„Wie viel müsste man dann investieren, um solche Folgen zu überwinden? Diese Fragen sollten diejenigen beantworten, die die Sanktionen gegen Russland hinauszögern oder versuchen, die Hilfe für die Ukraine zu verzögern“, sagte der Präsident in einer Videoansprache am späten Abend.
Eigentlich wollte Indien die Lücke schließen, die der Ukraine-Krieg in die weltweite Versorgung mit Weizen gerissen hat. Nun aber hat das Land die Ausfuhr von Weizen mit sofortiger Wirkung gestoppt.
India prohibited wheat exports that the world was counting on to alleviate supply constraints sparked by the war in Ukraine, saying that the nation’s food security is under threat.
Exports will still be allowed to countries that require wheat for food security needs and based on the requests of their governments,
Deutschland führt momentan die Gruppe der sieben wichtigsten Wirtschaftsnationen (G7). Ein Besuch der Mitglieder ist in der Zeit der Präsidentschaft üblich. Aber auch jenseits der Formalien will der Bundeskanzler mit dieser Reise ein Zeichen setzen. Es ist seine dritte Auslandsreise außerhalb Europas und die erste nach Asien. Und die führt nicht, wie bei seinen Vorgängern Angela Merkel und Gerhard Schröder, zuerst nach China – sondern nach Japan. Beide Regierungen vereinbaren, im nächsten Jahr Regierungskonsultationen aufzunehmen. Die gibt es in Asien bisher nur mit China und Indien.
State-run oil refiners are now looking at privately negotiated deals instead of buying through public tenders in order to get better prices, according to Indian refinery officials and traders. The South Asian nation has purchased everything from flagship Urals that ships from ports in the west, to a rare cargo of ESPO from the Far East, typically favored by China.
Russian foreign minister meets Narendra Modi and praises India’s refusal to condemn Ukraine invasion
The United States said India should not increase its oil imports from Russia and it could expose New Delhi to a „great risk“. Reports said the US might be looking to slap sanctions on the purchase of Russian oil.
India relies on Russian-made weapons, Israel needs Russia’s cooperation to strike inside Syria and Gulf Arab states look to Russia to help manage the oil market.
Many analysts attribute Pakistan’s “neutrality” in the Ukrainian crisis to the country’s growing military and economic dependence on China, which is an ally of Russia. Beijing has refused to refer to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine as an “invasion” and blamed the US and West for precipitating the crisis.
(18 February 2022)
As the conflict in eastern Ukraine intensifies, Britain and the US suspect Russia of planning „false flag“ attacks to create an excuse for an invasion.
Russian-backed separatists have already accused Ukraine’s military of a series of highly dubious attacks and are now calling for civilians in the occupied areas to leave.
The United Arab Emirates and India also abstained from the vote on the U.S.-drafted text.
„Prime Minister [Modi] reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue,“ the statement said.
It said that during the phone call, PM Modi appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue.
In 2019 NSO agreed to reconnect the Pegasus system in Saudi Arabia, in the context of Netanyahu’s contacts regarding the Abraham Accords. Until the accords were announced, Israel gave NSO a permit to sell Pegasus to almost all of the countries that signed the agreements.
(Jan. 28, 2022)
The F.B.I. had bought a version of Pegasus, NSO’s premier spying tool. For nearly a decade, the Israeli firm had been selling its surveillance software on a subscription basis to law-enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world, promising that it could do what no one else — not a private company, not even a state intelligence service — could do: consistently and reliably crack the encrypted communications of any iPhone or Android smartphone.
(Jan. 28, 2022)
The Times found that sales of Pegasus played a critical role in securing the support of Arab nations in Israel’s campaign against Iran and negotiating the Abraham Accords, the 2020 diplomatic agreements, signed at a Trump White House ceremony, that normalized relations between Israel and some of its longtime Arab adversaries.
The U.S. had also moved to acquire Pegasus, The Times found. The F.B.I., in a deal never previously reported, bought the spyware in 2019, despite multiple reports that it had been used against activists and political opponents in other countries. It also spent two years discussing whether to deploy a newer product, called Phantom, inside the United States.
The committee constituted by the Supreme Court to look into allegations of snooping using the Pegasus spyware invited all citizens who suspected their mobile phones had been targeted to contact the panel by noon on January 7.
“The committee requests any citizen of India who has reasonable cause to suspect that his/her mobile has been compromised due to specific usage of NSO Group Israel’s Pegasus software to contact the technical committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, with reasons as to why you believe your device may have been infected with Pegasus malware, and whether you would be in a position to allow the Technical Committee to examine your device,” the three-member panel said in an advertisement in several national dailies.
(28th June 2021)
Doctors point out that there is no scientific evidence to show that vaccination can alter cycles and bleeding patterns. They, however, say it could be related to stress.
Im Oktober verhängte China einen Exportstopp für die Ausfuhr von Dünger. Auch Russland hat ab Dezember Ausfuhrquoten beschlossen, um den wertvollen Dünger in den Landesgrenzen zu halten. In Indien kam es indes zu Plünderungen und Aufständen der Landwirte, da der Dünger nur noch über staatliche Stellen verteilt wird.
On Wednesday, Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran and formerly Soviet Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan joined the Taliban in calling for the UN to convene such a conference as soon as possible to help rebuild the country.
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel next month to Pakistan and India, bitter rivals that have clashed on the way forward in Afghanistan, the State Department announced Monday.
