Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicIndo-Pacific strategy

Topic: Indo-Pacific strategy

Why Pak PM Imran Khan thinks India is no longer the country of Nehru and Gandhi

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

2 lines from US, long, tough statements from China — how they portrayed the Blinken-Wang call

US readout of call said Blinken & Wang spoke about ‘developments in DPRK & Russia’s aggression against Ukraine’. Chinese statements were harsher, vociferous against Indo-Pacific.

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.

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."

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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