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U.S. approves sale of drones to India

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The United States government has approved the sale of a naval variant of the Predator drone made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc to India, the U.S.-based company said on Friday.

Reuters reported earlier on Friday that the U.S. government was expected to authorise the sale of drones ahead of a visit next week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India has been looking to buy 22 of the unarmed surveillance aircraft, MQ-9B Guardian, worth more than $2 billion to keep watch over the Indian Ocean.

“We are pleased that the U.S. Government has cleared the way for the sale of the MQ-9B Guardian to the Indian Government,” General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Chief Executive Linden Blue said in a statement.

The Indian embassy and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Securing agreement on the purchase of the drones is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump, who has courted Asian rival China as he seeks Beijing’s help to contain North Korea’s nuclear programme.

The deal would be the first such purchase by a country that is not a member of the NATO alliance.

Such a sale of sensitive military hardware must be authorized by the State Department before being sent to Congress for review.

A congressional source said on Thursday that no notification of a planned sale has yet been sent to Congress, but this could come next week.

The State Department declined comment on Thursday ahead of any notification.

(Reporting by Mike Stone and David R. Brunnstrom in Washington, Arunima Banerjee and Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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Imran Khawaja takes over as deputy chairman

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Imran Khawaja (left) was part of the five-man working group that drafted the new ICC constitution last year © Getty Images

The ICC has appointed Imran Khawaja, a veteran administrator from Singapore, as its deputy chairman. The newly created position is part of the new constitution that was unanimously adopted by the ICC on Thursday. Khawaja will deputise in ICC meetings in case the chairman Shashank Manohar is absent.

Khawaja, who is a senior lawyer, has been an invisible force at the ICC Board for several years. Although his main role has been as the chairman of Associates counties, Khawaja has been part of influential committees with the ICC seeking his counsel. The most recent example of Khawaja’s influence came when he convinced Manohar to take back his resignation and finish his two-year tenure.

Khawaja was part of the five-man ICC working group lead by Manohar that had drafted the new constitution last year. With Manohar’s term coming to an end next June, Khawaja will be one of the frontrunners for the job.

“It is a great honour to be elected Deputy Chairman especially whilst wearing the hat of an Associate,” Khawaja said in a media release. “I am also privileged to be part of the working group to have authored and reinvented the ICC constitution to make it one of the most inclusive, transparent and merit based sports governing bodies in the world.I have no doubts that a new era is dawning on our great game which will see not only a more vibrant membership but also a competition structure that sees cricket played at the highest level.”

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