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Brigadier Devinder Singh | Youtube

This Kargil hero was made a scapegoat, but fought to restore his brigade’s honour and won

Brig. Devinder Singh was blamed for failing to detect intrusions, but once his name was cleared, he told Shekhar Gupta that the Army’s system truly worked.
Manohar Parrikar

Everyone has an opinion, but no one is willing to take decisions: Manohar Parrikar in 2013

India's politicians lack the ability to take decisions, thus delaying issues that demand immediate action, Parrikar said in an interview with Shekhar Gupta in 2013.
In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo, then defence minister George Fernandes interacts with the jawans at Siachen | PTI

Defence procurements delayed because files get ‘stuck in orbit’: George Fernandes in 2003

As Defence Minister, George Fernandes had also passed an order making it mandatory for ministry officials to spend a week in Siachen before making decisions.
Police personnel outside the Taj Mahal Hotel during the siege by terrorists in Mumbai, on 25 November 2008 | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

We got in, killed 26/11 attackers & got out like Sudarshan Chakra: Ex-NSG chief JK Dutt

In this edition of Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with former director general of the National Security Guard, J.K. Dutt.
Havaldar Nihal Singh and Captain Ramchander Yadav

Remembering the battle of Rezang La through the eyes of two brave soldiers

Honorary captain Ramchander Yadav and Havaldar Nihal Singh recall that nobody believed 120 Indians had killed about 1,300 Chinese at Rezang La.
Azhar Maqsusi | YouTube

Azhar Maqsusi: The man looking to eliminate hunger from India, one meal at a time

Azhar Maqsusi, who founded the NGO Hunger Has No Religion, shares his journey with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Image of Stefano Ricci | Twitter

Indian designs are chic and people here are very elegant, says Stefano Ricci

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with Italian fashion designers.
General Zameer Uddin Shah with Shekhar Gupta at the Walk the Talk | Special arrangement

‘Indian Army does not like being committed to civilian operations, they’re our own people’

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta catches up with soldier, diplomat and academician Zameer Uddin Shah.

When Gita Gopinath batted for a GST with few slabs & talked of hope in an ‘unliberal’ world

As Gita Gopinath is appointed the IMF chief economist, we revisit an interview with Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Neeraj Chopra

Meet India’s only truly world-class athlete, and it’s not Virat Kohli

Shekhar Gupta catches up with javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, 21, who won India its first Asian Games gold in the sport at the Jakarta games.

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If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistan will feel the security heat: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistani officials worry that fighting will force more Afghans to flee with estimates of new refugees ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.

Defence

File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.