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PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump raise hands on stage during the Howdy Modi event in Houston, Texas | Scott Dalton/Bloomberg

Trump visiting India when Chinese economy is down. Modi govt must seize trade opportunities

In his post-impeachment avatar, Trump has grown more powerful. Can New Delhi make the US president commit much more than mere photo shoots and optics?
File photo of PM Modi & US President Donald Trump | Getty images

India is said to overhaul export programme to allay US concerns

Apart from complaining to the WTO that India's export subsidies were hurting US companies, the latter has also put India on its currency manipulators watch-list.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces

General Dunford says military leaders need to be apolitical & intellectually empowered

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, engaged with the academia recenlty, and addressed topics like North Korea, cyber security & space.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.