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Topic: United States

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.

India to join US-led Indo-Pacific ‘economic arrangement’ next week, bloc aimed at taking on China

US President Joe Biden expected to extend to Prime Minister Narendra Modi an invitation to join Indo-Pacific Economic Forum when they meet in Tokyo next week for Quad Summit.

India, Pakistan and SCO to focus on Afghanistan at Monday’s anti-terrorism meeting

Discussions will be held under SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of which India is currently the chair. Meanwhile, Pakistan and the US are back to discussing Afghanistan.

Europe dreams of military power, but NATO’s still in charge. India must engage with caution

Europe's defence capabilities vs NATO to Russia's invasion of Ukraine — joint statements signed during Modi's visit reflect shortcomings.

There’s a Chinese ‘storm’ coming. India needs to consider 5 factors to face this challenge

India must devise a new playbook that recognises national security today is a domain of intense competition. It needs innovation and new talent.

China-Solomon Islands deal marks a power shift. US paying for reluctance in Asia-Pacific

US’ Second Island Chain strategy is now at stake as Chinese military vessels venture further afield. Warnings by Australia, Japan could become prophecies.

Why China’s attitude to Russia’s war is lukewarm, at best

That US and China have the most critical relationship of the 21st century remains true and hasn't been greatly changed by Putin’s actions in Ukraine.

Russia has already lost the war in Ukraine. It’s a result of failing globalisation

What we are witnessing in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is the failure of the world to manage the politics of globalisation while enjoying its fruits.

Why United States may turn gasoline prices into a political timebomb

U.S. gas prices hit a record level earlier this month. Limiting 'pain American people are feeling at the gas pump' was a main objective Biden set out in responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

US Fed ramps up inflation fight in economy tough enough to cope

Fed kicks off rate hike campaign that’s set to be the most aggressive since the mid-2000s. Chair Jerome Powell assures Americans this won’t tip the US economy into recession.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

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.
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