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Two of the top retired generals from India and the US, Gen (Retd) Manoj Mukund Naravane and Gen (Retd) Richard Clarke have joined the advisory board of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). Naravane served as the 28th Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, while Clarke is a former commander of the US Special Operations Command. USISPF also announced that Peter Mars, Dell Technologies president of Asia-Pacific and Japan, has joined the board. It is an honor and a privilege to be invited to the board of USISPF, Naravane said. This is a platform that has taken India-American forward. Clark said he had the privilege of traveling and studying in India while at the National War College in the Army. I now look forward to continuing to foster security relations with one of our most important strategic partners.
Google settles with US states in App Store monopoly case
Google has reached an agreement in principle with all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the App Store monopoly case. According to this, a lawsuit filed in 2021 regarding Google’s monopoly control over app distribution of the software that runs most of the world’s mobile phones will be settled. In a court hearing on Tuesday, the settlement was cited as requiring approval from the plaintiffs’ attorneys and the board of Google’s parent company to finalize it.
Pakistan is trying to woo Sikh-Hindu pilgrims
Lahore. Pakistan has begun efforts to woo Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India to boost their numbers, amid tensions in bilateral relations, Pakistan’s Acting Religious Affairs Minister Aneeq Ahmed has said. He admitted that the number of pilgrims has decreased in recent years. Up to 7,500 Sikh and 1,000 Hindu pilgrims from India can travel under an agreement between the two countries.
INS Sumedha reached Egypt for training
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sumedha arrived at the Port of Alexandria, Egypt to participate in “Exercise Bright Star-23”. This edition of the tri-service multinational military exercise will see participation from 34 countries. Officials said it was the largest joint military exercise ever in the Middle East and North Africa. According to the Indian Navy, the exercise will be conducted in two phases.