Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicUK-India ties

Topic: UK-India ties

Boris Johnson ‘won’t lecture’ Modi on India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine war

Johnson is arriving in Ahmedabad early Thursday, where he is expected to have a day-long programme, and then leave for New Delhi in the evening for his Friday summit with PM Modi.

Message in a milk bottle: Why UK PM Boris Johnson is in Gujarat before meeting Modi in Delhi

On two-day visit to India, Boris Johnson will first meet dairy industry representatives in Gujarat, before holding bilateral summit with PM Modi in New Delhi.

India-UK partnership is like the Modi-Johnson relationship. Underrated in geopolitics

The relationship between Modi and Johnson matters. As do government visions and objectives. In the case of the UK and India, both are well-aligned.

More pressure on Modi govt as UK’s Truss is latest to urge India to call out Russia

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss met her Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Thursday in an effort to strengthen security & defence ties amid Russia-Ukraine war.

Jaishankar meets UK trade minister, welcomes launch of FTA negotiations

The agreement would be a substantial opportunity for both the economies and a significant moment in the bilateral relationship, said India-UK joint media statement.

Jaishankar meets UK counterpart Liz Truss, stresses on infra tie-ups & defence cooperation

UK foreign minister, who is on a two-day visit to India, also held meetings with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.

UK has issue with India’s CoWin certification, not vaccine. Travel restrictions to remain

Travelling from India to UK is not going to get easier from 4 Oct, despite most Indians receiving Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Jaishankar meets counterpart, asks for resolution.

UK begins work on free-trade deal with India, aims to double $33bn trade

Britain will do a 14-week consultation on the potential deal with India, hoping to remove high tariffs on whisky, cars and making it easier for its services companies to operate there.

How India & UK finally clinched a deal on sending illegal Indian immigrants home

According to the MoU signed Tuesday, the British government might also resort to 'forced repatriation' on a case-to-case basis if an illegal immigrant refuses to return to India.

UK Carrier Strike Group ready to sail to India to conduct joint military exercises

Led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier — the largest ship ever built by UK Royal Navy — the strike group will sail to India later this year during autumn.

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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.

Defence

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.
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