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US Begins Expanded Combat Training For Ukrainian Forces

The US Begins Expanded Combat Training For Ukrainian Forces On German Soils

The US is providing expanded combat training to about 500 Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. The training started on Sunday and will continue for the next five to eight weeks. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the US wanted Ukrainian troops to fight the Russians and get back their land.

HIGHLIGHTS

• About 500 Ukrainian soldiers are taking expanded combat training in advanced weapons
• The objective of the training is to equip the Ukrainian forces with all incoming weapons and equipment

What Is Expanded Combat Training Of Ukrainian Forces?

US Begins Expanded Combat Training For Ukrainian Forces

The Ukrainian soldiers began their training on a full set of weapons and equipment in Grafenwoehr, Germany on Sunday. They will hone their skills including movement and coordination with their companies – and battalion-size units in battle. The training involves combined artillery, armor, and ground forces.

What Is The Objective Of The Training?

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting the Grafenwoehr on Monday to see the Ukrainian forces being trained on advanced weapons. He said that the objective of the training was to equip the Ukrainian forces to counter any surge in Russian attacks and to get back the territory captured by Russia in the 11-month-old battle.

Milley said that the training was important, especially when the new weapons, artillery, tanks, and other vehicles were heading to Ukraine. He said that the training would help Ukrainian forces to use all incoming weapons and equipment. He said that the new forces would be ready to combat before the spring rains show up.

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Joe Biden Relies Heavily On Indian-Americans

Joe Biden is happy to appoint Indian-Americans in his administration. And he displayed his happiness about Americans of Indian descent taking to public life. It is to be noted that there are at least 55 Indian-Americans at the key leadership positions in the present American government.

What did Joe Biden say about Indian-Americans in his government?

Biden was interacting with NASA scientists when he mentioned the cooperation he’s getting from Indian-Americans including Swati Menon Guidance and Controls Operations Lead, Mars 2020, that wasn’t a political appointee.

Joe Biden appointed at least 55 Indian-Americans to his government within 50 days of being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. And these Indians don’t include Vice President Kamala Harris and Neera Tanden who withdrew her name from a cabinet post due to stiff opposition from the Republicans.

What is the position of Indian-Americans in US politics?

Indian-Americans are getting higher positions in United States. It started with Obama government that started inducting Indian-Americans to high positions. Joe Biden has continued to patronize the Indian-American community. But it was Donald Trump that appointed the first ever Indian-American in the National Security Council with a cabinet rank.

What is the response of Indian-American community to Biden’s remarks?

Eminent Indian-American philanthropist and Indiaspora founder M Rangaswami said that it was impressive to see how many Indian-Americans were ready to go into public service. He further said that he was so proud to see their community was going strength to strength.

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How Forbes Ranks Vice President Of The US Kamala Harris?

Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women includes women from 30 countries. It has 10 heads of states, 38 heads of businesses and 5 entertainers. These women of substance belong to different countries and pursue different professions but there is one thing is common in them that is they raised platforms for addressing the unique challenges posed by 2020.

It is an exhaustive list of 100 powerful women of the world where the US Vice President stands at 3rd rank. Here we’re introducing top 10 powerful women from the list of 100. These women have contributed to the growth of their countries in a unique way.

1 Angela Merkel, Germany (Chancellor Germany)

In 2005, Markel became the first female Chancellor of Germany and presently serving her fourth term in the office. Also, she’s recognized as a de facto leader of Europe for making Germany the largest economy of the region after a financial crisis.

2 Christine Lagarde, France (President, European Central Bank)

Lagarde became the first woman president of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2019. She’s been tasked to prevent the pandemic from further hitting the Euro zone.

3 Kamala Harris, United States (Vice President, United States)

First woman in American history to become Vice President, Kama Harris is also the first Indian-American woman to become a senator. She was elected to the Senate in 2016. Also, she became the first African-American and the first woman attorney general of California in 2010.

4 Ursula von der Leyen, Germany (President, European Commission, European Union)

First woman to become the president of the union that makes legislation for more than 700 million Europeans.

