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Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Reaction to India’s military action on Pakistan shows how important it is to the world now

The uncomfortable truth for Islamabad is that not one country spoke out in its favour after India sent in its Mirages.
Representational image | Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

Doomsday clock moves closest to the end of the world since 1953

Threats from nuclear weapons & climate change have exacerbated, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, taking us closer to global annihilation.
File image of Kim Philby | Twitter

Remembering Kim Philby, the Ambala-born notorious British spy & serial philanderer

The machinations of Kim Philby, the British spy on Russia’s payrolls, reportedly led to the death of several agents.
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The liberation of Bangladesh — the Indian armed forces’ finest hour

On this day in 1971, the Pakistani Army surrendered in then East Pakistan, after Indian defence forces successfully completed operations on two fronts.

Former US president George H W Bush dies at 94

George HW Bush, a decorated war pilot and former CIA chief, helped steer America through the end of the Cold War while serving as the country's 41st president.
Newly constructed DF-41 silo | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) /ThePrint.in

This is what China is doing to protect its nuclear weapons

China is working on the development of super-hardened silo technology for its Dong Feng missiles at Taiyuan Space Launch Centre in Shanxi province.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

India played US-versus-Soviets to get development aid, but gave up state power

The Price of Aid by David C. Engerman is a fascinating account of how the economic cold war shaped the first 25 years of independent India.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Namibian President Hage Geingob at the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation, Beijing summit | FOCAC website

China may defy debt-trap talk with more cash for Africa & the Queen of Soul never made a will

Theresa May rules out a second Brexit referendum and second hand fashion industry is going big in UAE. 
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

This is why China could collapse like the Soviet Union

China's dying labour-force boom, like the Soviet Union's in the 1970s, may not revive even with Silk Road project’s heavy investments.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.