Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Russia

Heavy fighting continues in Donetsk, NATO seeks to sustain support against Russia

In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Russian forces tried to make further advances and shelled several towns, including Bakhmut and nearby Soledar and Opytne.

Why artillery, Russia’s ‘god of war’, couldn’t crush the Ukrainians & what it means for India

Massed guns have proved unable to compete with precision-guided modern weapons. The final piece of a 3-part series on lessons for India's military from the Ukraine war.

India, Russia & other neighbours ask US to unfreeze Afghanistan’s blocked assets

New Delhi, which participated in Moscow Format talks Wednesday with 13 other countries, asks Taliban to focus on regional security & military-political stability.

Dutch court to deliver verdict on 2014 MH17 Ukraine passenger flight attack case today

The flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 passengers and crew during the fight between pro-Russian separatist and Ukrainian forces.

Jaishankar’s ‘balancing act’ with Russia is smart. But US patience will wear thin

India knows that when it comes to the crunch, it is the Western economies that will bail it out – not Russian ones. But it needs the oil badly too.

Ukrainians, Russians sacrificing lives for an illusion called ‘nation’

One expects that the Ukrainians and Russians would learn a lesson about the futility of war after a casual visit to Andriyivskyy Descent where WWII insignia is sold on the streets.

‘We don’t know their intentions,’ Ukraine doubtful of Russia’s troop withdrawal from Kherson

Ukraine reacted with caution to Russia's announcement, saying some Russian forces were still in Kherson and additional Russian manpower was being sent to the region.

Russia, USA to hold first talks under nuclear treaty since Ukraine war, says US State Dept

US State Dept spokesperson Ned Price stated that the countries are expected to discuss resuming inspections under the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

US Treasury targeted by Russian hackers but no major disruption took place, says official

The Treasury has attributed the attacks to Killnet, the Russian hacker group that claimed responsibility for disrupting the websites of several US states and airports in October.

India under no moral conflict to stop buying Russian oil, says Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Responding to question by CNN, the Union Petroleum Minister also defended India's Russian oil purchases stating that India buys in a quarter what Europe buys in one afternoon.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.