What are MK 54 torpedoes, AGM-84L Harpoon missiles US has cleared for sale to India

Context The US Department of State approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of 16 MK 54 all round up lightweight torpedoes and related equipment at an estimated cost…

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Taking a ‘Far East’ turn to deepen a friendship

Context Some 48 years ago, when the U.S. and British Navies tried to threaten Indian security during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, the Soviet Union dispatched nuclear-armed flotilla from its…

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Who are BASIC, the climate change alliance whose meeting India just attended?

Context The BASIC countries — a grouping of Brazil, South Africa, India and China — held their 28th Ministerial meeting on Climate Change between August 14 and August 16 in…

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Quad countries to focus on maritime security

Context: The “Quad” countries, namely India, US, Japan and Australia, will hold their next meeting on the sidelines of the 13 th East Asia Summit at Singapore in mid-November, with the grouping keen…

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Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade

Context: India and Bangladesh signed several milestone agreements today, for enhancing inland and coastal waterways connectivity between the two countries for trade and cruise movements. The two countries have signed…

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The India-Russia dialogue

Context: The India-Russia dialogue should not get inextricably entangled in the India-U.S. dialogue. The shadow of America loomed over the India-Russia summit recently held in New Delhi The question that…

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