Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: Uzbekistan

India is dusting off 30 yrs of Central Asia neglect. Delhi is ready with a message for China

The decision to invite the heads of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan has been long in coming. Better late than never.

Afghan military plane crashes in Uzbekistan, Uzbek govt says ‘studying situation’

Uzbekistan defense ministry said it is studying reports of the plane crash that took place Sunday. It said the plane had identification signs of the Afghan Air Force.

US, Afghanistan, Pakistan & Uzbekistan to form new Quad, Afghan peace process a key focus area

The US Friday said the new quadrilateral diplomatic platform will be focused on enhancing regional connectivity. Parties are yet to determine the modalities of this cooperation.

Amid growing ISIS concern in Uzbekistan, Indian & Uzbek Army conduct counter-terrorism drill

India is keen to establish stronger ties with Central Asian countries where China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Uzbekistan twice.

India, Iran, Uzbekistan hold trilateral meet, discuss ways for joint use of Chabahar port

The MEA said India's proposal to hold 'Chabahar Day' on the sidelines of the International Maritime Summit in January 2021 was also welcomed at the meeting.

India, Uzbekistan stand together against terrorism, says PM Modi

Addressing a virtual summit with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, PM Modi said the two countries also similar concerns over separatism, extremism and fundamentalism.

PM Modi to hold first virtual summit with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev Friday

Several agreements in the field of the development partnership, renewable energy, and capacity building are expected to be signed during the summit.

India to conduct 1st joint military exercise with Uzbekistan, focus on counter-terrorism

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who will be in Uzbekistan from 1-3 November for an SCO meeting, will greet the Indian contingent ahead of the exercise.

Modi meets Uzbek Prez Shavkat Mirziyoyev on sidelines of SCO summit

The two leaders reviewed the full range of bilateral ties, especially ways to boost economic and cultural links.

To counter China, Made-in-India drugs could soon be made in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is offering Indian firms incentives including free land, tax holidays of up to 10 years faster green clearances among others.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

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'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.