Donald Trump or cheap Iran oil Dilemma facing fastest growing user

The US embargo on Iran oil shipments has put Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quandary. If he plays along, India could find itself on the right side of President Donald Trump on trade but lose cheap supplies and precious foreign exchange. Oil imports from…

TALL TALK, ZERO ACTION ON BUYING GUNS, WARPLANES

Into its final year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP-led NDA government has started the process of buying assault rifles and carbines for the Indian Army and 110 jet fighters for the Indian Air Force. And it has revived the Defence Research and Development…

INDIA AND INDONESIA LAUNCH JOINT INITIATIVE FOR SABANG DEEP SEA PORT

India and Indonesia close on the heels of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Jakarta has launched initiative to develop port in Sabang in Aceh province to enhance maritime connectivity as part of Indo-Pacific strategy being in put in place by both sides. A joint team…

India concerned over North Korea’s secret Nuke ties with Pakistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conveyed to South Korean President Moon Jae-in India’s concerns over North Korea’s clandestine nuclear and missile ties with Pakistan. “I told him (Moon) that we were concerned over proliferation links between North-East Asia and South Asia, and, that was…

India says no to more Chinese flights on India China Route

The request was made by China following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to China in June. However, in a show of solidarity, top Indian carriers IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir along with the state-owned carrier Air India decided to oppose the move during…

Future of the India Russia relationship post Sochi summit

on May 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin for an informal summit in Sochi, where the two leaders upgraded this traditionally close relationship to a “special privileged strategic partnership.” Despite this announcement, developments in West Asia, Afghanistan, and bilateral defence ties…

WHY FRICTION BETWEEN INDIA, US  IS RISING WHEN THE TWO NATIONS ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE TIES

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to greet world leaders he meets with a big bear hug and President Donald Trump likes to shake hands with a bone-crushing grip. When they appeared together on the lawns of the White House on June 27 last year,…

India set to clear $2 billion deal for US Anti Submarine Warfare Choppers

Ahead of the crucial two-plus-two dialogue in Washington, the Narendra Modi government is expected to approve a $2-billion deal for the purchase of anti-submarine warfare helicopters for the Indian Navy from the US through the government to government (G2G) route, according to South Block officials…

What’s Next for The India-Russia Strategic Partnership

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin had an “informal” meeting in Sochi in late May, the two leaders discussed a number of bilateral issues such as military and defense cooperation and international issues relevant to both India and Russia. The…

China willing to work with India to maintain positive relations, says foreign spokesperson

China on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “positive remarks” on India-China relations at the Shangri-La Dialogue and expressed willingness to work with India to follow the consensus between the leadership of the two countries to maintain the momentum in the bilateral ties. Prime Minister…