Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicUS-India relations

Topic: US-India relations

India lies in tough neighbourhood, will boost its capacity to secure borders: US envoy nominee

Eric Garcetti, currently serving as the Mayor of Los Angeles, says he will 'double down' on US efforts to strengthen India’s capacity to defend its sovereignty and deter aggression.

Modi-Biden bilateral meet will strengthen India-US ties, add momentum to Quad: White House

During the first in-person meeting at the White House, the two leaders are expected to discuss Afghanistan situation and ways to fight terrorism together.

How US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld kept India-Pakistan peace after 2001 Parliament attack

George W. Bush's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who passed away Tuesday, played a decisive role in India-Pakistan relations during the period of Operation Parakram of 2001.

US undecided on how many vaccine doses India will get out of 80 million announced by Biden

US State Department official Gayle E. Smith says India is a ‘major priority’ for US but can’t say what allocation of vaccine doses per country will be.

CEOs of 40 US companies pledge support to India’s Covid fight, create global task force

The task force during its meeting Monday committed to get 20,000 oxygen concentrators to India in the next few weeks, said Deloitte CEO Puneet Renjen.

Climate partnership to be ‘core pillar’ of US-India cooperation, says Biden

The US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership includes deploying 450 gigawatts of renewable power to meet the goals of the landmark Paris Agreement.

US Defence Secretary urged to discuss rights issues, Russian S-400 sale during India visit

Lloyd Austin, the first US defence secretary to include India on his maiden foreign trip, is scheduled to meet Rajnath Singh, Jaishankar and Ajit Doval from 19 to 21 March.

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.

India will be the most consequential partner for us in Indo-Pacific this century, says US

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said a lot more closer collaboration related challenges in Indo-Pacific will be seen and reflected in 2+2 Dialogue next week in New Delhi.

US approves $90 million sale of spares, support for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to India

The proposed sale will support US foreign policy and national security by helping to strengthen US-India strategic relationship, US Defence Security Cooperation Agency said.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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.
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