Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicUS Pentagon

Topic: US Pentagon

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.

China’s ‘coercive nature’ in Indo-Pacific is discussed frequently among Quad, Pentagon says

Pentagon Press Secy John Kirby also said that US has been 'honest' about its concerns with Pakistan for a long time about the terrorist safe havens along the border of Afghanistan.

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says

Top US military leaders point rare criticism at key decisions by Biden & Trump, say their personal view was that US troops should have stayed to bolster the Afghan government.

7,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan, 5,200 US troops still in Kabul: Pentagon

Major Gen Taylor, who has been given the responsibility to airlift US citizens, said the increase in evacuation numbers is reflective of a ramp up of aircraft & airlift capability.

China has adopted a more aggressive approach to the Indo-Pacific region — US Pentagon

In 2020, Beijing escalated tensions over a host of issues with its neighbours, including Australia, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, Dr Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense said.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.