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‘US helped India in border conflict with China by providing information’ China still hasn’t withdrawn from “several forward positions” it seized during clashes with Indian forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a top US military commander told lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Hindustan Times reported that Admiral Philip S. Davidson, who commands the US military’s Indo-Pacific Command, also told lawmakers that the US had helped India over its border conflict by…

New Delhi: The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 117 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.59 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 117,130,044 and 2,599,596, respectively. The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths…

‘Welcome steps to return union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to normalcy consistent with India’s democratic values’  Srinagar: The United States of America has indicated that its policy towards Kashmir remains unchanged and it is planning to work with on shared interests, however it addressed the region as ‘union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’. “As a government, certainly as the State Department, we continue to follow developments in Jammu and Kashmir closely. Our policy has…

Seven years after Russia ‘violated international law’ and annexed Crimea, the United States has said that it does not recognise Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. In a press statement, the White House said that Russia violated the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. “The United States continues to stand with Ukraine and its allies and partners today, as it…

US President Joe Biden on Thursday directed US military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia. “At President (Joe) Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate…

The United States Military Academy (USMA) Modern War Institute, a US military think-tank in its latest research has presented a case study focusing on the need for adopting a Kashmir peace deal. The 21 page long report compiled by Yelena Biberman, the author of Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India laid emphasis on why the newly formed Biden Government needs to make Kashmir peace talks one of its foreign policy…

The United States on Wednesday said that there is no change in its policy on Jammu and Kashmir. “I want to be very clear there has been no change in US policy in the region,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters in view of a tweet from the South and Central Asia Bureau of the State Department which welcomed the resumption of 4G mobile internet in Jammu and Kashmir. The US State Department had…

The US State Department has said that it stands with India and that it is monitoring border disputes between India and China. The US State Department has said that it backs peaceful resolution through direct dialogue. “We continue to support direct dialogue and a peaceful resolution of those border disputes,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing, adding, “We are concerned by Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. As always,…

The National Press Club in a statement said that he was one of many journalists and citizens whose rights were abused in Kashmir Srinagar: National Press Club (NPC) leaders spoke out Monday to urge the government of India to release from prison Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist who has been ‘unjustly detained’ for two and a half years. In a statement, the NPC mentioned, “Sultan, a writer for the Kashmir Narrator, was arrested in August…

In a sophisticated cyber-attack, a hacker accessed the computer systems of the water treatment facility in a US city and modified drinking water chemical levels to dangerous parameters in an attempt to poison the city of nearly 15,000 residents. Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, is the main ingredient in liquid drain cleaners, used to control water acidity and remove metals from drinking water in the water treatment plant. “The hacker changed the sodium hydroxide…