deputy assistant secretary

US, Sri Lanka call for stronger defence ties


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The time has come for Sri Lanka and the US to build military relations on a stronger footing.This was the outcome of a meeting here Monday ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US seeks greater state and city engagement with India


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Saying that "in today's interdependent global economy, what is good for India is good for America, and vice versa," a senior US official has advocated greater ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian American gets key Pentagon job (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American security expert Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to the key post of deputy assistant secretary of defence for South and Southeast Asia ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian American appointed to key Pentagon post


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to a key Pentagon position to take care of South and Southeast Asia, it was announced here.Secretary of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Growing piracy close to India raises concern


April 21st, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) As India and the United States work out a "shared strategy" to combat piracy, its expanding range beyond the western Indian Ocean close to India's western ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US ambassador-designate Nancy Powell arrives in India


April 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US ambassador-designate Nancy J. Powell arrived here Thursday, following her March 29 confirmation by the American Senate as the first woman head of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Military ties with India growing : US


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Ties between the US and Indian militaries are growing, a senior defense official said Friday, noting recent bilateral security talks between the two countries ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US urges Seoul to join anti-Iran sanction


January 17th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) The US has urged South Korea to join a US-led campaign to punish Iran over its controversial nuclear programme by reducing oil imports from the oil-rich ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Four top US officials to visit Sri Lanka


January 12th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka awaits four senior US officials who will meet government officials, civil society representatives, business leaders and political leaders here in the coming weeks.Ambassador James ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama nominates Nancy Powell as new envoy to India (Second Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named Nancy Powell, a career diplomat who has served as envoy to Pakistan and Nepal, as the next ambassador to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nancy Powell to be new envoy to India, says Obama (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Nancy Powell, a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Pakistan and Nepal, has been named by US President Barack Obama as the next ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama names Nancy Powell as India envoy


December 17th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named Nancy Powell, a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Pakistan and to Nepal, to be the next ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US highlights efforts to expedite student visa processing


November 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has highlighted its efforts to boost overseas enrollment by accelerating the process of granting student visas."The Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs gives student ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian Ocean being used for terrorism: US official


November 14th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Ocean is being used to transport weapons for terrorist groups, a top US official said Monday.Robert M. Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defence for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US woos India for big-ticket defence deals


November 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Rebuffed over what is touted as the world's biggest defence deal, the United States is going all out to woo a modernising India with attractive ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US makes strong pitch for F-35 fighter jets to India


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) The US is making a strong pitch to sell its fifth generation F-35 fighter jet aircraft to India saying the offer was an example of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kabul attack not to change US Afghan strategy: Pentagon


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) The suicide bomber attack in Kabul over the weekend will not deter the US from carrying out its Afghanistan strategy, the Pentagon said Tuesday."(The Taliban) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US lauds India’s commitment to n-safeguards


September 30th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) A US official Friday commended India's willingness to adopt the same responsibilities and practices as other leading countries with advanced nuclear technology."India agreed to adopt ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nuclear deal: US reiterates need for level playing field


September 30th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Voicing unease with the "current playing field" in the Indian nuclear energy industry, the US Friday said the issue can be surmounted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US special envoy visits Myanmar


September 10th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) US special envoy to Myanmar Derek Mitchell arrived in Yangon Friday on his first visit to the country for talks with the government, officials said.Mitchell was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘US-India ties a partnership of equals’


August 25th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Calling India a major regional and global power, a senior defence department official has said the US views their bilateral relationship as a partnership of equals ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US raises stateless Tibetans’ issue in Nepal


June 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 6 (IANS) The US has expressed concern about the growing number of stateless people in Nepal, mostly young Tibetans, as Kathmandu refuses to let them register themselves officially ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hillary Clinton praises Al-Jazeera as “real news”


April 18th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recognised the Al-Jazeera news channel as "real news" in her recent Senate testimony, seven years after the then Defence Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi’s fall might allow al-Qaeda affiliates take over southern Libya: Analysts


March 26th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): The fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi might see the al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic terrorist groups filling up the void, US analysts have said.Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US plans to boost defence, economic ties with India


February 26th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US plans to boost its ties with India in two key areas of defence and economic partnership as a follow up to President Barack ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US announces sanctions on Libya, EU mulls action


February 26th, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US has announced it will impose sanctions against Libya, as part of measures designed to loosen Muammar Gaddafi's grip on power, while the EU said it was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US, India to convene Joint Task Force on reducing climate damaging HFCs


February 24th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): The United States and India have agreed to convene a Joint Task Force (JTF) that will examine effective approaches to reduce the use of climate-damaging hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).The task ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WikiLeaks: Suleiman told Israel he would ‘cleanse’ Sinai of arms runners to Gaza


February 10th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.10 (ANI): Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman told the Israelis he wanted to start "cleansing the Sinai" of Palestinian arms smugglers.According to WikiLeaks-related leaked diplomatic cables, this is more evidence of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

“US not in position to have effective impact on K-issue between India-Pak”: US official


November 7th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A senior US official has ruled out the possibility of US President Barack Obama raising the Kashmir issue with Indian leaders, saying that the United States "is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US hopes CSC will give American firms level playing field


October 28th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States has welcomed the signing by India of an international treaty governing global civil nuclear liability to address a key irritant in the way of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indo-US ties looking at bigger Asian role: former US official


October 21st, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The India-US relationship is moving beyond the subcontinent as the two are looking for cooperation in the Asian context, a former US state department official said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

U.S. announces $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia


October 21st, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday notified the U.S. Congress that it intends to sell around $60 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia.The sale is allegedly ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ex-envoy Blackwill returns to US think tank


August 31st, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Former US Ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill, is returning to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a leading US think tank to focus on American foreign policy toward ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Vietnam, US to hold high-level defence talks


August 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 16 (DPA) Vietnam and the US were to hold their first-ever defence talks at the deputy ministerial level, US sources and Vietnamese media said Monday. The discussions were scheduled to take ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe