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US to offer India $500 mn in military aid to reduce Russia dependence: Report

The effort is part of a much larger initiative by President Joe Biden’s administration to court India as a long-term security partner, despite its reluctance to criticize Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
The package under consideration would include foreign military financing of as much as $500 million dollars.(AP)
The package under consideration would include foreign military financing of as much as $500 million dollars.(AP)
Updated on May 18, 2022 12:55 PM IST
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US panel boost for Green Card applicants: Here's what you should do in meantime

  • The recommendations of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI) are to be sent to the White House now for approval.
Majority of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens.(Reuters File)
Majority of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens.(Reuters File)
Published on May 18, 2022 11:39 AM IST
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India intends to deploy S-400 missiles to defend against Pak, China threats: US

“India continued to develop its own hypersonic, ballistic, cruise, and air defence missile capabilities, conducting multiple tests in 2021,” an US official said.
India has a long-standing defence relationship with Russia — and has pursued its acquisition of the S-400 missile system. (Archive)
India has a long-standing defence relationship with Russia — and has pursued its acquisition of the S-400 missile system. (Archive)
Updated on May 18, 2022 11:20 AM IST
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Sweden, Finland to jointly submit applications to become NATO members Wednesday

  • Finland, which was invaded by the then Soviet Union in 1939 - the same year when Germany's invasion of Poland started the Second World War, shares a 1,300-km border with Russia. Sweden shares a maritime boundary with Russia.
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (R) and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (L) hold a joint news conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 17, 2022. (TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS)
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (R) and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (L) hold a joint news conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 17, 2022. (TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS)
Updated on May 17, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

US authorises Covid booster shots for children aged 5 to 11

  • Children will become eligible for the booster at least five months after completing their initial vaccine doses. The dosage is 10 micrograms for both the initial shots and the booster, compared to 30 for those 12 and older.
Children aged 5-11 have been eligible to receive the initial two doses of Pfizer's vaccine since November 2021, but less than 30 per cent of them have so far. (REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo)
Children aged 5-11 have been eligible to receive the initial two doses of Pfizer's vaccine since November 2021, but less than 30 per cent of them have so far. (REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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