India, US oppose China’s bid on South China Sea code

India has joined the United States to oppose China’s move to tweak the proposed Code of Conduct on the South China Sea in order to keep its rivals and other nations outside the region away from the disputed waters. The United States has endorsed India as the net provider of security in the Indian Ocean region, where China has been trying to spread its tentacles over the past few years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and American President Donald Trump also sent out a message to China, underscoring in a joint…

How Will India Benefit From Trump’s Visit?

The US President, Donald Trump has concluded his 36-hour India visit. While some may scoff at the theatrics of Sabarmati Ashram and the Agra visit and the absence of a trade deal, which has been Trump’s key priority, the visit benefits both India and the United States. From India’s perspective, the benefits are related to defence and energy and are strategic as well. The strategic picture Trump’s visit sans a trade deal with India underscores the country’s strategic importance. The United States sees India as a counterbalance to China in…

What Donald Trump gets out of his trip to India

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Indian Americans are a growing political force in the US. Could this be part of the reason for the trip? India is gearing up to impress the visiting US President Donald Trump on his first official trip to the world’s most populous democracy. Tens of thousands are expected to line the streets to greet him in Ahmedabad city, in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat. Mr Trump will inaugurate the world’s largest cricket stadium there in the presence of over 100,000 people, a spectacle…

Us, US, the Chinese entanglement and global march : The Tribune India

Beijing’s march as the numero uno trading and economic giant seemed unstoppable after India refused to enlist on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Donald Trump turned his back on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Both countries did not seem to have an alternative while China began unfurling rail and road networks across the heart of Asia and Africa and started setting up ports on the rim of the Indian Ocean. What was a security threat in South China Sea became a politico-economic challenge in the wider Asia-Pacific. Then came 5G,…

Trump in India: A brief history of US presidents’ trips

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump is making his first official visit to India US President Donald Trump is expecting a raucous welcome on his first official state visit to India on Monday and Tuesday. He follows a long line of leaders who have made the journey. Some of his predecessors were greeted enthusiastically; others stumbled through diplomatic gaffes; one even had a village named after him. Can history be a guide to how this diplomatic tryst might go? Here’s a brief look at past visits, ranked in…

From ‘Howdy Modi’ to ‘Namaste Trump’: POTUS Heads to India, But Does He Understand Asia? | Blogs/Opinions

After India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump are done bear-hugging later this month, with the president scheduled to visit India, the two have a vast agenda to cover including trade, countering China, immigration and much more.  As with all other trade-related matters during his presidency, Trump has over-promised and will under-deliver. India has already imposed higher tariffs on U.S. medical devices and agriculture exports. American immigration reform is a crucial priority for India, but Trump has little appetite for more South Asian highly skilled migrants. They certainly…

South China Sea of brewing troubles and its implications for India

For years, China, Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam have contested overlapping claims to hundreds of coral reefs, features, and islets in the South China Sea. China’s man-made islands fortified with airstrips, anti cruise missiles, control towers, naval bases has allowed it to assert its sovereignty vigorously and poised it to seize greater control of the sea. As it’s economic and military position bolstered, it resorted to bullying its small neighbors by illicitly entering their territorial waters or by hindering their oil and gas explorations in the disputed waters. China…

Donald Trump India visit: F-16 and F-35 fighter jet maker Lockheed Martin’s new offer to IAF for Tejas

The American aerospace giant has also shared its willingness to cooperate with India to develop Indian-built Tejas into a much more effective fighter plane. Ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated visit to India, Lockheed Martin has offered a helping hand to India in developing next-generation advanced aircraft equipped for multi-role combat, according to a PTI report. Lockheed Martin manufactures powerful fighter jets such as F-16s and F-35s. The American aerospace giant has also shared its willingness to cooperate with India to develop Indian-built Tejas into a much more…

Kleos Scouting Mission satellites dispatched to India for Launch

Kleos Scouting Mission satellites dispatched to India for Launch Press Release From: Kleos Space S.A. Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Kleos Space S.A, a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, confirms it has dispatched its four Scouting Mission nanosatellites to Chennai, India, in preparation for launch aboard PSLV C49 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The dispatch starts the Kleos specific launch activity for the Scouting Mission satellites on PSLV C49, a rideshare mission conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that includes satellites from other organisations such…