Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicWar

Topic: War

We need a new social contract for the 21st century. Post-war era model isn’t working

A social contract fit for contemporary society should address three fundamental challenges and be based on five core principles.

SC separating quotas from merit is timely. It should settle the reservation debate for now

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

China is following Mao’s dictum by keeping two-front war option against India open

China is signaling India not only to refrain from buttressing its military capabilities along the border, but also that its incursions will continue.

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.

Angela Merkel doesn’t use war imagery for Covid. In fact, she hardly uses metaphors

Macron said his nation was at war with an invisible enemy. Trump says he is a ‘wartime president’. Johnson has spoken of the virus as an ‘enemy’. But not Germans.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Mahatma Gandhi during crises, Manu Joseph unhappy with essential goods

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Aruna Sundararajan, Suyash Rai, Rahul Verma and many more.

How the humble coconut became a part of modern warfare in World War I

In ‘Coconut’, Robin Laurance traces how the fruit changed the world. Coconut charcoal was in great demand during WWI.

Modi to Trump to Macron, everyone loves a good war analogy. But coronavirus is not an ‘enemy’

Most countries, including US and India, have been using military language to describe the coronavirus crisis. But that won’t help us tackle the pandemic.

War is India’s answer to Mission Impossible & Hrithik Roshan’s comeback

Packed with entertaining action sequences, this is an easy one-time watch.

In 1947, Gandhi told Lt Gen Sen that wars were inhuman, but to fight for Kashmir with all means

In his book, Slender Was The Thread, Lt Gen. L.P. Sen wrote about being airlifted to Srinagar in 1947 and taking over the Indian defence of Kashmir.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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