Delhi has deep concerns about Chinese actions and intentions in the region. The ongoing border crisis and fatal military clash last year brought Sino-Indian relations to their worst point in decades. Given these circumstances, Delhi watches the U.S. and other countries’ stance on China very closely. And, notwithstanding the emphasis on competition with China from two consecutive U.S. administrations and the hardening of the U.S.’s attitudes on China, Delhi worries about the possibility of American commitment to the region waning or a reversion to a more accommodating position on China.
President Biden hosted the first face to face summit with leaders of Japan, Australia and India. The four countries are known as the Quad and see themselves as a democratic bulwark against China.
(28th June 2021)
Doctors point out that there is no scientific evidence to show that vaccination can alter cycles and bleeding patterns. They, however, say it could be related to stress.
The „Peace Mission 2021,“ a counter-terrorism military exercise for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, officially started on Monday in Orenburg, Russia.
The drill will be the second time the navies of the US, Japan, Australia, and India participate in the Malabar Exercise
Die Förderung der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Verbündeten in der Region ist ein wichtiger Aspekt der Anti-China-Politik der Biden-Administration, und Präsident Biden hat deutlich gemacht, dass er die Quad als entscheidend für diese Strategie ansieht. Im März hielt Biden ein virtuelles Treffen mit den Staats- und Regierungschefs Indiens, Japans und Australiens ab, das den allerersten Quad-Gipfel darstellte.
The evacuation from Mazar-e-Sharif, the bustling city in the north which is situated close to the border with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, comes after Indian diplomats and staff left the Kandahar consulate last month.
Census in India is a decadal exercise to enumerate the country’s population. It is one of the largest administrative and statistical exercises in the world. The exercise requires visiting every household across the country for the purpose of enumeration and involves the services of 3 million employees.
‚This proposed sale will improve India’s capability to meet current and future threats,‘ says State Department
Top US diplomat Antony Blinken arrived Tuesday in India for talks dominated by turmoil in Afghanistan and common worries about China, while also touching on New Delhi’s rights record.
Blinken, in his first India visit as secretary of state, was due to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday before flying to Kuwait.
Thousands of security forces deployed across New Delhi on Thursday for protests by farmers who are renewing a campaign against government agriculture reforms.
Ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, opposition leaders are scheduled to meet on Sunday to chalk out a strategy to target the Central government over several issues including farmers agitation, privatisation and Supreme Court’s comments on the validity of Sedition laws. Stay here for all live updatesRead Less
An international collaborative reporting project has established the frightening extent to which governments around the world, including India, could be using surveillance tools in ways that have nothing to do with national security.
Consequentially, from July 1st onwards, only persons who have taken these EMA-approved vaccines can travel freely within the EU region. Any other vaccine, such as WHO-approved Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India under license from Oxford-AstraZeneca, is not recognized by EMA. However, the EU has clarified that the “Green pass” is not a precondition to travel. Nevertheless, people vaccinated with Covishield in India and other countries where New Delhi has exported its vaccines, such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Mauritania and other African countries, might face specific issues while travelling within the EU
– EMA does not recognise the Covishield AstraZeneca vaccine produced in India
– This could cause issue for vaccinated Britons eagerly hoping to travel abroad
– Still a theoretical issue as so few European nations are on the ‚green‘ travel list
The EU’s passport scheme does not recognise batches of AstraZeneca that were made in India and given out in the UK.
The EU Digital Covid Certificate will allow people to travel safely across Europe by acting as a Covid passport.
While the indictment does not identify the hackers by name, five people familiar with the case say that Azari is being charged in relation to New Delhi-based BellTroX InfoTech Services, which Reuters last year reported was behind a hacking campaign that targeted lawyers, government officials, businessmen, investors and activists around the world.
Azari is charged with conspiracy to commit hacking, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, court documents show.
Citing an article in The Financial Times, which in turn cites the Citizen Lab report, Muddy Waters Research tweeted that a German payment processing company Wirecard was a client of BellTrox.
Covishield is the Indian-made version of AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria jab, which has been authorised in the EU.
India’s Serum Institute, which is making the vaccine, is seeking emergency authorisation in the European Union for its jab.
The vaccines currently eligible for the green pass have all been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
The farmers‘ protest until Saturday has lasted for seven months and so far no breakthrough has been achieved. Both the federal government and the protesting farmers have been adamant on their respective positions.
On the borders of the national capital, protesting farmers have been camping since November 26 last year.
Thousands of farmers have, in the past months, been protesting against the federal government’s three new agricultural laws. They have been camping at various points along the Indian capital New Delhi’s border, refusing to back off despite COVID-19.
(22. März 2011)
Die Weltschwächlinge China und Russland beschweren sich bei den USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich über einen Krieg gegen Libyen, den sie selbst erst ermöglicht haben. Auch die Atomschwachmacht Indien, dessen Regierung sich am 17.März in New York ebenfalls der Stimme enthalten hatte, entdeckt mittlerweile zu was sie sich eigentlich enthalten hat.
Die Weltöffentlichkeit konstatiert: Russlands Staatsführung ist ein Haufen Tölpel, dem – wenn er schon nicht lesen kann und deshalb nicht weiss was vor sich geht – selbst das Wort „Veto“ mit einem einfachen Armhochhalten schon zu viel ist. Das Gleiche gilt für die Atomschwachmacht China, deren leseunkundige kommunistische Staatspartei immerhin 1.3 Milliarden Menschen herumkommandiert.
“The EU and India are opening a new important chapter in our relationship. We are the world’s two largest democracies. We are natural partners,” European Council chief Charles Michel said.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin recently raised the issue of the S-400 systems in his first visit to India during a meeting with the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The US has been threatening New Delhi with sanctions.
