Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicIndo-Pacific region

Topic: Indo-Pacific region

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.

Now, Boris Johnson to realign UK foreign policy towards Indo-Pacific before his India visit

The British PM is aiming to overhaul UK's international policies after Brexit and making it clear he regards the Indo-Pacific as increasingly the geopolitical center of the world.

Biden pick Kurt Campbell as ‘Indo-Pacific Coordinator’ will reassure Asia allies on China

The appointment came a day after the White House declassified a new document enumerating the Donald Trump administration’s objectives and action plan on the Indo-Pacific strategy.

India, Indonesia to soon hold joint Air Force drill to boost military ties — envoy Suryodipuro

Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, outgoing Ambassador of Indonesia to India, says ‘more needs to be done’ when it comes to business and economic ties between both the countries.

QUAD officials meet virtually to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region

During the meeting, the officials reviewed recent strategic developments in the Indo-Pacific region, including the South China Sea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Mekong sub-region.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.