US needs to understand India Russia defence ties

New Delhi June 27  Twenty years ago, India tested five nuclear bombs at Pokhran, triggering US sanctions. India is facing a similar situation today due to the US’ Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (Caatsa). If imposed, these sanctions would have severe negative consequences for the US-India defence…

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India tells Pak - J&K an 'inalienable' part of India at United Nations

New Delhi June 26   India has told Pakistan that no amount of “empty rhetoric” by it will change the reality that Jammu and Kashmir is an “inalienable” part of India after Islamabad’s envoy to the UN made a reference to the Indian state at a UN General Assembly debate…

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India-US Strategic Partnership set for new high with deals and drills

New Delhi June 25   The strategic clinch with the US is set to get even tighter, with India signaling its readiness to ink two more bilateral military pacts, procure helicopters worth $3 billion and participate in a joint tri-Service amphibious exercise for the first time.

Top government sources say…

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Congress demeaning Indian Army, BJP blasts Ghulam Nabi Azad for Kashmir remark

New Delhi June 23 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday cornered the Congress over its veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s controversial remark concerning Army operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded an explanation from…

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COMCASA Pact : India wants binding assurance from the US

New Delhi June 22  India has asked the United States for a binding assurance in the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (Comcasa) to ensure that the secured communication equipment covered by the pact are available to India and kept operational at all times.

ET has gathered that broadly, both sides…

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