Indien und seine Quad-Partner halten gemeinsam mit Frankreich Marinemanöver in der Bucht von Bengalen
India and its Quad partners are drilling with France in the Bay of Bengal
The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.
Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive to mainly administering second doses to the over-50s in April.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has sent an envoy to India to secure millions of doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine.
Lord Eddie Lister, the PM’s Conservative peer, and international adviser David Quarrey, met with India’s foreign secretary Harsh Shringla in New Delhi on Monday.
Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi since last year, saying new farm laws enacted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will leave them at the mercy of big corporations.
Pakistan has unveiled a new “geo-economic vision” that offers to “bury the past” with neighboring rival India if it reciprocates with a “relaxation” on the two sides’ long-running dispute over Kashmir.
The PM is appealing to other leaders in a bid to resolve the crisis without a clash, and he spoke with continental heavyweights Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron last night to try and persuade them to soften their stance. He has also sent Lord Lister, a government ally, to India to ease tensions over the delay to a batch of five million UK-bound doses of the same vaccine.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed because of surging demand at home and work on capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
India is a key US ally in the region and the visit comes hot on the heels of frosty first talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken with top Chinese officials in Alaska.
BORIS Johnson has reassured Brits that the AstraZeneca jab is safe and effective – as he calmed nerves about the country’s vaccine rollout.
– Matt Hancock under fire for raising hopes of huge ramp up in vaccines only for supplies setback to emerge
– Serum Institute of India has been told it must hand jabs to its own citizens before exporting vaccine stocks
– One batch of five million doses of the AstraZeneca jab bound for the UK has been delayed by a month
. Confusingly Boris Johnson insisted Indian government has not blocked any exports, as he prepares to visit
India has been developing a part of the port on Iran’s south-eastern coast along the Gulf of Oman as a way to transport goods to Iran, but also Afghanistan and central Asian countries, and avoiding rival Pakistan.
Thousands of Indian farmers blocked a massive expressway on the edges of New Delhi on Saturday to mark the 100th day of protests against agricultural laws that they say will devastate their income.
„We continue to call for Covid-19 vaccine developers to submit their dossiers to WHO for review at the same time as they submit them to regulators in high-income countries,“ he said.
A WHO statement said it had approved the vaccine as produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India.
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, writer Arundhati Roy, and 18 other personalities denounced the „absurd accusations“ against Ravi and indicated that they seek to criminalize dissent and social protests.
Chinas Zusage an Covax wird als Reaktion auf Indien gewertet, das in der Verteilung von Impfstoffen an andere Staaten inzwischen eine Führungsrolle übernommen hat. Zuletzt unterstützte Indien das schwer von der Pandemie getroffene Südafrika mit einer Million Covishield-Dosen, weitere 500.000 sollen bis Ende Februar folgen. Zuvor hatte Indien bereits zugesagt, rund 20 Mio. Dosen an Nepal, Bangladesch, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, die Seychellen und Mauritius zu verkaufen oder zu spenden.
The Myanmar military grabbed power in a coup on Monday (February 1) – the third time in the nation’s history since its independence from British rule in 1948.
After the last such takeover in 1988, the armed forces went on to make a decision that would remain controversial for decades: changing the country’s name.
Current agricultural ‘reforms’ are part of a broader process of imperialism’s increasing capture of the Indian economy, which has led to its recolonization by foreign corporations as a result of neoliberalisation which began in 1991.
(March 23 2020)
“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.
“In a few years China has become the world’s second-biggest economic power,” Pilger’s introduction continues. “The United States is the world’s biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean. China is a threat to this dominance, says Washington. But who is the threat? This film is about shifting power, and great danger.”
Boris Johnson will raise the prospect of Britain joining the “Asian Nato” informal alliance when he visits India as part of a post-Brexit strategy.
President Biden is seeking to recruit more members to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The strategic forum to strengthen alliances to counter China, referred to as the Quad, consists of the United States, India, Japan and Australia.
SII has licensed the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Many low- and middle-income countries, from Bangladesh to Brazil, are depending on SII delivering the vaccine, known as COVISHIELD in India, to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Under this program, 250,000 front line workers will be vaccinated – Lalith Weeratunga
Brazil is set to collect two million doses of Serum Institute’s (SII) Covishield vaccine, two weeks after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their “urgent” clearance, sources confirmed to The Hindu.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has granted approval to the SII, which is producing the vaccine in collaboration with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, to supply the drug to the country.
The hasty nod for Bharat Biotech International Ltd.’s Covaxin, developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, has raised eyebrows in the scientific and healthcare communities about a “public rollout of an untested product,” according to a national network of nongovernment organizations.
India on Jan. 4 approved emergency use of two vaccines, one developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another by Indian company Bharat Biotech. Cargo planes flew 16.5 million shots to different Indian cities last week.
(17. AUgust 2020)
At the time of this writing [June 3, 2020], Latin America has become the new epicenter of the pandemic with growing number of reported cases of infections and deaths. Various governments in Latin America (Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil) and the Inter-American Development Bank have deployed digital technologies to control the transmission of the virus and to support testing and tracing. They have collaborated with private companies and universities in setting up mobile applications for geolocalizing and contact-tracing possibly infected people. Expectedly, these actions have raised concerns about the negative impact of massive surveillance.
However, while we recognize the legitimacy of these concerns, the problem in Latin America takes different dimensions than in Europe, North America, and East Asia. For the moment, the governments in the region have significant problems to launch and maintain massive digital surveillance apparatuses.
An expert panel on Covid-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Friday granted emergency use authorisation for the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India, sources said on Friday.
