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Big things seem to be happening in India's relationships vis a vis both Russia & the US.

Long-held diplomatic positions could come undone pretty soon...stay tuned.
 

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent state visit to the United States qualifies in every substantive measure to be called a landmark visit, says PS Raghavan, Chairman, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB). The bilateral relationship has come of age and there is strategic convergence now, given the Ukraine war, the state of U.S.-China relations and India’s deteriorating ties with China, he told StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on ‘The Gist’. Asked how Russia would see India and the U.S. get closer, Raghavan, a former Ambassador to Russia, said though Russia won’t be too happy, it probably understands that the binaries of the Cold War era no more exist and in today’s world bilateral relationships should be looked at as joint ventures. Tune in for more.

 

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Japan becomes second Quad partner to sign semiconductor pact with India​



New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Japan has become the second Quad partner after the United States to sign an agreement with India for the joint development of the semiconductor ecosystem and maintain the resilience of its global supply chain.
The agreement was signed between Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura in the national capital on Thursday.


“Japan and India have signed a memorandum for semiconductor design, manufacturing, equipment research, talent development and to bring resilience in the semiconductor supply chain,” Vaishnaw said.

The nations will create an “implementation organisation” that will work on government-to-government and industry-to-industry cooperation, Vaishnaw added.

“Everybody wants a resilient semiconductor supply chain and in this India and Japan are very important partners. This is in furtherance with our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s very successful state visit to US where many agreements were signed and that is reflecting in cooperation with other countries today,” Vaishnaw said.

With around 100 semiconductor manufacturing plants, Japan is among the top five countries to have a semiconductor ecosystem.
“Semiconductor industry will become a USD 1 trillion industry from USD 650 billion at present. This will require a huge amount of talents, significant growth at multiple locations in the world. Japan sees India as a partner where complimentary strengths can be used,” Vaishnaw said.

The minister said that Japan houses companies that are global leaders in raw form of semiconductor wafers, chemical and gases, lenses that are used in chip manufacturing equipment, display technologies etc.

“If we can bring this base to India, it will be a big milestone,” Vaishnaw said. The minister said that the government has started discussion with Japan’s state backed semiconductor industry body Rapidus for collaboration in the segment.

When asked about the impact of China restricting export of critical semiconductor elements gallium and germanium, the minister said that the move has very small impact as there are many more sources of these critical elements in the world.

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No mention of Canada/Nijjar. This was the only mention to media during the 2+2:


"As a friend of both, we think it’s very important that India work with Canada on its investigation, and that they find a way to resolve this difference in a cooperative way," he said.

Surprisingly tame.

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US Secretary of Defence was talking about joint manufacturing of wheeled armoured vehicle with India…….
 

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Looking at this old video, I can't help voicing some of my pet peeves -
  • Why don't we aggregate our naval capacity into fleets, flotillas and task forces? What is the point of sending single ships acting in isolation (two ships, acting as separate units, amounts to two single ships; there is no element of collective operation within IN ships);
  • Why don't we stop stuffing our stores full of human maintenance materiel and munitions, and give our supply ships a run ? - these would be the ideal opportunities to make them familiar with the needs of other navies not to mention giving them a chance to simulate live conditions in these useful exercises.
  • For that matter, separated from this, we also have exercises with the Indian Army and the Australian Army working together. Wouldn't that be an ideal opportunity to build our amphibious operations capabilities, and even to exercise the two troopships that we have? (nobody ever talks about them).
 

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