Sunday, January 29, 2023


Pakistan on FATF’s grey list: How India convinced China & Pak shot itself in the foot

This is the first time that China acceded to an Indian prompt at a global anti-terror forum. Pak foreign minister Khwaja Asif’s statement provided the opening.

Jaspal Singh Atwal: The ‘terrorist’ who isn’t actually on the radar of anti-terror agencies in India

Jaspal Singh Atwal was convicted for the attempted murder of a Punjab minister in Canada in 1986. But that isn’t the only criminal charge laid on him.

How China reverse-engineered, copied technology for its latest J-20 fighter jet

Replicas of American F-117A, F-22 observed; New-gen jets tested in Tibet.

Trudeau wanted India visit two years ago, Modi was cold due to his Khalistan noises

Canada seemed oblivious to Indian concerns till PM delivered a tough message in Hamburg last year. Visit was planned after Davos meet.

Justin Trudeau’s ministers are Khalistanis: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh had said

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff event last year, Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh alleged that some of Justin Trudeau’s ministers were 'Khalistanis'.

Get IAF back to full strength before thinking about integrating the services

The IAF is not fundamentally opposed to theatre command or an empowered CDS. There needs to be better understanding between the three services. Having broadly...

I lived through a night of horror just because a CRPF camp moved next to my Kashmir home

It is time to talk about the increased vulnerability of civilians in Kashmir who live in constant danger because their space is encroached by the army and paramilitary forces.

Mehul Choksi bigger defaulter than Nirav Modi, probe says 143 LOUs issued over two months

CBI says Mehul Choksi alone defrauded PNB of Rs 4,886 crore, which makes him the bigger defaulter than his nephew Nirav Modi.

As Justin Trudeau visits India, Sikh groups in Canada are demanding a separate nation

Sikh groups in Canada, USA and UK openly support a separate Sikh nation, and Indian security agencies believe they are trying to revive militancy in Punjab.

The debate over integrating the services: Understanding the Air Force perspective

Flexibility, concentration of effort & centralised control are essential for best utilisation of the IAF. These could be compromised under theatre commands.

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With its ice experience in Austria, Audi promises a fun-filled, thrilling ride to motorists | Kushan Mitra

The Audi Ice Experience in Austria is a drive like no...

The cars were stable even on the iciest roads. Until we switched off stability control and did what the instructors told us—throw the car into a corner.
File photo of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani at India Ideas Summit in New Delhi | ANI

Hindenburg effect? Adani stocks plunge after controversial report’s release

While Adani Transmission’s stocks were worst hit, none of the group's seven listed companies escaped impact, with their stock prices falling between 10% & 27%.


The Army band performs during Beating Retreat rehearsal at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. 27 January, 2023 | Photo ANI

‘Ekla Chalo Re’ to ‘Saare Jahan se Achha’ — military bands...

At this year’s Beating Retreat ceremony, Indian tunes based on classical ragas will be performed by military bands. There will also be 3-D anamorphic projection and drone shows.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.