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Failure of latest India-China military talks isn’t surprising given PLA’s massive infrastructure build-up along LAC. They are evidently there to stay and Indian Army needs to be prepared for another harsh winter. What also needs watching is the Western front. Coordinated trouble from China and Pakistan isn’t a far-fetched threat.

No difference in K. Sudhakar and Mohan Bhagwat’s speeches. Both want to curb women’s freedom

There’s no difference between Karnataka minister K. Sudhakar’s remarks about women choosing to stay single or child-free, and RSS’ Mohan Bhagwat’s against young Hindus converting to other religions for marriage. At the heart of these statements is a regressive impulse to undermine individual choices and freedoms, especially that of women.

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