Analysis: How the US and Canada collaborated on intel over Nijjar kiilling

The US was the Five Eyes member country that provided some kind of corroborating intelligence that Canada used to firm up its assessment that Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen and Khalistan activist, was killed in a plot by the Indian government, according to a report in The New York Times. The report, which is based on accounts from two allied officials, says the US, which is a member of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing compact with Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Australia, had no advance knowledge of the plot but provided Canada the “context”.

State dinner does not mean the US will get what it wants from India: Rafiq Dossani

Rafiq Dossani is as direct as he gets. “Hosting a State dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a huge honor, but that will hardly lure India away from Russia,” he told indica. Dr Dossani is Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy; senior economist, RAND Corporation, Professor of Policy Analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is one of America’s leading corporate economists.

Congressman Shri Thanedar: Time for India to strongly commit to US as ally

“I would like to see India as one of its (America’s) strongest allies. And I am going to meet (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi later this month and the thing that I am going to stress with him is that this non-alignment policy needs to be gotten rid of. We need to really focus on a strong, trusting relationship with US. That will be good for the people of India and the US,” Congressman Shri Thanedar told indica in an exclusive interview.

Modi’s US visit: American Indo-Pacific Forum discusses US-India bilateral security alliance possibility

The American Indo-Pacific Forum held an online discussion on “Should US, India discuss a bilateral security alliance” on June 5. The event was organized with an eye on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US later this month. The experts deliberated at length about what should Modi’s response be to the evolving scenario of India-US bilateral security and trade ties.