘Restoring global alliances’ is the ironic part of Biden’s achievement. If China and Pakistan are the 'partners’, then Quad members must plan an alternative security architecture.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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