Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Indo-Pacific

This will be India’s century, says Australian envoy O’Farrell, talks of more military exercises

In exclusive interview, Australian High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell says Canberra is hopeful of interim trade pact by 2021 end, understands agriculture is a 'politically sensitive' subject.

India, Sri Lanka ties complicated from Ramayana times but our tensions are low: Envoy Moragoda

In an exclusive interview, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Asoka Milinda Moragoda said that, despite complications, India & Sri Lanka’s leaders have always had ‘open, direct dialogue’

Need to evolve rules-based order for Indo-Pacific that respects sovereignty, Jaishankar says

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar's remarks come amid growing global concern over China's military muscle-flexing in the region.

India focused on free & open Indo-Pacific, PM Modi says at East Asia Summit

During the summit, PM Modi also discussed importance of resilient global value chain and reiterated India’s commitment to providing Quad-sponsored Covid vaccines to Indo-Pacific nations.

Security in Indo-Pacific is not a simple affair. AUKUS, China missile, and Taiwan prove that

Indo-Pacific security is a dangerous affair. The single-most significant strategic development in the past two decades has been China's ‘area access denial’.

It’s long past time US & India got serious about trade relationship: US trade body chief Biswal

In an interview, Nisha Biswal, president of US-India Business Council (USIBC), said the countries need to set a more ambitious agenda for two-way trade at upcoming Trade Policy Forum.

China’s ‘coercive nature’ in Indo-Pacific is discussed frequently among Quad, Pentagon says

Pentagon Press Secy John Kirby also said that US has been 'honest' about its concerns with Pakistan for a long time about the terrorist safe havens along the border of Afghanistan.

Modi gifts Kamala Harris ‘meenakari’ chess set, frame of notifications about her grandfather

PM Modi described India and America as 'natural partners' in his meeting with US Vice President Harris Thursday during which they decided to further cement the Indo-US strategic ties.

Quad leaders to announce working group on space, supply chain, 5G, White House official says

The leaders of the Quad countries are also planning to roll out vaccine deliverables and announce measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure sector, officials said.

US, Britain & Australia announce new trilateral Indo-Pacific alliance ‘AUKUS’

Under the first initiative of AUKUS, Australia will build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines with US & UK's help as China's influence grows over the strategically vital region.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.