Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicAfghan conflict

Topic: Afghan conflict

Modi govt gives breather to 80 Afghan cadets ‘stuck’ in India — a 1-yr English learning course

Cadets who graduated from military academies in India were earlier given a 6-month visa extension, but since they don't have permission to work here, they were left with no earnings.

American special operation veterans rescue 630 Afghan allies in Operation ‘Pineapple Express’

Working under the cover of the night, the US team rescued 500 Afghan special operators, assets & enablers & their families, seconds before Kabul airport blast. This is in addition to 130 recued before.

Who are Hazaras, the Afghan minority group hated & tortured by Taliban

A 2018 United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan report says most attacks by Taliban on civilians are directed towards the minority population, most of whom are ethnic Hazaras.

Hope Taliban will establish ‘open and inclusive’ Islamic govt in Afghanistan, says China

The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed hope that Taliban will abide by its commitment of a peaceful transition of power, taking full responsibility for the safety of Afghan citizens.

Afghan President says won’t allow ‘imposed war’ to bring further killings as Taliban close in

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, in a recorded message, says remobilising security and defence is a priority, focus is to prevent further violence.

US has given up defending the women & children of Afghanistan it promised to protect

With Biden honouring Trump era deal with Taliban, it's allowed the militant group to make rapid advances across Afghanistan, especially in regions where women are most vulnerable.

Afghanistan Army chief General postpones visit to India amid surge in violence by Taliban

General Wali Mohammad Ahmadza was scheduled to visit India on 27 July but cancelled the trip as the Taliban intensified the offensive against civilians and the Afghan forces.

Pakistan’s audacious defence budget needs to stay on paper. It’s good for everyone

IMF is balking at Pakistan’s unrealistic budget, but Islamabad feels it can push the lending agency to give it what it wants. US can call the bluff.

Afghanistan’s hope for peace rests on how India, Pakistan and China deal with each other

A regional uniformity is possible only if Pakistan, India and China can insulate their support for Afghan peace process from regional rivalries.

Seen as US’ successor in Afghanistan, China can take any stand it wants on Masood Azhar

Both Afghanistan and Pakistan see China as the power to which the Americans will hand over the keys when the last US soldier leaves.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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