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Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat
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Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat

Beyond the short-term objectives, as Sino-Indian relationship turns unambiguously adversarial and hostile, India must appropriately reset its national security and foreign policy strategies.

India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
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India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks

Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.

Ahead of Donald Trump's India visit, US diplomat Alice Wells calls ties 'unshakeable', says looking forward to even warmer relationship
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Ahead of Donald Trump's India visit, US diplomat Alice Wells calls ties 'unshakeable', says looking forward to even warmer relationship

Alice Wells asserted that Trump administration looks forward to an even warmer relationship as Narendra Modi will host Donald Trump later this month

US diplomat Alice Wells calls for swift release of J&K political leaders held without charge, lauds progress on Kashmir, partial return of internet
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US diplomat Alice Wells calls for swift release of J&K political leaders held without charge, lauds progress on Kashmir, partial return of internet

US diplomat Alice Wells on Friday urged New Delhi to release the political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir who have been detained without charge, while lauding the incremental steps taken by the government on Kashmir, including the partial return of internet service in the Valley

Envoys' visit to Jammu and Kashmir 'important step', says US but expresses concern over political leaders' detentions, internet shutdown
India

Envoys' visit to Jammu and Kashmir 'important step', says US but expresses concern over political leaders' detentions, internet shutdown

US expressed concern over continued detention of political leaders, restrictions on internet in region

US senators slam S Jaishankar for rebuffing Pramila Jayapal over her Kashmir views; minister had refused to meet panel that included Congresswoman
India

US senators slam S Jaishankar for rebuffing Pramila Jayapal over her Kashmir views; minister had refused to meet panel that included Congresswoman

From presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to Indian origin Congresswoman Kamala Harris who recently dropped out of the race for White House, Democrats stood beside Jayapal and criticised India for 'silencing' its critic

S Jaishankar refuses to meet congresswoman who moved J&K resolution in US House, calls it 'not fair understanding of situation'
India

S Jaishankar refuses to meet congresswoman who moved J&K resolution in US House, calls it 'not fair understanding of situation'

Addressing a group of Indian reporters on Thursday as he concluded his trip to Washington DC, which was primarily to attend the India-US 2+2 dialogue, S Jaishankar said the resolution introduced this month in the House of Representatives was not a fair characterisation of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

S Jaishankar pitches for H-1B visa holders at bilateral meet with US, says movement of people deepened ties between two countries
India

S Jaishankar pitches for H-1B visa holders at bilateral meet with US, says movement of people deepened ties between two countries

Pitching strongly for H-1B visa holders, S Jaishankar reiterated the significant contribution made by the movement of persons in a fair and non-discriminatory manner to the deepening of bilateral ties between India and the United States

US, India hold talks on strategic and security concerns amid domestic crises in both countries
India

US, India hold talks on strategic and security concerns amid domestic crises in both countries

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper were meeting their Indian counterparts Wednesday for strategic and security talks as both countries deal with domestic political crises.

US House Subcommittee hearing aimed to target India, but that doesn't mean it didn't contain lessons for New Delhi
India

US House Subcommittee hearing aimed to target India, but that doesn't mean it didn't contain lessons for New Delhi

Anyone who watched the hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, would have discerned not only that India got a drubbing and that Pakistan got away scot-free, but also that the State Department gave a far more professionally-measured statement than the panellists themselves

Donald Trump should be grateful to John Bolton; dumped NSA saved US from major embarrassment by preventing ludicrous deal with Taliban
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Donald Trump should be grateful to John Bolton; dumped NSA saved US from major embarrassment by preventing ludicrous deal with Taliban

Notably, before he left, John Bolton does seem to have got his way with the Afghanistan issue, resulting in the cancellation.

US grants sanctions waiver to India on Chabahar: Port is at the centre of Washington's South Asia strategy
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US grants sanctions waiver to India on Chabahar: Port is at the centre of Washington's South Asia strategy

The US has taken a well-thought-out decision to exempt India from sanctions regarding the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran

Pakistan grapples under US pressure to bring Afghan Taliban to table; disobeying Donald Trump may douse IMF bailout hope
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Pakistan grapples under US pressure to bring Afghan Taliban to table; disobeying Donald Trump may douse IMF bailout hope

What is hardly hidden from the public gaze is that the Donald Trump administration wants Pakistan’s help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table so that American troops can exit Afghanistan without any threat to the Ashraf Ghani government.

Top US state department official in Pakistan for crucial talks to strengthen bilateral ties, kick-start peace process in Afghanistan
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Top US state department official in Pakistan for crucial talks to strengthen bilateral ties, kick-start peace process in Afghanistan

Foreign office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed that principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, ambassador Alice Wells is visiting Islamabad.

India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq's death gives ISI crucial role in stabilising Afghanistan
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India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq's death gives ISI crucial role in stabilising Afghanistan

The growing strategic depth that the Taliban in Afghanistan has given to Pakistan's ISI would not be bartered away at any cost, that too at present when it expects greater concessions from Washington, which is willing to negotiate things out

US backs India's bid for permanent UNSC seat, says both countries are 'global partners'
India

US backs India's bid for permanent UNSC seat, says both countries are 'global partners'

Donald Trump administration has reiterated its support for India's bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council.

US will consider Chabahar factor in impact of Iran sanctions on India and Afghanistan, says Department of State official
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US will consider Chabahar factor in impact of Iran sanctions on India and Afghanistan, says Department of State official

Relations between the US and India are on "an upward trajectory", and "this is one of the most dynamic and strategic partnerships that the US enjoys", the official said.

Ajit Doval in US: NSA holds talks with Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, discusses 'future direction' of bilateral ties
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Ajit Doval in US: NSA holds talks with Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, discusses 'future direction' of bilateral ties

Ajit Doval on Friday held "broad-based" talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary James Mattis and his American counterpart John Bolton.

Donald Trump administration official says India 'constitutionally enshrined' minority rights, freedom of religion
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Donald Trump administration official says India 'constitutionally enshrined' minority rights, freedom of religion

Alice Wells told a Washington audience that the United States has had conversations about human rights with all countries, including India.

Taliban ready for second round of talks with US; group wants meet to focus on prisoner exchange, confidence-building
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Taliban ready for second round of talks with US; group wants meet to focus on prisoner exchange, confidence-building

The Taliban have sought direct talks to settle US concerns about its participation in Afghanistan's future as well as the presence of NATO and the US in the country.