Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicLloyd Austin

Topic: Lloyd Austin

US Defence Secy approves downgrade of 5 military offices at embassies, including Pakistan

The decision, signed by Austin on 8 August, was made in order to meet the Congressionally-mandated reductions in the number of generals and admirals in the military.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

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Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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