Washington DC’s decision to impose curbs on taking iPads and laptops as cabin baggage will impact nearly half of the passengers between India and the US.
The possibility of India becoming America’s partner in the 21st century world order was discussed by top Senators, diplomats and security leaders who feel that the US faces challenges to its global dominance.
The much-ballyhooed logistics pact between India and the US, which will allow reciprocal access to each other’s military bases for refuelling, repair and maintenance of warships and aircraft, is yet to enter into force despite being inked seven months ago.
The US today said it is working with India and NSG members to push for New Delhi’s membership in the elite grouping, indicating that there is no change in America’s policy on the issue under the Trump administration.
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Defence reveals in a new report released on Thursday that the United States has been India’s biggest supplier of weapons platforms over the past three years.
US President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against Islamic State as US-backed fighters accelerate the offensive in Syria and Iraq, US officials told Reuters
India has deployed US-manufactured drones along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Himalayan state of Kashmir region against Pakistan in a development strategic and defence experts warn will destabilise the region.
North Korea said on Tuesday it would pursue its nuclear deterrent and weapons programme as huge US-South Korean joint military exercises it says model a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against Pyongyang continued
China has said that it will take unspecified measures against a US missile system being deployed in South Korea, and warned that Washington and Seoul will bear the consequences. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said at a regular briefing today that China “firmly opposes” the deployment of the missile defense system, after US missile launchers and other equipment needed for it arrived in South Korea.
The US has issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, and said extremist elements are also “active” in India.