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US Defense Secretary James Mattis will be visiting New Delhi on September 25 where he'll attempt to forge "a strong political connect" to boost the Indo-US defense cooperation.

Mattis will be meeting India's recently appointed Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss maritime security, counter-terrorism, defense co-production and more.

The meeting would mark Sitharaman's first major engagement with a foreign counterpart.

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron delivered their first speeches in the UN General Assembly, during its 72nd annual session.

Their speeches were poles apart in terms of the subject matter.

While Trump seemed to be vouching for destruction, Macron's speech took a rather liberal tone highlighting aspects, including free speech and climate change.

Is Macron pitting himself as anti-Trump?

Popular Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen believes India should participate proactively in the ongoing Rohingya crisis by providing a home to the refugees who're fleeing Myanmar.

The Indian government, however, made its stand on the issue clear earlier this year, saying it thinks of Rohingyas as 'illegal' immigrants who pose a serious threat to the 'national security'.

Nasreen has urged India to "reconsider its decision."