Sunday, 3 July, 2022
Topic2016 Uri attack

Topic: 2016 Uri attack

Army buys ammo worth Rs 30,000 crore to fill shortage exposed after 2016 Uri attack

Army’s big purchases include the Excalibur precision-guided shells for all its 150 mm guns, the Spike anti-tank missiles and fuses.

How Narendra Modi’s BJP has surrendered to Muhammad Ali Jinnah

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Will invite PM Modi for SAARC summit, says Pakistan foreign office

India boycotted the 2016 SAARC summit, which was to be held in Islamabad, after an army camp in Uri was attacked. India blamed Pakistan for the attack.

China still not willing to back India’s request for listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China communicated its position on Masood Azhar issue during the first India-China high-level meeting on bilateral security cooperation held Monday. 

As PMO releases surgical strikes videos, questions over timing remain

With the surgical strikes video now featuring the PM, attempts at politicising the army in the name of nationalism are being made.

Madhya Pradesh ‘ISI espionage racket’ was discovered during surveillance after Uri attack

Agencies stumbled upon case after they found suspicious calls being made to military facilities in Kashmir seeking sensitive info after Uri terror attack.

Post-operation Prognosis

If on the surgical strikes anniversary we are still arguing whether or not these happened as claimed, and not what these achieved since, it shows a shrinking of our strategic minds.

Surgical strikes had great propaganda value, but has only made things worse

In the short term, the strikes had great propaganda value that can be used for political gains, and stirring nationalistic fervour.

Surgical strikes have given Indian Army retaliatory space across LoC

The surgical strikes indicated a threshold for Indian response. Kashmir, however, will continue to simmer.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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