Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicKargil

Topic: Kargil

Time to run IAF in a sleek, corporate way. It’s the Force that counted in Kargil, Balakot

We expect an Air Force officer to land on the moon in a few years. They are trained to touch the sky.

Kargil’s little-known fact: How IAF used helicopters to target intruders at high altitudes

IAF had planned to use helicopters as primary strike weapons. But their slow speed meant they would be sitting ducks. So what did IAF do?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A lesson from the Vajpayee school of large-hearted leadership

Vajpayee was a remarkable leader, who despite Kargil, made three peace bids with Pakistan.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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