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Lt General Prakash Menon

Lt General Prakash Menon
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt’s silence on China gave ‘satellite warriors’ a free run. India will rue the damages

If the LAC crisis prolongs, the satellite warriors will only get better at their interpretations and Modi govt's silence will be seen as capitulation or a cover-up.
A screen displays a broadcast of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shakitanka Das inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 27, 2020. The RBI cut interest rates and announced steps to boost liquidity in a stimulus worth 3.2% of gross domestic product to counter the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Some cheer for Indian economy: $500 billion forex reserves, fifth largest in the world

India’s current account is likely to remain in surplus in the April-June period, but a recovery in imports might tilt the balance for the full year.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India cautious of China on de-escalation at LAC, both agree on 72-hr observation window

There has not been any actual de-escalation since the third round of meetings between the corps commanders of the two sides Tuesday.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.