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  • Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

    06/24/2017 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit. IMAGE: The fact that it has taken this long for the US to extend an invitation to Narendra Modi suggests that India is not on Donald Trump's event horizon. Photographs: Peter Nicholls/Getty Images and Carlos Barria/Reuters Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not naive, so he is surely approaching his fifth visit to the United States, and his first meeting with US President Donald Trump with careful preparation. He is also deliberately creating low expectations. Unlike the hoopla of his previous Madison Square Gardens...
  • Trump-Modi meeting a game changer, despite Beltway sabotage

    06/24/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | June 25, 2017 | Madhav Nalapat
    Those eager to ensure friction, want Trump to bring up issues that impinge on India’s sovereignty, aware that Modi would react strongly to any such efforts. Both during the 2016 Presidential campaign trail and in his previous avatar as a billionaire businessperson, President Donald John Trump had integrated India as a core component of the global order in his policies and actions. However, since his inauguration on 20 January and subsequently, very little mention has been made of India in the statements made by spokespersons for the Trump administration, while, as yet, several posts relevant to relations with India (such...
  • Trump's dinner for Modi, a first for a visiting leader

    06/23/2017 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    Seeking to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump would host him for a working dinner at the White House on Monday, the first of its kind under this administration. "The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House. “This will be the first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under this administration. So, we think that's very significant," a senior administration official...
  • US will need India to counter China: US think tank

    06/23/2017 10:20:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    Washington -- Even as the Trump administration is cosying up to the Chinese, the US will need India to counter Beijing's growing influence in the world, a top American think-tank has said. Describing India as a "key piece in the jigsaw" for the US, the Atlantic Council urged the Trump administration to prioritise its ties with New Delhi. "Given the advancements that China has made both economically and militarily, the US will need to channel considerable resources to assert its global and regional primacy," Atlantic Council, a top American think-tank said in a policy paper 'Transforming India from a Balancing...
  • India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan cricket victory

    06/21/2017 10:43:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | Manveena Suri
    New Delhi (CNN) - Fifteen Indian men are facing lengthy jail sentences for allegedly cheering on the Pakistan cricket team. The men, all of whom are Muslim, were arrested Monday after their Hindu neighbors complained about the group's antics during India's crushing loss to their arch rivals in the ICC Champions Trophy final the previous day. According to local police inspector Sanjay Pathak, the men, from Mohad village in Burhanpur district in central Madhya Pradesh, "were celebrating Pakistan's victory by bursting fire crackers and shouting anti-India slogans." Fourteen men, aged between 19 and 35, appeared in court on Tuesday where...
  • Is Lockheed dumping F-16s on India?

    06/21/2017 8:19:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    BBC Hindi ^ | 20 June 2017 | Vineet Khare
    LOCKHEED MARTIN HANDOUT Tata and Lockheed Martin bosses signed an agreement in Paris Lockheed Martin and India's Tata Group have formalised an agreement to relocate the manufacturing of the most advanced F-16 fighter jets to India. The effort is aimed at securing a multi-billion dollar deal from Delhi. The announcement comes days ahead of Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to Washington for a meeting with President Trump. But some defence experts are accusing Lockheed of offloading obsolete aircraft on India. What's in the deal? India will be able to "produce, operate and export the multi fighter F-16 Block 70 aircraft",...
  • ‘Trump’s Top Economic Aid to be America’s Ambassador to India’

    06/21/2017 1:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Quint ^ | June 21, 2017 | Staff and Press Trust of India
    The White House said on Wednesday, that Kenneth I Juster, a top economic aide to US President Donald Trump, is set to be America's new ambassador to New Delhi. Juster, 62, who is the deputy assistant to the US President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council, would replace Richard Verma if nominated and confirmed by the Senate. "Kenneth Juster's move to Indian Ambassador is because he is extremely qualified for the position," White House deputy spokesperson Lindsay E Walters confirmed to PTI. Kenneth has a strong and positive relationship with everyone in the White...
  • Lockheed Signs Pact With Tata to Make F-16 Planes in India

    06/19/2017 6:22:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 19, 2017 | Staff
    Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India's Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military. India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has said foreign suppliers would have to make the planes in India with a local partner to help build a domestic industrial base and cut outright imports.
  • Gang Rape Victim Faces Horrendous Purification Ritual Because She Rejected Abortion (India)

    06/17/2017 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | June 17, 2017 | Rebecca Kiessling
    “7-month pregnant gang rape survivor denied a late-term abortion by the Gujurat high court in India.” With those kinds of news stories, we regularly see organizations like Amnesty International and Planned Parenthood International utilizing such stories to demand the legalization of abortion through all nine of months of pregnancy – not only for rape, but for any reason. Rape is just the key to open wide the abortion door. But what if you learned the rest of the story? What if there is more to these stories than is initially being reported? This particular pregnant rape survivor’s treatment is amongst...
  • US Foreign Policy Is For Sale: Our Indian Friends Should Be Buying

    06/17/2017 3:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Quint ^ | June 17, 2017 | C Christine Fair
    On 26 June, Donald Trump and Narendra Modi will meet in Washington. While the two have spoken at least three times since Trump’s election, this will be their first meeting. Many Hindu nationalists in India and the United States supported Donald Trump’s candidacy, at least in part, because they applauded his anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric and hoped that, if elected, he would adopt harsher policies towards Pakistan and other Muslim states supporting or exporting Islamist violence. For Hindu nationalists, Trump seemed like an obvious partner for Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has sustained criticism at home and abroad for...
  • Indian-American CEOs welcome Donald Trump's apprenticeship programme

