Wednesday, July 26, 2023


Delays, security challenges — how turmoil in Myanmar is holding back India’s ‘Act East Policy’

Key projects for connectivity to South-East Asian nations are stuck due to the security situation in Myanmar. Experts explain the challenges faced by India and how they can be overcome.

G20 finance ministers, central bank heads agree on debt & cryptos, no consensus on Russia-Ukraine war

China, Russia object to common statement issued by the FMCBG condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. China says meeting not right forum to discuss geopolitical issues.

Connectivity, peace at India-Myanmar border: What Jaishankar discussed at Mekong Ganga Cooperation meet

Foreign minister S Jaishankar co-chaired 12th meet of Mekong Ganga Cooperation, initiative by 6 nations focusing on cooperation in tourism, culture, education, transport & communications.

Jaishankar talks border issues with China on sidelines of ASEAN meet, point of diplomats’ safety with Canada

Jaishankar met foreign policy chief of Communist Party of China Wang Yi in Indonesia, where the latter said the 2 countries should not let 'specific issues' affect ties.

‘Stealthy and fast’: All about the Scorpene submarines that India is set to acquire more of from France

The 3 new submarines are being built by the Mazagon Dock Ltd Shipyard in Mumbai, in partnership with France's Naval Group. They are designed for hunting down enemy submarines & surface ships.

Diversifying supply chain or countering China? US official weighs in on big-ticket India-US defence deals

Senior US State Department official Melisa Doherty has said ‘India should have a diverse (military) supply chain in its efforts to maintain its own territorial integrity and security’.

India, France to jointly develop engine to power AMCA fighter, ink MoU for more Scorpenes

Engine programme part of Horizon 2047 document which sets course for bilateral ties between the 2 countries & covers areas of defence industrial collaboration, released during Modi's France visit.

Germany releases 1st ever strategy on China — not ‘decoupling’, but looking to ‘reduce dependence’

In its 64-page document titled ‘Strategy on China’, German govt urged its companies to move away from the 2nd-largest global economy and engage in ‘de-risking’ practices.

‘No surprise’ India signed strategic partnership with France 25 years ago, ties at ‘turning point’, says Modi

Ahead of his two-day visit, Modi tells French financial daily 'Les Echo' that France has supported India in difficult times. Many big-ticket defence deals in pipeline during PM's trip.

‘Steady, resilient through darkest storms’ — Modi hails India-France ties ahead of his visit

PM Modi said the relations between the two countries are currently at a turning point and the success of the strategic partnership has been significant in taking the ties forward.

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GDP to IIP—Indian statistical systems have bigger problems than ‘underestimating’ population

It is always a good idea to see if survey results are consistent with other indicators of the economy. The problems of measurement make it difficult to do this in India.

Oil eases on higher US stockpiles, caution ahead of likely Fed...

By Yuka Obayashi and Trixie Yap (Reuters) -Oil prices eased on Wednesday off three-month highs as industry data showed a stock build in U.S. crude inventories and investors remained cautious ahead of


File photo of Ajit Doval with Wang Yi | ANI

LAC tensions eroded trust says Ajit Doval, as China pushes for...

China's Wang Yi met NSA Ajit Doval in Johannesburg. Both sides agreed that the India-China bilateral relationship is significant not only for the two countries but also for the region and world.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...