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Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence (L) and Rajnath Singh, India's defence minister, during a joint news conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)

Biden admin views India as important partner in countering China: Experts

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 02:28 PM IST
A Brookings Institution report last June said American and Indian strategists are worried about China's growing naval presence as well as its use of "debt-trap diplomacy."
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence (L) and Rajnath Singh, India's defence minister, during a joint news conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence (L) and Rajnath Singh, India's defence minister, during a joint news conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)

India defence ties a priority for US: Austin

PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:33 AM IST
  • Though both Singh and Austin made no reference to China in their statements to the media, thetwo sides are understood to have discussed the India-China standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), China’s actions across the region, and the situation in Afghanistan.
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM DPR PMO ON FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021**New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, in New Delhi, Friday, March 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_19_2021_000227B)(PTI)
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM DPR PMO ON FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021**New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, in New Delhi, Friday, March 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_19_2021_000227B)(PTI)

On India visit, Austin discusses 'most pressing' challenges facing Indo-Pacific

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:48 PM IST
The US defence Secretary also held wide-ranging discussions with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and almost all key issues of mutual concerns, including China's aggressive behaviour in the region.
PM Modi with US defence secretary Austin Lloyd(@narendramodi/Twitter )
PM Modi with US defence secretary Austin Lloyd(@narendramodi/Twitter )

PM Modi meets US defence secy Lloyd Austin, tweets 'committed to strategic ties’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 09:23 PM IST
During the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lloyd Austin reiterated the US government’s continued commitment towards strengthening the bilateral defence relations between the two countries,
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defense, during an event in the White House in Washington on March 8, 2021. (Bloomberg File Photo )
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defense, during an event in the White House in Washington on March 8, 2021. (Bloomberg File Photo )

US defence secy’s India visit reflection of significant bilateral ties: Envoy

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Lloyd Austin will reach India next week after visiting Japan and South Korea. His first trip overseas after taking office to the Indo-Pacific points to the importance the Biden administration is according to the region.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders strengthening access to affordable healthcare at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders strengthening access to affordable healthcare at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)

Biden admin to remain committed to a strong US-India bilateral relationship

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Secretary Austin noted the great strides made in the US-India defence relationship, and he pledged to work collaboratively with the Defence Minister to sustain progress.
In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said the firm commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation was reiterated during the talks. (ANI File Photo)
In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said the firm commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation was reiterated during the talks. (ANI File Photo)

Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:10 PM IST
  • The defence ministry said Rajnath Singh received an "introductory telephone call" from the newly-appointed US Secretary of Defence Austin and that the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen defence cooperation and the strategic partnership between the two countries.
In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)
In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)

Biden supports ‘successful’ ties between US, India leaders, says White House

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As the new administration settles in, policy makers and experts in both the US and India are eager to know Washington's policy and approach on India.
US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper They will participate in third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 27(ANI)
US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper They will participate in third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 27(ANI)

India-US 2+2 dialogue to focus on regional security cooperation, defence trade

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:01 PM IST
As per the US State Department,with respect to military-to-military engagement,both India and the US are working to build greater interoperability by increasing the sophistication of their combined exercises.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump in New Delhi in February 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump in New Delhi in February 2020.(PTI File Photo)

US approves loans, investments worth over $340 million for projects in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The approved projects will strengthen health systems, bolster food security, and support other impactful development outcomes.
US president Donald Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi in February 2020.(Bloomberg File Photo)
US president Donald Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi in February 2020.(Bloomberg File Photo)

US probe into digital services taxes may trigger another trade tussle with India

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 09:05 PM IST
The trade investigation has been launched under Section 301 of the Trade Act, 1974, the same provision that was used by the Trump administration to slap an additional 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of imports from China in March-April 2018.
A trade deal with India will be an important achievement of the Trump administration, especially in an election year, with the US President seeking a second term in November.(Reuters File Photo)
A trade deal with India will be an important achievement of the Trump administration, especially in an election year, with the US President seeking a second term in November.(Reuters File Photo)

India, US in talks to finalise dates for Donald Trump’s state visit

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:03 AM IST
India and the US have indicated that a short-term trade deal is in sight and could be signed soon, with a more ambitious longer-term agreement set for a later date.
India and the US are closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
India and the US are closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)

India-US to sign key defence pact during second 2+2 dialogue in December

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:50 AM IST
It is expected that the Industrial Security Annex (ISA), which aims to shore up defence cooperation, will be signed during the upcoming dialogue. The ISA will allow the US government and American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to share classified information with private Indian defence firms.
Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, in May 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, in May 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Not helpful’, says US on India’s plans to buy Iran oil, Russia’s S-400 air missiles

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 04:28 PM IST
State department spokesperson Heather Nauert said “it’s not helpful” to note India plans to continue buying Iranian oil and the decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems, both of which are subject to secondary American sanctions.
Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade. The United States has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian weapons, including the S-400 air defence missile that is also on India’s shopping list.(REUTERS)
Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade. The United States has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian weapons, including the S-400 air defence missile that is also on India’s shopping list.(REUTERS)

US punishes China for buying Russian arms; may have implications for India

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 11:36 AM IST
The Donald Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned a Chinese military entity for buying Russian defence equipment.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a fundraiser in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.(AFP Photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a fundraiser in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.(AFP Photo)

‘Whole thing is crazy’: US President Donald Trump wants to stop subsidies to India, China

Chicago | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 09:04 PM IST
Attacking the WTO, US President Donald Trump said he thinks that the World Trade Organization was probably the worst of all.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the joint press conference after the India-US 2+2 Dialogue, in New Delhi on Thursday, Sept 6, 2018.(PTI Photo)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the joint press conference after the India-US 2+2 Dialogue, in New Delhi on Thursday, Sept 6, 2018.(PTI Photo)

US expects India to reduce oil imports from Iran to zero by November

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:13 AM IST
The US has said that countries need to reduce the import of oil from Iran to zero, though they “would consider waivers” and from the sanctions that are planned to begin on November 4
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump at White House in Washington DC.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump at White House in Washington DC.(PTI File Photo)

India, US 2+2 dialogue may take place on September 6

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Officials said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will meet their Indian counterparts Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman on September 6.
The twice-deferred two-plus-two dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the US is now expected to take place in early September.(Reuters Photo)
The twice-deferred two-plus-two dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the US is now expected to take place in early September.(Reuters Photo)

India, US 2+2 dialogue likely in September, venue may be shifted to New Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 12:31 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also meet the two US principals in case Washington agrees to New Delhi as the venue for the dialogue. The high-level talks, which were set to take place in Washington on July 6, were deferred by the US.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the ASEAN India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi.(PIB via AFP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the ASEAN India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi.(PIB via AFP File Photo)

How ‘pragmatic’ PM Narendra Modi is threading the path between China and the US

Bloomberg, London, New Delhi | By Marc Champion, Iain Marlow
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 08:13 PM IST
At the annual security conference in Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi navigated carefully between military powers China and the US.
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