Rail Link Between Nepal And India

Rail Link Between Nepal And India: The first stretch of rail link between Nepal and India is ready to resume on the neighbouring country’s first-ever broad gauge passenger service (Jainagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas railway project). The rail link between Nepal and India has been popular since the early 20th century. In 1937, the British had built a narrow […]

Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) In the first such signal to New Delhi, visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has indicated that Washington might reconsider slapping sanctions on the Indian government when New Delhi takes delivery of five Russian-built S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems in a US$5.5 billion deal later this […]

UN Peacekeepers

UN Peacekeepers: A total of 836 troops from the Indian Army serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have been awarded the United Nations medal for their services to ensure durable peace in the world’s youngest country. The civilian, police and military personnel from 73 countries serving with the United Nations Mission in […]

Conference On Disarmament

The Conference On Disarmament: The Conference on Disarmament (CD) is being held in Geneva. At the conference, India expressed deep concern over the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems that could endanger peace and security, saying the possibility of terrorists acquiring such weapons necessitates the global community to work together to […]

North Korea Missile Program

North Korea Has Warned The UN Security Council Against Criticising The Isolated Country’s Missile Programme: North Korea has warned the UNSC about the consequences it will bring in the future in case it tries to encroach upon the sovereignty of North Korea. It has accused the UN body of a “double-dealing standard” because it doesn’t […]

ISA Summit Between India And The United States 2021

The Industrial Security Agreement (ISA) Summit Between India And The United States: The Industrial Security Agreement (ISA) summit between India and the United States was held between September 27 to October 01, 2021 at New Delhi. The summit was organised to develop protocol for the exchange of classified information between the defence industries of both […]

Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative

Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative: US officials are set to visit Latin America to look for possible projects for the Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative. B3W is an international infrastructure investment initiative announced by the Group of Seven (G-7) richest democracies in June 2021. The B3W initiative is being seen as the US’ […]

US Congressional Report On Terrorism

US Congressional Report On Terrorism: The US Congressional report on terrorism stated that Pakistan is home to at least 12 groups designated as Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO). The report named Terrorist and Other Militant Groups in Pakistan, released by the bipartisan research wing of US Congress in the Quad summit 2021. Earlier, in February 2021, […]

India-US Bilateral Meet

India-US Bilateral Meet: The Indian Prime Minister met the newly elected US President for their first bilateral meeting in the US. Both leaders discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating Covid-19, climate change, and economic cooperation. Earlier, the US Secretary of State, in his visit to India, mentioned that actions by India and […]

First in-Person Meeting Of Quad Countries

First in-Person Meeting Of Quad Countries: The first in-person meeting of Quad leaders was hosted by the US. Issues like climate change, Covid-19 pandemic and challenges in the Indo Pacific, amidst China’s growing military presence in the strategic region, were discussed in the meeting. In November 2017, India, Japan, the US and Australia gave shape […]