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US is expected to cross the 5 million thresholds in the coming days. It leads the world both in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths estimated at over 161,300.

Speaking at [email protected] Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jaishankar said deglobalisation is a much bigger phenomenon and different countries are uncomfortable with excessive dependence abroad.

At least sixteen passengers died when a plane with 190 people on board coming from Dubai met with an accident at Karipur airport in Kozhikode on Friday evening, as per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

According to a statement by Roscosmos, the Indian cosmonauts are undergoing training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) following the courses of the general space training programme and of the systems of the Soyuz MS crewed spacecraft.

Jaishankar tweeted, "A wide-ranging conversation yesterday night with @SecPompeo. Reviewed our bilateral cooperation including working of relevant mechanisms. Shared assessments on regional and global issues including South Asia, Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific and beyond."

Speaking on the US-Afghanistan partnership, Pompeo said that Washington remains committed to improving regional economic ties and connectivity.

China and Pakistan have reportedly begun an unprecedented intelligence-sharing arrangement to secure Beijing's influence in Afghanistan.

US politicians have repeatedly criticised TikTok, owned by Beijing-based startup ByteDance, of being a threat to national security because of its ties to China.

Previously in January, Trump said that US has not been "treated fairly" by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which considered China and India as developing nations.