Tag - India-US ties

US must not be too hard on India over Modi-Putin summit


By Tara Kartha There’s going to be a considerable degree of discomfort among officials in Washington as the India-Russia summit takes off in New Delhi on December 6. Today, almost everyone knows about the S-400s, the air defense system that is causing Washington to threaten sanctions under CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act). Most American officials...

US okays Harpoon Joint Common Test Sets for India


New Delhi: The United States has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of $82 million. The proposed Foreign Military Sale, the State Department said, will improve India's capability to meet current and future threats by providing with flexible and efficient Harpoon missile maintenance...

Jaishankar in DC to secure help with tackling Covid


Washington DC: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday for a series of meetings with top officials of the Biden administration to discuss bilateral ties and “interactions with business forums on economic & Covid-related cooperation between India and the US". During his three-day visit in the capital, Jaishankar is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense...

Under Biden, a return to professional diplomacy with India


By Frank F Islam Under the current secretary of state, Antony Blinken, the US is more likely to play the role of a firefighter, rather than that of an arsonist. That does not, however, mean Washington will be blind to potential Chinese aggression India, United States (US), Japan and Australia came together for the Quad summit...

US Defense Secretary’s India visit to strengthen ties


New Delhi: US Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd J Austin, is scheduled to visit India from March 19 to March 21 to further strengthen bilateral defense cooperation. It will be the first high-level visit by someone from the US after Joe Biden took over as the President on January 20.   During his visit, Austin is expected...

Joe Biden’s China plan and India’s role


By Yashwant Raj US President-elect Joe Biden has a China plan and India has a role in it. Though it may look as if it begins by making Chinese president Xi Jinping sweat for his return call — Xi sent Biden a congratulatory message but they haven’t spoken — there is a lot more to...

Charting the future of India-US ties


By Dhruva Jaishankar The India-United States (US) relationship has, despite the efforts of naysayers, developed on a positive trajectory over the past two decades. Today, the US is among India’s most important security partners (alongside Russia and France), and arguably the most comprehensive, with collaboration extending to intelligence, homeland security, defense technology, and maritime, space,...

Modi agrees to attend G7 Summit

Modi agrees to attend G7 Summit


New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to attend the G-7 summit, which is not likely to take place until September. According to India’s External Affairs Ministry statement, PM Modi has accepted the invitation saying that India would be "happy" to work with the US to ensure "success" of...