Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicPanjshir

Topic: Panjshir

Pakistan rejects reports about aiding Taliban in Panjshir Valley offensive

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar termed the allegations a 'mischievous propaganda campaign' and a desperate attempt to malign the country.

Pakistan and China are preparing for a Taliban govt they don’t trust. So should India

Pakistan’s interest in an influential role for the Haqqani group in a Taliban government is on account of its anti-Indian agenda. We must be prepared.

What ISI chief Faiz Hameed’s visit to Kabul has to do with new Taliban govt

In Afghanistan, war and peace have been inter-changeable, with players cutting deals with the enemy without fully informing even their friends.

News channels air video game clip to claim ‘Pakistan air force attacked Panjshir’

Several news channels ran footage of what they claimed to be visuals of Pakistan air force's support for the Taliban in Panjshir in Afghanistan.

Instead of Taliban talks, India must stand up for Afghan resistance despite Panjshir fall

The real battle isn’t in Kabul or Panjshir, it is in the minds of the Afghan people. And India can have an edge there.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

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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