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AUKUS and Afghanistan – Now is the time for Modi govt to deploy every diplomatic instinct

India’s diplomatic advance in the US could be pivotal with long-lasting effects in both South Asia as well as the future of the Indo-Pacific.
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Karnataka has set a bad example with its law to protect illegal religious structures

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Biden to nominate Indian-American management consultant Ashish Vazirani to US defence dept

Vazirani is currently the Principal of A2O Strategies, LLC. He also served on active duty in the United States Navy as a Submarine Officer from 1986 to 1993, the White House said.
US President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on 21 September 2021 at UN headquarters in New York City | Photo: Pool/Getty Images North America via Bloomberg

Biden pledges to double US aid to fight climate change, defends Afghan move in UN address

In his first speech to the UN General Assembly, Biden described climate change and Covid pandemic as 'looming crises wherein lie enormous opportunities' if everyone can 'work together'.
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Modi-Biden bilateral meet will strengthen India-US ties, add momentum to Quad: White House

During the first in-person meeting at the White House, the two leaders are expected to discuss Afghanistan situation and ways to fight terrorism together.

US Vice President Kamala Harris to meet PM Modi on 23 September ahead of Quad Summit

US President Joe Biden will host PM Modi for their first in-person bilateral meeting at the White House on 24 September. The Quad summit will be hosted by Biden later that day.
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Ahead of Quad Summit, Joe Biden to host PM Modi for bilateral meet at White House on 24 Sept

After the bilateral meet, Biden will host the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit at the White House on the same day.

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.

Over 100 world leaders including Modi, Biden to address UNGA in-person next week

PM Modi will address the general debate of the 76th UNGA session on 25 September, a day after the Quad summit. Biden will also deliver his maiden address as US President this time.
US President Joe Biden | File photo: Bloomberg

Many in US want America to disengage with Pakistan. That would be a mistake

Pakistan could be helpful to the US, India and other countries in preventing future terrorist attacks. But only if Pakistani leaders make that their objective.

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Indian soldiers performing a ritual. | Photo Credit: YouTube/Aayudh Defense screengrab

Birthday wishes and ‘aartis’ have no place in our military. This needs fixing

There's been a steady erosion of secular and political ethos of the armed forces in recent times. It's a result of poor examples set by the hierarchy.
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani Al Zeyoudi (file photo) | Bloomberg

UAE seeks $100 billion non-oil trade with India to deepen economic ties

The United Arab Emirates ​is looking to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance in the face of growing regional competition from Saudi Arabia.


Air Marshal VR Chaudhari | Twitter/@PIB_India

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.