Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicUkraine war

Topic: Ukraine war

Faced with reversals in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin calls up reserve forces among citizens

After several setbacks, Russia escalates its conflict with Ukraine; the Russian president says a partial military mobilisation was ‘sensible and necessary under the circumstances’.

Four implications of a Russian defeat in Ukraine—one affects India the most

For Indian foreign policy, a weakened Russia is a mixed bag: it is likely to be more beholden to Beijing, but its support to China in the Indo-Pacific would matter less.

Six months into Russia-Ukraine war, US announces new $775 mn military package for Kyiv

Announced by US’ Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday, the military aid package includes ammunition for HIMARS, 105mm Howitzers, TOW missiles, armoured vehicles and more.

Latest from Russia disinformation stable: US experiments ‘turning Ukraine troops into monsters’

There have been a series of conspiracy theories in Russian media in recent weeks, including a Chechen commander's claim that Ukraine invasion is a 'holy war' against LGBTQ+ persons.

Why US-supplied rocket system HIMARS has become key to Ukraine’s defence against Russia

Manufactured by Lockheed Martin, HIMARS are medium-range systems that allow launch of multiple-precision-guided rockets. US sent first tranche to Ukraine at end of June.

‘NEET not an option’ — Medical students back from Ukraine seek road map from NMC to resume course

National Medical Commission yet to announce decision on accommodating Ukraine returnees in Indian medical colleges. Students & parents protested outside regulator's office Tuesday.

Dutch ‘military vehicles tow away’ protesters’ tractors as farmers agitate against emission caps

Farmers in the Netherlands have been protesting against the revision of emission standards for pollutant gases — a decision they feel could threaten their livelihoods.

Ukraine war did a good thing for world—change its attitude towards refugees, survey shows

An outpouring of public support across Europe for millions of people fleeing war in Ukraine may point to a shift in attitudes towards refugees...

Russian army used cyberattacks to target Ukraine & allies amid invasion, says Microsoft study

The study said that 'Foxblade', a cyber weapon found in multiple government entities across Ukraine, was traced to the Russian Army.

Coordinated campaign? India #1 source for pro-Russia tweets amid Ukraine war, says Ashoka study

Study by Ashoka University’s Centre for Analysis of Network Data & Insight Derivation looks at pro-Russia & pro-Ukraine tweets between February, when the war began, and May.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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