5 Melinda Gates, United States (Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

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China Upset Over US Inviting India, Russia To G7

As the president of G7, Trump wants to invite India, Australia, South Korea and Russia to the group. And he has already sent his invites to the countries. But he is yet to receive confirmation from those nations.

China criticized US move on G7

China said that any move to seclude China in the global platform was doomed to fail. It said that China believed all international organizations and conferences should be conducive to mutual trust between countries. It further said that any attempt to make a small circle against China would become unpopular.

Russia yet to respond to the G7 call

Russia was a former ally of G8 before it was expelled from the group in 2014 by then US President Barack Obama. Obama took the strong step of ousting Russia from the group after Russia took Crimea. Since then Russia had developed a close strategic partnership with China. But the reports are that Russia has shown interest in joining the group.

G7 invitees

G7 is a group of seven developed economies – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. The group members hold annual presidency and they meet once every year. This year, the G7 group is expected to meet in September.

The group president can invite head of the states to discuss global issues. Last year, India joined the group at the invitation of French President Emanuel Macron. This year, US President Trump wants India and three other countries to attend the G7 meet.

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George Floyd’s Death Was A Homicide Claimed In Autopsy

George Floyd died in a homicide involving neck compression according to the official autopsy of the African-American whose death in police custody triggered unrest and widespread rioting across the United States.

Official autopsy report of George Floyd

The report, released on Monday, held cardiopulmonary arrest due to neck compression as the real reason of his death. And claimed that the death of George Floyd, a 46-year old African-American, was a homicide. The report was prepared by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner in Minneapolis.

Medical condition of George Floyd

The autopsy describes the medical health of Floyd as arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use. It added that the manner of death was not a legal determination of culpability or intent.

Under Minnesota state law the Medical Examiner is a neutral and independent office and is separate and distinct from any prosecutorial authority or law enforcement agency.

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US Worried Over Increased Chinese Presence On LAC Said Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned India-China stand off while attacking China in Marc Thiessen and Danielle Pletka of AEI’s ”What The Hell Is Going On” Podcast.

China increasing forces along LAC

Mike Pompeo said that China had moved its forces up to north of India along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and Sikkim. He said that both the armies building up their strength was a clear indication of escalating tension. He further said that the hardening of positions continued even two separate face-offs between India and China.

China hiding truth in coronavirus pandemic

Pompeo alleged that the Communist Party of China (CPC) continued to hide and delay the response on coronavirus pandemic that began in Wuhan in China. Also, he alleged that the CPC robbed the Chinese people in China and Hong Kongers in Hong Kong of their freedom. He said that the authoritarian regime in China had an impact on the people around the world.

Mike Pompeo said that the above mentioned two incidents reveal the true nature of the Communist Party of China. He alleged that China continued to steal intellectual property and advancing in the South China Sea.

US can stop China

Pompeo said that the US had the responsibility and capability to safeguard the interests of its citizens from China. He said that China had developed its military capabilities only to threaten its neighbours. And that the US had responded to China in the real way for the past two decades.

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After India, China Also Rejects Trump’s Offer For Mediation

Chinese media promptly reacted to Trump’s offer of mediation between India and China to resolve the ongoing standoff in Ladakh and Sikkim sector. China’s state-run media said that leaderships of both the countries were capable of resolving the dispute just like they resolved the Doklam standoff in 2017.

US President Trump offers mediation to China

Donald Trump send his offer for mediation to resolve the issue of LAC between China and India in a tweet. He said that he was ready, willing and able to mediate between the two countries. The tweet further read that the US had informed both China and India that Trump was willing to mediate to help resolve the flaring border dispute between the two Asian countries.

China turned Trump’s offer down

The op-ed article on state-run Global Times said that China and India didn’t need any help from the US. Both the countries need to be aware about the US that exploited every opportunity to jeopardize regional peace and order. The article further read gave example of the Doklam face off and explained how both the countries resolved that issue. The article expressed faith and belief in the leadership of both the countries.

India responded to Trump’s call for mediation

Indian experts advised that both the countries should constitute a channel of communication for resolving border dispute. Also, the New Delhi virtually rejected Trump’s offer for mediation saying that the leadership in India was capable enough to resolve its border dispute with the neighboring country.

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