The approval by UK government is a good news for India because as per sources, the government was waiting for this approval and it is expected that Indian regulators would call SEC meet soon and reconsider the data and approve AstraZeneca vaccine for its use in India.
India is likely to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use by next week after its local manufacturer submitted additional data sought by authorities, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana, next to New Delhi, have been leading the mobilization since November, setting up protest camps in and around the capital.
The day of social protests was marked by a strong police presence on the borders between states where the authorities placed barriers to prevent the transit of protesters to New Delhi.
The second phase of the Malabar exercise will be conducted in the Northern Arabian Sea till November 20.
Fourteen members of INCLO express grave concerns regarding recent moves by various groups to breakencryption. We note with alarm calls from the Council of the European Union, the EuropeanCommission, and the Department of Justice in the US, with support from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Japan and the UK, to allow police authorities intercept encrypted communications.
India seems to have shifted focus on its indigenous novel coronavirus vaccine soon after AstraZeneca said earlier this week that it was holding back deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine.
Warships from the U.S., India, Japan and Australia kicked off the Malabar 2020 naval exercise on Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal.
Pompeo will be joined by Defense Secretary Mark Esper in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday for annual talks.
Esper’s comments also followed an announcement by Australia that it will take part in a large-scale military drill off the coast of India next month, the Malabar naval exercise, together with India, the United States and Japan.
In Tokyo on Tuesday, Pompeo and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will have a meeting with the foreign ministers of Australia and India in a move that is seen as a counter to China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
The proposed legislation will enable transnational agri-food corporations like Cargill and Walmart and home-grown billionaire capitalists like Gautam Adani and his agribusiness conglomerate and Mukesh Ambini and his Reliance retail chain to decide on what is to be cultivated, how much of it is to be cultivated within India and how it is to be produced and processed. From seed to field to plate, the corporate take-over of the food and agriculture chain will be complete.
The consensus involves maintaining communication through meetings by the Special Representatives of India and China and expediting the completion of new measures to build mutual trust, marking an important step since the conflicts first took place, he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi’s proactive diplomacy with the countries in the Arab world has led to the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) shedding its anti-India rhetoric. A virtual split seems imminent in the OIC between the Arab and non-Arab countries. The Arab world is led by Saudi Arabia, while Turkey and Pakistan are playing an active role in mobilising non-Arab Muslim states.
After months of worsening tensions on their contested Himalayan border, India and China surprised many by announcing that troops are to quickly disengage.
The joint announcement followed a marathon meeting between Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 10, 2020.
Die Truppen beider Seiten sollten sich „schnell voneinander lösen, angemessenen Abstand halten“, ihren Dialog fortsetzen und die Spannungen abbauen, heißt es nach Angaben der amtlichen chinesischen Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua von heute in einer Vereinbarung beider Außenminister bei einem Treffen in der russischen Hauptstadt Moskau.
Both nations massed troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) back in June, and seemingly were waiting for an excuse to start fighting. Both sides are ssaying the other started this, with Chinese officials saying Indian troops “blatantly fired” on the border patrol, and India saying Chinese troops fired first to intimidate them.
Das Land entlang der Grenze ist für beide Länder relativ unwichtig, aber beide Seiten haben einen großen Teil ihrer nationalen Selbstachtung der Idee gewidmet, dass sie sich in diesem Gebiet nicht beiseite schieben lassen, wodurch sie riskieren, dass dies zu einem viel größeren Konflikt eskaliert.
Pakistan celebrated the country’s 55th Defense Day on Sunday to pay homage to the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the war with India in 1965.
The defense day was celebrated amid escalating tensions between Pakistan and India over the latter’s decision to revoke the Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status in August last year.
The Democratic nominee and his closest advisors served in the Obama administration—but their foreign-policy vision is finding inspiration in Harry S. Truman.
The aircraft, en route from Dubai, skidded off the runway and broke in two at Calicut airport upon landing, India’s aviation authority said.
They will refuel midair several times on the way, and will also make a stopover in Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates, where France has an airbase.
Und die „Privatisierung und Gentrifizierung öffentlicher Flächen“ habe dazu geführt, dass Händler von Straßen vertrieben werden oder die Bäume entlang von Straßen durch Zäune oder Mauern abgesperrt werden.
China’s foreign ministry said on Friday the two countries were holding talks to reduce tensions.
Spokesman Zhao Lijian, responding to a question about Modi’s visit to the border region, said both sides were in communications through diplomatic and military channels to ease the situation.
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Cyclone only 100km from West Bengal’s Digha
The „extremely severe“ cyclonic storm Amphan is only 100km from Digha in West Bengal, where it is slated to make a landfall in a few hours, and is whirling at a speed of at least 160 km per hour gusting to 180 kmp. (IANS)
Der Super-Zyklon „Amphan“ soll heute auf die Küstengebiete von Indien und Bangladesch treffen.
The country’s 1.3 billion people are banned from leaving their homes, all non-essential businesses have been closed and almost all public gatherings are banned.
The lockdown has created a humanitarian crisis and driven the unemployment rate up from 6 to 23 percent.
According to a statement released by the Indian government, Israel will supply the Indian military with 16,479 Negev light machine guns, despite growing concerns over the health emergency facing the country of 1.3 billion people.
India has 125 cases of coronavirus and has reported three deaths so far. A total of 13 patients in the country have recovered successfully.
In one of the most recent such moves, Tata Power Co. last year acquired one of the distribution utilities in the state of Odisha.
Earlier this month, Israel Aerospace Industries and India’s Bharat Electronics Limited signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new center for technical and maintenance support for India’s air defense systems. In addition, IAI on Feb. 5 signed a strategic collaboration memorandum with Indian firms Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Dynamatic Technologies Limited to work on UAVs that will be made in India.
