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Kargil hero R Nambiar takes over as chief of Western Air Command along Pakistan border

Air Marshal Nambiar, a second generation airman, was heading the Eastern Air Command. He is an experimental test pilot and has flown 42 types of aircraft.
Protestors holding Tricolor raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack

Indian millennials, fed on a post-Kargil diet, don’t want strategic restraint with Pakistan

To consolidate public support for its atrocities, Pakistan needs a scary neighbour. And Congress doesn’t conjure up existential threats like BJP does.
A Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft

Mirage 2000: Why India used these fighter jets for its strike on Pakistan

Mirage 2000 is a product of France-based Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of the controversial Rafale fighter jets.

Leh and Kargil witness coldest night of season

The temperature in Leh dropped down to minus 17.5 degrees Celsius whereas Kargil recorded a low of minus 16.7 degrees Celsius.
Indian army personnel | PTI

A breath of fresh air in studying Indo-Pak nuclear crisis management

Modern conflict cannot be viewed in a bipolar framework. International relations expert Moeed Yusuf’s new book provides a much-needed alternative.
File photo of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee having a discussion with then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi | Arvind Yadav /Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Modi speaks of the world as one family, Vajpayee showed us what it truly meant

With his peace overtures to Pakistan and refusal to send troops to Iraq, Vajpayee showed compassion that few men are capable of.

Former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93

Vajpayee’s reign was defined by Pokhran, Kargil and a peace process with Pakistan.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee sitting behind a desk

A lesson from the Vajpayee school of large-hearted leadership

Vajpayee was a remarkable leader, who despite Kargil, made three peace bids with Pakistan.
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What the 1972 India-Pakistan Simla Agreement is all about & why it’s still relevant today

46 years ago, the historic pact was signed between the two South Asian neighbours for peaceful settlement of all disputes.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

What would Vajpayee have thought of Narendra Modi’s ‘muscular’ policy?

Vajpayee made 3 landmark moves to make peace with Pakistan, each time going out on a limb, in spite of grave provocations.

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?