NEW DELHI - The India-US 'Yudh Abhyas' joint military exercise that focused on counter-insurgency drills and counter-terror operations, has concluded in the US, official sources said on Thursday. The exercise concluded at Joint Base Lewis Mc-Chord in Washington State on Wednesday amid a visit by US Defence Secretary James Mattis to New Delhi on September 26-27 during which the two countries discussed a larger role for India in Afghanistan.
FORT LAUDERDALE - An Indian American doctor couple has pledged $200 million to a Florida university to advance healthcare in the state and internationally to underserved communities in India and Africa. Zambia-born India-educated cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel announced the single largest donation made by an Indian American individual or family in the US at a press event here Monday.
NEW YORK,NY- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who led a high-powered Indian delegation on a week-long trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly session, met with President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump to discuss women’s entrepreneurship and workforce development in their countries.“We had a great discussion on women’s entrepreneurship, the upcoming #GES2017 and workforce development in the U.S...
NEW YORK - In a veiled reference to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that threats and incidents endangering South Asia's peace and stability are on the rise. "Regional prosperity, connectivity and cooperation can take place only in an atmosphere of peace and security," she said while addressing a ministerial meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Thursday on the margins...
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has plans to nominate an Indian American woman to a key post in the State Department, putting her in a pivotal position of US economic diplomacy, a media report said.VManisha Singh is currently the chief counsel and senior policy adviser to US Senator Dan Sullivan. If confirmed by the Senate, Singh would fill an important position of Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs,
NEW YORK - Kenneth Juster, who had played a key role in laying the foundations of the India-US nuclear cooperation agreement, has been nominated as the new US ambassador to India. President Donald Trump's decision to appoint Juster was announced by the White House on Friday evening. It will have to be approved by the Senate. His nomination is a mark of importance that Trump places on building closer economic,
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country's goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops "will fight to win" and "from now on victory will have a clear definition." "We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars in trade from the United States, and we want them to help us war with Afghanistan,
WASHINGTON - In a diplomatic victory for India, the US on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organisation. In an order, the US State Department said the designation of the HM as a terror organisation would deny it the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks, its assets in the US would be frozen,
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) slated for November, the media reported. The move was announced on Thursday by the President, reports The Hill magazine. "(Ivanka Trump) will lead the U.S. delegation to India this fall, supporting women's entrepreneurship globally," he tweeted.
WASHINGTON - An Indian origin activist placed a giant inflatable rooster bearing a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump near the White House to protest his "weak" and "ineffective" leadership. Taran Singh Brar, a documentary filmmaker, installed the 30-foot "Chicken Don" balloon between the official residence of the US President and the famous Washington Monument on Wednesday, Washington Examiner reported.