Need Full And Sincere, Disengagement: India To China and other news

May 02, 2021 9:57 | Poltics

Need “Full And Sincere” Disengagement: India To China On Border Issues India has asked China to ensure “full and sincere” implementation of an agreement between the two nations for complete disengagement from all friction points in eastern Ladakh.


US President Joe Biden is sending top American diplomat Daniel Smith as its interim envoy to India amidst the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country to spearhead close cooperation with it and ensure the two nations continue to advance their shared priorities, including overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic.


Airlines add flights out of ravaged India to bring citizens home International and domestic airlines are adding flights out of India to bring home residents and citizens as the nation’s coronavirus outbreak goes from bad to worse. Air India Ltd. plans to increase its weekly frequency of flights to the U.S. to 32 starting May 11.


India extends internation flight suspension till May 31, Amidst rising COVID-19 cases in India, the country extended the suspension on international commercial flight operations till May 31, 2021. “In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended.





As the second Covid wave ravages the country, the soldiers are sitting tight in Ladakh while monitoring Chinese activity through physical means besides drones and satellite imagery even as various infrastructure development activities are on to cater to enhanced troop levels and future exigencies.


U.S. okays proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft to IndiaThe U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment, a deal estimated to cost $2.42 billion. In November 2019, the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the procurement of the long-range maritime.


The Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin recently agreed to establish “2+2 Ministerial Dialogue ”. The “2+2 Ministerial” dialogue is held between the defence ministers and foreign ministers.The countries had earlier set a trade target of reaching 30 billion USD of trade by 2025. The dialogue will help them achieve the target. Previously, the countries agreed to establish the International North-South Transport Corridor, cooperation at the Eurasian Economic Union and Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor. The Astronauts shortlisted for the Human Space Flight Programme of India were trained by Russia. The Nuclear Power Plant that is being built in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is built with Russian Cooperation. India recently approved Russia’s Sputnik V. It is the third vaccine to be approved in the country after COVAXIN and COVISHIELD.India holds similar dialogues with US, Australia and Japan.


Russia is the first non-QUAD member with which India is to hold the dialogue. In 2021, President Vladimir Putin is to visit India to hold the India-Russia bilateral summit. The summit is alternatively held in India and Russia.


Israelis will not be allowed to travel to Ukraine, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Mexico and Turkey.


Colonel Inderjit Singh has been promoted to a Brigadier General, making him the senior most ranking serving Sikh in the Malaysian armed forces. On 16 April, he took over as the commandant of the Army Senior Officers Institute based in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The one-star general is the only serving Sikh general in the Malaysian armed forces at this juncture. He is also the fifth Sikh to make it as general in the history of the Malaysian Armed Forces.