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Jaishankar’s US visit fell short of pomp as Washington’s vaccine promises only a ‘blank check’

Jaishankar’s US visit fell short of pomp as Washington’s vaccine promises only a ‘blank check’

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Indian Foreign Minister Rich from COVID-19 Outbreak Spent the past week in the US Hold talks with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and other senior officials. In an effort to get help for the embassy Chinese observers, however, were not optimistic about the profits of the visit, urging the United States to promise as much “empty check” as possible.

No matter how much the United States promises relief and aid, India risks giving up its strategic independence. New Delhi, however, would not abandon tough talks with China and did not panic about a military alliance with the United States, they said, noting that meant the United States would not provide India with first aid. But vaccine aid will become Washington’s chip to push New Delhi to face China.

Jaishankar and Blinken held bilateral talks at the US State Department on Friday afternoon as the Indian Foreign Secretary’s trip to Washington was over, Indian media reported on Saturday.

The meeting is the second since meeting in London by the Foreign Minister and G7 Development Minister earlier in May focused on vaccine cooperation between the two countries. As India grapples with vaccine shortages But the United States has too much of the vaccine and raw materials needed to produce it, media reports.

Blinken assured Jaishankar that Washington would join New Delhi in resolving COVID-19.

Several Indian media outlets have spoken about the visit. The Hindustan Times reported on the visit in an article entitled “Stand with India in COVID fight: Blinken at meet with Jaishankar”.

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Long Xingchun, a senior fellow at the Academy of Regional and Global Governance at Peking University of Foreign Affairs and chairman of the Chengdu Institute of Global Affairs, told the Global Times on Saturday that Jaishankar’s visit was to alleviate public anger over the failure of the government. India outbreak.

Although US President Joe Biden has pledged 80 million vaccinations worldwide. But there is no information that India has pledged to provide the vaccine from the United States. Initially, the United States failed to provide timely assistance following a new wave of violent and violent COVID-19 outbreaks that hit India. In late April, the US sent relief supplies to India under pressure from public opinion around the world.

The indifferent stance of the United States has caused many voices of indignation in India.

Qian Feng, research director at the National Institute of Strategy at Tsinghua University, said on Saturday that the Biden government remained committed to the “America First” policy, especially on epidemic issues. Only enough to be able to vaccinate another country.

The US could pay the first installment to the alliance and then possibly to India, Qian noted.

A similar view noted that Jaishankar’s US visit was aimed at raising India’s priorities for U.S. aid. But U.S. aid is conditional and India has to increase its confrontation with China in exchange for Long vaccine cooperation.

However, Qian believes that India’s policy against China and the US follows two strategic directions. India will not make a big change in policy against China just because it demands from the United States, as India considers itself a great power and diplomatic independence.

Citing an event organized by the Financial Times and The Indian Express ahead of the visit, in which Jaishankar’s speech featured India’s geopolitical calculus in a world with two dominant powers, China and the United States, Qian said he intends to tell Washington: Foreign policy of new Delhi Will remain in the interests of his country This means that India will not abandon its strategy of independence or take part.

“This promises the United States to ‘stay with’ India on vaccine cooperation as a ‘The control is empty,’ ‘Qian said.

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India lags behind China and Pakistan in nuclear weapons, but not worried

India lags behind China and Pakistan in nuclear weapons, but not worried

India is confident of its blocking power, which will get more punches with the ongoing launch of Agni-V missiles by Rafale troops, as well as the launch of the INS Arighat submarine this year, although it is still far behind in comparison to China and Pakistan with a number of nuclear warheads.

China now has 350 nuclear warheads, while Pakistan has 165, compared to 156 in India, according to a recent study by the Stockholm International Peace Institute (SIPRI) released on Monday.

Nine nuclear powers have some 13,080 nuclear weapons, Russia (6,255) and the United States (5,550) ahead of the others. Others are France (290), United Kingdom (225), Israel (90), and North Korea (40-50). These numbers are, in fact, inaccurate because countries generally keep their nuclear weapons programs secret.

In addition to Russia and the United States, seven other countries developed or developed new weapons systems. “China is in the midst of modernization and proliferation of nuclear weapons, while India and Pakistan also seem to be expanding their nuclear resources,” SIPRI said.
The report comes at a time when India and China have been locked in a military coup east of Ladakh, which erupted in May last year, with no signs of slowing down. However, Pakistan’s new suspension has been in effect since February.

Indian authorities say demolition systems such as ground-based missiles and submarine-powered submarines (called SSBNs), “capable of secured second attacks”, are a better strategy than the actual number of warheads.

“Nuclear weapons are designed to prevent, not fight. Of course, Pakistan has benefited from the proliferation of nuclear weapons with China and North Korea.” However, India is doing well in developing and stabilizing its own methods of preventing domestic use. “

The Strategic Command Force, for example, now introduces the Agni-V arrow of more than 5,000 kilometers, bringing all of Asia and China as well as parts of Europe and Africa into its strike record behind the small archers.

Similarly, the new Rafale aircraft has strengthened the existing “air transport” to deliver nuclear bombs following the modification of the Sukhoi-30MKI, Mirage-2000, and Jaguars in this role.

However, a third of the “nuclear power” is still unreliable. India currently has only one SSBN in the INS Arihant, with a nuclear artery range of 450 kilometers. Countries like the US, Russia, and China have SSBNs with more than 5,000 km of arrows.

India has three more SSBNs under development, INS Arighat is operational this year after a delay. Testing for the development of K-4 missiles, with a distance of 3,500 kilometers, has also been completed, but installation is still a long way off, as previously reported by TOI.

