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Tag: Mike Pompeo

India-US Sign Landmark Defence Pact- BECA, US Conveys Interest In Strengthening Ties
India-US Sign Landmark Defence Pact- BECA, US Conveys Interest In Strengthening Ties

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and conveyed the American government’s continued interest in building stronger relations with India as well as discussed several issues of regional and global concern. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, […]

Amid China Stand-Off Along LAC, NSA Ajit Doval Meets Mike Pompeo In Delhi

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is in New Delhi for the third India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue. Pompeo landed in India on Monday along with his wife Susan, and US […]

US Tightens Noose Around Huawei, Adds 38 Affiliates To Its Entity List

Washington: The US on Monday tightened the noose around Huawei, which it considers an arm of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state, by adding 38 of its affiliates across 21 nations to its Entity List and taking steps to prevent the company from circumventing American law. The amendments made in the longstanding foreign-produced direct product […]

Mike Pompeo Hails India For Banning 59 Chinese Apps

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday commended India for banning 59 Chinese apps including TikTok citing a serious security risk even as he launched a scathing attack on China, saying that Beijing cannot threaten countries and “bully them in the Himalayas”. Mike Pompeo said, “India has a chance to divert global […]

India Has Done Its Best To Respond To Chinese Aggression: Mike Pompeo

New York: India has done its best to respond to China’s confrontation and the world must unite to act on Beijing’s pattern of aggressive behaviour seen in Ladakh, Bhutan and around Asia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. “The Indians have done their best to respond” to China’s “incredibly aggressive action,” which […]

US Looking At Banning Chinese Apps Including TikTok: US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington was looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. In a Fox News interview on Monday, Pompeo said that “we’re taking this very seriously”. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the US will get this one […]

US Reviewing Its Global Force Posture To Counter China's Threat To India: Mike Pompeo

Washington: The US is reviewing its global deployment of forces to ensure it is postured appropriately to counter the People’s Liberation Army, given the increasing threat posed by China to Asian countries like India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo made those remarks in response to a […]

US Secretary Of State Pompeo Endorses Jio As Alternative For Chinese Huawei

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared Reliance Jio a “clean” network for not using the Chinese company Huawei’s equipment, keeping it safe from Beijing’s intelligence intrusions. Listing Jio among the “world’s leading” telecom operators, Pompeo said on Wednesday that it was one of the “Clean Telcos” for spurning Huawei, which he […]

China continues to hide, obfuscate COVID-19 data from world: Pompeo

Washington: China continues to hide and obfuscate COVID-19 data from the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, asserting that he has seen a significant amount of evidence suggesting that a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan was “underperforming” and the virus may well have emanated from there. By Friday, more than […]

US Honours Indian Democracy For Robust Debate On CAA: Mike Pompeo

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has noted that there was a “robust debate” within India over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) and that Washington honours Indian democracy. Asked by a reporter about Washington’s reaction to the CAA, Pompeo said: “We honour Indian democracy as they have a robust debate inside […]

US Seeks Roadmap To Political And Economic Normalcy In Kashmir

Washington: The United States on Thursday sought from India a “roadmap” to political and economic normalcy in Kashmir and immediate release of all political detainees as it asked Pakistan to take “sustained and irreversible” steps against militants and terrorists in its territory. Most of the top-level and second-rung separatist politicians of Jammu and Kashmir have […]

US lawmakers seek immediate end of communication blackout in Kashmir

Washington: Two US lawmakers have expressed concerns over the human rights situation in Kashmir, and urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to press India to immediately end the communication blockade and release those who have been detained. In a letter to Pompeo dated September 11, Pramila Jayapal, the first and the only Indian-American Congresswoman in […]

India-US friendship flourished into strategic partnership in 2 decades: Pompeo

Washington: The friendship between India and the US has flourished into a strategic partnership in the last two decades and the two countries now cooperate on many important issues from defence and counter-terrorism to freedom of navigation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Greeting the people of India on the eve of the […]

US Congressman apologizes after outcry over Kashmir letter

New York: A US Congressman has apologized for having written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that Washington “focus” on Kashmir and criticizing India’s move to rescind its special status. Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi, who met about 100 Indian Americans on Sunday, said in a statement on Monday: “I am sorry. If […]

US says no policy change on Kashmir

Washington: The United States on Friday said that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint. “No”, replied State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus when asked by reporters if there has been any change in America’s policy on Kashmir. The US policy has been […]

India Did Not Tell Us In Advance About Art. 370 Step: US

Washington/New Delhi: The US on Wednesday denied that India had informed it about its intention to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir ahead of taking the step, contradicting media reports that said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had broached the subject with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Bangkok last week. “Contrary to […]

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Any discussion on Kashmir, will only be with Pakistan, bilaterally: Jaishankar

Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday made it clear to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally, days after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate on the Kashmir issue. Jaishankar is in the Thailand capital to attend […]

Jaishankar, Pompeo hold talks to strengthen Indo-US strategic partnership

New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his American counterpart Mike Pompeo on Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen the Indo-US strategic partnership. “Welcoming a close friend. Continuing the emphasis on high-level Indo-US exchanges, EAM Dr S Jaishankar warm-heartedly welcomed Secretary Pompeo as the first US dignitary visiting India after elections. Secretary Pompeo is […]

US wants India to embrace fair and reciprocal trade, lower barriers

Washington: The Trump Administration wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lower trade barriers and embrace fair and reciprocal trade, the United States said Tuesday hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in New Delhi on a three-day visit. “There is enormous potential to grow our trade relationship and create the high-quality jobs that Prime […]

'Modi hai to mumkin hai', says Pompeo ahead of India visit

Washington: Citing the popular election slogan “Modi hai to mumkin hai”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed confidence in taking the Indo-US strategic ties to the next level and said the two leading democracies have an “incredibly unique opportunity” to move ahead, including to make sure a free and open Indo-Pacific. Giving a “sneak […]

Pompeo calls Modi 'new kind of leader for world's most populous democracy'

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Indian Prime Minister as a “new kind of leader for the world’s most populous democracy”, and quoted Narendra Modi’s election slogan in Hindi, “Modi hai to mumkin hai” (“Modi makes it possible”), at a summit here. Pompeo made the remarks during his keynote address to the […]

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Trump to send Pompeo to Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he spoke to Saudi King Salman over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the situation with the monarch. In a morning tweet, Trump said that the King denied any knowledge of the journalist’s whereabouts. Khashoggi, a […]

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S-400 missile deal: India reasserts independent foreign policy

New Delhi: By concluding the S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile system deal with Russia in the face of Washington’s sanctions on Moscow, India reasserted its independence on foreign policy in adherence with New Delhi stated stand that its ties with one country are free of that with a third country. After the signing of the […]

Key Congressional panel confirms Pompeo as the Secretary of State

Washington: President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state Mike Pompeo today narrowly won a key Congressional panel nod after a leading Republican senator supported him at the last minute, paving the way for the CIA director to become America’s top diplomat. The nomination of 54-year-old Pompeo now heads to the Senate for a vote […]