India has expressed concern over the “recent developments” in Ukraine in broad terms without mentioning any country while introducing an element of indirect criticism of Russia for ending a UN-sponsored arrangement to allow shipments of food grains and agriculture-related products through the Black Sea.
An Air India ferry aircraft left for Russia’s Magadan airport from Mumbai on Wednesday night IST, and is scheduled to reach its destination on Thursday morning IST. The ferry flight is to take the stranded passengers and crew of AI173 onward to San Francisco, an airlines spokesperson said.
Canada’s National Security Adviser Jody Thomas has said that India is among the top sources of foreign interference in her country’s internal affairs. “When I talk about foreign interference and economic security, I’m now talking about a number of state actors and non-state proxies,” Jody Thomas said last week at a conference organised by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
President Joe Biden has nominated General Charles Q. Brown, a former Indo-Pacific leader and advocate of close defense ties with India, to be the country’s top military officer. Biden is set to formally announce the nomination of Air Force head Brown as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday, according to media reports quoting senior officials.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday met with congressional leaders in an effort to avoid a debt default. “This afternoon, President Biden hosted Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Speaker McCarthy, and Leader Jeffries in the Oval Office for a productive and direct meeting about the need to ensure America does not default on its debt for the first time in our history, and on a budget agreement that can reach his desk,” read the White House press release.
Indian American delegates from all over the United States gathered at Capitol Hill for the Capitol Hill Advocacy Day organized by the Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) on April 27. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness about policy matters and engage in discussions with more than 75 House representatives and their staff. The delegates aimed to provide a voice for the 4.5 million Indian Americans who contribute to various fields but lack sufficient influence on policy matters.
Last week at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Defense Ministers’ meeting, India adopted a tough stand to deal with its neighbor China, the founding father of the bloc.
India rejected “biased and motivated,” comments made by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) about the country in its annual report that had yet again proposed to blacklist New Delhi and urged it to develop a better understanding of India.
Partha Chakraborty says: Taken together, the US, India, and Israel create a formidable triumvirate that is willing and able to counter any concentration of power in any other emerging axis. Taken together, they form the biggest – and the most distributed – center of economic heft and the promise of its peoples. Taken together, they can bring a fight to the doorstep to any demon and make Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) a multi-dimensional chase, and hence more potent. Taken together, they are the emerging guardians of the world, bigger than any Thanos, more persuasive than any Dr. No, more creative than your worst imagination.