Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicNuclear weapons

Topic: Nuclear weapons

Talk Point: What are the implications of Trump’s statements on Pakistan & Afghanistan?

Donald Trump has promised more troops in Afghanistan and criticised Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Experts explain what this could mean for India and south Asia.

70 years from now, triggers for Indo-Pak tensions could be climate & natural resources

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of Partition this week, it is worth contemplating what the next 70 years may bring. Michel Kugleman 

Hafiz Saeed’s political venture is doomed to fail

There is no evidence that Hafiz Saeed’s political party would do any better than the many Islamic parties which have been losing elections for years in Pakistan. Rahimullah Yusufzai

Will the ISI use Lashkar-e-Taiba’s new political party to start a nuclear war?

The stated aims of the Lashkar-e-Taiba's political party Milli Muslim League, with the presence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan, should alarm Indians and the world. Tufail Ahmad

Pakistan should be treated like North Korea—a rogue state

There is good reason to believe that Trump is seriously considering labeling Pakistan a terrorist state. Larry Pressler

No first-use options

For five years, our politics has starved our military. Now we're suffering the consequences.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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