Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicPokhran nuclear test

Topic: Pokhran nuclear test

Indian army personnel held for allegedly passing on confidential documents to Pakistan’s ISI

The Delhi Police said the army man was arrested, along with a vegetable vendor, under Officials Secrets Act for their alleged involvement in sending sensitive information to Pakistan.

SubscriberWrites: India must revive its nuclear testing programme if it is to offer China a credible deterrent

India should not stop nuclear tests but carry on with Pokhran like tests till the point of a reliable, proven, safe thermonuclear arsenal is attained, writes Jay Desai.

Two IAF pilots were privy to India’s top secret when Buddha smiled on 18 May 1974

Before the Pokhran nuclear test, only a few scientists and some Army top brass knew about it.

Jaswant Singh — communicator, crisis manager, man of letters and a student of history

Jaswant Singh, a former Army officer, served as external affairs, defence and finance minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's governments from 1998 to 2004.

Morning after Ahmedabad: How Modi & Trump have taken India-US ties to the next level

Trump realises that it is only India, despite its weakening economy, which can even think of taking on the dragon next door.

How Pokhran nuclear tests kicked off a year that changed India-Pakistan ties forever

On 11 May 1998, India conducted 3 nuclear tests in Pokhran, Rajasthan, which began a 12-month cycle of tension, peace overtures and the Kargil conflict.

The lesser-known events in India and Pakistan leading up to the Kargil war of 1999

This day, 24 May, marks the 20th anniversary of the conflict that brought the two volatile neighbours on the brink of nuclear war.

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.

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.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
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

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

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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