Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: US embassy

US Defence Secy approves downgrade of 5 military offices at embassies, including Pakistan

The decision, signed by Austin on 8 August, was made in order to meet the Congressionally-mandated reductions in the number of generals and admirals in the military.

Right-wing outfit claims responsibility for posters warning Biden against ‘bullying India’

An outfit called ‘Hindu Sena’ claimed that it pasted the posters defacing signboard of the US embassy in New Delhi after an FIR was lodged against ‘unidentified’ people by the Delhi Police.

US Embassy issues security alert, says situation in Kabul, airport changing quickly

The Taliban entered the Afghan capital Kabul from all sides on Sunday. Taliban commanders say they have taken control of Afghan presidential palace, ANI, quoting Reuters, added.

US embassy to start giving visa interview slots for Indian students from Monday

Don Heflin of the US embassy said students won't require proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter the country, but will need a negative test report taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

Kennedy’s assassination had an unexpected impact on India-China relations

In ‘Life in American Politics & Diplomatic Years in India’, former diplomat Richard Celeste writes that there was a proposal to increase US military aid to India after 1962.

India-America ties ‘most consequential relationship of 21st century’ — US envoy Juster

US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster made his remarks during a groundbreaking event for a new Chancery building for the American embassy in Delhi.

Why shutting vast US embassy campus in Baghdad, or keeping it as it is, will both be a mistake

Washington needs an embassy commensurate with the limited diplomatic role it intends to play in Iraq now, but it should be executed carefully, without showing defeat or weakness.

Rocket hits US embassy in Baghdad’s green zone, causes huge explosion

The rocket was fired from Baghdad's eastern district and hit an empty building inside the heavily fortified green zone, which also houses other diplomatic compounds in Iraq.

Last Laughs: Rahul Gandhi’s reported absence and ‘horse-trading’ in Karnataka polls

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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