Articles by Shishir Gupta
India’s case has been bolstered internationally with the Supreme Court judgement, which on Monday dismissed the appeal filed by Devas Multimedia against the decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) to wind up the company.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 12:59 PM IST
Afia Siddiqui, called ‘Lady al Qaeda’ in counterterrorism circles, was arrested in 2008 and convicted of trying to kill US military officers while in custody in Afghanistan. She was closely linked to alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 09:26 AM IST
- Today’s judgment in favour of the Union of India bolsters its case against Devas internationally, especially against the arbitration award for Devas that is under consideration with the judiciary of the Netherlands.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 07:29 AM IST
According to official sources based in London, Malik Akram was a member of the pan-Islamic Tablighi Jamaat and had travelled abroad for works related to the organisation.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:28 PM IST
The Ghazipur RDX IED had an electronic timer of one hour eight minutes once the device was armed through remote control.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST
According to top Delhi Police investigators who asked not to be named, the Ghazipur device was a tiffin bomb with three kilograms of RDX as the core charge and ammonium nitrate as a secondary charge.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 07:56 AM IST
All the five units of the S-400 system, which can take down a hostile aircraft or missile at a range between 40km and 400km, are expected to be operational by next year.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 07:55 AM IST
Demand for release of Pakistan-born neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui also called Lady Al Qaeda from US prison has been a common cause for pan-Islamic groups in Af-Pak region and the Levant.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 06:58 PM IST
The Indian Army is believed to have raised the issue of PLA building a bridge over Pangong Tso along the Ladakh LAC
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 07:43 AM IST
The 14th round of military talks were constructive but without any positive outcomes. Both Indian Army and PLA commanders will meet again while working towards mutually acceptable solutions.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 09:31 AM IST
The other important factor that weighs in favour of the F-18 is that it can fit the INS Vikramaditya or INS Vikrant lift with folded wings without compromising on its operational readiness.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 10:26 AM IST
The last contracted Rafale fighter is expected to arrive in India in April concluding the 36 aircraft contract with France. This fighter, fitted with all India specific enhancements, actually was the first fighter used for training Indian fighter pilots.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 09:05 AM IST
Fearing economic retaliation or plain threat, no country wants to take on China for being transparent on the origins of coronavirus and patient zero in Wuhan.
Published on Jan 10, 2022 11:47 AM IST
The Chinese import sanction on tiny Lithuania is a veiled threat to other members of the European Union (EU) not to question Beijing. Fact is that the Xi Jinping regime is targeting global supply chains to punish a small country.
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 12:26 PM IST
While one also understands that the game of these western countries is to keep India on its toes and tenterhooks, the larger plot is to discredit the PM and the BJP before the eyes of the Sikh and Punjabi community.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 11:02 AM IST
While France may have legitimate reasons for being upset with Australia for reneging on the submarine deal, the emerging picture in Indo-Pacific clearly shows that AIP submarines would have been a half-measure in containing a belligerent China under President Xi Jinping.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 06:56 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also spoke to the Prime Minister about the incident and expressed his deep concern .
Published on Jan 07, 2022 06:43 AM IST
The marine version of the Rafale jet has a reinforced undercarriage and nose wheel, a bigger arrester hook, an integrated ladder, and other minor differences from the Rafale currently in use in the Indian Air Force.
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 10:19 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern about the alleged security breach during PM Modi's visit to Punjab on Wednesday.
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 01:51 PM IST
The signing of security pact between Japan and Australia today brings former World War II adversaries on the same page on Indo-Pacific and acts as a deterrent to Chinese aggression.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 08:53 AM IST
The Chinese move itself was perhaps a reaction of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calling upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama on December 21 at McLeodganj. Bhagwat also met the leaders of Tibet Government-in-Exile in Dharamshala.
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 01:18 PM IST
The Rafale-M fighter will be pushed through an intensive trial to assess whether it is best suited for IAC-1.
Published on Jan 01, 2022 07:17 AM IST
- This is especially relevant because HT learns that Putin reassured India that Russia’s relations with the country were still important (and warm) despite the growing closeness between his country and China.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 03:10 PM IST
- While the previous UPA II regime could not take advantage of the opportunity presented by the US, the Modi government has taken ties with Washington to higher levels
Published on Dec 29, 2021 03:30 PM IST
According to South Block sources, PM Modi's visit to the UAE and Kuwait will have to be rescheduled due to the rising number of Omicron cases and could possible be held in February.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 02:44 PM IST
France has a special place in PM Narendra Modi’s heart as he hasn’t forgotten that Paris stood for New Delhi when the world declared it a pariah after the nuclear tests at Pokhran in 1998
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 01:27 PM IST
The Modi government provided actionable intelligence to German police through diplomatic channels and made it clear that the onus lay on Berlin in case Mumbai or Delhi is targeted by SFJ terrorists at the behest of Pakistan.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 09:17 AM IST
Previously a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab, 45-year-old Jaswinder Singh Multani is a close associate of SFJ founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, and is involved in separatist activities, an official said on condition of anonymity.
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 07:59 AM IST
- While Vikram Misri joins the national security council secretariat, Pradeep Rawat has taken over as India's envoy to China.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 06:36 PM IST
- The Union home ministry issued a statement after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that all bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity were frozen by the Centre.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 05:52 PM IST