Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: India-US

India can double down on ‘Hindi-Rusi Bhai Bhai’. China to EU, nations adopting its balancing act

Having stuck to doing business with Russia in defiance of US sanctions, India should now prepare to lead groupings like G20 and push the idea of Indo-Pacific.

US appoints another new interim envoy for India, but no full-time ambassador for past 22 months

While Washington calls its relationship with India one of the 'most consequential in the world', the absence of an ambassador in Delhi since Biden became President has raised eyebrows.

China blocks India-US proposal at UNSC to blacklist LeT member Shahid Mahmood

This is the fourth time that China has blocked such a proposal at the Council in recent months after several Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists including Sajid Mir were protected by Beijing.

US calls India ‘ally’ in National Security Strategy, terms China ‘competitor & Russia ‘threat’

The 2022 National Security Strategy was released by the Joe Biden administration Wednesday in an effort to ‘outmaneuver’ its ‘geopolitical competitors’.

‘Objections conveyed’: India questions US envoy’s ‘Azad’ remark on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

India has raised concerns over US’ increasing strategic alignment with Islamabad, conveyed objections to US envoy Donald Blome's visit, meetings in Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

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'.

Only 5 US Democrats voted against India’s CAATSA waiver, 5 of 6 radicals called ‘The Squad’

The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act deals with countries which do trade, especially military trade, with nations considered 'adversary' under the 2017 law.

‘Ill-informed comments’: India slams US report on religious freedom

Reacting to the US State Department religious freedom report, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said vote bank politics is being practised in international relations.

US ‘religious freedom’ report flags ‘cow vigilantism in India, attacks on Kashmir Hindus & Sikhs’

Released by US State Department, ‘2021 Report on International Religious Freedom’ borrows from media and government accounts to document attacks against religious minorities.

India is a rich source of rare earths, but still imports. US collaboration can help change that

India is 100% import dependent on critical minerals. We need mining reforms, US partnership.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.