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World must realise India’s contribution to WWII, rectify the past: Jaishankar at RIC meet

Jaishankar hints at China in virtual Russia-India-China meeting, Russian foreign minister says the two neighbours ‘don’t need help’ to resolve issues.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Contingent of Army, Navy, Air Force to participate in Russia’s Victory Day parade on 24 June

The event was attended by former President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015. It comes amid a suspension of foreign visits of all armed forces personnel in the wake of Covid. 
A protester screams in front of a row of police officers during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd at a park near the White House on 1 June, 2020 in Washington, DC. | Photographer: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

How the riots of the 1960s led to rise in militarisation of US Police

The first move to militarise police dates back to World War 2 when soldier-turned-LA police captain William Parker, who despised 'community policing', brought in reforms.
A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 innovations are similar to those in another era of duress — the Second World War

The capability of human ingenuity is on full display during the Covid-19 crisis, just like it was during the Second World War.
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It could take three years for US economy to recover from Covid-19

According to a new report from McKinsey & Company, the economic impact in the US could exceed anything experienced since the end of World War II.
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How the coronavirus recession is like World War II

There is a lot of discussion about the Great Recession of 2008 but the coronavirus crisis has more in common with World War II.
Troops arrive back in Dover following the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk on 31 May 1940 | Wikimedia Commons

Moving towards darkest hour of coronavirus, India can take strength from WW2’s Dunkirk moment

There are occasions when a govt's resources are not enough. With coronavirus, India is in the midst of a World War and this crisis needs our entire national capacity.
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Homi Bhabha and how World War II was responsible for creating India’s nuclear future

Taking a break from work in England, Homi Bhabha returned to India in 1939 and decided to stay, going on to become the father of India's nuclear programme.
Mahatma Gandhi

Israel unveils Gandhi’s handwritten 1939 letter wishing Jews an ‘era of peace’

Gandhi's letter was written on to mark the Jewish new year on 1 September 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland and triggered World War II, and eventually the Holocaust.
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson should know destroying parliaments has led to war

Boris’ act of suspending UK's parliament brings back memories of European history of the 1930s.

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.


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India cautious of China on de-escalation at LAC, both agree on 72-hr observation window

There has not been any actual de-escalation since the third round of meetings between the corps commanders of the two sides Tuesday.
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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.