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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.
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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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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.