Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: US-India

Biden administration urges Modi govt to resolve farmer protests through dialogue

In its first reaction to the issue, US said peaceful protests & access to internet are hallmarks of democracy, and comes after American celebrities expressed solidarity with farmers.

In declassified US’ secret Indo-Pacific strategy, India is central, Pakistan has fallen out

The ‘US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific’ has an entire chapter on India. And it says only New Delhi can box in a resurgent China.

What declassified US document reveals about Trump administration’s strategy in Indo-Pacific

In episode 660 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the declassified US strategy document in the context of India and other Quad countries.

US approves sale of $90 million worth of military equipment and services to India

Pentagon says the proposed sale ensures previously procured fleet of C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft operates to serve India's civil and military needs.

US natural partner for India in quest for building resilient economy, says Harsh Shringla

Foreign Secretary Shringla said India was looking forward to working with the new US administration & it was his firm conviction that bilateral ties are only going to get stronger.

India should be relieved Biden won. Modi-Trump bond can only go so far

A Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration will ensure substance takes priority over rhetoric in India-US relationship.

Maldives to Moscow — India prepares for brave new Biden world after Modi-Trump bonhomie

US’ Pompeo and Esper are flying down for the ‘2+2’ dialogue — something they could have done virtually. Shows depth of Modi-Trump ties.

US Deputy Secretary of State bats for greater Quad cooperation as he concludes India trip

US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was in India on a 3-day trip from 12-14 October ahead of the 2+2 dialogue, scheduled for later this month.

India’s quest for armed drones gets a boost as US looks to ramp up arms sales

India is now looking at acquiring 6 armed drones from the US instead of the planned mix of 30 armed and non-armed drones. It is also in talks with Israel.

US-India defence bonding, naval exercise is much-needed message to China

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.