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Why ‘Putin’s timing’ is so right for PM Modi & ruble spells ‘trouble’ for Russia

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In today’s featured cartoon, Sajith Kumar takes a dig at how Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration of war on Ukraine has coincided with assembly elections in India. At election rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly referred to his government’s evacuation of Indian nationals from the warzone.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Taking a dig at finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s comment in 2020 that the pandemic was an “act of God“, Alok Nirantar illustrates the harrowing experience of Indian students returning from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion after the Indian government asked them to find their own way to neighbouring countries, from where they were evacuated.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on the Narendra Modi government’s much-publicised evacuation operation to bring back its nationals from war-torn Ukraine, and how unemployment back home leads Indians to move abroad. India’s unemployment rate hit a six-month high of 8.1 per cent in February.

R Prasad | Economic Times

R Prasad takes a swipe at the irony of India getting help from Russia to evacuate its nationals from Ukraine, on which Russia itself has declared war.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa mocks Russian President Vladimir Putin as his decision to declare war on Ukraine rebounds on his own country’s economy, with Western countries tightening sanctions. Russia’s sovereign currency, the ruble, fell about 30 per cent against the dollar Monday, making it worth less than one U.S. cent, according to a CBS report.

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