Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicIndo-Pacific region

Topic: Indo-Pacific region

How Indo-Pacific agreement stands to lose due to Biden’s approach, US’ mindset

Without sufficient incentives, countries that have joined IPEF are unlikely to agree to high US-preferred standards in areas like digital economy and anti-corruption.

India lost the first mover advantage but there’s benefit to gain from Indo-Pacific forum

India's centrality in the Indo-Pacific trade architecture should have made New Delhi launch IPEF much before US President Joe Biden did. It can still be a rule maker.

India-Japan pillars of stable Indo-Pacific region, writes PM Modi in Japanese newspaper

Ours is a partnership for peace, stability and prosperity. I trace the journey of our special friendship which completes 70 glorious years, Modi said in a tweet.

China mocking India over AUKUS has got a fitting reply from US. Indo-Pacific is on

Quad is currently the only regional outfit to deal with challenges posed by China’s belligerence. The Indo-Pacific, therefore, needs to start working on various levels.

Jaishankar discusses ‘important regional concerns’ with US’ Blinken on sidelines of G20 Summit

The meeting between the Minister of External Affairs and US Secretary of State took place amid growing international concern over China's aggressive moves in the Indo-Pacific region.

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.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in India on 2-day visit to boost bilateral ties

Blinken's visit that commenced Tuesday is also aimed at discussing Afghanistan's security situation and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region under Quad.

How INS Kiltan has become the strategic flag-bearer of India’s Act East policy

The warship has been a significant pillar in India’s policies at a time when maritime sub-regions in the Pacific have been subject to China’s assertive actions.

China’s ‘aggressive behaviour’ in Indo-Pacific can spark crisis, says US Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Llyod Austin described US' relationship with China as competitive & stressed on having a direct line of communication between their militaries.

EU-China ties ‘flexible, multi-faceted’, envoy says as Brussels rolls out Indo-Pacific strategy

After much deliberations the EU has come out with its on Indo-Pacific strategy to ‘reinforce its strategic focus, presence and action’ in the region.

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Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

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Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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