Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicUkraine war

Topic: Ukraine war

Russia ‘retreats’ from Kharkiv but captures town north of Popasna

As the Russia-Ukraine war lasts for nearly three months, with no clear conclusion in sight, ThePrint brings you daily updates on the changing frontlines.

Russia captures city near Luhansk, strengthens air defence in Snake Island

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues for nearly three months with no clear end in sight, ThePrint brings you daily updates on the changing frontlines.

Under fire for praising Trump’s Ukraine stance, Noam Chomsky says US ex-president ‘not the issue’

Unlike Trump, Biden administration doesn't seem to be supporting peace negotiations & is focussed on sanctions against Russia, says the linguist & political activist.

Protracted war has damaged global military supply systems. Time for India to step up

As the US infuses A-grade switchblade drones into Ukraine, India must initiate measures for mass production of weapons with small delivery systems.

Ukraine has shown Indian diplomacy is like Indian driving—any lane, any time, US or Russia

Academics have warned that India, by following its position, risks China doing invasions along the lines of Ukraine. So, India must outline the ‘red lines’.

Bombs & rockets raining down ‘hourly’, Russia launches aggressive campaign in Ukraine’s Donbas

With cities of Kramatorsk and Slovyansk next on agenda, Russia aims to take control of Donbas region by 9 May, the day it celebrates its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

China’s threat won’t wait for India to get better technology. Army must use more brainpower

The answer lies in tactics. Human agency can provide the ‘brain power’ to counter technological superiority. The new CDS will have a lot of thinking to do.

Our take on Jahangirpuri demolition, Putin’s Mariupol victory, UGC reforms — in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Phoenix Ghost’ — mystery suicide drone US ‘rapidly developed’ to send to Ukraine

Developed by the US Air Force, the Phoenix Ghost drone is a UAV that uses the kamikaze technique to destroy its target.

Last stand in Mariupol: Ukrainians vow to ‘fight to end’, Russia offers new surrender deadline

Mariupol's fall would be major gain for Moscow, letting it connect territory it holds in Donbas to Crimea. Russia has made gains in city but Ukrainian forces continue to defend Azovstal plant.

On Camera

YourTurn

Sachets of Surf excel detergent are displayed at a store | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File

Magic prices did warn of India’s sticky inflation but RBI didn’t notice

'Magic price points' — such as Rs 5 or Rs 10 — help less-affluent buyers stay within their budgets. In January, Rs 10 Surf became Rs 12 as commodity cost pressures became too intense.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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