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India vs Pakistan military lesson from Ukraine — generals must let leaders know defence reality

India needs to learn the military lesson of Ukraine conflict: Rolling the tanks is a roll of the dice.

Peshawar attack shows Islamic State has come home — in arms of jihadists Imran Khan embraces

Throughout his years as PM, Imran Khan coddled the religious far-Right. Now it’s dragging Pakistan into abyss of sectarian warfare.

From 1962 to Ukraine—three lessons for India’s non-alignment policy

Like so often in the past, what New Delhi calls strategic autonomy might just be prettified language for ducking hard choices.

West helped fuel Ukraine crisis by letting the nuclear genie out of its Cold War cage

Even though the crisis in Ukraine is underpinned by Moscow’s worries over the eastward expansion of the NATO, it has an important nuclear-weapons subtext.

On Russia, PM Modi’s language isn’t too different from that of Nehru and India will pay costs

It's hard to assess the impact on India if the West introduces secondary sanctions on banks and corporations in China that continue to trade with Russia.

Jihad in India is headed for rebirth. PFI knows riding the communal tiger is perilous

Since the Karnataka hijab row, there’s been a sharp rise in support for PFI. But authorities have long alleged it to be an incubator for Indian jihadists.

Empire of poppies: Why countries think stopping Taliban’s narco-state is not worth the cost

Even as ordinary Afghans are reported to be selling their organs — and their daughters — for food, the Taliban-led opium industry is blossoming.

Ukraine crisis is India’s problem too, not just big powers’ fight for influence

There’s no telling how the distant power-struggle in Ukraine will end, but one way or the other, it will shape India’s world for decades to come.

Indira Gandhi’s ‘Hinduism in danger’ to Karnataka hijab row — This is what jihadists want

Lebanon, Yugoslavia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have shown what happens to nations that can’t manage ethnic or religious tensions.

Baloch grievances need political action. History shows insurgency can’t be killed with force

Like a bad dream, the ghosts of Aslam Baloch's slain insurgents resurfaced this week and stormed Pakistani military outposts in Panjgur and Noshki.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaking at a conference post-Budget | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Where Budget 2023 excels—fiscal prudence to reviewing ‘Covid spending’

The sanctity of budgeting has been preserved amid a lot of expectations, given that this is a pre-election year budget.
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad 2 April 2014 | Reuters/Amit Dave/File Photo

Adani Group’s surprising move — cancels fully subscribed Rs 20,000 cr...

Trigger could be news that Credit Suisse won't accept Adani bonds as collateral for loans. Gautam Adani says not ‘morally correct’ to continue with FPO amid stock price volatility.

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India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.

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.