Trump will visit India on February 24th and 25th. He will also visit Ahmedabad. The Ahmedabad Municipal corporation is building a wall so that the slums along the road from where Donald Trump will be passing, can be hidden.
News reports said the wall was originally planned to be 6-7 feet (1.8-2.1 meters) high but was reduced to 4 feet (1.2 meters) after it received widespread publicity.
Senior government official Bijal Patel said the wall was built “for security reasons” and not to conceal the slum.
“Apart from security reasons, the wall is also part of a beautification and cleanliness drive,” she said.
India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the region, which is a large swathe of land and sea stretching all the way from the west coast of the US to the shores of east Africa…
Thus, Prime Minister Modi has articulated a vision of a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and India has engaged Russia, Japan, Australia, and other Indo-Pacific countries as potential balancers of China’s influence while remaining wary of joining any nascent security architectures that could antagonise Beijing, the CRS said.
Im Jahr 2014 banden Washington und New Delhi Tokio erneut in ihre jährlich abgehaltene „Malabar“-Kriegsübung ein; seit 2015 wird die Manöverserie, die bereits in den 1990er Jahren als ein bilaterales indisch-US-amerikanisches Projekt begann, in aller Form als trilaterale Maßnahme unter Einschluss Japans durchgeführt. Im November 2017 traf auch der Quad erstmals wieder zusammen.
The Turkmengas State Concern is the leader of the TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd. international consortium. It acts as the main financier and manager of the project. The consortium also includes Afghan Gas Corporation, Pakistan’s Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited Company and India’s GAIL Company.
This is bad news for everyone, but minorities are particularly at risk as these demagogues claim that “their” rights must be sacrificed for the national good. Bolsonaro and Modi have already taken several significant strides down this dangerous path.
Gwadar port in southern Pakistan recently began handling cargo bound for Afghanistan. While undoubtedly a positive development for the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, experts say the economic sustainability of the Chinese-managed port remains far from certain.
To evaluate the pro-GMO lobby’s rhetoric that GE is needed to ‘feed the world’, we first need to understand the dynamics of a globalised food system that fuels hunger and malnutrition against a backdrop of (subsidised) food overproduction. We must acknowledge the destructive, predatory dynamics of capitalism and the need for agri-food giants to maintain profits by seeking out new (foreign) markets and displacing existing systems of production with ones that serve their bottom line. And we need to reject a deceptive ‘haughty imperialism’ within the pro-GMO scientific lobby which aggressively pushes for a GMO ‘solution’.
With GM crops largely shut out of Europe and many countries reluctant to embrace the technology, Western agro-biotech conglomerates are desperate to seek out and expand into untapped (foreign) markets to maintain profitability. India presents potential rich pickings. And this is the bottom line: GM is not about ‘helping farmers’ or ‘feeding the masses’ (myths that have been deconstructed time and again). It is about hard-nose interests endeavouring to displace existing systems of production and capturing and exploiting markets by any means possible – not least fakery and deception.
After they were built, bankers, executives and affluent retirees were among those who bought up the luxury apartments. One bank executive told the BBC last year that he had spent what would now amount to $70,000 (£55,000) to purchase a 2,140 sq ft (198 sq m) flat in Alfa Serene in 2006.
France and Qatar signed an agreement allowing France to deploy and station military forces within Qatar.
The Netherlands said on November 25 that it would join Denmark and France in the European naval mission, reported the NLTimes. The Netherlands said it would deploy a navy ship to the Persian Gulf for six months but said it would play an “observing” role. Belgium, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden are also expected to join the European coalition, the Tehran Times reported.
Das Feuer war in einem dicht besiedelten Viertel der Millionenmetropole Neu-Delhi ausgebrochen. Bei den meisten Opfern handelt es sich laut der Feuerwehr um Arbeiter, die auf verschiedenen Stockwerken des Fabriksgebäudes geschlafen hatten.
Der renommierte Toxikologe Dr. Max Daunderer, der als einer der wenigen Expert*innen in Bhopal half, berichtete gar nach seiner Rückkehr, dass Beschäftigte von BAYER vor Ort Feldstudien betrieben, ohne sich an den Rettungsarbeiten zu beteiligen.
“I think the return of Kashmiri Pandits is being instrumentalized to justify a settler-colonial project in Kashmir,” Mona Bhan, an associate professor of South Asian Studies at Syracuse University in New York, said.
Bhan told Middle East Eye that there remains a deep anxiety among Kashmiri Pandits that their pain is being weaponised to further the goals of the BJP-led government. She says the event on Saturday seemed to be an attempt to allay those fears.
At the same time, the Delhi Police’s lathi-charge on agitating students must be condemned, and action must be demanded against those who ordered it. There was certainly nothing wrong in students going to Parliament to vent their just grievances.
I express my full support to the students of JNU.
Students at a leading university in New Delhi have been protesting against a planned increase in their housing fees. They say most students are poor and cannot afford higher prices. They also allege that the Indian government wants to privatise higher education and make it difficult for many to attend university.
While protest reverberates on the streets of Chile, Catalonia, Britain, France, Iraq, Lebanon, and Hong Kong, and a new generation rages against what has been done to their planet, I hope you will forgive me for speaking about a place where the street has been taken over by something quite different. There was a time when dissent was India’s best export. But now, even as protest swells in the West, our great anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements for social and environmental justice—the marches against big dams, against the privatization and plunder of our rivers and forests, against mass displacement and the alienation of indigenous peoples’ homelands—have largely fallen silent.
