Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: India-US

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.

Kamala Harris ‘source of inspiration’ for people around world, says PM Modi

Modi's remarks came during a joint press appearance at the White House with Harris. He expressed confidence that bilateral relations will touch new heights under Biden and her leadership.

‘No link’ between Quad, Malabar exercise & AUKUS, foreign secy says ahead of Modi’s US visit 

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla says new trilateral security alliance between US, UK and Australia is ‘neither relevant’ to Quad, nor will it impact its functioning.

It’s clearer to India than ever that Quad is no military alliance. Everything’s a bit AUKUS

AUKUS has been a cold shower on the pretensions of two nations. One of them is India.

Quad tent just got bigger with AUKUS. China’s aggressive behaviour will be under watch

The Australia-UK-US trilateral is beneficial to India, because its central purpose is to add one more lever in building a balance against China’s power.

Ahead of PM Modi’s US visit, MEA expresses concern over Khalistani groups on American soil

Referring to a report by Hudson Institute about the separatist groups, Bagchi said it reflected how Pakistan was continuing efforts to undertake activities against India from the US.

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

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.