Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Snooping dragon: China building another spy ship to keep tabs on adversaries

Chinese spy ships collect data on Japanese, Indian, Australian and US navies – six are in service, one is undergoing trials and one is...

India, Japan exploring joint defence business opportunities in Africa

High-powered delegation accompanies minister Arun Jaitley to Tokyo, discusses Asia-Africa Growth Corridor plan.

Global Pulse: Europe’s plan to thwart the next migrant crisis, execution for Iran’s mystic

European leaders may have found a way to thwart the next big African crisis.

Global Pulse: Shinzo Abe more unpopular than Trump, Panama precedent in Pakistan, an unforgiving Putin

SHINZO ABE IS MORE UNPOPULAR THAN DONALD TRUMP Shinzo Abe could be doing worse than Donald Trump. He was already in the midst of colossal scandals. Now,...

Bullet train project launch to be likely birthday present from Abe to Modi

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is expected to visit India in mid-September and Modi and he will lay the foundation for this India-Japan joint venture in Ahmedabad. Kumar Anshuman

India, US & Japan aircraft carriers conduct their biggest joint naval war game

Indian Navy maintains the exercise in the Bay of Bengal not directed against China. Manu Pubby

GLOBAL PULSE: EU, Japan sign free trade deal, Niger army kills 14 civilians by mistake and Cyprus talks end in stalemate

EU AND JAPAN SIGN FREE TRADE PACT After four years of negotiations, the European Union and Japan agreed Thursday to create the world’s largest free trade zone.

Lonely Australian ship to track Malabar war games from other side of Bay of Bengal

Frigate RAN Newcastle is docked in Kochi, indicating the Australian Navy was prepared for a last minute entry if India changed its mind and allowed it to join the exercise. MANU PUBBY

INS Vikramaditya could take part in its first international wargame this July

The US is participating with its USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, and the Japanese Navy is sending its largest warship for the Malabar war games...

GLOBAL PULSE: Israel is worried about intelligence sharing with Trump, a conservative cleric rises in Iran and Japan’s male-only royalty

TRUMP CAN IMPERIL INTELLIGENCE SHARING WITH ISRAEL Can Trump screw up the world’s best intelligence relationship? That is between Israel and the U.S. The intelligence chiefs in Israel are up in arms.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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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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