Pakistan has so far lacked offshore particles, although it has examined the 450-mile-long Babel-3 missiles for standard diesel-powered ships. China, after all, has a fleet of 094 or Jin submarines, equipped with 7,400 km JL-2.

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Pakistan hikes petrol prices by Rs 2.13 per liter, now the price is Rs 110.69

Pakistan hikes petrol prices by Rs 2.13 per liter, now the price is Rs 110.69

In a shocking turn of events, the Imran Khan government on Tuesday increased Pakistan’s oil prices by 2.13 Rs a liter.
The Treasury has approved an increase of 2.13 Rs/liter of fuel and an increase of 1.79 Rs/liter for the price of High-Speed ​​Diesel (HSD), reports Geo News.

An announcement by the department also stated that the price of kerosene would increase by Rs 1.89 / liter and that diesel prices would increase by Rs 2.03 per liter.

Petrol prices increased by 2.13 percent, HSD 1.79%, paraffin 1.89%, and light diesel 2.03%, Geo News reported.
The increase now means that petrol will now cost 110.69 Rs, HSD 112.55 Rs, kerosene 81.89 R, and less diesel will cost 79.68 R per liter.

Last week, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said oil prices would rise next month as talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continue to boost revenue collection.

Commenting on the “Naya Pakistan” program, he said the oil donation would increase to 600 billion rupees in the next financial year, so the contribution should be increased from 20 to 25 R per liter, while currently the contribution of 5 liters each.

Asked if Pakistan could withdraw from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program if the Fund rejected the proposals and complied with its demands, the finance minister said Pakistan would not withdraw from the plan, adding that the IMF had asked Pakistan to present its budget so negotiations would continue.

He also said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to include oil in the deferred tariffs, but did not say how much oil Pakistan would receive.

With unemployment, poverty, and inflation, the Pakistani economy is under pressure and the government plans to take about $ 16 billion in major foreign loans in the next financial year to meet growing foreign public debt needs and to meet budget deficits.

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Delhi Police asks for details of chats related to JNU violence, Google’s answer – bring court order

Delhi Police asks for details of chats related to JNU violence, Google’s answer – bring court order
Students hold placards during a demonstration against the violence that unfolded in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on January 5, at JNU on January 10, 2020 in New Delhi, India (Getty image)

The Delhi Police Department has written to Google to provide information on 33 members of the two WhatsApp groups following the January 2020 violence at JNU. In response to this, Google claims that such information may be provided only by the police under the Legal Aid Agreement (MLAT) upon receipt of this letter, which is a court order.

On January 5 last year, about 100 masked men attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for about four hours, injuring 36 students, teachers, and staff. The matter was referred to the Department of Crime after the FIR registration, but so far no arrests have been made.

WhatsApp refused to share details: Police have written to WhatsApp and Google asking for details of messages, photos, and videos shared by 33 students and members of two WhatsApp groups “Unity Against Left” and “RSS Friends”. WhatsApp declined to divulge the details, and Google recently sent out a response stating that the information was related to the services provided by Google, a company operating in the United States and governed by U.S. law. it is.

Assurance of data security: The company said it would keep the information secure, but would only disclose it after receiving the MLAT application letter. According to a police source, in such cases, Google is following the embassy procedures established between the requesting authority for information and the US government.

Rogatory Letter is a formal application from a foreign court seeking legal assistance to investigate a foreign institution. The MLAT is an agreement between two or more countries to collect and exchange information in an effort to enforce civil or criminal law.

Email addresses of 33 people were shared to Google: Police shared the email addresses of 33 students and two members of the WhatsApp and Google teams. According to sources, investigators should have done so because no WhatsApp team was found on the phones of students who were asked about the incident. This suggests that the suspects may have deleted their conversations. According to sources, police believe that sharing backups of Google WhatsApp messages will help the investigation.

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Alarm rises in India over COVID-19 risks

Alarm rises in India over COVID-19 risks

With just overcoming the second destructive wave of coronavirus infection, India has received a renewed warning Tuesday as crowds at train stations and shopping malls reduce congestion after a day behind major cities.

The capital New Delhi, in the north, and the technical hub of southern Bangalore, were among the cities that have begun to impose strict restrictions, as the number of new diseases across the country has plummeted in less than two months.

After a strict five-week closure, Delhi authorities have completely reopened shops and supermarkets, allowing restaurants to have 50% seats. Urban railway networks can operate at 50% capacity and offices are partially open.

“Delhi’s top reporter saw 19,000 people crash last weekend – they just opened up. Are we completely crazy?” Ambrish Mithal, a doctor at Max HealthCare Hospital in New Delhi, said this on Twitter. “Wait # COVID19- explode and blame the government, the hospitals, the country.”

Epidemiologists have warned that a war of attrition as a whole will jeopardize vaccination efforts, as only 5% of the 950 million eligible adults have been vaccinated.

Doctors say the full opening of Delhi is worrying. City officials said they would impose stricter limits if necessary.

Thousands died in the capital in May as oxygen cuts were cut with families on social media to find unusual hospital beds. Many died in the parking lots and the dead left the area.

However, the city government said immunization centers for people between the ages of 18 and 44 would begin to close on Tuesday, as capacity was low.

India recorded an average of 2.4 million shots a day. Health officials say the vaccine should be at least four times higher to prevent a third wave of disease.

At the height of the second wave in April and May, 170,000 people died.

Delta diversity, first identified in India, has accelerated disease outbreaks. And worrying that the virus has spread to mainland India where two-thirds of the population lives with the vaccine has slowed down.

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