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Brigadier Devinder Singh | Youtube

This Kargil hero was made a scapegoat, but fought to restore his brigade’s honour and won

Brig. Devinder Singh was blamed for failing to detect intrusions, but once his name was cleared, he told Shekhar Gupta that the Army’s system truly worked.
Manohar Parrikar

Everyone has an opinion, but no one is willing to take decisions: Manohar Parrikar in 2013

India's politicians lack the ability to take decisions, thus delaying issues that demand immediate action, Parrikar said in an interview with Shekhar Gupta in 2013.
In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo, then defence minister George Fernandes interacts with the jawans at Siachen | PTI

Defence procurements delayed because files get ‘stuck in orbit’: George Fernandes in 2003

As Defence Minister, George Fernandes had also passed an order making it mandatory for ministry officials to spend a week in Siachen before making decisions.
Police personnel outside the Taj Mahal Hotel during the siege by terrorists in Mumbai, on 25 November 2008 | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

We got in, killed 26/11 attackers & got out like Sudarshan Chakra: Ex-NSG chief JK Dutt

In this edition of Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with former director general of the National Security Guard, J.K. Dutt.
Havaldar Nihal Singh and Captain Ramchander Yadav

Remembering the battle of Rezang La through the eyes of two brave soldiers

Honorary captain Ramchander Yadav and Havaldar Nihal Singh recall that nobody believed 120 Indians had killed about 1,300 Chinese at Rezang La.
Azhar Maqsusi | YouTube

Azhar Maqsusi: The man looking to eliminate hunger from India, one meal at a time

Azhar Maqsusi, who founded the NGO Hunger Has No Religion, shares his journey with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Image of Stefano Ricci | Twitter

Indian designs are chic and people here are very elegant, says Stefano Ricci

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta converses with Italian fashion designers.
General Zameer Uddin Shah with Shekhar Gupta at the Walk the Talk | Special arrangement

‘Indian Army does not like being committed to civilian operations, they’re our own people’

On this week’s Walk The Talk, Shekhar Gupta catches up with soldier, diplomat and academician Zameer Uddin Shah.

When Gita Gopinath batted for a GST with few slabs & talked of hope in an ‘unliberal’ world

As Gita Gopinath is appointed the IMF chief economist, we revisit an interview with Shekhar Gupta on Walk The Talk.
Neeraj Chopra

Meet India’s only truly world-class athlete, and it’s not Virat Kohli

Shekhar Gupta catches up with javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, 21, who won India its first Asian Games gold in the sport at the Jakarta games.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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