Rapid, disruptive advance of Chinese hard power on Xi Jinping’s watch has ended era of unquestioned US supremacy in Asia
Xi Jinping is also stepping up military pressure on Taiwan, Japan and India. Alongside a massive arsenal of missiles capable of striking Taiwan, Chinese naval and air forces conduct increasingly complex exercises that regularly encircle the self-governing island.
India's no-show at China's Belt Road Forum meet no surprise, but New Delhi must abandon over-cautious Beijing policy
As expected, India is not going to be represented at this year's Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC) that begins on Thursday in Beijing
India to purchase 24 advanced maritime helicopters from US for $2.4 bn, choppers expected curb Chinese influence in Indian Ocean region
The sale of the helicopters, at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion, will improve the security of a major defensive partner which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in the Indo-Pacific and South Asia region
US budget 2020: Donald Trump proposes $1 billion funding to advance free and open Indo-Pacific region
In its annual budget for the fiscal year 2020, beginning 1 October, the White House said the nation's future security, prosperity and leadership depend on maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Narendra Modi meets Mike Pence in Singapore, holds talks on terror, defence trade and Indo-Pacific cooperation
PM Narendra Modi and US vice president Mike Pence held talks on Wednesday on bilateral and global issues of mutual interests including defence and trade cooperation, ways to counter terrorism.
Modi in Singapore: India-US-Australia-Japan Quad must move from theoretical discussion to pragmatic cooperation
The Quad continues to remain a bureaucratic-level dialogue that meets occasionally — twice a year. It is not a defence dialogue yet, much less an alliance
US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump’s idiom of fear mongering won’t stop even if Republicans suffer losses
Fear, the reigning idiom of the Donald Trump presidency, isn’t about to roll over quietly, no matter what the results of the US midterm election on 6 November. It’ll likely get louder.
US midterm elections 2018: In final sprint, Donald Trump tells Republicans to hang on to 'fragile' victories
US President Donald Trump implored Republicans on Monday to help preserve "fragile" GOP victories that could be erased by Democrats as he closes out a midterm campaign that has been defined by his racially charged rhetoric, hard-line immigration moves and scattershot policy proposals.
US midterm elections: If Democrats flip the House, what does it mean for US foreign policy and India? 'Very bullish' is dominant theme
Long time US foreign policy watcher and president of the International Republican Institute Daniel Twining remains “very bullish” on the US India relationship (despite the current misalignment on trade) even if the Senate and the House pull away in two different directions after the US midterm elections on 6 November.
Narendra Modi to visit Japan on 28 Oct: India's incoherent approach on Indo-Pacific, Quad may sour 'friendly' ties with Shinzo Abe
India-Japan relationship is on the upswing as demonstrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming official visit to Japan 28-29 October for annual India-Japan summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
'India exhibited measures to disrupt, deter terror activities, will not hesitate to do it again': Nirmala Sitharaman at ASEAN meet
Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised India's concern on the grave challenges to international peace and stability due to the threat of terrorism.
Narendra Modi to make two-day visit to Japan on 28 October for annual bilateral summit with Shinzo Abe
Narendra Modi will be on an official visit to Japan on 28 and 29 October to hold an annual bilateral summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.
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.
India-US 2-plus-2 dialogue: Commitment to 'free and open' Indo-Pacific will send message to China amid trade war
US, wary of China's growing assertiveness in the region and its influence, has been giving increasing weightage to its Indo-Pacific strategy.
India-US 2+2 talks: US defence official says America 'bullish' on high level meet even as concerns rise over S-400 deal
The upcoming India - US - India 2+2 talks - an apex bilateral meetup in New Delhi next week - is not just ‘historic’ but will throw up a set of ‘very concrete outcomes’ which will serve as enablers for the India US relationship well beyond the high optics of September 6 and 7, a top official of the US Defence Department in Washington DC Wednesday.
Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh, discusses ways to boost trade, defence cooperation
Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour which aims at deepening India's strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia
US rejects invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan, says discussion 'unlikely to yield progress'
Russia said that the Taliban will be joining the 4 talks in Moscow, along with representatives of several neighbouring countries. It will be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.
Mike Pompeo pledges $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, says assistance will help counter 'transnational threats'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region.
Australia, Japan, US to jointly invest in infrastructure projects in Indo-Pacific to counter China's influence in region
Australia, the United States and Japan will jointly invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific, officials announced Tuesday, in an attempt to counter China's efforts to court influence in the region.
Japan-Russia 'two-plus-two' meet a welcome development for India; improved bilateral ties to help concretise Quad, subvert China
It is in India's interests to see Russia and Japan deepening their bilateral relationship since both New Delhi and Tokyo are a part of the Quad.