Wednesday, 26 January, 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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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.