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Rajiv regarded Pakistan as 'strategic buffer' against USSR: Report

Contradicting perceived proximity to the Soviet Union in the Cold War era, India under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had toyed with the idea of supporting anti-Russian civilian groups in......

Netaji deputy, Nehru aide was Soviet spy: British documents

A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an ‘old friend’ of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, ACN Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy.......

Can the disaster of 1996 repeat itself in Afghanistan?

While the Soviet troops left Najibullah all alone without any back-up support to counter the Afghan Mujahideen, the US is unlikely to leave Karzai and his successor’s government all alone,......

Cuba came close to owning 100 N-bombs after 1962 crisis

The Soviet Union had secretly planned to leave over 100 nuclear weapons in Cuba after the end of the Cuban missile crisis but were so scared by Fidel Castro's instability that they made up a law to......

PIX: This Soviet nemesis in Afghan war may come to India

The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force. The......

Food Bill: Lessons India should have learnt from Soviet Union

By throwing food at poverty that is result of faulty economics and lack of jobs, one is only trying to suicidal path says Colonel (retd) Anil Athale. Right at the outset the author wishes to......

IMAGES: China's aircraft carrier hotel!

Performers dressed as pirates perform next to the decommissioned former Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev at Bagua beach, on the outskirts of northern China's Tianjin. China's first aircraft carrier......

Gorbachev hails food consumption in India, China

Unlike US President George W Bush, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday hailed the growth of food consumption in India and China as he sought expansion of the UN Security Council to......

Russia bids to become a tech tiger

It has been fifty years since the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, proving to an astonished world that the Russians could beat the West at its own scientific game. Now a vastly different Russia is......

Modi eyes Silicon Valley on US trip as euphoria fades

Western businesses and diplomats in Delhi privately say Modi's reputation as a man of action has been hurt by setbacks on economic reform. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by the......

Why our grandmas and mothers fell in love with Omar Sharif

'He was a magnificent looking man -- perhaps the best looking international actor of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, even in the current century. And quite definitely the first actor from Asia to make it......

Sochi Olympics: Criticism of Games reflects 'Cold War' mentality, says Putin

Western criticism of Russia's Winter Olympics was reminiscent of Cold War ambitions to hold the Soviet Union back, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, despite signs that the world was warming......

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, announces Beijing as the city to host the 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, in Kuala......

European Games organisers prepared for anti-Armenian sentiment

Michelle Zimmer of Germany competes in the Synchronised Swimming during the Baku 2015 European Games. Photographer: Tom Pennington/Getty Images The Azeri organisers of the European Games are......

Zenit win Russian title in first for Villas-Boas

Fans of FC Zenit St Petersburg during the Russian Premier League match. Photograph: Epsilon/Getty Images Zenit St. Petersburg, led by Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas, won the Russian Premier......
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On the roof of the world

In the Afghan Darvaz valley, a Pamiri woman prepares oshi shahi ('king's soup'), with dried apricots, chickpeas, wheat noodles and dried cheese.... ...
Kremlin turns opinion over Syria with U.S.-style 'shock and awe' media blitz

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and his circle have spent years criticising what they said was Washington's calamitous 2003 military... ...
Belarus leader says does not mind Nobel prizewinner's criticism of his rule

MINSK Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature to his compatriot... ...
Pakistan's magnificent obsession

An enlightened diplomat reflects on Pakistan's difficult ties with India with disarming candour and clarity of thought. Illustration by... ...
Air force opens way for women fighter pilots

NEW DELHI India is opening the way for women pilots to fly fighter jets in combat, its air force chief said, as one of the world's biggest military... ...

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