Tagged: America

A shopping cart full of Foreign Guns and Fighter Jets

Despite the impetus to ‘Make in India’, the country continues to be dependent on imports to modernise its military as big-ticket deals show. Though the Union government has been pushing the “Make in India” programme and bringing in new guidelines to simplify defence procurements and promote domestic manufacturing, India continued to be dependent on imports…

US Endangered by China, Russia’s Advancement In Hypersonic Missiles

A new air force study warns about the possibilities of US becoming vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia. Experts for the Air Force Studies Board at the National Academies of Science say that the federal republic country is falling behind in the technology race to develop defensive and offensive high-speed…

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the U.S.-built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. The much-hyped arrival of the first two fighter jets was overshadowed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweet that Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N) whole F-35 project was too…

Donald Trump committed to US alliances, says Barack Obama

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions. In his first extended remarks…

America mustn’t bully India into acquiring Armed Drones

A global regime to manage the use of drones is slowly being put into place. The US, along with 40 other States, issued a declaration a few days back outlining the principles which in their view should govern the export and use of armed drones to ensure they do not cause instability or help terrorism…

India Seeks America’s Help In Search For Missing AN-32 Aircraft

Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told parliament that India has sought help from US to check if their satellites captured any signals from the missing AN-32 aircraft, while noting there was very little possibility that sabotage played any role. Giving clarifications on the missing aircraft in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said he…

Pakistan moves to hire Washington lobbyists amid strained US ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is looking to hire lobbying firms in Washington after a gap of nearly eight years, seeking to refurbish its image in the United States at a time of deteriorating relations between the allies, two government officials said on Tuesday. Ties have been particularly strained following a US unmanned aircraft strike that killed top…

Defence, Asia-Pacific focus of Indo-US cooperation

India and the U.S. had different interpretations of what they agreed on the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama met on Tuesday, but on defence and cooperation in Asia-Pacific, both sides agree that they made great strides. The U.S. has recognised India as ‘major…

US Senate passes bill to allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia; Obama to veto it

The United States Senate on Tuesday reportedly voted unanimously in favour of a bill that would allow the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon to sue Saudi Arabia, believed to be involved in the terror plot. The bill has always been opposed by…

Pakistan threatens to buy Russian or Chinese jets in spat with US

Pakistan has threatened to buy advanced Russian or Chinese combat jets after Washington withdrew financing for a US arms purchase amid a weakening of its strategic relationship with Islamabad. “If funding is arranged, Pakistan will get the F16,” said Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs adviser to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani prime minister. “Otherwise, we will opt…

India And China Learn To Love Nuclear Power As America Falls Behind

As American reactors continue to age, India is accelerating its shift towards nuclear power by building several nuclear power plants in the country’s northern region, according to comments by a government official Wednesday. China and India are both preparing to build new nuclear reactors and have rapidly growing nuclear programs, while America’s new reactors have…

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…

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…

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…

Former CIA Chief Says Military Could Defy Donald Trump’s Orders

  WASHINGTON – Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who recently led the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, said the U.S. military would likely refuse to follow certain orders from Donald Trump if he is elected to the White House in November and follows through on campaign promises. “I would be incredibly concerned if…