    06/17/2017 12:21:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 17, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Indian-American CEOs Indra Nooyi of Pepsico and Ajay Banga of Mastercard along with India's IT major Wipro on Saturday joined scores of US companies in welcoming President Donald Trump's ambitious apprenticeship programme aimed at developing job-related skills among the workforce. . . "We applaud the president's commitment to industry-driven apprenticeships as a powerful tool to build the skilled workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century," Business Roundtable -- a group of chief executive officers of leading US companies -- said in a full-page advertisement released in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times today. . ....
  • Social organisation to name Indian village after Trump to enhance Indo-US ties

    06/12/2017 10:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Deccan Chronicle ^ | June 13, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship. "I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village," Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organized in the suburbs of Washington DC. The village is being developed in Mewat region of Rajasthan. This, he said, is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship. Giving a presentation to local community and political leaders, Pathak said he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets...
  • ‘Scoring Top Marks Doesn’t Give Happiness’: India’s Best Student Renounces the World to Become Monk

    06/10/2017 3:59:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Newsline ^ | 9 Jun, 2017
    ‘Scoring top marks doesn’t give happiness’: India’s best student renounces the world to become monkA top Indian student who received the highest score in the exams has decided to take an unusual path. Instead of applying for prestigious college, he renounced the world’s pleasures and became a monk, saying that scoring top marks in exams “does not give happiness”. Varshil Shah from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state scored 99.9 percent in the May 27 Class 12 exam, topping the state, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) said. He is Varshil Shah. He is from Ahmedabad...
  • Boeing, Dassault racing for Rs 50,000-cr Navy deal for 57 fighter jets (India)

    06/09/2017 9:03:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Business Standard ^ | June 10, 2017 | Arindam Majumder
    American aerospace giant Boeing and France's Dassault Aviation are among the four entities that have responded to he Indian Navy’s 'Request for Interest (RFI)' to provide 57 multi-role carrier borne fighters, industry sources said. The other two are Sweden's SAAB and Rosoboronexport of Russia. While Boeing has pitched its F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault has briefed the navy on its Rafale. SAAB has offered the maritime variant of its Gripen single-engine fighter jet. Naval Chief Sunil Lanba confirmed the development. "We will examine the RFI and take it forward," he told this newspaper. The deal is valued over Rs 50,000 crore....
  • China to set up military bases in Pakistan, says Pentagon report

    06/07/2017 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    China's construction of military base in the strategic location of Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world, says a Pentagon report. IMAGE: The Gwadar port that Pakistan is developing with Chinese help. China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report said on Wednesday as the world's largest army increasingly flexed its muscles. In its annual report to the Congress on China's military build-up, the United States Department...
  • India tells Trump: Not for your bucks (Paris Climate Accord)

    06/05/2017 3:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Calcutta Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2017 | Charu Sudan Kasturi
    New Delhi, June 5: India did not join the Paris climate-change agreement under pressure or for funds from other nations, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said today, rebuking US President Donald Trump for comments dubbing India an unfair beneficiary of the deal. As Sushma delivered the sharpest and most direct criticism yet by an Indian official of Trump's allegations against India, she insisted that bilateral relations remained on course under the new administration in Washington. Trump had said, while withdrawing the US from the agreement last week, that India had made its participation in the Paris pact contingent on receiving "billions...
  • India-born entrepreneur creates American jobs in the clothing industry

    06/03/2017 9:40:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 3, 2017 | Tony Dokoupil and Vaishali Gauba
    You may expect to find bustling garment factories in a far off foreign land. But in this northern New Jersey workshop, the only thing not made in America is the owner. And her reason being, "Your supply chain gets broken when half is here and half of it is outside." Suuchi Ramesh was born in India and came to the United States a decade ago to work in technology. However, even though she calls herself "very much a nerd," Ramesh always wanted to build something from scratch. And it all started with a challenge. Ramesh became frustrated with her own...
  • PM Modi's US visit still on despite Trump rant against India on climate change

    06/03/2017 12:51:42 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    TNN, The Times of India ^ | Saturday, June 3, 2017 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    HIGHLIGHTS o Trump's shrill speech has cast a shadow on PM Modi's expected visit to US later this month. o Dates for the PM's trip have not been formally or officially announced yet. o The White House has penciled in June 26-27 for first meeting between Trump and Modi. WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump unloaded on India among other countries during an epic rant on Thursday while announcing American withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord . The shrill speech, replete with claims of American victimhood at the hands of the rest of the world, casts a chill on Prime...
  • Modi tells Macron India will 'go beyond' Paris climate accord

    06/03/2017 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 3 June 2017 16:23 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday to go “above and beyond” the Paris Agreement on climate change, after the US said it would quit the deal. Speaking two days after US President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the deal on curbing carbon emissions, Modi said it was “part of the world’s shared heritage” and that India would “continue working…above and beyond the Paris accord”. The agreement signed by 195 countries in the French capital in 2015 “can protect future generations and give new hope,” the Indian leader said. He avoided direct...
  • Gold Medal Winning Woman Shooter in India Stops Kidnapping with Licensed Pistol (what model?)

    06/01/2017 7:54:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video of interview on Youtube Ayisha Falaq is a competitive shooter in India.  On the 25th of May, she used her licensed .32 ACP handgun to rescue her brother in law from kidnappers in a village, Bhopra near to the Haryana border.  It was an impressive achievement. Ayisha is being lauded in the Indian and international media. From ndtv.com: New Delhi: A national-level shooter, 33-year-old Ayisha Falaq, has been handling guns for the last six years. But last week, she took up her licensed revolver for the first time to counter crime after her 21-year-old brother-in-law Asif...