The Indian government has asked third party contractors to help it build a massive surveillance network utilizing thousands of cameras and the current cream of the facial recognition crop at the time of deployment. The whole thing needs to be in place less than 8 months after the contract is secured, suggesting the government is more than happy to move forward with whatever it has on hand rather than whatever might actually do the job well.
It’s also climbing the global censorship charts, trailing only Russia, China, and Turkey in various social media platform demographics. But it is the king of Facebook censorship, delivering more takedown demands to Facebook than closest rival, Russia. When you’re out-censoring Russia, you’re playing the censorship game right.
(9.11.2019) On his first ever visit to Pakistan after he left his village of Gah as a young boy during Partition, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, “It is a good thing for both countries that the corridor has opened after a demand of 72 years”.
Im Sommer schnitt New Delhi die Region aus Gründen der Aufstandsbekämpfung komplett von der Außenwelt ab; Mobilfunk- und Internetverbindungen wurden gekappt, Ausgangssperren wurden verhängt, fast 4.000 Personen wurden festgenommen, darunter führende Oppositionelle. Berlin, das sich gewöhnlich als weltweiter Verteidiger der Menschenrechte aufführt, schweigt dazu – aus strategischen Gründen, um die erhoffte Zusammenarbeit mit Indien gegen China nicht zu gefährden.
As Xi lands in the coastal city of Chennai Friday for a two-day visit to India, it’s the Kashmir Valley at the northwestern tip of the mountain range that’s poised to spoil efforts to improve Sino-Indian ties.
The Saudi stance on the issue was conveyed to India in a two-hour-long meeting between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Riyadh on Wednesday, sources told ANI.
Trump met separately this week with both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who are both due to address the UN General Assembly on Friday.
According to her, as Nepal was not in the Indo-Pacific Alliance, Nepal must not hold the joint exercise said to be held coming November at Annapurna Circuit and Kurintar.
On the occasion, lawmaker of the major opposition Nepali Congress, Amaresh Kumar Singh, viewed that the country was facing difficulty because of the foreign policy mistake of the present government. Both neighbours India and China needs to be behaved equally and Nepal must not be in any fold- neither in Indo-Pacific Alliance nor in BRI.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Khadga Prasad Oli, hit the switch simultaneously on Tuesday from their offices in New Delhi and Kathmandu to open the 69-kilometre pipeline, which will bring gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene across the border to Nepal.
Erst diese Woche hat das Wirtschaftsministerium ausgewählte Bundestagsabgeordnete darüber unterrichtet, dass der Bundessicherheitsrat neuerliche Rüstungslieferungen nach Indien, Indonesien, Israel und Algerien genehmigt habe.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a US presidential candidate and the longest serving independent in US congressional history, has called out India’s actions in Kashmir.
Speaking at the Islamic Society of North America conference on Sunday, the senator said he is “also deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir”. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan also addressed the conference via video link. The premier discussed Islamophobia and Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD: After highlighting the Kashmir issue at the United Nation Security Council (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Pakistan has now decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Occupied Kashmir issue, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
»Es wurde eine grundsätzliche Entscheidung getroffen, das umstrittene Kaschmir vor den Internationalen Gerichtshof zu bringen«, wurde Außenminister Shah Mehmood Qureshi am Dienstag von lokalen Medien zitiert.
As The Post’s Niha Masih reported from Srinagar, streets are no longer crowded with civilians but awash with India’s armed soldiers, and “instead of traffic jams at intersections, there are spools of concertina wire. People remain inside their homes with no telephone, Internet or cable TV service. No one has seen or heard from local political leaders, hundreds of whom are in detention. Of the more than 200 newspapers in the region, only five are publishing physical copies. Their websites are stuck at Aug. 5.”
NEW DELHI: Russia has endorsed India’s move of abrogating Article 370 and bifurcating the state of Jammu & Kashmir, saying the exercise was „carried out within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India.“
In response to questions from the media, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said: „Moscow expects that India and Pakistan will not allow aggravation of the situation in the region due to the change by Delhi in the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Members of student, faculty and alumni of the prestigious Harvard University have written a letter to the Government of India, asking it to reconsider the detention of Shah Faesal on Wednesday in Srinagar.
Shah Faesal was sent back from Delhi airport on Tuesday to Srinagar and he was later detained under the Public Safety Act.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov clearly told Qureshi during their telephone call on Wednesday that it does not favour open UNSC session on Kashmir and the Russian mission in New York went along with closed session contrary to some reports that Moscow supported Beijing and asked for an open session, informed sources told ET. These reports are not incorrect, sources stressed.
“Public message of Russia was consistent from beginning. Also Russia supported no statement on the Kashmir issue at the UN,” sources said.
For India, the fact that no country agreed to the ChinaPakistan effort to force a formal meeting, the fact that the informal meeting had no minutes, no votes or show of hands, no resolution, no statements, and no outcome, showed the duo was isolated and was cause for satisfaction. Diplomats pointed out that barring China, not one among the 14 other UNSC members came out to speak on the matter.
A 90-minute private debate among Security Council members on Kashmir is notable. Asked whether the Council had left the Kashmir issue alone for too long, Russia’s deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy, told CNN, „Well I was born in 1971.“
„Sometimes it’s best to not touch on every issue,“ he added.
Kashmiris have not yet forgotten that in August – November, 1947, RSS colluded with the Hindu Maharajah of Kashmir to perpetrate the horrific genocide and exodus of Jammu, whereby hundreds of thousands of Muslims were massacred and an estimated half a million forcibly displaced. This reduced the region’s Muslim majority to a minority. This time, RSS is working through BJP, its political wing, to complete its original mission of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims. The genocide is being substituted by settler colonialism, but the objectives remain the same.
