Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times

Shishir Gupta

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Past articles by Shishir:

Indian forces seek armed predator drones from US

The Indian armed forces are seeking 18 armed Predator MQ 9A drones from the US, and electronic and spatial intelligence organisation NTRO will soon acquire eight Indian-manufactured medium altitude long endurance (MALE) drones for border surveillance and reconnaissance, according to people aware of the matter. → Read More

Centre orders blocking of tweets, YouTube videos on BBC documentary on PM Modi: Sources

Both YouTube and Twitter complied with the order of the Centre which was issued after several ministry officials examined the documentary and found it to be an "attempt to cast aspersion on the authority". → Read More

Decolonise mil-civil bureaucracy for 'Aatmanirbhar' Bharat to succeed

While India’s close partners US and France are willing to jointly design, develop, manufacture hardware systems with private and public sector, it is the military-civilian bureaucracy tribe that cannot make up its mind and is running round in circles → Read More

India remains a bright spot among strong global headwinds

Overall exports jumped about 20% in first seven months of FY23 at $445 billion → Read More

NIA registers case in Oct 23 IS-linked Coimbatore blast

The investigating agency had already sent a DIG and SP to the spot to assist the police as the incident had strong Islamic State links and was a terror attack. → Read More

Bloodshed, curbs on civil rights show Taliban's Afghanistan will remain unstable

The Taliban is facing tough resistance from a belligerent Resistance Force while the Islamic State Khorasan Province (Da'esh) is carrying out attacks on civilians and the Taliban fighters. The ruling regime's draconian curbs on civilians including women has also not helped it. → Read More

Myanmar junta executes democracy activists as it sinks into economic mess

The execution of the activists by the Myanmar's generals is likely to invite more sanctions from the West and force Naypyidaw to seek shelter under China. Myanmar is in chaos since last year's coup, with the military junta accused of widespread human rights violations amid economic turmoil. → Read More

LIVE: Dinesh Gunawardena sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister

Breaking news live updates July 22, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour. → Read More

Doraiswami is India’s envoy to UK, Dalela may move to Dhaka

The appointment of Vikram Doraiswami as ambassador to UK comes after deep selection process with the Modi government even looking at political appointees for London → Read More

Was cash strapped Sri Lanka duped by China in Hambantota Port?

Chinese built Hambantota has become a millstone around Sri Lanka's neck as the seaport has landed Colombo in a dragon debt trap and is a commercially unviable with little hope of traffic revival in future. → Read More

Centre clears 5G spectrum auction for 10x faster services, to be held by July

5G spectrum auction: “Through such pathbreaking policy initiatives, the government has been able to promote access to mobile banking, online education,” an official statement read. → Read More

Breaking news: Ahead of Nepal visit, PM Modi departs for UP's Kushinagar

Breaking news updates May 10, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine War Live: UK says needs to supply more weapons to Ukraine to put pressure on Putin

Russia-Ukraine war: The war between the two neighbours continues with no end in sight. Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24 on the orders of President Vladimir Putin. → Read More

Ukraine War LIVE: Ukrainian air force claims to have destroyed 8 Russian targets

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE: With the war entering the 64th day, the United Kingdom has called for western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other weapons to Ukraine. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: Fuel storage unit on fire in Russian city

Russia-Ukraine war: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russian troops are now building up for new powerful attacks in the southeast after withdrawing from the north and center of the country as he also urged Ukrainians not to let up. → Read More

Ukraine war LIVE- Russian forces almost suffered thousands of casualties: UK

As, Russian forces wreaked destruction on cities throughout Ukraine over the past four weeks, Zelenskyy called on people around the world to come ‘to your squares, your streets’ to stand with Ukraine. → Read More

Diplomatic pressure by Modi govt pays off with SFJ Multani arrest in Germany

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. → Read More

SFJ radical Multani arrested in Germany for Delhi and Mumbai terror plots

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. → Read More

Breaking News: Over 60% of eligible population in India is fully vaccinated now

Breaking news updates December 23, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour. → Read More

MEA warning letter over Khalistan is fake, say officials

Security agencies suspect the involvement of the Pakistani deep state in generating the letter as Pakistan has been fishing in troubled waters during the farmers' agitation through pro-Khalistan elements. → Read More