Tag: India

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown is having a dramatic impact on pollution in India

When India imposed a nationwide lockdown a week ago, it was designed to stop the imminent spread of the novel coronavirus. But grinding this country of 1.3 billion people to a near halt has also provided a temporary remedy to another pressing health issue: suffocating pollution levels. The world’s largest lockdown means all factories, markets, […]

China warns India not to harbor illusions in border stand-off

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s defense ministry on Monday warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute.   The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbors, who share […]

China, India, Brazil and South Africa push Trump on climate change

China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they said in a statement on Tuesday. Following a meeting in Beijing, climate change ministers from the “BASIC” bloc of four major emerging economies called on rich […]

As tensions rise with China, the US and India discuss sharing military logistics

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – India and the United States are closing in on an agreement to share military logistics after 12 years of talks, officials said, a sign of strengthening defense ties between the countries as China becomes increasingly assertive.   The United States has emerged as India’s top arms source after years of dominance […]

Tony Blair: Britain must join EU army, fend off ‘backward-looking’ Euroskeptics

Blair said the rise of China and India as major global powers meant the balance of global power may shift. If Britain wished to stay relevant, he argued, it must remain bound to Europe.   He said smaller countries which have population of below 100 million would be wise to rely on their “geographical relationships” […]

COP21 – India will not accept Carbon Imperialism at Paris Climate Summit

India’s efforts to combat the global challenge of climate change ahead of #COP 21-the UN Climate Change Summit were highlighted in a “Talkathon” organised by the  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar and Minister for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goel responded to queries […]

India, US headed for tough negotiations at Paris climate summit

India and the US appeared headed for a face-off at the Paris climate summit starting Monday with the world’s biggest democracies divided over who should share the larger blame for greenhouse gas emission and, therefore, do more towards mitigating it. Ahead of the high-stakes talks to be attended by negotiators from 196 countries, New Delhi […]

Isis could obtain nuclear weapon from Pakistan, warns India

India’s defence minister has voiced concern that the radical Islamist group Isis could obtain a nuclear weapon from “states like Pakistan”.   Rao Inderjit Singh made the comments on the sidelines of the Shangri-La regional security conference in Singapore, Bloomberg has reported.   “With the rise of Isis in West Asia, one is afraid to […]

Netanyahu Meets PM of India, Seeks Stronger Ties

“We are both ancient peoples but we are also two democracies,” Netanyahu tells India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.   Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New York, marking the first meeting between an Israeli Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of India in more than a decade. […]