More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian.
Having listened to the debates on Kashmir in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, and having watched subsequent developments in Kashmir, we as citizens of India inspired by the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi feel compelled to state that the government has pushed the country into a blind alley. The gun that was used to silence Kashmir is now being used as a telescope through which to see Kashmir. This is shameful, unfortunate and ominous for India.
A whole state has vanished from the map in broad daylight. The Indian Union had 28 states, now it has 27. This is not a magic show, where a magician shows us, we know, something unreal and illusory. Here we are witnessing something cruel, ugly, undemocratic and seemingly irreversible. It reveals the poverty of our democratic politics.
According to a government official, at least 500 local leaders and activists have been arrested or detained across Kashmir since the beginning of last week.
Faesal is not the first Kashmiri politician to be detained in Srinagar over the past week. Since the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by nullifying Article 370 and divided the state into two Union Territories, two former chief ministers – Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti – have been arrested and a third, Farooq Abdullah, is said to be under house arrest.
The order to arrest Mufti, the leader of People’s Democratic Party, also held in a Srinagar guest house, said her activities were likely to cause a “breach of peace”.
Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who hoisted the tricolour at the party headquarters in New Delhi Thursday, said there is no place for bigotry and fanaticism in India. She said that if the nation wants to truly cherish freedom, then it will have to stand against every act of injustice, intolerance and discrimination. Addressing the party members, Gandhi cited the founding principles of India as ‘Truth, Non – Violence, Compassion and unwavering Patriotism.’
India’s main opposition Congress party on Saturday appointed Sonia Gandhi as interim president until it elects a new party chief.
The party accepted the resignation of her son Rahul Gandhi, who quit as party president in July after its crushing defeat in national elections.He continues to be a member of Parliament.
Kaschmir gilt allgemein als umstrittenes Gebiet. Es wurde zwischen Indien und Pakistan seit ihrer Teilung im Jahr 1947 aufgeteilt. Die Länder haben drei Kriege um das Territorium geführt.
Kashmir sits on one of India’s foundational fault lines, that of religion. With the rise and consolidation of an aggressive Hindu majoritarianism, many rightfully worry about India’s future as a multicultural democracy.
“Thwarted,” said a top UN diplomat in a one-word response about Pakistan’s request for a formal meeting of the Security Council that garnered the support of only one of the body’s 15 members: China.
Soon after the nuclear blasts in 1998, India adopted the “no first use” policy in a bid to address global concerns of an impending nuclear arms race, especially as the Indian tests were followed by tit-for-tat tests by Pakistan.
The promise not to use nuclear weapons first, a policy adopted by several nations including China, addressed the escalation ladder. It also laid to rest apprehensions or misunderstandings about the possible use of nuclear weapons in a conflict.
NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s suggestion that India’s no-first-use nuclear posture may not be sacrosanct sparked intense speculation in the midst of heightened India-Pakistan tensions in the wake of the abrogation of special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
The defence minister’s comment, which he also later tweeted, came at Pokhran — the site of India’s nuclear tests.
Though Rajnath Singh didn’t name any country, it is understood the threat was directed at Pakistan. It shows Modi’s growing frustration at his ill-conceived move to strip Occupied Kashmir of its autonomy on August 5.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s greetings to Indians on Independence Day highlighting the „genuine friendship“ between the two countries drew an equally warm and cordial response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted on Thursday saying that his wishes have touched all Indians.
The Security Council met on Friday to discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap autonomy for Kashmir, though the body was divided on how to proceed, with the U.S. and France blocking a Chinese attempt to get the 15-member body to publicly urge parties to refrain from actions that exacerbate tensions along the line of control, diplomats said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan talked to US President Donald Trump and briefed him about Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue.
The telephonic contact took place on Friday, ahead of the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue directly within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the first time since 1965.
Although the meeting took place behind closed doors in New York, the Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Jun, spoke to reporters outside the chamber following deliberations, urging both India and Pakistan to “refrain from taking any unilateral action which might further aggravate” what was an already “tense and very dangerous” situation.
Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing was very concerned regarding the situation surrounding Kashmir, stressing that the issue should be resolved by peaceful means and in accordance with the UN Charter, the Security Council’s resolutions and bilateral agreements.
In a separate statement, Yi said that India had changed the status quo in the Kashmir region by amending the Indian Constitution.
Its response has been knee-jerk, unfathomable — and, above all, ironic. Every outburst and flailing against India only validates the Modi government and rallies Indian public opinion behind it. In other words, while claiming to lash out at him, Pakistan is only making Modi look better, even among those Indians who do not agree with the prime minister’s handling of Kashmir.
The New York Times gained one of the first inside views by a news organization of life under lockdown in Kashmir and found a population that felt besieged, confused, frightened and furious by the seismic events of this week.
Hua said China had always opposed the Indian side’s “entry of Chinese territory in the western section’’ of the Sino-Indian border into the administrative jurisdiction of India.
“This position is firm and consistent and has never changed. Recently, the Indian side has continued to damage China’s territorial sovereignty by unilaterally modifying the form of domestic law. This practice is unacceptable and will not have any effect,’’ she said.
“We’re not looking at military option,” Qureshi said, adding, “Don’t we reserve a right to respond in case of any aggression?”
He added, “We have decided to go back to the UN security council to challenge this Indian position, which is morally incorrect.”
India on Monday revoked Article 370 of its constitution stripping occupied Kashmir of its special status.
United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to sources, a high-level US delegation arrived in Islamabad and will hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership.
