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USSR always believed Rajiv not Sanjay would succeed Indira: CIA files
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USSR always believed Rajiv not Sanjay would succeed Indira: CI...

Indira Gandhi’s efforts to promote her younger son Sanjay as her successor were not taken seriously by the then Soviet Union and it anticipated that Rajiv would be her heir apparent, as per declassified Central Intelligence Agency documents. In a report prepared a day after Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October 31, 1984, the CIA assessed that Moscow will be well placed to manipulate India’s heightened security concerns in the wake of her killing and Rajiv’s success in ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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Thatcher's resignation shocked leaders in US, USSR: Archives

The resignation of Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1990 sent shockwaves among her allies in the US and then USSR, according to a secret Downing Street file released today. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ...
 Business Standard2 months ago

The Fall of the Red Colossus: Why the USSR's fate is still important

By Vikas Datta Dec 25 (IANS): An era came to an end on this day a quarter of a century ago. The lowering of the red flag with the hammer and sickle insignia on the evening of December 25, 1991, marked the demise of a state founded on pure theoretical ...
 Daiji World2 months ago 5.(SUNDAY) The Fall of the Red Colossus: Why the USSR's fate is still important  Prokerala2 months ago

Oil diplomacy: Donald Trump mulls another 'reset' with Russia

Opening of Russia's oil industry to American companies began shortly after the collapse of the USSR
 Business Standard1 month ago

How the USSR’s effort to destroy Islam created a generation of radicals

for Central Asia: "teaching the people of the Kirgiz Steppe, the small Uzbek cotton grower, and the Turkmenian gardener the ideals of the Leningrad worker." It was a tall order, especially when it came to religion. About 90 percent of the population there was ...
 MSN India2 months ago
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'Don't forget there are 180 million Muslims in this country'

'Muslims are depressed and disillusioned.''The safety valve is that we still have a multicultural mosaic in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.' At the height of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, journalist and author Saeed Naqvi posed a question to a packed audience at Allahabad University. 'Have the Hindus in this audience ever seen the inside of a Muslim home?' he asked. None of them had. The response was similar when he asked if any Muslim in the audience had ever seen ...
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Asia’s Olympic moment has its roots in Cold War politics

China, host of the 2008 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympic Games , has turned into a major sports power, if its medal tally at the recent Rio Olympics is any indication. Japan, which will hold the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and South Korea, where the 2018 ...
 catchnews.com1 week ago
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Pakistan in favour of cordial relations with Afghanistan but not on Indian priorities

Pakistan's Minister for State and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that his country wants to have cordial bilateral relations with Afghanistan but not in pursuit of Indian priorities. "Pakistan fully recognizes that peace in region cannot be ...
 catchnews.com2 weeks ago Pak for cordial bilateral relations with Afghanistan but not on Indian priorities  Sify2 weeks ago
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A remarkable Indian you never heard of

A C Narayanan Nambiar's name will not ring a bell because he operated in the shadows where statecraft and secrecy overlap.An anti-colonial warrior, he was imprisoned in concentration camps and lived an extraordinary life, intricately linked to momentous turns in history.Having lived in Europe for five decades, he was witness to and entangled with what we today -- with the benefit of hindsight -- call recent history.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There are not many people who will tick ...
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Trump has already won the war of ideas

Donald Trump has forced the sophisticated to reveal their real selves, which are as vicious as that of any status quoist in the world, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. There have always been two diametrically opposed views about the American society. The dominant one is the pretence that, for the most part, it is a highly sophisticated society intellectually driven by altruism. The less articulated view is that it is -- if not short in physical stature -- certainly nasty and brutish in its ...
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