Tag: Narendra Modi

UK to Help India Build Fighter Jets to Reduce Its Reliance on Russia: Johnson

Britain will support India to build its own fighter jets in a bid to reduce its reliance on Russian weapon supplies, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday on a visit to New Delhi. Johnson also said Britain was also creating an India-specific open general export license to slash delivery times for defence items. Only…


India to Station Patrol Aircraft in Australia as Both Nations Seek Closer Ties

India will station maritime patrol aircraft in Australia amid ongoing concerns of hostility in the Indo-Pacific region, a move that comes as part of a larger package that will see the Australian government commit around AU$200 million (US$147 million) into developing the relationship. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met…


Modi Says His Party’s Election Victory Proves India’s Support for ‘Pro-Active Governance’

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on March 10 that his party’s victory in four state elections demonstrated the people’s support for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) “pro-active governance.” The BJP won four of the five states that held elections in February and March, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur. The Aam Aadmi…


‘No New Coal Plants Should Be Built’: UN Secretary-General to World Economic Forum

In a special address to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda 2022, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that “no new coal plants should be built.” “This must be a priority for us all—to phase-out coal,” he said. Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal who also previously led the Socialist International, has served as…


Australia, India to Partner on Emissions Tech, Critical Minerals

Australia and India have signed an agreement to support low-emissions technology sharing, focusing on hydrogen development and low-cost solar programs. The talks come ahead of face-to-face Quad discussions, including the leaders of the United States and Japan. “Unless we can get the technology transformation occurring in developing countries, then I fear that the ambitions that…


Blinken Levels Criticism at China Over South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday said that bullying is threatening rules-based maritime order in the South China Sea, in a thinly veiled criticism of the Chinese regime. “In the South China Sea, we have seen dangerous encounters between vessels at sea and provocative actions to advance unlawful maritime claims,” Blinken said. “The…


India’s Modi Drops 12 Cabinet Ministers in Massive Reshuffle

NEW DELHI—In a massive Cabinet revamp, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped 12 senior Cabinet ministers on Wednesday and inducted a younger team aimed at refurbishing his government’s image after widespread criticism of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, whose response to the epidemic came under close examination, Education Minister…


UK, India Agree on ‘Quantum Leap’ in Relations, Boost Security Cooperation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed on ambitious plans for a “quantum leap” in bilateral relations over the next decade, Downing Street said on Tuesday. During a virtual meeting on Tuesday, the two leaders agreed on a “2030 Roadmap,” which will provide a framework for UK-India relations across…


UK Prime Minister Johnson Cancels India Visit Amid CCP Virus Surge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his planned trip to India, due to concerns over the ongoing CCP virus surge in that country. “In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week,” the Indian and UK governments said in a joint…


India Will ‘Do Its Best’ to Get COVID 19 Vaccines to Canada, Says PM Narendra Modi

OTTAWA—India will do what it can to get COVID-19 vaccines to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after receiving a phone call from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday. But the pledge comes amid some renewed tensions between the two countries and with Canada wholly dependent on foreign help to get COVID−19 vaccines into Canada. “Was…