For months now, tens of thousands of US and NATO troops have been positioned along Ukraine’s western borders, with the most sophisticated war machinery in the world. Their leaders have issued thundering threats to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet, Russia unleashed airpower, tanks, and 190000 troops and has invaded Ukraine. Ukrainian civilians, reservists, and troops are fighting a valiant but unequal battle; nearly 150 civilians, including children, have been killed within barely three days. So, where is NATO, and why isn’t it helping Ukrainians fight the Russians?
In an exclusive conversation with Padma Rao Sundarji for Times Online, India’s generals Ata Hasnain and Shokin Chauhan provide the answers.