Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: India-US

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.

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.

On Camera


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.