Defence

India can’t swear by ‘America First’

India is working for a larger purpose to survive in a world where no space is envisaged for the other by an “America First” President

“The world changed because of 1979”: Satish Jacob on the Afghan-Soviet War and its relevance today

Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.

UN Security Council Debates Poisoning of Ex-Spy

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal threatens to throw the world of out balance. Russia wants to establish proof that it had nothing to do with the incident

The Football World Cup and the New Cold War

The mysterious poisoning of a former Russian double agent has triggered an inevitable cold war which has deleterious effects for a world already breaking up into old-familiar blocs

China defends defence spending rise as low, proportional

China on Monday unveiled its largest defence spending increase in three years, fuelling an ambitious military modernisation programme and making its neighbours, particularly Japan and self-ruled Taiwan, nervous.