Shared values: On India and the U.S.

Source: The Hindu, TOI, Business Standard Relevance: Indo-US relationship post-US exit from Afghanistan Synopsis: India and US have their differences when it comes to the Afghan peace process. A strong Indo-US partnership in tech sector should be the way forward to out-compete China. Background US. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s day-visit to Delhi. Most of… Continue reading Shared values: On India and the U.S.

India-US ties key to anchoring Indo-Pacific region

Source: Livemint, Indian Express Relevance: Indo-US ties under the new Biden administration Synopsis: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s first visit to India after the Biden administration took office in January 2021. Key points that were discussed and the significance of the visit. Relevant points During talks the emphasis seemed to be on building on… Continue reading India-US ties key to anchoring Indo-Pacific region

A geopolitical roadmap in uncertain times

Source: The Business Standard Relevance: The centrality of the India-China-US triangle is an important topic for International Relations Synopsis:  The book India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, the Present offers a magisterial insight into the complex dynamics of our changing world. Recent geopolitical developments around the world: Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a year-long… Continue reading A geopolitical roadmap in uncertain times

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019

India and USA will be conducting a joint military training Exercise called Yudh Abhyas. The exercise will be conducted at Joint Base Lewis, Washington, USA from 5th-18th September 2019. Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest joint running military training exercises between India and USA. The exercise was started in 2004 under US Army… Continue reading Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019

‘India and U.S. very close to resolving all trade issues’

India’s Commerce Minister is planning to meet the U.S. Trade Representative.They will hold talks to resolve the differences over trade and investment. However,government officials have said that almost all issues have been resolved between the two countries.But the core area of disagreement which is market access is also close to being resolved. The Indian government… Continue reading ‘India and U.S. very close to resolving all trade issues’

U.S. will consider ‘301 probe’ on India, says trade official

Indian and United States Trade Representative(USTR) has held discussions on various trade and economic issues. Deputy USTR has said that the US will consider 301 investigation against India if the trade issues between the two countries are not resolved. 301 probe is employed as a precursor to tariffs and other trade measures against a country.It… Continue reading U.S. will consider ‘301 probe’ on India, says trade official

U.S., India to begin formal talks on trade on July 12

Indian and United States Trade Representative(USTR) will meet to discuss various trade,economic issues and also to strengthen bilateral relations. This meeting comes after US President and Indian PM had agreed that trade issues need to be discussed and trade ministers of both countries should meet to resolve issues. The talks between the two countries had… Continue reading U.S., India to begin formal talks on trade on July 12

Indian tariffs not acceptable

The US President has said that India’s tariff regime is no longer acceptable. India had imposed long pending retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products after US had withdrawn Generalized system of preferences (GSP) for Indian exporters. GSP is a preferential tariff system extended by developed countries to developing countries.It is a preferential arrangement in the… Continue reading Indian tariffs not acceptable

Modi, Trump discuss Iran, trade and defence ahead of G20 Summit

Indian Prime Minister has held bilateral talks with US President ahead of the formal inauguration of the G-20 Summit in Osaka,Japan. The two leaders discussed various bilateral and global issues such as (a)Iran (b)5G communications networks (c)trade and (d)defence ahead of the G-20 Summit. The two leaders agreed that trade issues need to be discussed… Continue reading Modi, Trump discuss Iran, trade and defence ahead of G20 Summit

India beats U.S. at WTO in renewable energy case

India has won a major trade dispute against the United States at the World Trade Organization(WTO). The WTO dispute resolution panel has ruled that US domestic content requirements and subsidies provided by eight of its states in the renewable energy sector are violative of global trade norms. The panel concluded in its ruling that the… Continue reading India beats U.S. at WTO in renewable energy case