Indian Student Dies In shelling In Ukraine’s Kharkiv

NEW DELHI: A 22-year-old Indian student lost his life in shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed today. The student, Naveen Shekharappa belonged to Chalageri (Haveri) in Karnataka. He had reportedly stepped out to buy foods when he got caught in the shelling. In a tweet MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “with

Survival on chips & biscuits, Hiding In Cold War-Era Bunkers; Himachal Girls Narrate Ordeal On Return From Ukraine

SHIMLA: Life is priority, not MBBS degree, said two girls from Theog in Shimla district upon reaching their native place from war-torn Ukraine late on Sunday night. The two were trapped in Ukraine for days before they were evacuated by the Indian government. The medical courses offered by Ukrainian as well as Russian universities attract

Why India Must Play Peace-Maker Between Russia & The West

Developments in Ukraine, and the world’s responses, have given India an extraordinary opportunity to try and bring Russia closer to the West, by playing a proactive role in negotiating peace. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been called and acknowledged by top leaders on both sides, could even invite the two presidents for talks in

Satellite Images By Planet Labs Show Russian Attack On Ukraine

NEW DELHI: New satellite images released by Planet Labs and accessed exclusively by The New Indian now show Boryspil Airport, Kyiv’s international airport, looking unscathed from attack but its runways have been blocked by vehicles.   Courtesy – Planet Labs PBC Satellite Images released by Planet Labs also show a new deployment of more than

“Concerned About Safety Of Indians In Ukraine”: PM Modi To Ukraine President

Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a telephonic conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. President Zelenskyy briefed PM Modi in detail about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine in the wake of Russian invasion. During his conversation with Ukrainian President,  PM Modi conveyed his deep concerns for

‘End violence, resolve differences through dialogue’: PM Modi to Putin

NEW DELHI: As Russia launched an attacked on Ukraine on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and appealed for an “immediate cessation of violence”. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said President Putin briefed PM Modi about the recent developments regarding Ukraine. PM reiterated his long-standing

Cuba to Afghanistan & Iraq: Recent History is Full of Lessons for Putin

What is happening in Ukraine right now is replete with obvious parallels from recent history — parallels from which Russian President Vladimir Putin ought to take lessons, as should policymakers in capitals such as New Delhi. One obvious parallel is the Cuban missile crisis. Like President John F Kennedy in 1962, Putin has dug in

War Clouds Over Ukraine Have Implications For The Sino-India Conflict

For weeks now, the Russian army’s build-up around Ukraine’s borders has been one of the world’s biggest news stories. Many of us have watched it without much interest, but Indians should be very concerned about how that story plays out. For, the geopolitical repercussions could affect our national security. The most obvious impact is that

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Lays Foundation Stone of DRDO Centre in Lucknow, Lauds Yogi

LUCKNOW: Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for Defence Technology & Test Centre and BRAHMOS Manufacturing Centre, established by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) in Lucknow on Sunday. The ceremony was also attended by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. During his address, Singh lauded the ‘efforts and readiness’ of the Adityanath

Eye On Defence Deals, President Putin Visits India

NEW DELHI: Reiterating that the Indo-Russian ties are stronger than ever, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on Monday. “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, there has been no change in the relationship between India and Russia”, said the Prime Minister. “The two countries cooperated