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Russia's S-400 air defence system

Russian S-400 air defence systems begin arriving in India, US threat of CAATSA sanctions looms

The $5.2-billion contract for five S-400 systems was signed in 2018, and deliveries were to begin by end of 2020. But they were delayed because of payment issues.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

NSO Group of Pegasus fame on US trade blacklist for ‘malicious cyber activities’

Move comes months after reports said NSO Group’s Pegasus was used to attempt or carry out surveillance on phones of govt leaders, journalists, activists and lawyers, among others.
People's Liberation Army

LAC stand-off gave China ‘valuable operational and tactical experience’: US military report

Assessment part of US Department of Defense’s annual report to the Congress on Chinese military power, titled ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China’.

From Kamala Harris to Kal Penn: How racists mispronounced names as a deliberate tactic

In 'Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman', columnist Chidanand Rajghatta outlines the US Vice President's life and legacy.
China's national flag | Representational image | Bloomberg

China continues to bully its neighbours, not conducive to free & open Indo-Pacific: Pentagon

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said China bullies its neighbours in an attempt to coerce them into behaviour more in keeping with its security & economic interests.
File photo of US soldiers in Afghanistan | Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg

Pakistan refutes reports of agreement with US to use its airspace for military ops in Afghanistan

A media report claimed Saturday that the US was close to formalising an agreement with Pakistan for use of its airspace to conduct military & intelligence operations in Afghanistan.

How McKinsey & Co. created ‘The War for Talent’ in 1998 to propagate a ‘myth of brilliance’

In 'Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time', anthropologist James Suzman traces a new history of humankind through the prism of work.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in a virtual conference with his counterparts from UAE, US and Israel on 18 October 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

India-Israel-US-UAE grouping ‘not against China’, can’t rule out trade deal, Israeli envoy says

Rony Yedidia-Clein, Deputy Chief of Mission at Israel Embassy in India, says new grouping is more of a joint international forum for economic cooperation.
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Amarinder Singh’s announcement of new party at ThePrint’s OTC will trigger churn in Punjab

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in a virtual conference with his counterparts from UAE, US and Israel on 18 October 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Jaishankar takes part in new quadrilateral-level meeting with US, Israel, UAE

The four foreign ministers agreed to strengthen strategic partnership, held a closed discussion to draw a strategy to make quadrilateral cooperative plan a reality.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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