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OMG Obama in India for Republic Day! Calm down, this is PR not diplomacy

Nov 23, 2014

OMG Obama in India for Republic Day! Calm down, this is PR not diplomacy

Obama gracing the R-Day parade is not going to make a jot of difference to long-term India-US relations. Such occasions never do (they are not meant to) beyond generating momentary goodwill. And the Foreign Office knows this. #India #Barack Obama #ToTheContrary #US #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Republic Day #Foreign Office
Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreement over international troops in the country

Nov 23, 2014

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreement over international troops in the country

Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the US and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. #US #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Nato #international troops #Afghan Parliament
Germany, US, Israel among 43 countries to get e-visa facility in India

Nov 23, 2014

Germany, US, Israel among 43 countries to get e-visa facility in India

As per the government decision, all countries, except a few in the "prior list", would be brought into the e-visa regime over the next two years. #US #Germany #Rajnath Singh #digitisation #E Visa
Ferguson: No jury verdict on killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown as yet

Nov 23, 2014

Ferguson: No jury verdict on killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown as yet

Barricades surrounded the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, though the decision seemed unlikely over the weekend. #World #Jury #US #NewsTracker #Ferguson #racial tensions #verdict #Darren Wilson #Michael Brown
Modi's India rises on global stage as Obama agrees to be Republic Day guest

Nov 23, 2014

Modi's India rises on global stage as Obama agrees to be Republic Day guest

Obama's decision to accept Modi's invitation to be the R-Day chief guest could be a tipping point in both the Indo-US relationship in the years ahead. #China #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Geopolitics #Shinzo Abe #India-US ties #Modi-Obama Talks #R-Day parade
Obama as Republic Day guest: How Modi's move might corner Russia, China

Nov 22, 2014

Obama as Republic Day guest: How Modi's move might corner Russia, China

No US President has been chief guest at Indian Republic Day celebrations ever before. It also shows PM Modis uncanny abilities of thinking the unthinkable. #HowThisWorks #India #Barack Obama #Gujarat #Prime Minister #US #Narendra Modi #US President #United States of America #bilateral talks #Diplomatic Relations #Republic Day celebrations
Want the world's 'best and brightest' to stay in US: Obama

Nov 22, 2014

Want the world's 'best and brightest' to stay in US: Obama

US President Barack Obama has pushed for immigration reform to encourage the best and the brightest to stay in America. #World #India #Barack Obama #America #US #TheySaidIt #Immigration #US President #Las Vegas
At PM Modi's invite, President Obama ready to be chief guest on Republic Day

Nov 22, 2014

At PM Modi's invite, President Obama ready to be chief guest on Republic Day

Modi and Obama most recently met at the Asean and G20 summit in Myanmar and Australia respectively. #India #Barack Obama #US #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Republic Day
Obama's India visit is a great chance to bolster ties, say American experts

Nov 22, 2014

Obama's India visit is a great chance to bolster ties, say American experts

Obama's visit to India as chief guest at Republic Day celebrations, is great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership with India #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #US President #Modi government #US-Indo bilateral ties #Republic Day celebrations
Romania: 8 soldiers killed, 2 wounded in helicopter crash

Nov 21, 2014

Romania: 8 soldiers killed, 2 wounded in helicopter crash

A Romanian military helicopter flying to take part in a joint exercise with US forces crashed on Friday, killing eight servicemen on board and injuring two, the defence ministry said. #Defence #NewsTracker #Romania #Helicopter crash #US forces #military chopper #eight killed #Romanian-built IAR-330 Puma #Campia Turzii #Cincu