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U.S. State dept. nod for sale of air Defense system to India

Indian Defence News (Strengthening Forces) Approx Read Time: 3 minutes  In News: The U.S. Department of State has approved the potential sale of Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) to India. It is also referred to as the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II). News Summary: The U.S. Department of State has approved …

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Editorial Analysis: Deepen the partnership with the European Union

India-EU Partnership Approx Read Time: 4 minutes  India and post-Brexit EU and Britain: Brexit is over and done with. India will need to review its policy both towards Britain and the European Union (EU). India and Britain before Brexit: For several years, Britain’s attraction was as a most convenient platform to do business in Europe. …

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After over three years, Maldives re-joins Commonwealth

Commonwealth Countries Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: Maldives has re-joined the Commonwealth, more than three years after it quit the association. News Summary: The Maldives pulled out of the Commonwealth in 2016. However, months after current President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the 2018 presidential elections, he wrote to the Commonwealth requesting to re-join …

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European Parliament approves Brexit deal

Brexit deal Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Brexit deal The European Parliament has approved the terms for the UK’s departure from the European Union. This marked the final stage in the ratification process of Brexit. What is Brexit? Brexit – British exit – refers to the UK leaving the European Union. A public …

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ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Rohingya Population Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes. Background: An estimated 3 lakh Rohingya have fled to …

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