Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicModi-Biden meeting

Topic: Modi-Biden meeting

Did Modi & Biden ‘review ties’ at Bali, or was it just a ‘brief meeting’? MEA, White House differ

A week after MEA said that Modi & Biden reviewed ‘bilateral ties’ on sidelines of G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, White House press secretary said the two met only 'very briefly'.

US arm-twisting India on ‘human rights abuses’ ended with handshake. But Delhi got the signal

The US under Joe Biden has to accept the changed ground realities and work with democracies like India in a multilateral framework. It's in the best interest of both.

India is watching the Russia-Ukraine war. And Biden is watching Modi

The million-rupee question is, how far and in what direction will PM Narendra Modi tilt in pursuit of India’s national interest?

‘Worrying’ Ukraine situation is focus of Biden-Modi virtual summit, US hails India’s aid to Kyiv

PM Modi says he has spoken to both Russian President Vladimir Putin & Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, appealing not only for peace but also for ‘direct talks’ between the two.

India-US forging tech alliance since long. Now use 2+2 dialogue to push it further

At the fourth edition of India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, first under Biden administration, the two sides will likely focus on strengthening partnership in emerging tech.

Modi & Biden discussed ways to accelerate economic, trade ties: Foreign Secretary Shringla

India appreciates the US' support to its joint initiative with South Africa to seek a waiver of Intellectual Property Rights for Covid-19 vaccines at the WTO, Shringla said.

On Camera

YourTurn

A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.