Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
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Topic: US Navy

BJP and Congress handles tweet US combat ship’s photo to wish Indian Navy Day

The handles post a photo of Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship of the US Navy on Indian Navy Day. Same incorrect image had been shared earlier too.

Malabar exercise could expand in future, up to Quad partners to discuss, US Navy Chief says

Top US naval commander Admiral Michael Gilday Tuesday also held talks with his Indian counterpart Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla.

American makes history as first woman commander of the nuclear aircraft carrier

Amy Bauernschmidt had served as executive officer of the same aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln, between 2016 and 2019 -- another first for a woman.

India, US kick off two-day multi-domain wargame in Indian Ocean Region with eye on China

The US deployed its naval carrier strike group, led by the USS Ronald Reagan, and a fleet of F-18 fighter jets and E-2C Hawkeye all-weather aircraft for the exercise, officials said.

US Navy’s selective application of coast State regulations helps it punish a target country

US Navy conveyed to China that it exercises the right to freedom of navigation through EEZ of coalition partners like India & South China Sea isn’t an exception.

What the illegal entry of USS John Paul Jones into India’s EEZ could mean

In episode 721 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta unpacks the issues of international relations through the sea laws after the US ship sailed through Indian EEZ without intimation.

US Navy ship violates Indian law as it sails through exclusive zone in ‘messaging to China’

External affairs ministry says incident has been raised through diplomatic channels with US. Ex-Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash says US violated India's rules but not international law.

US plans new fleet for Indo-Pacific region as it focuses on ties with India, countering China

US Navy intends to resurrect its First Fleet, disbanded in 1973, to cover the Indo-Pacific region and could be based near Singapore.

Quad countries come together for complex second phase of Malabar naval exercise

US Navy’s Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, India’s Vikramaditya Carrier Battle Group will join Japanese Navy and Australian Navy for the exercise that will go on until 20 November.

US military aircraft refuels at Indian base for first time under defence pact

The aircraft landed over a week ago at an airstrip in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for refuelling under an agreement signed between India and US in 2016.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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