Saturday, 3 December, 2022
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Topic: USSR

Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet President who ended the Cold War, dies at 91

Gorbachev was the last leader of the United Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He died Tuesday, after a serious and long illness.

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.

Ukraine’s path: From ‘cradle of the Russian nation’ to Soviet Republic to current conflict

For the two countries with a conjoined history, things went downhill after 1991, on the issue of NATO, EU and the conflicting demands of nationalists & ethnic Russian separatists

The fall of USSR – When journalists truly wrote the first draft of history

Thirty years on, a former Moscow correspondent reflects on the end of the USSR.

Military equipment to WTO push – How US aided China’s extraordinary rise

In an article in ‘A New Cold War’ edited by Sanjaya Baru and Rahul Sharma, Kanti Bajpai writes that the US’ fascination with China has been far greater than with India.

Kennedy’s assassination had an unexpected impact on India-China relations

In ‘Life in American Politics & Diplomatic Years in India’, former diplomat Richard Celeste writes that there was a proposal to increase US military aid to India after 1962.

India and US must know the new Cold War is a different beast – China isn’t USSR

In the last Cold War, India had a US, USSR and China card. That has changed now – it can no longer afford to be a prized ally standing aloof.

China’s economy and military can overtake US, but it still won’t become global superpower

China has the money, the weapons and the might. But it can’t overthrow US from world hierarchy yet.

Why is the army in Pakistan dangerous for democracy? Answer goes back to 1947

The Pakistan Army was a stooge of the West and it is no surprise that it started behaving as a colonial army in its own country.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.