Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Warfare

Russia fighting conventional war against unconventional Ukraine has a lesson for India

A tank-versus-tank battle works when both countries are following a finite warfare strategy. But Ukraine’s objective is not the military defeat of Russia’s forces.

Ukraine will now see ruthless city battles — Russia’s Plan B & an army’s worst nightmare

Both Russia and Ukraine were surprised when the war broke out. Now, Russia is softening the cities and their fall is only a matter of time.

Psychological warfare, avoiding casualties: Why Russians aren’t storming Ukraine’s cities

Russia wants to avoid fighting in built-up areas and install a pro-Moscow regime through psychological pressure, according to the Indian defence establishment and top retired officers.

Cyber threats now sit alongside nuclear ones – India needs a formal national strategy

Despite speculation of rising cyber attacks after India-China border clash, we seem to prefer the ostrich approach – ‘nothing has happened’.

BJP betting on Mithun Chakraborty betrays desperation

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Turkey wants to tie-up with Pakistan to make fighter jets, missiles & access Chinese tech

Turkey sees Pakistan as a strategic ally & potential partner in building its Siper long-range missile-defence project and TF-X fighter jet.

India’s defence needs money. If Budget can’t provide it, we need to change how we fight

India’s Service chiefs or retired senior officers need to tell hard facts to the government. Can we actually fight a two-front war?

Pakistan fighting war in India’s hinterland without weapons. That’s sixth-generation warfare

Pakistan Army needs one more coup or mutiny. This time for its reforms.

The one job that will disappear by 2062 — the job of fighting wars

In 2062: The World That AI Made, Toby Walsh writes about the dangerous scenario of lethal autonomous weapons getting to decide who dies and who lives.

As battlefields become digital, democracies like India face the test of transparency

Some authoritarian governments have adapted to the changing nature of digital battlefield and developed tools to manipulate and discredit oppositions.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.