Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Ukraine conflict highlights need for self-reliance, says Rajnath Singh Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict highlighted the need for achieving self-reliance in defence even as he lauded the Indian Navy for being at the forefront of the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiative. Actor Salim Ghouse's last rites were performed early on Thursday morning.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.