Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: India-USA

India-US trade 40% higher than pre-Covid. But export basket has same old gems, jewellery, pharma

Between January and May this year, India-US goods trade touched $55.57 bn compared to $40.27 bn in the same period in 2019. Experts say surge largely driven by Indian exports to US.

India-US to hold high-altitude military exercise amid China’s ‘alarming’ build-up along LAC

US Army Pacific Commanding General Charles Flynn says China’s build-up near Ladakh & strengthening of military infrastructure is part of Beijing’s 'corrosive and destabilising behaviour'.

India-US digital trade is going through a bad patch. USTR Tai’s visit can begin fixing it

The next few months will test India-US commitments to a strategic partnership. Digital cooperation is a vital part of it.

US rules out adding India or Japan to security alliance AUKUS

The trilateral security alliance will allow the US and the UK to provide Australia with the technology to develop nuclear-powered submarines for the first time.

After Ladakh, India & US need deeper economic relationship, not just strategic

Trade tends to cement alliances & building up allied countries’ economies makes them much more able to resist military encroachments by rivals.

US warns India: Won’t continue to tolerate your defence buys from Russia

The statement comes a week before the maiden 2+2 dialogue in Delhi between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the US.

Trump not first arrogant US President. Richard Nixon talked nuclear strike on India in ’71

Ask historians of the 'third world' how the US instigated or supported illegal wars, death squads and legal blockades. President Donald Trump, it is clear,...

Tillerson’s promises to India are worth little unless US delivers much more

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promised a lot in terms of co-operation from India but hasn't specified what the US will contribute.

INS Vikramaditya shows its mettle, US Commander says it was “chilling to see MiGs approaching”

MiGs, F/A 18s carried out practice runs for landing on each other’s mothership    Manu Pubby

Logistics pact signed over a year ago couldn’t be utilised at Malabar

US Ships were berthed at Chennai but pact to make logistics easier has not been operationalised yet. Manu Pubby

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.