In 2019, Boris Johnson assumed the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Many of his policies were and are considered conducive to India. However, some of the recent decisions by the United Kingdom government may create trouble for UK’s ties with India and may weaken the opposition to China. India’s Covishield Covishield vaccine is developed jointly by Serum Institute of India and AstraZeneca, a UK-Swedish multinational. The
British navy’s Carrier Strike Group, under mammoth aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and armed with fifth-generation F-35B ‘lightning’ stealth fighter jets, conducted a major naval exercise with the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal. The drill is a part of the ‘Global Britain’ Initiative kickstarted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a much-needed counter to China. Danger of Chinese espionage: This naval exercise with India stems from the
Ahmadinejad blames Iran’s intelligence agencies for Natanz attack Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has held Iran’s intelligence agencies responsible for the attack on Natanz nuclear plant. He has also revealed that the attack cost Iran a loss of $10 billion. In his accusations, Ahmadinejad has blamed the intel agencies for using their resources to spy on people and intervene in domestic affairs rather than protecting the country’s vital installations.