New Delhi, Apr 27: India is the third highest military spender behind the United States and China, according to the latest military expenditure database prepared by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
It said that the US accounted for 39 per cent of the money spent on military globally, followed by China at 13 per cent and India at 3.7 per cent. In 2020, the US spent USD 778 billion. China spent USD 252 billion and India USD 72.9 billion, the report also said.
New Delhi, Dec 31: The European Union leaders and the Chinese sealed a landmark pact which would make it easier for their companies to invest in each other. President of China, Xi Jinping had earlier this month intervened to extend key market access concessions to businesses under the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.
It was the persuasion by Xi that that made the European Union accede to the pact. Brussels expects to open up lucrative opportunities for its businesses.
New Delhi, Dec 22: A bill that re-affirms the right of Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama was passed by the US Congress.
The Tibetan Police and Support Act of 2020 which was passed by the US Senate calls for the establishment of a US Consulate in Tibet’s main city of Lhasa. It also underlines the right of the Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama.
New Delhi, Dec 07: Thanks a recently concluded pact, India and the United States are gearing up to actively share maritime military intelligence.
Called the Maritime Information Sharing Technical Arrangement (MISTA), the bilateral pact lays down protocols for the exchange of intelligence in real time. This would significantly enhance the level of cooperation.
New Delhi, Dec 05: Joe Biden takes over as US President at a very crucial and India would await and see what his plan for China would be. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent out a congratulatory message, but he has not spoken with Biden so far.
Moreover Biden has not yet fully spelt out his China policy. However China watchers tell OneIndia that there is no cause for India to panic because Biden has a far more strategic plan when compared to Donald Trump.
New Delhi, Nov 17: The second phase of the power packed Malabar naval exercise by India, US and Australia will kickoff today.
The naval exercise will take place with two aircraft carrier battle groups and other warships in the Arabian Sea starting tomorrow. India will be deploying its 44,500 tonne INS Vikramaditya with the MiG-29K fighter jets. The US will be fielding its 100,000 tonne nuclear powered USS Nimitz carrier for the four day Phase-II of the Malabar Exercise.
New Delhi, Nov 05: India has developed a great deal of familiarity with Donald Trump over the past four years and if he wins, India will find itself on familiar territory. India is however of the view the outcome of the elections in the US, will not impact its relations.
The relations are based on bipartisan support. Moreover Joe Biden has also made it clear that he values strong India-US relations and this is also common to both Biden and Trump.