Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: War

Not China, 1962 war called India’s bluff

Ahead of 1962 war, Jawaharlal Nehru panicked and sacrificed strategy for tactical actions

Afghanistan says no privatisation of war ‘at any cost’, finds support

Rejecting Erik Prince's plan to privatise parts of US military operations in Afghanistan, the government says won't allow for-profit business.

Bodh Gaya blast was meant to show solidarity with Rohingya Muslims, says NIA

The low intensity-blast carried out on 19 January was done so to 'wage a war' against the Indian government, says National Investigation Agency. 

Remembering the war we forgot: 51 years ago, how India gave China a bloody nose

In times of Surgical Strikes Day, remember India’s forgotten war with China

Why is warfare almost exclusively male?

Countries have now opened military combat roles to women in response to changing attitudes as seen in the case of Kurdish women fighting Islamic State.

Haqeeqat’s grand battle sequences on 1962 India-China war are unmatched in cinema history

Ahead of Vijay Diwas, ThePrint looks back at Chetan Anand’s classic 'Haqeeqat', which remains India’s best war film.

Lawrence Freedman’s book shows that thinking about the future of war has its own history

‘The Future of War’ tracks diverse themes through the long arc of modern warfare from mid-19th century to the present – and of course the future.

India is more secure than we fear, and our political leaders are smarter than we concede

Politicians must be made to understand that defence expenditure is like an insurance premium on national security, so defence budget needs to be boosted.

Philippines’ extrajudicial killings in war on drugs now under international legal scrutiny

Since the election of President Duterte in the Philippines in May 2016, there has been a state sanctioned crackdown on the drug trade. Police has been accused of actively ordering extrajudicial killings, or ‘rub-outs’. 

Fighting Like Animals: A Review of Omar El Akkad’s American War

'American War' is a dystopian novel about America that begins with an unfolding age of horror which ultimately turns hollow. 

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.