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Abhijit Iyer-Mitra
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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

On Camera

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India begins to ‘cautiously’ approve Chinese investment proposals as border tensions ease

Govt is looking at ‘speeding up’ small proposals — particularly in manufacturing sector — while big-ticket investment plans, including those in sensitive sectors, remain on hold.

Defence

MQ-9 Reaper or Predator B | www.ga-asi.com

Navy, Army and IAF finally agree to procure armed drones from US in $3 bn deal

The Navy, Army, and IAF's decision comes just days before US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's visit to India later this month.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

There’s no stopping Modi govt because Rahul Gandhi is flaunting his muscles as Congress sinks

We can complain about undermining of institutions, misuse of agencies, discriminatory laws, use of sedition, rail-roading of legislations. But, on all key issues, Congress is MIA.