#AUKUS

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden (right) and French President Emmanuel Macron (left). (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @EmmanuelMacron @JoeBiden)

  • The two leaders spoke about enhancing "cooperation in the Indo-Pacific"
  • The importance of NATO was highlighted in the diplomatic conversation
  • VP Kamala Harris will be travelling to France in November

New Delhi, Oct 9 (PTI) Former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon on Saturday said the power balance in the India-China relations has "shifted against us" following China's economic growth and ...

.Paris, France
Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed reporters during member session in Paris, France. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Emmanuel Macron and Antony Blinken met in Paris to overcome rift over Indo-Pacific deal
  • Blinken accepted a U.S. share of responsibility for the disagreement
  • Both explored potential U.S.-French cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

London, Oct 3 (PTI) The UK wants to strike agreements covering trade and security with India and other democratic nations in the strategic Indo-Pacific region to challenge the influence of ...

Adelaide, Sep 25 (The Conversation) Australia’s unilateral cancellation of its contract to purchase French submarines and sign up for the AUKUS security pact constitutes a slap in the face for ...

France has long bristled at what it sees as Anglo-Saxon arrogance. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The Biden administration raised eyebrows over the intensity of the French reaction
  • They have also been marked by deep French unease over their equality
  • The US, Britain and Australia announced a new security initiative

.Beijing, China
China's President Xi Jinping remotely addresses the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • China has maintained a critical view point on the Quad meetings
  • Such groupings will not be popluar and have not future, China said
  • Indo-Pacific security is likely to be one of the key subjects at the Quad Summit

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House press secretary Jen Psaki. (Photo credit: AP)

  • AUKUS is a security alliance made for maintaining security in Indo-Pacific
  • France criticised its exclusion from the partnership
  • India and Japan are members of Quad, a similar alliance that includes US

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden are set to meet at the end of October. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden talked over phone
  • This was their first phone call after the spat over nuclear-powered submarine
  • The US “recognizes the importance of a stronger and more capable European defence"

.Canberra ACT, Australia
US President Joe Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (Photo: AP Photo)

  • France has every right to be angry over Australia's submarine deal with US, Kevin Rudd said
  • He said Australian Prime Minister's decision should be probed by the parliament
  • France has recalled its ambassador to the US and called off a defence meeting with UK