Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: NATO

Off The Cuff with François Heisbourg

In this episode of ThePrint Off The Cuff, Senior Advisor for Europe at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Francois Heisbourg, talks to ThePrint...

Finland, Sweden joining NATO serious mistake, will have consequences, says Russia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said Monday that ‘general level of military tension would increase in the area, there would be less predictability’.

Finland to apply for NATO membership ‘without delay’, Russia sees red

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated ‘NATO expansion does not make the world more stable and secure’.

China’s Global Security Initiative — what it is, what Xi hopes to gain & what it means for India

President Xi’s proposal for ‘Global Security Initiative’, laid out by Vice Foreign Minister last week, comes while China faces criticism for ‘aligning with Russia’ on Ukraine war.

Ukraine invasion correct decision as West was prepared to invade us, says Vladimir Putin

The Russian President did not escalate the conflict to a war — as was feared — during his address at the Victory Day parade Monday.

Europe dreams of military power, but NATO’s still in charge. India must engage with caution

Europe's defence capabilities vs NATO to Russia's invasion of Ukraine — joint statements signed during Modi's visit reflect shortcomings.

Russia warns against NATO expansion as Finland, Sweden consider joining

Countries ‘more serious’ about joining after the Ukraine invasion, could apply for membership as early as this summer.

Fate of Russian armour in Ukraine not encouraging but premature to write off the tank

You can only plan a major operation till the point the logistics supply is assured, come what may. But Russia didn't opt for it.

Putin wants to be seen as ‘unifier of Russia’, says Finland’s former PM, Alexander Stubb

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, Stubb also spoke to Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta about India's 'centrality' in world affairs amidst the ongoing war in Ukraine and Finland joining NATO.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.