Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Uzbekistan

I visited the land of Babur and Timur, Uzbekistan’s ‘national hero’

In Uzbekistan to cover the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, I saw the land of Timur whom Indian history books will always remember as the 'plunderer' of Delhi.

‘Will support India in doing good job’ — Xi’s trip to Samarkand had a clear message

The SCO summit was Xi Jinping’s first foreign trip after the pandemic. It showed China’s Eurasian dream.

Forgotten story of great Hindu merchants in Central Asia shows enterprise can defeat China

The fortunes Indian merchants built in Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent were based on a single, simple thing: Selling all that Central Asian consumers needed.

Pakistan PM Sharif counters Modi’s ‘connectivity’ bid at SCO summit, says focus on central Asia

No meeting held between the prime ministers on summit sidelines. Pakistan foreign minister Bilawal says 'difficult to speak to India since abrogation of Article 370'.

Modi bats for connectivity at SCO summit, seeks ‘free transit rights’ among member states

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation should create 'reliable, resilient and diversified supply chains', give utmost priority to food & energy security, PM Modi says at summit.

Modi govt is mastering the art of balancing Quad and SCO, ‘sanctioned’ nations and democracies

None of India’s objectives behind joining SCO seem to have been achieved so far. But Russia's neo-Eurasianist policy and China's economic expansionism are keeping Delhi engaged.

Expect discussion on trade & regional cooperation, says India ahead of SCO summit

At a media briefing, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said PM Modi will have bilateral meetings with the Uzbek president and some other leaders on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

Connectivity with Eurasia to be PM Modi’s big pitch at SCO summit, says ambassador to Uzbekistan

Connectivity with Eurasia to be PM Modi's big pitch at SCO summit, says ambassador to Uzbekistan

China lowered the gun for Modi-Xi Uzbekistan meet. India can’t take its eyes off the barrel yet

Despite ban on Chinese applications and border disputes, China-India economic relations have expanded.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.