Sunday, 4 December, 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

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.