Japan: The joint air defence exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF), referred to as Exercise' Veer Guardian 2023', came to an end on January 26 in Japan. The objective of the exercise was to foster friendly relations between the IAF and the JASDF and to strengthen air defence collaboration between the two air forces.
India: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted and thanked Bhutan counterpart Lotay Tshering for his warm wishes and message to India on its Republic Day. In a revert message, Modi wrote, "India is always known for its unique partnership with its neighbour."
Belize – The European Union, together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, today officially inaugurated the new Laboratory Spaces for Histopathology and Toxicology at the Belize National Forensic Science Service (NFSS) and handed over the state-of-the-art scientific and medical equipment that will greatly enhance the NFSS capacity moving forward.
Washington [US]: Following the successful reelection of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the prospect of extending his influence across the globe began on a sour note as FBI counterintelligence forces raided a New York office building believed to be secretly housing Chinese "police" units, as reported.