Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSoviet war

Topic: Soviet war

Scary tales from Afghanistan — lighting stove on a plane, 20-yr-old pilot & blind take-off

On the 40th anniversary of the Soviet invasion, recalling my adventures in an Afghanistan in the middle of a war — that has never ended.

This is the secret ‘Operation Topac’ on Kashmir that Ajit Doval referred to

NSA Ajit Doval Saturday spoke about how Pakistan launched ‘Operation Topac’ in 1988 to exploit the political space in Kashmir.

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.