June 2019 – Air World Service Blog

The Week In Parliament


  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government would take India to new heights and sought cooperation from the opposition to move ahead with the idea of One Nation - One Election. He was replying to the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to President…

Informal Meet Of Brics Leaders In Osaka


The Heads of State and Government of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President…

Indo-Us Ties: Dialogue Continues


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Delhi and his meeting with the Prime Minister, External Affairs Minister and National Security Advisor were very significant. The bilateral differences between the United States and India on a few critical areas, such as tariff and trade, Iran sanctions, lifting of US…

Prime Minister Re-Emphasises Development Agenda


 Into his second term in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed to the world that welfare of the poor and developing modern infrastructure would be his government’s twin agenda. The Prime Minister spoke about this in his reply to the motion of thanks to the President’s address to the…

Government To Focus On Growth Momentum


Buoyed by the landslide mandate to power at the Centre for the second consecutive term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government is now gearing up with renewed vigour to put the Indian economy on the trajectory of higher growth to meet the twin objectives of generating employment and improving the…

   India Trashes Us Report On Religious Freedom


 The United States has once again laid bare its hypocrisy in asserting its questionable moral authority to criticize India’s record of religious freedom. The American government’s annual report on international religious freedom has yet again resorted to its hackneyed policy of sitting in moral judgment on other countries’ religious freedom…

Pakistan’s Ignominy At Fatf Continues


  The six-day-long Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary held last week in Orlando, USA, concluded with a severe indictment for Pakistan to honour its commitments to the global financial watchdog by October, or risk downgrading its position from the existing ‘grey list’ to the eventual ‘black list’. It has…

The Week In Parliament


President Ram Nath Kovind has said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is moving towards building a strong, secure, prosperous and inclusive India in line with the aspirations of the people. He said the journey is inspired by the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka…

   Indo-Us Bilateral Ties On An Even Keel


The withdrawal of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits extended to India by the Trump Administration and the decision to increase tariffs on about twenty-eight products being imported from the US, within days of the second term of the Narendra Modi government have hogged the headlines. However, the two…

Military Build-Up In The Persian Gulf


  In response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week; the US Department of Defence announced that it is sending an additional 1,000 troops to bolster security in the Persian Gulf. This comes amidst the escalating tensions in the region following US decision…