Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicWorld War-I

Topic: World War-I

How Indian Army’s secrecy & unorthodox deployment fooled the Chinese in eastern Ladakh

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

New book uncovers forgotten tales of Indian Army ‘coolies’ in World War I

‘The Coolie’s Great War’ by Radhika Singha, published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 12 December on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Kissinger warns Biden of US-China catastrophe on scale of World War I

The former US Secretary of State hoped that the shared threat of Covid pandemic would provide an opening for political discussions between the two countries when Biden takes office.

This forgotten pilot from India was just 19 when he shot down 9 German planes during WWI

Indra Lal Roy, 'the boy who came back from the dead' once, was posthumously awarded Britain's third-highest gallantry award — the Flying Cross.

France unveils new statue commemorating role of Indian soldiers in World War I

This marks the commencement of a project to establish 57 sculptures near all cemeteries where Indian soldiers are buried in France.

India’s unsung heroes up for recognition as world marks 100 years since end of World War 1

By the end of World War I, an estimated 11 lakh Indians had served overseas while around 60,000 were killed.

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.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

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.
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