Israel hopes India-China tensions will ease soonIsrael hopes that tensions between India and China will ease and it is in talks with both countries on trade agreements, according to an Israeli official. China, Hong Kong and India are Israel’s biggest trading partners in Asia. Since both China and India established full diplomatic ties with Israel in 1992, China’s trade has increased from $50 million to $15 billion, while India’s trade has grown from $200 million to about $5 billion. … [Read more...] about Morning Digest: Serum Institute pulled up for not pausing vaccine trial, Jaishankar to meet China’s Foreign Minister, and more
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Of course individuals matter — in India far more than in countries where institutions and methodical processes minimise the idiosyncratic — but to let them take over or bypass institutions and run things by whim is to sink back into medieval ways. In that respect, how different is today from then? Despite our successes in consolidating democracy, we have still not accepted the concept of the state as an entity intended to serve all of society and demanding the loyalty of all citizens above all their other affiliations. For us, the state is the ruler, which readily leads into the habits of the Mughal court habits so prevalent by 1962, that they more than anything else led to our humiliation — much as at Plassey. They are now rampant. … [Read more...] about The unlearned lesson of 1962
Mr. Tiwari is a prominent member of the Indian-American community affiliated to the BJP and the RSS, as well as a founder of the Washington-based non-profit organisation U.S. India Security Council Inc. (USISC), which is at the forefront of lobbying efforts for U.S.-India ties, and has an MoU with the powerful Delhi-based Vivekananda International Foundation that has many fellows appointed to government positions. However, Mr. Tiwari denied telling the CI official at any point that he was intervening on behalf of the government. … [Read more...] about ‘Ideological’ reasons behind shut down, says Compassion International; Centre, RSS refute claim