Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicRussia-Ukraine war

Topic: Russia-Ukraine war

Will Russia feel the pinch as EU pledges to cut gas use by 15%? Data suggests otherwise

Russia accounted for 43% of gas imported by the EU in 2020 and 45% in 2021 — given the scale of the imports, EU finding a substitute, and quickly, seems highly unlikely.

‘Flood jihad’ — Hindu Right press sees ‘jihadist conspiracy’ in Assam deluge

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

‘Poor Ukraine’: Sanctions on Russia hurt West too but here’s why it’s unlikely to back down

When one looks to the future, the question is whether Western powers want to save a country still recognisably Ukraine, or if they seek to destroy Russian threat once & for all.

Russia-Ukraine war has brought Putin to the negotiating table. China has new plans for BRI

Moving cargo through Russian territory was one of China’s grand pivots under the BRI, but the war in Ukraine is making Xi think of alternative routes.

The West could have been braver in its approach to Russia-Ukraine war, says IISS’s Dr Chipman

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, IISS Director-General and CEO Dr John Chipman talks about the West’s strategies regarding the war, the rise of China and India’s position within it all.

Why US-supplied rocket system HIMARS has become key to Ukraine’s defence against Russia

Manufactured by Lockheed Martin, HIMARS are medium-range systems that allow launch of multiple-precision-guided rockets. US sent first tranche to Ukraine at end of June.

Why ‘Natoisation’ of Sweden and Finland is bad news for Putin

Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO is not sudden. Despite official neutrality, they have been close NATO partners for decades.

India can play bigger role in global nuclear politics. Ukraine fence-sitting stands in way

As Russia-Ukraine war goes on, India must step up. But it lacks a national security policy.

Putin threatens to drag war till ‘last Ukrainian standing’, Zelenskyy says won’t cede land

Russian president slams West for ‘encouraging and justifying genocide’ in Donbas, says peace negotiations would be difficult now.

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

On Camera

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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