A joint session of Parliament began at Parliament House earlier today to discuss the deteriorating situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, after the Indian government revoked Article 370 of the constitution which granted special status to the disputed valley.
His reaction came after the Indian government earlier in the day decided to revoke Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had telephonic conversations with the heads of two of Pakistan’s ally nations, Malaysia and Turkey, wherein he termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 illegal and one that would destroy regional peace and security.
“No unilateral step by the Government of India can change this disputed status, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Nor will this ever be acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan,” said the press release.
“As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps,” it added.
Addressing parliament today (Aug. 5) following two days of heightened security in the state, home minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 would no longer exist. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has signed this notification. Shah’s announcement was met with loud protests from opposition parties.
Die indische Regierung hat dem von ihr kontrollierten Teil Kaschmirs den Sonderstatus entzogen. Die Anordnung verkündete Indiens Innenminister Amit Shah in beiden Parlamentskammern: Mit einem Eildekret des Präsidenten werde Artikel 370 der indischen Verfassung, der dem Bundesstaat Jammu und Kaschmir Autonomierechte garantiert hatte, sofort gestrichen.
Israeli Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their mutual appreciation via Twitter on Sunday, celebrating the strong ties between the two nations.
Apart from the 18 Indians aboard the Stena Impero, there are three Russians, a Latvian and a Filipino on the ship.
The launch of Chandrayaan 2, India’s most ambitious space mission yet, was called off early this morning by the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO. The powerful GSLV Mark III rocket was set to go up from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2:51 am with a rover that would land on the moon in about two months‘ time. However, after first being put on hold 56 minutes before blast-off, the launch was scrapped because of a „technical snag“, ISRO said, adding it would announce a new date later. President Ram Nath Kovind was present at the space port for the mission.
Im Rahmen der Mission „Chandrayaan 2“ soll im südlichen Bereich auf der meist dunklen Seite des Mondes nach Wasser gesucht werden. Dafür hat die indische Mondfähre auch Forschungsmaterial der US-Weltraumagentur NASA an Bord.
Wie Reporter Clive Crook für die Nachrichtenagentur Bloomberg vermerkte, lauschte das anwesende Publikum, allesamt Spezialisten für „Entwicklungshilfe“, dem Vortrag „bewundernd und stellte nicht eine einzige feindselige Frage“.
Die biometrische Erfassung der 1,2 Milliarden Inder durch das „Unique Identification“-Programm (auch UID, Aadhar, oder Aadhaar genannt) soll angeblich der Bekämpfung von Armut in der Bevölkerung dienlich sein.
In Indien hat das Parlament eine Erweiterung zum umstrittenen Biometrieprogramm Aadhaar beschlossen. Damit können Unternehmen zur Authentifizierung ihrer Nutzer:innen auf die Datenbank zugreifen. Das hatte der Oberste Gerichtshof des Landes eigentlich verboten, die Neuregelung hebt dieses Verbot auf.
Alle Personen in Indien werden durch Aadhaar mit Fingerabdrücken, Gesichts- und Irisfotos registriert. Laut einer Studie des Thinktanks IDinsight waren letztes Jahr bereits 1,2 Milliarden Menschen registriert.
Netanyahu is stuck between the Ethiopian community’s protest and Gaza firebombs, and Lieberman is breathing down his neck. Can a strategic trip to India save him?
India was one of only eight countries granted a waiver that allowed it to keep buying oil from Tehran, but that reprieve expired on May 2.
While India had said it would only recognize sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the country’s petroleum minister said in April that it would source „additional supplies from other major oil producing countries.“
Bereits 2014 hatte der damalige SPD-Bundeswirtschaftsminister Sigmar Gabriel angekündigt, den Export von Überwachungsprogrammen in Staaten, die wegen der Missachtung von Menschenrechten in der Kritik stehen, verbieten zu wollen. Die Bundesregierung schreibt in der Antwort nun, man prüfe …
Die nächste Verhandlung des Obersten Gerichtshofs in diesem Fall wird am 24. Juli stattfinden. Das Gericht kann dann erneut die Räumung von Millionen von Menschen anordnen. Dies geschieht zu einer Zeit, in der die indigenen Völker Indiens einem beispiellosen Angriff auf ihre Rechte ausgesetzt sind.
Britain was estimated to have 200 nuclear warheads, France 300, and China 290. Israel’s stockpile comprised 80 to 90 warheads. North Korea was estimated to have 20 to 30 warheads but the information was extremely limited, according to SIPRI.
India is by far the largest buyer of U.S. almonds, paying $543 million for more than half of U.S. almond exports in 2018, U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows. It is the second largest buyer of U.S. apples, taking $156 million worth in 2018.
The White House said that it would terminate India’s preferential market access to the United States as of June 5. The notice claimed that India had not given the United States “equitable and reasonable access to its markets.”
The administration said that it would also apply to India tariffs on solar panels and washers that President Trump announced last year, suspending an exemption it had granted to certain developing countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev today and hold bilateral meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
French Embassy also stated that with nearly 650 soldiers deployed, the French Forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), is one of France’s advanced operational bases abroad. „As such, it supports the French military assets deployed in the Persian Gulf and the north of the Indian Ocean. Due to its conditions, it also allows training of French soldiers in combat actions in desert as well as urban areas,“ the statement added.
As French Joint Forces Commander in the Indian Ocean (ALINDIEN), the Commander of the French Forces in the United Arab Emirates (COMFOR FFEAU) exercises authority over a maritime area stretching from the south of Suez Canal in the west to the western limits of the waters of Burma, Indonesia and Australia in the east.