Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: India-US

India believes in working for mankind & not causing disruption: MoS External Affairs Lekhi

Addressing members of the Indian-American community in New York Wednesday, MoS Meenakshi Lekhi described them as 'ambassadors of India' and thanked them for their efforts.

India-US 2+2 dialogue slated for November this year, foreign secretary says

A 2+2 ministerial dialogue takes place between foreign and defence ministers of India and US annually. The last meeting was held in New Delhi.

Taliban indicated they’d be reasonable in addressing India’s concerns, foreign secretary says

Speaking to reporters in Washington D.C. Friday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla also said the US and India are keeping a close watch on the situation in Afghanistan.

Don’t burden Delhi-Washington ties with Afghanistan, or issues like democracy under Modi

It is not in India’s interest for the US to remain in Afghanistan. India has a Pakistan problem, rather than a Taliban one.

Blinken’s India visit in contrast to his deputy’s China trip, offers great clarity on ties

While Blinken's India trip went on expected lines, the US still has to learn it must stop reading the book ‘How to make enemies and lose friends’.

Blinken can clear air on India’s Af-Pak dilemma, but Modi-Jaishankar need the Middle Path

Even if the US is looking at the cases of sedition and infringement of freedoms under Modi govt, it will hardly seek to antagonise India. For the moment, Modi’s China gamble has paid off.

On India-US, Jaishankar has a tough balancing act. But he needs support from his own govt

India’s fundamentals are strong, but the challenge is to showcase it wisely. Not through raids on Twitter or talk of ‘toolkits’.

India hopes for vaccine supply boost after Jaishankar’s talks in US on supply chain, indemnity

During his 5-day trip to New York and Washington DC, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met key officials of Biden administration to strengthen Quad framework.

US Secretary of State Blinken reaffirms Biden’s commitment to deepen India-US ties

Antony Blinken and EAM S Jaishankar discussed a broad range of issues, including Covid relief, Quad, climate change, and multilateral cooperation.

US has given over $500 million in Covid relief to India, White House says

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is now working to extend that assistance to other South Asian countries that have been impacted by Covid.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
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 2021.

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.