Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicBalakot airstrikes

Topic: Balakot airstrikes

‘WhatsApp chats’ show Arnab Goswami committed ‘treason’, claims Congress, seeks probe

Congress student body NSUI files complaint in Maharashtra, youth wing organises protest while senior leaders take to Twitter targeting Arnab Goswami’s purported WhatsApp chats.

Bhoomipujan 2020 is like Balakot 2019, the surgical strike that washes all sins

Covid, economic slowdown, increasing poverty, China — everything is forgotten.

IAF to focus on bombs & air-to-air missiles for edge over Pakistan

IAF chief says force had lost the edge to Pakistan Air Force over the past 15 years but adds that the Rafale fighters will tilt the scales in India’s favour. 

Pakistan global epicentre of terror, India tells UN Human Rights Council on Balakot anniversary

India targetted Pakistan on the first anniversary of the Balakot air strike, and said the govt's efforts in Jammu & Kashmir have begun to show positive results.

Two IAF squadrons awarded citations on Air Force Day for role in Balakot airstrike 

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria decorated the 51 Squadron and the 9 Squadron for their role in the air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February this year.

Narendra Modi’s use of ‘polarisation’ cloud, and Rahul Gandhi’s early start for 2024

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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