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Indian exports | Representational Image | Bloomberg

Why Indian textile, leather exporters want restoration of preferential trade terms with US

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal has called for restoration of benefits under the US’ Generalized System of Preferences. The Trump administration removed India from GSP list in June 2019.
A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Love Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on 26 August 2021 | Photographer: SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg

Vaccine inequity can lead to more Covid variants, waive IP rights immediately, India warns WTO

New variant Omicron has put ‘spotlight’ back on the fact that there exists ‘discrimination between vaccinated and unvaccinated people’, India said at a WTO meet in Geneva.
File photo of Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Putin’s visit to Delhi can be Advantage Modi. He just has to deepen Russia-China wedge

New Delhi’s growing proximity to the US is cause for celebration and can be used as leverage with Moscow, and vice-versa.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin | Flickr

How to prevent accidental wars? Strongmen Putin, Xi, Modi are risk-takers, can be triggers

China, US, Japan, South Korea are interfacing in the air, sea, space and cyberspace. The dangers of inaction are obvious.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China has a negative celebrity list of 88, as Xi doubles down on 3rd term

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.
File image of Russia's S-400 Triumf multi-layered air defence system | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

US yet to decide on potential CAATSA waiver to India on S-400 Russian missiles deal

The US State Department comments come a week after India started receiving the supplies of S-400 missile defense system from Russia.
US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the White House in Washington, DC on 15 November 2021. Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The ‘India question’ is a sideshow for US. For now, it’s preparing for China 2027

Biden’s relationship with China has been a seesaw recently – from threats to meetings with Xi Jinping.
The Chinese flag. | Wikimedia Commons

New study shows China’s stark influence in 70 global institutions in charts

According to the Centre for Global Development, US shouldn’t be alarmed. But it should see where China is at odds with it.
PM Modi addresses the COP26 World Leaders' Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday | Twitter/@BJP4India

India’s coal stance at COP26 was about money—party politics poses danger to long-term goals

India can't be a power of consequence if it doesn't develop its industries. Govt should move from controller to enabler.

China’s hypersonic missile test got US, India racing. It exposes BMD vulnerability

What happens when initial nuclear weapons are fired? India must realise hypersonic missile is part of a larger power chase.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.