Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicPokhran

Topic: Pokhran

Why Buddha would be frowning at Ukraine today, and why India got it right with Pokhran 1 and 2

Would it have been so simple for Putin’s Russia to crush Zelenskyy’s Ukraine if it hadn’t given up its nuclear stockpile in 1994? India was prescient to declare itself a nuclear-armed state.

Thank god, India’s leaders didn’t fight over nuclear weapons like they are over A-SAT

The story of how India got its nuclear weapons must be retold now as it underlines the incredible bipartisanship demonstrated by 7 governments and prime ministers.

Pinaka guided rocket system, aimed to boost Army artillery, successfully test fired

The defence ministry, which test-fired the system in Pokhran, said the guidance kit includes an advanced navigation and control system.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was called the ‘right man in the wrong party’, but he was the party

The BJP, which is in power at the Centre and in more than 21 states today, will miss the 'right man' Vajpayee.

The life and times of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A look at the important milestones in his chequered political career.

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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