India will be the most consequential partner for the US in the Indo-Pacific this century, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday ahead of the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between the two countries next week. Esper on Tuesday told a Washington audience that he and the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be travelling to New Delhi next week for the 2+2 Ministerial with their respective Indian counterparts Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
US President Donald Trump said he voted ‘for a guy named Trump’ on Saturday and called it an ‘honor’ to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three battleground states, where large crowds awaited even as coronavirus cases are surging to records in the country.
Relatives of some of the 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China at sea last month demanded the city’s government check on their condition and ensure lawyers appointed by the families and not the Chinese government, can meet with them.
All government and private schools in the national capital will remain closed until next order due to the coronavirus threat, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today. He said that it is not safe to reopen schools yet and that parents are also not in favour.