Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Pentagon

China continues to bully its neighbours, not conducive to free & open Indo-Pacific: Pentagon

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said China bullies its neighbours in an attempt to coerce them into behaviour more in keeping with its security & economic interests.

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.

Complete evacuation from Afghanistan by 31 August depends on Taliban cooperation, Biden says

In a news conference in Kabul Tuesday, Taliban also said the US must stick to its self-imposed deadline after which it won't let Afghans to be taken out on evacuation flights.

Will focus on completing evacuation from Afghanistan by 31 August, says Biden administration

US currently has 5,800 troops at Kabul airport who are engaged in evacuating its citizens and Afghans who helped the United States during its stay in Afghanistan for past 20 years.

‘The Taliban are knocking on our door’ — US’ Afghanistan translators, guides fear the worst

Afghan allies of the US are desperate to escape the country to avoid being targeted by the Taliban.

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.

Ask Pakistan what they’re doing, not us: Pentagon Press Secy on alleged PAF help to Taliban

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said US shares a common interest with Pakistan in not allowing safe havens for terrorists along its Afghanistan border.

Pentagon cancels deal with Microsoft and that makes Jeff Bezos even richer

Jeff Bezos reached a record $211 billion net worth Tuesday. His record haul is even greater than during a 2020 Amazon stock surge, when his net worth topped out at $206.9 billion.

In squash and in life, my boss Donald Rumsfeld never gave in

Like Winston Churchill, Rumsfeld was a proponent of the dictum: 'Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in.'

China poses greatest long-term strategic threat in 21st century, says Pentagon commander

The Pentagon commander alleged that Beijing's pernicious approach includes a whole of party effort to coerce, corrupt and co-opt govts, businesses and people of the Indo-Pacific.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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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.