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Katherine B. Hadda, former US consul general, Hyderabad, writes on the need for the US and India to unite during the Covid-19 crisis.
Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sanjaya Baru, Ashok Gulati, Ruchir Sharma, Tamal Bandopadhyay, Prabha Kotiswaran & many others.
Delhi and Washington will formally sign the Industrial Security Annex in this round of talks, which will ease transfer of high-level technology from US to India.
American affection for India stems from the admiration for the national characteristics that India’s current leaders seem committed to reversing.
The video, shared by news channels and a BJP MP, is authentic, but US Army played the Indian national anthem at a joint military exercise on 18 September.
With President Trump listening at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event, Modi says everyone knows where 9/11 & 26/11 attacks conspirators were found.
Delegation will attempt to convince the US to extend its GSP programme, through which Delhi gets over $5 billion in zero or reduced tariffs.
President Donald Trump informed the US Congress Tuesday he will terminate preferential trade treatment for India by striking it off the GSP list.
The first turbaned Sikh guard of Buckhimgham Palace busted for cocaine abuse, and German Catholic Church comes clean on historical sexual abuse.
Trump’s policies underscore discontent with globalism of past decades and a turn towards emphasising US’s narrower national interests. The mounting tensions over trade and tariffs between the United States and China have roiled Asian financial markets. Even as the BSE Sensex plunged deep last week, the Indian government chose to desist from escalating its own trade skirmish with the United States. In response to the American imposition of an additional tariff of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium imports from India, New Delhi was poised to slap tariffs on American imports to India, ranging from apples to steel products. These tit-for-tat tariffs were meant to take effect from 4 August, but the government decided on a moratorium of 45 days. Never mind that the attempts over the past couple of months to conjure a “trade package” – one that would reconcile each country’s desire to access specific...
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