Category: America

Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Speech Alarms US Allies

  Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. While most governments were careful not to comment publicly on a speech by a U.S. presidential candidate, Germany's foreign minister veered from that…

Donald Trump hints at seeking India’s help to address Pakistan’s ‘unstable’ nukes

  WASHINGTON: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump today hinted at seeking help from India and other nations to address the "problem" of what he described as a "semi-unstable" nuclear-armed Pakistan. Trump's such remarks came during a town-hall in Indianapolis in response to a question on how he would deal with countries like Pakistan which…

We Can Wipe Out Nuclear North Korea, Warns Obama

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea yesterday, reminding its "erratic" and "irresponsible" leader that America's nuclear arsenal could "destroy" his country. Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A photograph showed the weapon flying out of the sea, although there was no independent…

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Slams Donald Trump for Mocking Indians

  Washington: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has slammed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for mocking an Indian call centre worker during an election rally this week, saying it showed disrespect towards the Indian American community and reflected his divisive rhetoric. “Donald Trump mocking Indian workers is typical of the disrespect he has shown towards groups across the…

India wants to be ‘most beautiful woman’ wooed by all: Chinese media

Playing down India's decision to sign a logistic agreement with the US, Chinese state media on Monday said the proposed deal is stalled because of distrust between the two as India wants to be the "most beautiful woman" wooed by all, especially Washington and Beijing. "Besides their traditional distrust, the speculation heralding a US-India alliance…

US For Powerful Quadrilateral Partnership With India, Australia, Japan

  The US seeks a "powerful" quadrilateral partnership with India, Japan and Australia for maintenance of "rules-based order" and deterring coercion or unrestrained national ambitions, a top American commander has said. Pacific Command (PACOM) "aims to build a powerful quadrilateral partnership framework of the most powerful democracies" in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, US Pacific Command Commander…

India Seeks Tech Transfer Guarantee For F-16, F/A-18 Make-in-India Bids

  India has sought guarantee from US for technology transfer in case any US based company bids for fighter jet program under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Boeing is offering F/A-18 fighters and Lockheed Martin has offered to manufacture F-16 fighters in India. This was part of the two-day talks held between the defence policy…

Lockheed, Boeing Offer Fighter Aircraft Manufacture In India As Rafale Negotiations Drag On

  Lockheed Martin and Boeing have made elaborate presentations to the Indian Ministry of Defence (M0D) on manufacturing the F-16V and the F/A-18 aircraft respectively in India even as New Delhi’s negotiations with Paris to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale aircraft drag on. Informed sources told that the presentations were made ahead of the visit of…

India And US Get Closer To Using Each Other’s Military Bases: 10 Facts

  US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is in New Delhi and said today that progress has been made towards sealing a deal that could see American soldiers on Indian bases under specific circumstances. Here is a 10-point guide to this story :: 1. Secretary Carter has met with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and said India…

India is in talks with the United States to purchase 40 Predator surveillance drones

  India is in talks with the United States to purchase 40 Predator surveillance drones, officials said, a possible first step towards acquiring the armed version of the aircraft and a development likely to annoy Pakistan. India is trying to equip the military with more unmanned technologies to gather intelligence as well as boost its…

Tensions in South China Sea and what it means for India

  Tension in the South China Sea region reached an all time high soon after the meeting between US President Barack Obama with leaders of Southeast Asian nations in California in February. China deployed two batteries of eight missile launchers and a radar system on Woody, also known as Yongxing Island in the Paracel Islands.…

Pak mini-nukes easy pickings for terrorists, fears Obama

US President Barack Obama on Friday counselled India and Pakistan to contain aggressive military doctrines and nuclear arsenals as he wrapped up the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, his signature international effort to curtail the spread of nuclear weapons and source material. At a press conference towards the end of the summit that attracted leaders from…

Does India like Donald Trump?

Most Indians -- about a sixth of the world's population -- have never heard of Donald Trump. But that may be about to change, at least a little. If you walk past any roadside magazine stand here in New Delhi you may see a reddish-orange face peering out at you, printed prominently on the fronts…

Pakistan is a ‘very, very vital problem’: Donald Trump

A nuclear-armed Pakistan is a "very, very vital problem", Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said and asserted that the country needs to "get a hold of" its situation. "Pakistan is a very, very vital problem and really vital country for us because they have a thing called nuclear weapons. They have to get a…

Hillary or Trump?: Choices by US voters will influence the world

  The United States political primary election season is in full swing as Americans choose candidates for the presidency of their nation, and arguably, the job of de facto leader of the world. In the wake of recent primaries in vote-rich states such as Florida and Ohio, Republican candidate Donald Trump has a commanding lead…

What would a Donald Trump presidency mean for India?

  The possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is now listed as one of the ten top global “risks” by The Economist, somewhere between a Chinese economic meltdown and an oil price shock, and right next to the rising threat of terrorism. Trump’s response would probably be to say, “That’s just stupid.” But the Republican…