Donald Trump welcomed India’s entry into the International Expedited Traveller Initiative, saying it would facilitate closer ties between India and US.
With this year’s joint statement reflecting new interests, here is a comparison of key issues from China and the Asia-Pacific, terrorism and Pakistan, to defense, economy and trade.
The US sponsorship for its bid gives India leverage against China, which objects to India’s membership in the NSG.
The deal comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Donald Trump.
The Chinese army yesterday accused the Indian military of stopping a road construction in what it claims to be China’s “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.
US endorses India’s approach to China’s ‘unilateral’ Belt-Road Initiative and need for Pakistan to prevent its territory from being used for terrorist attacks. Defence and energy figure prominently but there is no climate change.
Superlatives flow as do the hugs, while the joint statement’s references to Pakistan, China and North Korea show greater India-US convergence at the strategic level.
Though the Hizbul Mujahideen as an organisation still remains outside the purview of US terror lists, India sees the naming of its leader as a major step forward.
The last time Iran’s supreme leader spoke of the “besieged” people of Kashmir, the Indian government had lodged a formal protest.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
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Afghan ambassador Shaida Abdali discusses the creation of the Afghanistan-India Air Freight corridor, regional connectivity, bilateral trade and more.
The diplomatic back and forth reportedly began after China refused entry to 47 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim.
Addressing a sizeable gathering of Indian Americans, Modi also praised Sushma Swaraj for her “good governance” and listed the highlights of his tenure.
Issues such as the “protectionist” policies of Modi’s “Make in India’, the H1B visa system for Indians and a ease of business policies to be in contention.
India backed Mauritius’ resolution referring British control of the Archipelago to the ICJ but says it supports the US military presence in Diego Garcia.
Narendra Modi is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump to discuss “strategically important issues”, and hold interactions with the Indian-American community and 20 leading US CEOs.
Modi and Trump will have one-on-one talks followed by a meeting between delegations. They will then make statements and go in for a working dinner, the first White House dinner for a foreign leader.
While Chinese authorities have claimed that landslides were the reason for stopping pilgrims from going through Nathu-La, there is a perception that Beijing was also trying to give a signal to New Delhi in background of recent strain in relations.
The order has been given to the government’s printing press in Nashik and applicants will soon start receiving bilingual passports.
Narendra Modi’s focus should be on establishing good chemistry with Donald Trump, reassuring the latter that India is a reliable partner democracy for the US.
The deal is being termed “a game changer” for US-India relations as it finally operationalises India’s status as a “major defence partner” for the US.
The passing of the Mauritius-backed resolution is a blow to the UK, as the ICJ will now give an advisory on the Chagos archipelago currently under its control.
As India repositions itself and adjusts to new realities, ties with the US remain key for both strategic and economic reasons, and the convergence of interest is unlikely to disappear.
The Pakistani army has also released a second video in which he reiterated his ‘confession’ of being involved in fomenting terror and sectarian actvities.
Modi’s two-day visit to Washington, where he will be meeting US President Donald Trump for the first time, begins on Sunday
In conversation with the Gabonese foreign minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya about Gabon’s economy, its ties with India, Africa and more.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres maintains that he has had multiple meeting with the leaders of both countries to bring them to the negotiating table.
The H-1B visa for skilled workers in the US is one that many IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys rely upon heavily.
US executives are increasingly being asked by their CEOs to explain and assess the impact of the apparent rise in communal violence in India.
The dual-track market approach, township-village enterprises and enhanced fiscal-federalism are important lessons the Modi government must imbibe if it wishes to enhance economic efficiency.
When India needed urgent military equipment in 1971, Israeli leader Golda Meir’s foresight on the potential of diplomatic ties allowed Israel to come to India’s aid, albeit secretly.
India, along with other BRICS nations hammered out a future roadmap for security, cooperation and exchange in Beijing this week.
The government apparently considered several names, which included sitting judges like Chief Justice J.S. Kehar and Justice Dipak Mishra, before deciding on Justice Bhandari.
Extracts from Kallol Bhattacherjee’s ‘The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War’, documenting the untold tale of US-India relations under Rajiv Gandhi.
The heft of the prime minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.
External Affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that ICJ had asked India to file its memorial by September 13, but denied that it was a setback for New Delhi.
India has now moved away from its hands-off approach towards projects marred by ‘legacy’ problems, corruption and unfinished projects.
The changing security environment in South Asia and elsewhere may have brought on new problems but it has given us new tools and abilities to deal with them.
The remarks by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, Gopal Baglay, came following reports in the Pakistani press that Russia expressed an intention to mediate between the two countries.
Neeru Chadha topped the Asia-Pacific group in the vote for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which took place in New York on June 14.