Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicS-400 Triumf

Topic: S-400 Triumf

M.K. Narayanan on fresh thinking on Kashmir, and Rajiv Kumar on merits of FDI

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

India to seek Iran oil waiver when Pompeo visits, US is hoping to foil S-400 missile deal

Iran oil and India's S-400 deal with Russia are likely to dominate the discussions when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits next week.

India to stick to its guns, firm on Russian S-400 deal despite US pressure to back out

Washington is instead pushing New Delhi to buy its interceptors and missiles to counter the deal, while also offering up armed drones and possibly F-35 fighter jets.

US warns of possible CAATSA sanctions if India finalises S-400 missile deal with Russia

In the recent 2+2 Dialogue, US Defence Secretary James Mattis, though, said 'the sanctions aren't intended to adversely impact countries like India'.

In historic US-India talks, focus is on China & not Russian missiles Modi govt is eyeing

The Americans believe that now’s not the time to corner Delhi, especially as the acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles is going to take quite long.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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