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US approves IADWS sales to India

The United States has recently approved the sale of an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India. The Weapon system is to be sold for an estimated cost of $1.9 billion. India would deploy the IADWS to modernise its armed forces and enhance its air defence architecture. The trade deal is proposed to be ..

India remains on USTR’s ‘Priority Watch List’

The United States has again placed India on its ‘Priority Watch List’, claiming lack of sufficient improvements to its Intellectual Property framework on long-standing and new challenges, which has affected American right holders over the last year. The office of the US Trade Representative identified 11 countries, including India, in its ‘Priority Watch List’. China ..

US: No waiver for China on stopping purchase of Iranian Oil

The Trump administration has stated that there will be no short-term waiver or any wind-down period over China’s oil purchases from the Republic of Iran in the wake of the recent announcement made by Washington that the customers of Iran should halt their purchases by May 1 or have to face US sanctions. The administration ..

US labels Iran’s forces as Terrorists

For the first time, the Trump administration has labelled Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. Further, the move seems to increase pressure on Iran’s regime and to bring a new level of tension between the two countries, as Iran’s leaders have said they will retaliate in kind. US sanctions have ..

"Major Non Nato Ally" status to Afghanistan

US bestowed Afghanistan with Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status in the wake of drawdown of the international forces from the country. The US President Barak Obama signed a Presidential order assigning Afghanistan a MNNA. This is the first such designation by Obama Administration. The two nations had inked long term strategic partnership agreement in May ..

India reiterates its commitment to afghan in building peaceful, prosperous nation

The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has conveyed India’s unwavering commitment to assisting Afghanistan in its endeavour to build a peaceful, democratic and prosperous country. He expressed hope that the strategic bilateral partnership would be further strengthened in the critical period ahead.

US helping India to establish community colleges

As per the US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, United States is working with India to flesh out an initiative to set up hundreds of community colleges in India on the American pattern and the State Department has been working with the Indian side to flesh out the initiative. Over the acceptance of Indian degrees ..