Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicBalakot

Topic: Balakot

41 Indians became Pakistanis last year. Why do they do it? What are the obstacles?

According to official data, the number of Indians who received Pakistani citizenship was up from zero in 2019, to 7 in 2020 and 41 in 2021. India does not allow for dual citizenship.

Only 5 people knew about Balakot airstrike, must book those who leaked info — Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi says 'passing of' information on Balakot airstrike is a 'criminal act', and the person who gave the information and the one who got it should both be booked.

Geelani blames Pakistan but quitting Hurriyat has Modi govt written all over it

It is possible that Pakistan ISI will see the leadership vacuum in Hurriyat as an opportunity to take over the outfit and regroup terror modules. Delhi needs to be vigilant.

India-Pakistan Balakot tensions were never really a crisis ‘in substance’: Ex-US NSA Bolton

John Bolton’s memoir ‘The Room Where It Happened’, which releases Tuesday, recounts incidents of 26 February 2019, when President Trump was in Vietnam to meet Kim Jong-un.

Balakot, blackout and IAF: When Pakistanis couldn’t stop the rumours Imran Khan had fueled

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been waiting for a false flag operation by India, now for over a year. In May, he twice mentioned the possibility of Indian attack.

Artillery strikes on Pakistan will only bring good PR. For impact, India needs more Balakots

India can flail around like a helpless giant, engaging in pointless artillery duels with Pakistan or increase penalty each time the neighbor crosses the line.

This is what IAF will do to ensure Balakot-style op isn’t questioned again

The IAF has rewritten firing protocols for air-to-surface Israeli missile Crystal Maze, which gives live feed of hitting the target.

If we had Rafales, we’d have shot down 4-5 Pakistani jets after Balakot: IAF ex-chief Dhanoa

Former IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa says India will hit back harder if Pakistan tries a Pulwama-like attack again.

Just 48 hours into 2020, and PM Modi has already obsessed over Pakistan twice

First day of 2020, Modi called on all neighbourhood countries except Pakistan. Then he told Karnataka about how Hindus and Dalits are being persecuted there.

Indian military isn’t politicised like China, Pakistan but the seeds have been sown in 2019

The Modi government and the Indian armed forces will have to introspect and arrest this trend rather than wait for another debacle.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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