Saturday, 25 June, 2022
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Topic: Lloyd Austin

US Army is answering Congress on Afghanistan fiasco. But questions on Pakistan still missing

US Generals are spilling it against their military establishment on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And the testimonies are unedifying – everyone is blaming everyone else.

Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin ahead of PM Modi’s visit to US

During the telephone call, Defence Minister Singh and his American counterpart spoke on issues pertaining to bilateral defence cooperation, including situation in Afghanistan.

US defence secretary, Pakistan army chief hold talks over ‘mutual goals’ in Afghanistan

Defence secretary Lloyd Austin Monday discussed Afghanistan's security situation with General Qamar Bajwa and expressed interest in building upon shared interests in the region.

Lloyd Austin’s Delhi visit upgrades India-US ties. Russia watching

From gaining hi-tech defence equipment to having increased say in Afghanistan peace process, India is set to benefit from closer US ties.

US raises Russian S-400 issue, India says it has diversified portfolio 

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said that since there has been no delivery of an S-400 system, the issue of sanctions is not being discussed.

Afghanistan peace process, human rights issues figure in Jaishankar-Austin talks 

In an hour-long meeting, both sides took stock of the ongoing Taliban peace talks,  & the intra-Afghan dialogue in Afghanistan, along with the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific.  

Discussed human rights issues with Modi cabinet, says US Defence Secretary Austin

Austin also said that at no point of time in the last year did the US administration feel that India and China were at the threshold of a war. 

Jaishankar meets with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, discusses global strategic situation

The meeting comes after Austin held talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Jaishankar said he looks forward to working with Austin to enhance India-US strategic partnership.

Not military deals, but China & deeper India ties to be in focus on US defense secy’s visit

Lloyd Austin is first US Secretary of Defense to include India on his maiden trip abroad. His visit begins Friday, and he’s set to meet PM Modi, Rajnath, Jaishankar, and NSA Doval.

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin to visit India this month, Indo-Pacific talks on agenda

The visit will take place keeping in mind Joe Biden govt’s larger foreign policy focus in which Indo-Pacific initiative plays a key role & hence Llyod’s deepening of ties with India is important.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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