Donald Trump demands withdrawal of India’s ‘unacceptable’ tariff hike

The US President has demanded that India should withdraw the retaliatory tariffs calling the duties unacceptable. India had imposed long pending retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products after US had withdrawn Generalized system of preferences (GSP) for Indian exporters. This action came a year after the notification for the retaliatory tariffs was issued in 2018… Continue reading Donald Trump demands withdrawal of India’s ‘unacceptable’ tariff hike

Trade, anti-missile deal, other sticky issues on plate during Pompeo-Jaishankar talks

United States Secretary of State has arrived in India for his interaction with the Indian Government. The two countries will discuss the US opposition to India’s $5 billion deal for acquiring S-400 missile system from Russia. The US wants India to cancel the deal citing a US Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act(CAATSA) that imposes… Continue reading Trade, anti-missile deal, other sticky issues on plate during Pompeo-Jaishankar talks

Democrats concerned over Trump’s India policy

US Democratic lawmakers has criticized US President for his failure to appoint a confirmed head of the state department’s South and Central Asia (SCA) bureau.This department conducts diplomatic relations with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries. US President had announced his South Asia policy in 2017 calling for a greater development role for India in… Continue reading Democrats concerned over Trump’s India policy

COMCASA agreement will enable info exchange to fight terror, says U.S. Admiral

U.S. Chief of naval operations has said that India and the U.S. are cooperating to prevent all forms of terrorism both from land and sea. He said that the foundational agreement,Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) which India had signed in 2018 would enable exchange of information on such threats. COMCASA is an India-specific version… Continue reading COMCASA agreement will enable info exchange to fight terror, says U.S. Admiral

Don’t help the Maduro regime: U.S.

US Secretary of State has advised India not be the economic lifeline to the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by purchasing oil from the Latin American country. Earlier,U.S National Security Advisor had warned countries and companies against buying crude oil from Venezuela.It was after the visit of Venezuela’s Oil Minister to India where he… Continue reading Don’t help the Maduro regime: U.S.