Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Philippines

India, Philippines vow to expand defence ties & Indo-Pacific partnership on Jaishankar’s visit

Jaishankar’s two-day visit to the Philippines came days after India signed a historic deal to export BrahMos missiles to the Southeast Asian nation.

‘Mishandling Covid eroded support for populist govts like Modi’s’: Cambridge democracy study

Modi among populist leaders who responded early with ‘wide-ranging, far-reaching’ policies, but approval still declined. Study adds 'no renewed faith' seen in liberal democracy.

First export order for BrahMos missile — India, Philippines set to sign contract next week

India-Russia joint venture BrahMos will boost Philippines’ defence against Chinese aggression. Contract is for shore-based variant of anti-ship cruise missile, with 290 km range.

India’s plans to export BrahMos get a boost as Philippines sets aside funds for missiles

Negotiations between India and Philippines regarding BrahMos had been going on for years, but hit a roadblock in 2020, with Manila citing budgetary limitations caused by Covid.

Covid-19 pandemic: Japan to ban foreign arrivals, Philippines to vaccinate 9 mn people in 3 days

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Whiff of big-ticket dynast pact in Philippines as Marcos’ son & Duterte’s daughter eye top posts

Sara Duterte, 43, and Ferdinand Marcos Jr, 64, have entered the race for Philippines vice-president and president, respectively. Elections will be held next year.

Covid-19 pandemic: Netherlands to restore restrictions, Hong Kong plans booster shots

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid pandemic: Philippines approves Moderna for 12-17 year olds, Delta hits Vietnam hard

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid pandemic — Choose between shot & jail in Philippines, Turkish vaccine in phase 3 trials

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Not just NZ & Philippines, diplomats of many more countries hit by O2, beds, vaccine crises

Foreign missions in India are also facing severe challenges and difficulties when it comes oxygen requirements and hospitalisations for Covid affected diplomats, staff & their families.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.