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France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine deal

A top French diplomat said that for Paris"this is a strategic question concerning the very nature of the relationship between Europe and the United States about the Indo-Pacific strategy."
The EU headquarters at Brussels | Photo: Flickr

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.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (left) and the visiting US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin | Ministry of Defence

‘New Delhi key to Indo-Pacific’ — Eye on China, India & US call for deepening of defence ties

Both countries identified artificial intelligence, information sharing, logistics, space and cyber as key areas of cooperation besides expanding military-to-military engagement.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Why India and Indo-Pacific will miss PM Abe more than Japan

No leader in recent memory has so completely and profoundly transformed strategic thinking in Asia and his vision is integral to how diplomats and politicians in the region operate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Vladimir Putin, at Sochi, Russia | PTI

India wants Russia to join Indo-Pacific initiative to signal it’s not just a US-centric plan

New Delhi and Moscow have been looking to better ties, which have slowed in the past decade, with Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to visit India this October.
Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds | ThePrint

Australia to keep working with US, China, like-minded countries like India: Defence Minister

Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the region around Indo-Pacific is witnessing strategic realignment that is similar to what had happened during World War II.
S-400 Triumf

Russia will deliver all five units of S-400 Triumf missiles to India by 2025

Roman Babushkin, deputy chief of mission, Russian Embassy, said all units of S-400 Triumf missiles are under production now.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India’s Indo-Pacific strategy must take along the neglected side: Eastern nations

Although India’s Look East and now Act East policy paid attention to them, the eastern neighbours were just seen as economic and strategic partners for a long time.
Vostok 2018 military manoeuvres

Russia getting close to China one joint military exercise at a time. India must worry

The militaries of China and Russia are not only exercising bilaterally but also multilaterally, and importantly for India, in the Indian Ocean.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump

Jaishankar says US wants Pakistan to end terrorism, but Trump has his own plans

What Trump says and what he does are two different things. There are strong reasons to believe that US’ Indo-Pacific strategy stops at the India-Pakistan border.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.