Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicVK Krishna Menon

Topic: VK Krishna Menon

Not 1st time India abstained in vote against Russia. It’s about Delhi’s own security interests

India took its traditional stance on resolution against Russia’s ‘aggression’. It stems from a historical grudge against Western and UNSC actions on matters affecting India’s security.

Krishna Menon is so much more than 1962 defeat to China, says biographer Jairam Ramesh

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh’s biography of V.K. Krishna Menon tells the story of a complex, brilliant, misunderstood man.

Was Krishna Menon thinking of a coup against Nehru? COAS Gen Thimayya had privately said this

In his new book A Chequered Brilliance, Jairam Ramesh writes about the rivalry between Gen Thimayya and Nehru’s defence minister V.K. Krishna Menon.

V.K. Krishna Menon, the ‘evil genius’ behind the non-aligned movement

Considered close to former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, Menon is said to have played a major role in setting up India's arms industry.

On Camera

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TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
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.

Defence

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.
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