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Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is senior fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. He specializes in defence economics & has been a visiting fellow at Sandia National Laboratories and the Stimson Centre, and regularly publishes on Defence and Foreign Policy. Follow him on Twitter @iyervval

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI puts up a puzzling obstacle to a payments system, again

RBI has disallowed recurring card payments without a one-time registration. A central bank's job is to provide a well-oiled payment system, but the RBI has unleashed chaos.
Representational image | Pixabay

Income tax refunds worth Rs 92,961 crore issued to 63.23 lakh taxpayers in 2021-22

The figure includes income tax refunds of Rs 23,026 crore in 61,53,231 cases and corporate tax refunds of Rs 69,934 crore in 1,69,355 cases, an official Twitter post said.

Defence

Indian Army conducting a drill at a height of 14,700 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India adds punch to its firepower against China and a mix of defensive-offensive strategy

India has set up a series of Integrated Defended Locations along LAC, under which focus is to disarm enemy offensive through mix of layered underground bunkers, minefields & other equipment.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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